Job Posting: Project Support Analyst

State Coastal Conservancy

Project Support Analyst

$3,063.00 - $4,980.00

Final Filing Date: 6/4/2018

Job Description and Duties

“Love the coast, the environment and have a business, hospitality or real estate background?  This might be the job for you!”


This position requires budgetary approval. 

The position is located in Oakland, CA.

Applications received without ALL the required items, will NOT receive further consideration for this position.  A copy of your transcripts or diploma is required, if you are on the Staff Services Eligibility list.


Under the general direction and guidance of a Regional Manager, the incumbent will help manage projects, including Lower Cost Overnight Accommodations projects and Explore the Coast projects. The incumbent will work with public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and others to identify opportunities to achieve Coastal Conservancy objectives and support the planning and implementation of these projects. The incumbent’s duties reflect the priorities identified in the Conservancy’s Strategic Plan. It is expected that the work produced by a SSA will be reviewed by the Regional Manager or produced with the assistance or guidance of a Conservancy Project Development Manager (CPDM), Conservancy Project Development Specialist (CPDS), or a Conservancy Project Development Analyst II (CPDA II).


Lower Cost Overnight Accommodations Project Development and Grant Management

Assist in the evaluation of existing lower cost overnight accommodations (such as campgrounds, hostels, motels and others) along the California coast and the development of recommendations and priorities for improved or additional lower cost overnight accommodation facilities (LCOAs). Solicit, identify, and respond to requests for funding and technical assistance from public agencies, nonprofits, and others, for coastal LCOAs and related coastal access projects. Prepare and/or evaluate feasibility studies and business plans and make recommendations as to priority, suitability, and viability of potential projects. Manage contracts and grants agreements related to projects, find creative solutions to obstacles that arise, build relationships with partners, including follow-up to insure compliance with terms of contracts and/or grants. Gather necessary information and travel as necessary to make site inspections and/or to meet with local governments, nonprofits, developers, and others during project development and implementation. Prepare staff recommendations and present projects at Conservancy Board meetings. Manage contracts and grant agreements related to LCOA projects and objectives

Explore the Coast and Related Programs

Assist in the Coastal Conservancy’s Explore the Coast Program to increase opportunities for all Californians to be able to have coastal experiences visiting, recreating, and learning at the coast. This includes especially lower-income people, people with disabilities, English as a Second Language communities, and those who have never been to the coast.  Assist in the development, solicitation, and evaluation of projects and programs by public agencies, nonprofits, and others to increase use of the coast by target audiences, including lower-income and middle-income Californians. Assist with the development of requests for Explore the Coast grant proposals, evaluate proposals, prepare staff recommendations, and manage contracts and grant agreements related to Explore the Coast grant projects and objectives. Assist with the development and management of content for the Explore the Coast web app.


Project Development and Management. Evaluate proposed projects to conserve land, restore habitats, adapt to climate change, increase public access and recreational facilities, conserve working lands, provide for urban greening, and to achieve other Coastal Conservancy objectives. Perform feasibility analyses, gather and review necessary information, travel as necessary to make site inspections and/or to meet with grant applicants and others during project development. Write staff recommendations and present projects at Board meetings. Manage grants and contracts related to projects, including follow-up to insure compliance with terms of contracts and/or grant agreements.

Working Conditions

  • Office setting; Monday through Friday; prolonged periods of sitting (or standing, if preferred)

  • Work on a computer up to 8 hours a day

  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds

  • Indoor work is common, although outdoor work may be necessary

  • May require an employee to work in adversarial situations

  • Attend and participate in high level meetings

  • Multitask, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities in a cooperative manner

  • Travel, with overnight stays necessary on occasion

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Project Support Analyst
$3,063.00 - $3,838.00 A If the selected candidate has a Bachelors Degree, you qualify for the minimum of Range C, $3977 per month.
$3,317.00 - $4,152.00 B If the selected candidate has a Bachelors Degree, you qualify for the minimum of Range C, $3977 per month.
$3,977.00 - $4,980.00 C If the selected candidate has a Bachelors Degree, you qualify for the minimum of Range C, $3977 per month.
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Alameda County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Coastal Conservancy
is a state agency that undertakes and supports projects to protect, restore and enhance coastal resources; to promote resilience to climate change impacts; and to increase opportunities for the public to enjoy the coast. The Conservancy works along the entire length of California’s coast and within the watersheds of rivers and streams that extend inland from the coast. The Conservancy also works throughout the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area and the entire Santa Ana River watershed. The Conservancy awards and oversees grants to local governments, other state agencies, nonprofit organizations, and tribes, using various types of funding, including bond funds, federal funds, and mitigation fees. The Conservancy is a small agency of 64 dedicated, experienced employees who work collaboratively and creatively to achieve the Conservancy’s mission.  The Conservancy is located in Oakland, California, near BART.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

The applicants that best match the predetermined criteria will be notified via email of the next step in the hiring process.  

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: 6/4/2018

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

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:

State Coastal Conservancy
Attn: Johanna Collins
1515 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Johanna Collins
1515 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Documents

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

  • 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.
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:
  • Bachelor Degree or minimum of four years’ experience in business development/management, economic analysis, hospitality industry and/or real estate transactions
  • Experience, education and/or knowledge of one or more of the following: business development/management, economic analysis, business plan development and analysis, hospitality industry and/or real estate transactions
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and in meetings and presentations.
  • Ability to manage projects, partnerships, and professional relationship
  • Experience developing budgets for projects, analyzing funding needs and tracking expenditures
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Ability to plan, organize, and multi-task
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently and to work effectively with others as part of a team
  • Experience budgeting and scheduling to ensure timely and cost-effective completion of projects
  • Experience participating in meetings involving diverse audiences and responding to concerns and issues
  • Willingness to travel multiple times each month, sometimes staying overnight.
  • Bilingual Spanish speaker
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of environmental planning concepts and practices


There are many benefits to joining our team!  The State of California has a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision coverage, CalPERS pension upon retirement, 7 hours of vacation credit per month, 8 hours of sick leave credit per month, two paid Professional Development Days, one paid Personal Holiday, pre-tax parking fee program, monthly $65 transportation voucher, plus many more. 

Please see the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) website at  for further information on state employee benefits.

Additional Information

Please do not include any confidential information such as social security number, marital status, ethnicity, age, or disability information on any of the documentation uploaded with your online application.

If the classification you are applying for has an education requirement, transcripts will be required to verify you meet the minimum qualifications of the classification. Please be sure to redact any confidential information before uploading your transcripts.

Preference will be given to persons with State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) or Surplus status. Applicants must attach a copy of their most recently dated letter that specifies their designation as either SROA or surplus candidate as proof.

Qualified candidates must  be in a reachable rank on an employment list for this classification (to take the online exam go to:, have eligibility in State employment, be in this classification, or have transfer eligibility to this classification.  A Training and Development (T&D) assignments may be considered.

If you do not hear from us in 4-6 weeks from the final file date, you may assume the position has been filled by another applicant. Please note that all additional vacancies that become available may be added to this advertisement.

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