Job Posting: District Supervisor

CA Coastal Commission

District Supervisor

$6,706.00 - $8,399.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 11/28/2022

Job Description and Duties

The California Coastal Commission is offering an exciting opportunity to participate in planning and regulating development on California’s dramatic and resource-rich North Coast. The North Coast District Office has responsibility for carrying out the requirements of the California Coastal Act in Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino Counties. This is a supervisory position with broad responsibilities for analyst supervision and personnel oversight, general administration of Local Coastal Program (LCP) planning and coastal development permit (CDP) regulatory work in the North Coast District, including project management, coordination with other agency units (e.g., legal, enforcement, technical services, etc.), participating in agency-wide meetings and coordination, external communications outside the District, as well as backup coverage of the District Manager responsibilities as required. Oversight, review, writing and editing of correspondence, comment letters, and staff recommendations are required. In addition, attendance at certain Coastal Commission meetings and making staff presentations will be required. The person in this position will help supervise the District staff, reporting directly to the District Manager. This position is located in the Commission’s Arcata Office.

The North Coast District staff based in Arcata is responsible for carrying out a CDP program for new development proposed in areas such as tidelands, submerged lands, public trust lands, and certain other areas where the Coastal Commission maintains primary CDP jurisdiction. The District staff is also responsible for monitoring and assisting the LCP and CDP programs of the ten coastal jurisdictions (cities and counties) included in the three North Coast District counties. Responsibilities of the North Coast District staff also include the review of local government CDPs that are appealed to the Coastal Commission. In addition to the regulatory program, the District staff is responsible for the review of LCP submittals from the ten North Coast jurisdictions. Due to the size of the District, a significant amount of travel and fieldwork is required.

The duties of the Coastal Program Analyst III will include the following:

  • Assist with the supervision of the LCP and CDP work of the North Coast District, including ensuring that applicable deadlines are met.
  • Personally analyze routine and more complex CDP applications and LCP submittals and prepare staff reports for action by the Coastal Commission.
  • Help to manage the Commission’s Arcata office.
  • Monitor the coastal regulatory and planning programs of cities and counties in the District and actively participate through means such as commenting on proposed developments under review at the local level and assisting local governments in interpretation of Coastal Act and LCP provisions.
  • Provide information to the Commission’s Enforcement unit regarding potential violations of the Coastal Act and/or CDPs and work with the Enforcement unit on the resolution of such violations.
  • Provide information to CDP applicants, CDP appellants, and the general public regarding the Coastal Commission’s regulatory and planning programs.
  • Take a pro-active approach to identifying and solving problems of LCP interpretation and implementation.
  • Gather data and prepare reports on various matters related to the Coastal Commission’s mission.
  • Provide backup coverage of North Coast District Manager responsibilities, including participation at Commission hearings, as required.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
District Supervisor
$6,706.00 - $8,399.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Humboldt 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. 


Department Website:

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: 11/28/2022

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 300
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 300
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 writng sample (5 pages or less).
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:
  • Knowledge of supervisory techniques and the ability to effectively plan, motivate, and organize the work of others.
  • Knowledge of land use planning and regulatory techniques, including explicitly in terms of the Coastal Act and LCPs.
  • Familiarity with the functions and relationships of federal, state, regional, county, and city governments and special districts.
  • Knowledge of the means of implementing LCP, such as zoning and other legal and regulatory processes.
  • Ability to critically analyze information, creatively explore alternative approaches, and develop defensible policy positions.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to write accurate, complete, and concise staff reports and correspondence.
  • Knowledge of the impacts of development on, and ways to avoid impacts to, typical North Coast natural resources (such as natural shorelines and beaches, dunes, streams, wetlands, agricultural and rural lands, surface and groundwater supplies, coastal views, etc.) and other coastal resources (such as public access to the shoreline, no and low-cost visitor-serving facilities,  etc.).
  • Knowledge of a broad range of resource protection laws and provisions.
  • Significant experience working with LCPs and CDPs.
  • Time management and computer skills including the ability to use data base management systems.
  • Advanced degree in environmental or land use planning or law or related field.


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.

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Melissa Kraemer
(707) 826-8950

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) 904-5433
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