Environmental Justice and Tribal Liaison Specialist - CA Coastal Conservancy

Post Date: 9/01/2022
Opportunity Type: Job
Organization/Grantor: State of CA Coastal Conservancy
Position/Title/Fund: Environmental Justice and Tribal Liaison Specialist
Deadline: September 29, 2022
Location: California

The State Coastal Conservancy has an exciting opportunity for you to join us in protecting California’s iconic lands and waters, restoring vital habitats, and increasing inclusive and equitable enjoyment of the coast and shoreline as our agency’s first Environmental Justice and Tribal Liaison position. The position will be filled as the Conservancy Project Development Specialist (CPDS) or Conservancy Project Development Analyst II (CPDA II).

SCC works with others on multi-benefit projects located along the coast of California, within coastal watersheds, and/or within the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area to acquire and protect natural and agricultural lands, restore and enhance habitats and ecosystems, design and build trails and other recreational facilities, plan and implement climate adaptation projects, implement urban greening projects, provide environmental education, and improve public access for historically underserved communities.  

This is a Statewide Recruitment for one authorized position. This position may be filled in the Headquarter located in Oakland, CA. OR may be filled as a permanent remote position in the following counties: San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte. 

Candidates must have permanent residence in California and must reside in the permanent remote location listed above. Please indicate your preferred location(s) in the "Explanation" section of your application (State Application Form - STD.678) or in your Statement of Qualifications. Please note, you must reside within your preferred location(s) in order to accept this position.


  • Experience developing and/or implementing environmental justice initiatives.
  • Experience working with Tribes and Tribal communities.
  • Experience organizing and facilitating meetings and teams.
  • Experience working with a variety of stakeholder groups, sometimes with conflicting interests.
  • Experience working with diverse audiences and responding to concerns and issues through either work or lived experience.
  • Ability to communicate the Conservancy’s work at conferences and meeting presentations and through the media.
  • Ability to apply for and secure grants.
  • Experience or ability to analyze proposals, gather information, and evaluate project feasibility.
  • Willingness as a learner to do routine or detailed work in order to learn the practical application of administrative principles.
  • Demonstrated capacity for professional development; willingness and ability to accept increasing responsibility.
  • Proficiency with Office 365, including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Education or experience in any field related to the Conservancy’s work, including but not limited to environmental studies, conservation, land use planning, recreation, or environmental justice.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive partnerships and professional relationships.
  • Ability to review budgets and track expenditures.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Strong written and verbal presentation skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team.
  • Willingness to travel within California, sometimes staying overnight.
  • Bilingual speaker of a language used by large numbers of people in California.
  • Knowledge of environmental concepts and practices, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and environmental permitting.
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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. 

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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Cover Letter - Please provide a cover letter describing your interest in and suitability for the position. Your cover letter should address the desirable qualifications listed in the announcement above, if applicable, and other information you would like the hiring manager to know. Please limit your cover letter to one page.
  • Statement of Qualifications - See the four SOQ prompts in the "STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS” section below.

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.

Contact Info: Anulika White (Human Resources), (510) 286-0343, anulika.white@scc.ca.gov