The Coastal Program Analyst I classification is the recruiting, training and first working level of the series. Under supervision, incumbents perform the less complex analytical work involving planning and regulating present and future development of the coast and the conservation of the State’s ocean, coastal and San Francisco Bay resources. Positions may be permanently allocated to this class when the major portion of tasks performed do not include the more responsible, varied and difficult assignments found at the journeyperson level.
The Coastal Program Analyst series describes professional work concerned with the conservation, enhancement and development of coastal and ocean resources and regulating the uses of land or water in California’s coastal zone. This work is accomplished by planning, regulating and managing uses of coastal resources in the coastal zone.
Work assignments involve planning, regulating, monitoring, and managing uses of California’s ocean and coast and San Francisco Bay and its shoreline; advising permit applicants on the planning, technical and legal aspects of their proposed projects; reviewing and commenting on California Environmental Quality Act documents; consulting with local, regional, State, and Federal officials and with the public to coordinate and integrate regulatory and planning activities; determining the conformity of proposed coastal uses with the applicable standards of local, State and Federal law and adopted Commission policies and regulations; assisting local governments in the preparation of local coastal programs; reviewing local coastal programs to determine whether they have been developed and are being carried out in accordance with State and Federal laws; and preparing recommendations to the California Coastal Commission or the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission to guide the Commissions in their formal actions on development permits, appeals, Federal consistency reviews, energy and ocean programs, enforcement matters, local coastal programs and other coastal planning and management work.
Positions exist statewide in Arcata, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Ventura, Long Beach and San Diego with the California Coastal Commission and in San Francisco with the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission.