Job Posting: Reimbursements Program Coordinator

Sierra Nevada Conservancy

Reimbursements Program Coordinator

$4,177.00 - $6,290.00

Final Filing Date: 6/25/2018

Job Description and Duties

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC or Department) is seeking a highly motivated individual who has strong project management and critical thinking skills, preferably with natural resource experience, to join the Department’s Field Operations and Special Projects Division. The candidate performs a variety of research, complex analytical, interpretive, coordination, and development activities for the administration of all reimbursement funding agreements. The incumbent is responsible for organizing and coordinating these funding programs through the application of guidelines, policies, and processes for the distribution and administration of various federal and state grant funds. The position will require frequent travel throughout the 25-million-acre Sierra Nevada Region. Candidates should have prior work experience as a high-level project manager with reimbursement funding experience, and demonstrate the ability to be flexible in a demanding work environment.


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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Reimbursements Program Coordinator
$5,022.00 - $6,290.00
$4,177.00 - $5,230.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Placer County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Created in 2004, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) is a state agency whose mission is to improve the environmental, economic, and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada Region. The SNC has awarded over $68 million in grants for projects that protect and enhance the health of California’s primary watersheds by improving forest health, remediating mercury contamination from abandoned mines, protecting critical natural resources, and reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire. Funding for these projects came from Proposition 84 passed by voters in 2006 and Proposition 1 passed by voters in 2014.


The Sierra Nevada Region spans 25 million acres, encompasses all or part of 22 counties, and runs from the Oregon border on the north to Kern County on the south. The Region is the origin of more than 60 percent of California’s developed water supply.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible for this position you must meet the minimum qualifications for BOTH CPDA II and AGPA or, if applying for the CPDA I, you must meet the minimum requirements for BOTH CPDA I and SSA, Range C.


1) Current state employees with status in the Conservancy Project Development Analyst II (CPDA II), or
2) Lateral transfers from an equivalent class, or
3) Former state employees who can reinstate into this class, or
4) a)  Persons who are reachable on a current Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) employment list (“list eligible”). To be included on the AGPA list, you must take the AGPA exam online at the following
     b)  Additionally, the Conservancy Project Development Analyst I (CPDA I) classification may be considered for this position. The Staff Services Analyst (SSA) employment list is being utilized for CPDA I eligibility. To be included on the SSA list, you must take the SSA exam online at the following link.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. 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: 6/25/2018

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:

Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Attn: Jennifer Barnes
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Jennifer Barnes
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603
08:00 AM - 05:00 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.
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:

--Experience and/or a degree in environmental science, natural resource management, or conservation
--Knowledge and interest in the principles and practices of conservation
--Project planning and project management experience
--Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, Access, PowerPoint)
--Enthusiasm and sense of humor


This supplemental application must be no more than two type-written pages in length, using 12-point font, 1-inch standard margins and include your first and last name in the upper right-hand corner. Demonstrating your writing skills, respond to the following supplemental items:
--Describe your education and/or experience working with natural resource issues.
--Describe your project planning and project management experience. 
--Describe your experience with federal or state grants and/or reimbursable funding.

 In your descriptions use examples that include the following information:
--Employer(s) name
--Your position/title(s)
--How long you held the position(s) that demonstrate your experience in these areas
--A supervisor’s name and phone number who can verify the information

A completed application includes the position title, position number, and contact person’s name in the job title line. Candidates who do not submit all required documents (incomplete application packages) will be eliminated from the selection process.

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