Job Posting: Bay Resources Permit Manager

San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission

Bay Resources Permit Manager

$6,722.00 - $8,352.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The Coastal Program Manager (CPM) plans and directs BCDC’s Bay Resources Permits Program. The CPM primarily manages permitting of activities within the natural environments of the Bay, including marshes, beaches, managed wetlands, salt ponds, and the Bay itself. Wetland restoration projects, habitat improvement projects, underwater utilities, flood control systems, and other in-water work that affects the Bay ecosystem are examples of the team’s focus. This team intersects with the work of other state and federal regulatory agencies and their protection of the natural resources of the San Francisco Bay. The Bay Resources Permits Program Manager handles a wide variety of complex and technical resource issues that are of major Bay-wide and occasionally national significance. The CPM is required to operate independently and have the skills and judgment to handle sensitive and complex policy, regulatory, and personnel matters. The CPM also plans, directs, organizes, assigns work and is accountable for staff work within the Program, and supervises staff analysts, specialists, interns, and support staff on the team.


The Duties of the Bay Resources Permits Program Manager include:

  • Recruit, hire, train, lead, supervise, and evaluate the permit team.
  • Manage the day-to-day permitting work, including reviewing written correspondence, project summaries and staff recommendations, permits, and staff reports for consistency with the Commission’s laws and policies, clarity and reasoned analysis. Ensure that wetland monitoring reports are being processed on time. Establish and ensure compliance with required permit deadlines.
  • Manage contracts and work plans associated with the Program, including the interagency Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT).
  • Participate in the Policy and Management Committee that advises the BRRIT.
  • Participate in statewide efforts to streamline wetland permitting, such as the Cutting the Green Tape Initiative.
  • Oversee the functions of BCDC’s internal Wetland Habitat Assessment Team.
  • Improve the permit team’s efficiency by revising templates, permit application instructions, participating in updates of regulations, developing policy, and streamlining permitting procedures.
  • Represent the Commission and permit staff at Design Review Board meetings, Engineering Criteria Review Board meetings, and Commission meetings.
  • Coordinate with senior staff, other BCDC managers, the legal staff, and other staff on substantive procedural issues of mutual concern.
  • Participate in the production of annual reports and NOAA semi-annual reports.
  • Represent the Regulatory Program Director in his/her absence and the Commission, as directed.

Working Conditions

An office in downtown San Francisco, near the Embarcadero BART Station and Caltrain.

Full Time, 12-Month Limited Term Position 
(With Possibility of Extension to 24-Months 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:
Bay Resources Permit Manager
$6,722.00 - $8,352.00

Effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022, 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.

# 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 State of California government agency located in the City of San Francisco with regulatory and planning responsibilities over San Francisco Bay, the Suisun Marsh, salt ponds, and along the Bay Area’s nine-county shoreline. BCDC is guided in its actions by state and federal laws, policies, and regulations including: the McAteer-Petris Act, Suisun Marsh Preservation Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, San Francisco Bay Plan, Suisun Marsh Protection Plan and various special area plans around the Bay. Our 50+ staff takes pride in our high level of professionalism. Our department includes environmental planners, scientists, engineers, attorneys, administrative and information technology staff.

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:

We are seeking a forward-thinking, talented, and highly motivated manager able to deal with many requests at the same time. It is essential that you possess the ability to manage a small, multi-disciplinary team that is working in a rapidly changing regulatory environment. We are looking for someone with good judgment, leadership qualities, negotiation skills, the ability to apply laws and policies in a well-reasoned, equitable and creative way, enthusiasm, and knowledge of San Francisco Bay resources. This role requires communication with BCDC executive staff, management, and rank and file staff, as well as permit applicants, project stakeholders, and other government agencies. We are looking for a person who enjoys training, teaching, empowering, and evaluating staff, and can build and lead a strong, motivated team capable of consistently delivering high quality products on time.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to oversee technical review of permit applications and environmental impact reports.
  • Knowledge of supervisory techniques and the ability to effectively plan and organize the work of others to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Ability to negotiate appropriately and effectively.
  • Familiarity with natural resource management, public access planning, sea level rise planning and adaptation, ecological principles, urban design, and other disciplines related to coastal management.
  • Knowledge of administrative, land use and environmental laws and policies.
  • Knowledge of the objectives of Equal Opportunity Employment (EEO) and a supervisor’s role in EEO and the processes available to meet EEO objectives.
  • Familiarity with public policy development and the functions of federal, state, regional, and local governments and special districts.
  • Time management and computer skills, including the ability to work independently and as a team, and use database management systems.


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 benefit programs.


General State Employment Benefits and Protections

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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:
Brad McCrea

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

Applicants must submit a CA State Application (std678) (, a cover letter, a resume, one writing sample (5 pages or less), and a minimum of three professional references. Identify the position in the Job Title section of the CA State Application: Bay Resources Permits Manager (BCDC). Please submit your application materials to:


Human Resources Office

CA Coastal Commission

455 Market Street, Suite 228

San Francisco, California 94105

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


Need help with the application process? We can walk you through it! Contact Anissa Kotey at 415-352-3639 or


Applications will be accepted until position is filled; however, applications received by January 6, 2021 will be given first priority consideration.

Applications will be screened, and the most qualified candidates interviewed. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.


The BCDC and California Coastal Commission anticipate that the Coastal Program Manager and Coastal Program Analyst II examination will be held in February 2021 or March 2021. 

Individuals interested this position who are not currently on the Coastal Program Manager list may apply for the Coastal Program Manager position. Subject to successful completion of the Coastal Program Manager examination, the BCDC will conditionally accept application packets from applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for the Coastal Program Manager but who are not on the Coastal Program Manager eligible list.

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