Coastal Program Analyst III

California Coastal Commission

California Coastal Commission

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Job Description and Duties

The California Coastal Commission is offering an exciting opportunity to participate in planning and regulating development on California’s vibrant North Central Coast. The North Central Coast District Office in San Francisco has responsibility for carrying out requirements of the California Coastal Act in several coastal jurisdictions Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties . This is a supervisory position with broad responsibilities for analyst supervision and personnel oversight, general administration of Local Coastal Program planning and permit regulatory work in the District including project management, coordination with other agency units (e.g., legal, enforcement, technical services), participating in agency-wide senior staff 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 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 supervise District staff, reporting directly to the District Manager.

The North Central Coast District is responsible for carrying out a permit program for new development proposed in areas such as tidelands, public trust lands, and certain other areas where the Coastal Commission maintains coastal permitting authority. The District is also responsible for monitoring and assisting the coastal permitting programs of the coastal jurisdictions included in the office’s jurisdiction. Responsibilities also include the review of local government coastal development permits that are appealed to the Coastal Commission, as well as the review of Local Coastal Program submittals from the District’s local government jurisdictions. Due to the size of the District, a significant amount of travel and fieldwork will be required.

The duties of the Coastal Program Analyst III may include but will not be limited to the following:

  • Supervise the Local Coastal Program and coastal permit-related work of the North Central Coast District staff, ensuring that applicable deadlines are met.
  • Personally analyze the more complex coastal permit applications and Local Coastal Program submittals and prepare staff reports for action by the Coastal Commission.
  • Review compliance with the conditions and terms of coastal development permits.
  • Monitor the coastal regulatory and planning programs of local jurisdictions in the District and participate through means such as commenting on proposed developments under review at the local level and assisting local government planners in interpretation of Coastal Act and Local Coastal Program policies.
  • Coordinate with District and Statewide Enforcement staff on reports of violations of the Coastal Act and/or coastal permits and assist in the preparation of recommendations for resolution of such violations.
  • Provide information to permit applicants and members of the public regarding the Coastal Commission’s regulatory and planning programs.
  • Provide guidance and information to local government planning and regulatory staff related to Local Coastal Program compliance and implementation.
  • Take a pro-active approach to identifying and solving problems of Local Coastal Program interpretation and implementation.
  • Gather data and prepare reports on various matters related to the Coastal Commission’s mission.
  • Provide direct supervision of coastal planners.
  • Enter and upload information into the Commission database.

This position requires some days in the office as well as the ability to telework.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.