CA Coastal Commission


$3,534.00 - $5,744.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/3/2023

Job Description and Duties

The California Coastal Commission (Commission) is seeking a talented addition to its Legal and Enforcement Units in San Francisco, CA. The successful candidate filling this position will provide a full range of analytical and administrative work to support these divisions as well as the overall goal of the Commission to protect and enhance the coast of California, including public access to the coast. The position will be filled in San Francisco.  There may be occasional travel to other parts of the State.  

The Staff Services Analyst position requires regular contact with the Commission staff and the public and often involves drafting correspondence involving the knowledge and application of regulations, policies and procedures. The position involves facilitating Legal and Enforcement staff’s preparations for monthly Commission meetings, including booking travel, preparing filings and confidential memorandum, assisting in production related tasks associated with administrative hearings, preparing numeric reports on pending enforcement cases and recorded documents, coordinating briefings, assisting with recordation of documents arising from enforcement actions, and other related tasks. The SSA also oversees the contents and organization of the Commission’s legal library, works with the lawyers to organize and track decisions made within the Legal Division to compile retrievable institutional knowledge, supports the preparation of administrative records for litigation, and coordinates with the Commission’s billing department regarding payment of invoices and tracking and transmitting receipt of funds from enforcement cases. This position will also involve assisting in responses to Public Records Act requests.

Working Conditions

The Legal Division is located in the California Coastal Commission’s Headquarters office in San Francisco. The California Coastal Commission is a hybrid workplace and offers telework for all employees. Telework is available for this position in accordance with The California Coastal Commission’s Telework Policy and Procedures with a minimum of 2 days per week of in-person work in the San Francisco office. 

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
$3,534.00 - $4,428.00 A
$3,826.00 - $4,789.00 B
$4,588.00 - $5,744.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Francisco County
In Office
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.

NOTE - The State has approved a 3% general salary increase for this classification which is pending.

Department Website:

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. 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: 12/3/2023

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.
  • Statement of Qualifications - Describe how your qualifications align with the Desirable Qualifications.
  • Other - Three Professional References
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:

We are looking for a SSA with strong analytic, organizational and computer skills, who exercises sound judgment, and enjoys working both independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate for this position is expected to have the ability to communicate effectively with Commission staff and the public and to take initiative in their work.

Consistent with all Commission staff, this SSA position is one that participates in tasks, trainings, outreach and other activities that support implementation of the agency’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) plan, which aims to create an inclusive workplace that allows staff from diverse backgrounds to thrive and improves agency outreach and public engagement. For example, this may include attending quarterly JEDI calls, sitting on interview panels, contributing to or attending staff trainings on JEDI issues such as on implicit bias, presenting at outreach events at locations with greater diversity, and providing input on hiring practices.


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:
Alex Helperin
(415) 904-5228 ext:

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