Coastal Program Manager

Enforcement Policy Manager

Full-time, Permanent Position

About BCDC

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 (IT) staff.

About the Position

The Enforcement Policy Manager will oversee and manage the regulatory compliance and enforcement efforts of BCDC. You will report to the Regulatory Director and provide recommendations to the Executive Director, BCDC’s Enforcement Committee, and the 27-member Commission on a variety of enforcement cases involving a wide range of violations and non-compliance issues. Project types include but are not limited to:

  • Mixed-use residential and commercial developments;
  • Transportation facilities;
  • Shoreline parks and open spaces;                                        
  • Seaports and airports;
  • San Francisco Bay Trail extensions and improvements;                
  • Industrial developments;
  • Commercial recreation facilities, including marinas; and
  • Habitat restoration and resource protection efforts.

Essential job duties of the San Francisco Bay Enforcement Policy Manager position include but are not limited to:

  • Manage an evolving enforcement program and implement new initiatives to improve the program;
  • Lead the implementation of the Commission’s enforcement strategy;
  • Create, improve, and implement BCDC’s enforcement policies and procedures based, in part, on recommendations from the California State Auditor;
  • Prioritize and manage the staff’s enforcement caseload;
  • Lead, manage, and direct a small enforcement staff, who handle large caseloads;
  • Prepare programmatic and individual work plans for staff; and
  • Make written and oral presentations to the Commission, BCDC’s Enforcement Committee, and the public.

Employment Term

The position is expected to begin employment on or near July 1, 2019.

Salary and Benefits

Coastal Program Manager: $6,495 to $8,070 per month

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.


Individuals on the Coastal Program Manager eligible list may apply. Current state employees or former state employees with transfer or reinstatement rights at the Coastal Program Manager level may also apply. (Please note that in order to be eligible to transfer or reinstatement, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications of the Coastal Program Manager classification.) Appointment is subject to the State Restrictions of Appointment (SROA) provisions. Applicants must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility, including SROA, surplus, transfer, re-employment status, or list eligibility in the Examination or Title section on the State Application STD 678.


To apply, please submit:

  1. a cover letter, indicating which topic(s) interests you and whether you are interested in full or intermittent employment;
  2. resume;
  3. State Application Form STD 678;
  4. a brief writing sample (5 pages or less);
  5. a minimum of 3 references and
  6. college transcript to:

    Human Resources Office
    California Coastal Commission
    45 Fremont Street, Suite 1930
    San Francisco, CA  94105
    (415) 904-5430 or toll free (866) 831-2540


The position will be open until filled, but applications received by 5:00 PM, Monday, May 6, 2019, will be given priority for consideration. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. No relocation expenses will be reimbursed.

In the Job Title section of the State of California Application Form (STD 678), please clearly indicate that you are applying “BCDC Enforcement Manager” position.

Special Interview Arrangements

If you have a disability and/or need specific arrangements for interviews, please mark the box in Item 2 of the Job Application. We will contact you to make specific arrangements. Assistance for the hearing impaired on job-related matters is available by phone (711).

For More Information

See BCDC's website or contact Brad McCrea, BCDC Regulatory Director.

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.