California Coastal Commission

The California Coastal Commission was established by voter initiative in 1972 (Proposition 20) and later made permanent by the Legislature through adoption of the California Coastal Act of 1976.

In partnership with coastal cities and counties, The Coastal Commission plans and regulates the use of land and water in the coastal zone. Development activities, which are broadly defined by the Coastal Act to include (among others) construction of buildings, divisions of land, and activities that change the intensity of use of land or public access to coastal waters, generally require a coastal permit from either the Coastal Commission or the local government.

California Coastal Commission San Francisco, CA 94105
Aug 13, 2018
Full time
Job Description and Duties The California Coastal Commission is seeking a new talented addition to its Executive Division and Statewide Planning Unit. The Commission is a small State agency that is charged with protecting coastal resources and managing coastal development in California.  The mission of the Commission is to implement the Coastal Act and to provide for the balanced use of the coastal zone and to protect, restore, and enhance coastal and marine resources for the continuing benefit of current and future generations. Employees at the Commission enjoy working on a broad range of issues to plan for and manage coastal land uses while protecting important coastal resources including wetlands, habitats that support rare and endangered species, scenic landscapes and views to the sea, public shoreline access and recreation opportunities.  The Commission’s staff includes dedicated planners, scientists, attorneys and administrative staff. Environmental Justice:   The analyst will have significant responsibilities as a part of the Commission’s Environmental Justice team, working on a large range of environmental justice and Coastal Act issues in regulatory and planning actions.   Sea Level Rise Guidance and Climate Change Issues:  Develop and conduct (with Sea Level Rise (SLR) team) training classes and materials on the SLR Guidance for Commission and local government staff; closely monitor Local Coastal Program (LCP) grant work related to SLR issues and ensures Commission’s SLR Guidance is being followed; works on tasks funded through the Commission’s Climate Change CIAP Grant and other federal grants; updates the Commission on progress made on implementation of the SLR Guidance through staff reports and staff presentations; attends conferences, workshops and other events to share information about the Commission’s SLR Guidance and LCP Grant Program; serves as regulatory analyst on assigned coastal development permits and appeals with climate change issues; and work as part of a team on emerging issues and special projects related to SLR and climate change. Minimum Requirements You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification. COASTAL PROGRAM ANALYST I COASTAL PROGRAM ANALYST II Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com