Job Posting: Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative Coordinator

CA Tahoe Conservancy

Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative Coordinator

$7,336.00 - $9,126.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Landscape Resilience Supervisor, the incumbent will coordinate and provide strategic, technical, facilitation, and project management leadership to the Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative (TCSI). The incumbent is responsible for ensuring alignment with State, federal, and regional mandates. The TCSI is a 2.4 million-acre landscape-scale effort to restore resilience to forested watersheds and communities, increase the pace and scale of forest restoration, build shared stewardship, support local economies, and increase the use of restoration wood byproducts. It is multiagency and multijurisdictional, comprised of the California Tahoe Conservancy, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy, National Forest Foundation, USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station, and California Forestry Association. This position serves as an agency expert in forest management and ecology.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

The duties of this position are performed inside and outside. This position requires prolonged sitting, use of the telephone, personal computer, and copier. The Conservancy office is located at 1061 3rd Street building and is equipped with standard or ergonomic office equipment, as appropriate. Travel may be required to attend meetings, training, and project sites.
This position is
eligible for part-time telework of up to 3-days a week, on average, subject to Government Code 14200 for eligible applicants residing in California. 


Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative Coordinator
$7,336.00 - $9,126.00
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Work Location:
El Dorado County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California Tahoe Conservancy is a State agency, established in 1985, with a mission to lead California’s efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin. California’s ten State conservancies play an integral role in conserving, protecting, and restoring natural resources and providing public recreational opportunities. Together, the conservancies comprise a coordinated effort, bringing government resources to designated regions of State and national significance.  

At the California Tahoe Conservancy, we know the importance of building an organization that is as diverse as the communities we serve. We believe in maintaining a workplace where employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and lived experiences can thrive. Working together, our team is positioned to better improve the lives of all Californians.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

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 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 below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

CA Tahoe Conservancy
Attn: Stefanie Melendez
1061 3rd Street
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

CA Tahoe Conservancy
Stefanie Melendez
1061 3rd Street
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

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 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.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required to be submitted with the State Application (STD 678). Responses to the SOQ may not exceed 2 typed pages using 12 pt font.

    Your SOQ should describe your relevant experience in the following areas:

    1. Working with multiple partners/stakeholders on joint initiatives
    2. Coordination and facilitation
    3. Project management
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.

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:

The incumbent requires limited supervision; working knowledge of forestry and forested watersheds; ability to analyze situations accurately and to reason logically and creatively in resolving problems; experience and proficiency facilitating multiparty agency and stakeholder groups; familiarity with interest-based negotiation; skill in dealing effectively with others; computer skills (Word and Excel); the ability to work independently and to communicate (verbal/written) clearly, concisely and accurately; willingness and ability to accept responsibility and meet deadlines; ability to manage time and stress effectively while administering multiple projects with different time frames; and the ability to initiate activities and projects, using technical, analytical, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Human Resources Contact:
Stefanie Melendez
(530) 318-8584
Hiring Unit Contact:
Whitney Brennan
(530) 307-8398

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Jane Freeman
(530) 307-9490
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail