Job Posting: Shoreline Development Analyst

San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission

Shoreline Development Analyst

$5,406.00 - $6,771.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

BCDC’s Shoreline Development Analyst will analyze and provide recommendations to the Executive Director and the 27-member Commission on proposals involving a wide range of development types, including:


  • mixed-use residential and commercial developments
  • shoreline parks and open spaces
  • San Francisco Bay Trail extensions and improvements
  • commercial recreation facilities, including marinas
  • marine industrial facilities
  • transportation facilities
  • seaport and airport development
  • restoration and resource protection efforts


Through every project, you will explore opportunities to expand public access to the Bay shoreline and encourage development of new shoreline public access facilities. You will also look at the resiliency of proposed shoreline development to future flooding from sea level rise, and help permit applicants ensure that their project can adapt to rising tides.

Essential job duties include:

  • Research and analyze complex development proposals and guide permit applicants and stakeholders on project issues in relation to BCDC’s laws, policies, and regulations.
  • Write permits, correspondence, and reports on proposed projects—including those proposed by the federal government, private and public sectors, and nongovernmental organizations—and policy and regulatory issues.
  • Negotiate with project proponents and stakeholders.
  • Lead and participate in meetings, planning and policy discussions, site visits, and workshops.
  • Review and comment upon local, state, and federal planning and regulatory documents, and environmental impact reports.
  • Respond to inquiries on general BCDC matters, assist with report mailings and filing, and other related duties.

Working Conditions

BCDC’s Shoreline Development Analyst is a full-time, 12-month limited term position with a possibility of extension or becoming permanent.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Shoreline Development Analyst
$5,406.00 - $6,771.00

Effective July 1, 2020, State employees are subject to a 9.23% salary reduction in exchange for 16 hours of the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020) per month.

$3,635.00 - $4,130.00 A
$3,750.00 - $4,469.00 B
$4,496.00 - $5,629.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Francisco County
Job Type:
12 Month Limited Term - Full Time

Department Information

The award-winning San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) is a small state agency located in downtown San Francisco. BCDC has planning and regulatory responsibility over development located in and around San Francisco Bay, one of the most urbanized estuaries in North America. BCDC is offering an exciting opportunity to participate in shaping the development of the Bay’s shoreline, with particular focus on providing world-class public spaces and opportunities for people to enjoy and experience San Francisco Bay.

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: 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:

San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission
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:

San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission
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 - Cover Letter
  • Other - Minimum of Three (3) Professional References
  • Other - Brief Writing 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:

You’ll be responsible for reviewing proposals for development projects along the Bay shoreline. We are looking for a person who enjoys working across the table from accomplished builders, designers, engineers and environmentalists. You must be solution-oriented, flexible, self-driven and have the ability to change course, think big and start small, and thrive in a forward-thinking environment. The ability to interact well and fit into a small, highly motivated, multi- disciplinary team that is working in a rapidly changing regulatory environment is essential. So is an appreciation for BCDC’s mandate to balance conservation and development of the Bay’s diverse resources.

BCDC’s Shoreline Development Analyst has a rare opportunity to take ownership in the evaluation and analysis of shoreline development projects, so knowledge about California land use and environmental planning principles is highly advantageous. This role requires superior project management skills and close communication with permit applicants, consultants, project stakeholders, other government agencies and, of course, BCDC‘s regulatory and planning teams. You should be an effective and analytical problem solver with excellent writing and public speaking skills and the capacity to become a strong negotiator.


Benefits include paid vacation/sick leave or annual leave; public transit subsidy; 11 paid holidays each calendar year; health, dental, and vision benefits; and deferred compensation and retirement programs.

General State Employment Benefits and Protections

Click here to view more information about the outstanding benefits offered to State employees.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Anissa Kotey
(415) 352-3639
Hiring Unit Contact:
Rebecca Coates-Maldoon
352-3634 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:
Peggy Atwell
(415) 352-3638
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.

Applying for the Position

The job opening is at the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission; however, the California Coastal Commission handles BCDC’s personnel work. To apply, submit a cover letter, a current resume, a CA State Application (std 678) (available at, a minimum of three professional referenes, and brief writing sample (5 pages or less) to: 

Human Resources Office
California Coastal Commission
455 Market Street, Suite 228
San Francisco, California 94105

(415) 904-5430 or toll free (866) 831-2540

The position will be open until filled. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. No relocation expenses will be reimbursed.

For more information about the position or BCDC, see BCDC’s website at or contact Rebecca Coates-Maldoon, Acting Chief of Permits (Shoreline Development Permits Division), at 415-352-3634 or

Coastal Program Analyst I/II Examination

Most California State jobs require you to pass a civil service examination. To apply for the Shoreline Development Analyst position, you must first pass the examination for the Coastal Program Analyst I or II classification.


Click here for instructions on how to apply:


If you meet the minimum requirements for admittance and wish to compete in both examinations, you can apply to take both examinations using the same application form. The CA State Application (std678) is available here:


Upcoming exams are scheduled on a monthly basis, and applications for the exams will be accepted on a continuous basis and processed in the order of receipt. Exams are usually held in San Francisco and Long Beach. However, in response to the current COVID-19 guidance from the State of California, exams will be held virtually until further notice. Once you pass the exam, you must apply separately for the Shoreline Development Analyst position. Please follow the instructions on the Job Announcement to apply.


Need help with the exam and application process? We can walk you through it! Contact Anissa Kotey, Associate Personnel Analyst, at 415-352-3639 or or the California Coastal Commission's Human Resources Office at (415) 904-5430 or 

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