Under administrative direction, to direct the legislative, governmental, and public participation programs of the California Coastal Commission; to assist the Executive Director in the formulation, evaluation, and administration of the Commission's programs and policies; to act for the Executive Director in his/her absence; and to do other related work.
Plans, develops, organizes, directs and coordinates the legislative, governmental and public participation programs of the California Coastal Commission; acts as principal spokesperson and advocate for the Coastal Commission before the Legislature; advises the Executive Director and the Commission on legislative, governmental and public participation matters; testifies and arranges for Commission staff and expert witnesses to testify before the Legislature; analyzes, interprets and drafts legislation affecting the coastal program; monitors the progress of all State and Federal legislation affecting the Commission's programs; develops, recommends, prepares and presents the Commission's position on State and Federal legislation and on proposed actions by city and county governments affecting the statewide coastal program; meets with and responds to Executive Branch and legislative inquiries; represents the Executive Director and the State and Regional Coastal Commission on legislative and related matters with individual and groups of the Legislature, Executive Branch, and State, Federal, and local government agencies; serves as a liaison with other governmental agencies, primarily State but also local and Federal, for program compatibility; develops and monitors the public participation element of the coastal program to encourage and assure effective public participation; drafts procedures, regulations and public information pamphlets to maximize public involvement; participates in all policy and program development decisions at the State Coastal Commission and, where appropriate, Regional Coastal Commission levels; performs duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director in matters affecting the administration of the Commission's program; represents the Executive Director and the Coastal Commission on governmental advisory and other types of boards, task forces and commissions; establishes and maintains liaison with the Governor's Office, the Resources Agency, Secretary of State's Office, and State, Federal and local governmental agencies.
One year of experience in California state service performing analytical staff duties in coastal conservation and development with substantial involvement in the legislative area in a class at a level of responsibility equivalent to Coastal Program Manager.
Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience performing duties involving drafting and analysis of legislation and making legislative contacts and appearances. At least two years of this experience shall have been related to the field of coastal conservation and resource development. (Possession of a Master's Degree in Public or Business Administration or a related field may be substituted for one year of the required general experience.) (Experience in the California state service applied toward this requirement must include one year performing the duties of a class at a level of responsibility equivalent to Coastal Program Manager.) Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Trends and problems of coastal conservation and development, land and water use planning and regulation at the national, State, and local levels; organization, functions, processes and operation of the California Legislature and the Congress; State and Federal laws, regulations and programs relating to coastal conservation and development and resources management; organization, functions, and interrelationships among the various levels and branches of government; principles and practices of public administration and management; program planning and evaluation methods; public relations methods and techniques; Commission's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Draft, interpret and analyze legislation; plan, develop, organize, coordinate and direct assigned programs; formulate and evaluate policy; interpret and apply laws, regulations and policies relating to the coastal program; speak and write effectively; prepare clear and concise reports; letters and speeches; supervise and direct assigned staff; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with individuals, organizations and agencies contacted in the course of work; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; effectively contribute to the Commission's affirmative action objectives.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a legislative setting.
Active membership in The State Bar of California.