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Job Posting: Enforcement Supervisor

CA Coastal Commission

Enforcement Supervisor

$6,403.00 - $7,954.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The California Coastal Commission’s Statewide Enforcement Program is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Coastal Program Analyst III to supervise district enforcement officers in northern California and to handle the most complex enforcement cases arising in northern California. The mission of the Coastal Commission is to provide for balanced use of the coastal zone and to protect, restore and enhance coastal and marine resources for the continuing benefit of current and future generations, including protection of public access under the Coastal Act. The Statewide Enforcement Program of the Commission consists of District Enforcement Officers and Headquarters Enforcement Officers (located in San Francisco).  The Commission’s northern California District offices are located in Santa Cruz, San Francisco and Arcata.  

The Enforcement Division plays a crucial role in ensuring compliance with the Coastal Act and its goals, and in protecting the coast and ensuring access for all.  This job is an important piece of protecting the coast. The Commission’s District offices first attempt to resolve violations through negotiation.  Violations that cannot be resolved in this manner may be elevated to San Francisco for preparation of an administrative order or referral to the Office of the Attorney General for litigation. 

Job duties for the Enforcement Supervisor for northern California include:

  • Personally performing the most complex and difficult enforcement work, including:  Investigation of alleged violations; development of recommendations for resolution of violations; monitoring implementation of permits or settlement agreements that resolve violations; dispute resolution and settlement negotiations; coordination with Local, State and Federal jurisdictions; assisting in the preparation and presentation of staff recommendations to the Commission for cease and desist and restoration orders; preparation of case referral for litigation by the Office of the Attorney General; and litigation support for the Office of the Attorney General;
  • Participating in and helping manage interagency task forces;
  • Supervising the work of enforcement officers and interns (in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and Arcata); and selecting and training enforcement officers and interns as needed;
  • Ensuring coordination between enforcement and permit analysts on all enforcement cases, including identifying enforcement issues and assisting in addressing  enforcement issues that arise in the context of permitting matters, assisting in the preparation and presentation of staff recommendations to the Commission on permit matters with related enforcement issues;
  • Assisting in coordination between Headquarters staff and District staff on cases involving orders and other Headquarters actions;
  • Assisting on statewide and northern California enforcement program projects, reports and issues;
  • Coordinating with the Director and Assistant Director of Enforcement on district enforcement matters, and working with the Southern California Enforcement manager on statewide enforcement issues;
  • Developing and implementing projects to reduce and deter violations of the Coastal Act.

This position may also be located in Santa Cruz. (See JC-303899)

Working Conditions

Please note that this position has temporarily been altered to primarily telework status during the pandemic with limited in office days until further notice.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Enforcement Supervisor
$6,403.00 - $7,954.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Francisco County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California Coastal Commission is a small state agency responsible for protecting and enhancing California’s coast and ocean resources. It does so through careful planning and regulation of environmentally-sustainable development, rigorous use of science, strong public participation, education, and effective intergovernmental coordination. The California Coastal Commission values diversity at all levels of the organization and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We believe the diversity of our employees and their unique ideas inspire innovative solutions to further our mission of protecting and enhancing California’s coast and ocean for present and future generations.?We have district offices in Arcata, San Francisco (headquarters), Santa Cruz, Ventura, Long Beach, San Diego and a small legislative office in Sacramento.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

CA Coastal Commission
Attn: Human Resources
455 Market St. Suite 228
San Francisco, CA 94105

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

CA Coastal Commission
Human Resources
455 Market St. Suite 228
San Francisco, CA 94105
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other - Brief Writing Sample.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Subject Area Knowledge:  Knowledge of Coastal Act policies and enforcement provisions, permit processing procedures, enforcement case processing and enforcement policies.  

Supervisory Skills:  Ability to organize and assign work, and to direct and motivate staff.  Knowledge of team building and management principles.

Communication:  Excellent writing and editing skills, ability to effectively communicate with Commission staff, Commissioners, the regulated community, and the public.

Analytical Skills:  Ability to analyze complex fact patterns and to develop solutions to complicated policy issues.

Good Judgment:  Make practical decisions consistent with available resources, policies and Commission goals.

Strong Organizational Skills:  Ability to organize and manage multiple cases and to complete projects in a timely, efficient, thorough manner consistent with policy.

Ability to Work Well With Others:  Positive attitude, ability to work effectively as a team member and be a leader, treat others with courtesy and respect.

Negotiation Skills:  Successfully negotiate solutions to difficult problems or issues.  Be comfortable addressing conflicts.  


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Aaron McLendon

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Melanie Wong
(415) 904-5200
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail