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New Job Announcements From the Sierra Nevada Alliance

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Sierra Nevada Alliance is a hub for the stewardship of the Sierra Nevada, which they achieve by empowering and collaborating with their partners. The following are recently posted job announcements from their network. If you would like to post a job to the Sierra Nevada Alliance, please e-mail them at info@sierranevadaalliance.org.

Capacity-Building Projects and Grants Coordinator (Sacramento County) – Sierra Nevada Conservancy

Auburn, CA (remote work available)

Position Summary

Under direction of the Partnerships & Community Support Manager in the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC), the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) serves as the Department’s Capacity-Building Projects and Grants Coordinator for the Partnerships & Community Support (PCS) Team, performing more responsible and complex assignments including program and project development and management for grant and reimbursable funding. The assigned office for this position is in Auburn, CA. The position requires occasional travel throughout the Sierra Nevada Region.

PLEASE NOTE: There are two positions being filled. It is being advertised in multiple counties for maximum recruitment. Please submit one application in the desired county. This posting is for Sacramento County – JC-326538.You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Special Requirements:

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

  1. People skills, sense of humor, resourcefulness, and ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  2. State, federal, and/or other grant program management experience, including program and project design, grant agreement development, invoice and advance processing, and reporting.
  3. Knowledge and experience in identifying organizational and collaborative capacity needs and delivering technical assistance in organizational and collaborative capacity-building.
  4. Ability to reason logically and creatively, use tact and good judgment, work with grace under pressure, and adapt to variable workloads and changing priorities.
  5. Knowledge of and interest in the principles and practices of conservation, particularly in forest health and resilience.
  6. Familiarity with the issues facing the Sierra Nevada Region relative to the mission of the SNC and experience working with collaborative groups and diverse stakeholders.
  7. Ability to identify, write, and share the stories about projects that move them beyond scopes of work into compelling examples of successful public funding investments.
  8. Proficiency in designing, planning, and implementing policies, procedures, and workflow processes.
  9. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, Access, PowerPoint).
  10. Specialized skills, such as but not limited to: Tribal engagement; Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; CEQA/NEPA analysis; GIS, accounting, forestry management, community resilience, communications, or other applicable knowledge which would support the program.

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. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed on the position description.
  • Final Filing Date: September 19, 2022

For more information please see the position description.

Field Director – Sierra Watch

North Lake Tahoe, CA

Position Summary

Sierra Watch seeks a passionate conservation advocate to recruit and mobilize public support for our work to keep Tahoe Truckee True.

Founded in 2001, Sierra Watch has built a remarkable record in Sierra conservation, spearheading the long-term effort to protect Tahoe’s Martis Valley, playing the lead role in defending Donner Summit, and turning back Vegas-style development in Olympic Valley).

The position of Sierra Watch Field Director is a unique opportunity to engage public support in our ongoing success, to be a leader in Tahoe conservation, and to work where you play. Key strategies include grassroots outreach and online engagement.


  • The ideal candidate has one to two years professional organizing or equivalent experience and has demonstrated leadership in setting priorities and following through.
  • The position demands excellent communications skills; passion for the Sierra Nevada is a must; a sense of humor is encouraged.

To Apply

  • Send a cover letterresumewriting/media sample, and references to: Field Director Search at hiring@sierrawatch.org.

For more information please see the position description.

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