Job Posting: North Area Representative

Sierra Nevada Conservancy

North Area Representative

$5,406.00 - $6,771.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 11/9/2020

Job Description and Duties

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC or Department) is seeking a highly motivated individual who has strong analytical skills and natural resource experience to join the Department’s Field Operations Unit as the Area Representative in SNC's North Subregion. The reporting location for the position will be within or near Lassen, Modoc, or Shasta county; this will be determined based upon the candidate hired and their location.

Working under general direction, the CPDA II independently performs complex work related to Subregional project and program development, planning, and implementation. The position requires frequent travel, up to 50 percent, throughout the 25-million-acre Sierra Nevada Region.

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

Working Conditions

The duties of this position are performed primarily indoors. The incumbent’s workstation is equipped with standard or ergonomic office equipment, as appropriate. Prolonged sitting, use of telephone, personal computer, and copier are required. Incumbent must work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines. Travel is required (including driving or riding in a vehicle) and may require incumbent to be outdoors, occasionally walking on uneven terrain and working in inclement weather when required to attend site visits. Occasional lifting, carrying, and/or moving up to 25 pounds may be required.

Currently, SNC is under state order that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 100% teleworking is required. A return to the office may be required at any time, or a split between telework and in-office work may be established once the stay-at-home order is lifted.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
North Area Representative
$5,406.00 - $6,771.00
$5,149.00 - $6,640.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
United States
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) is a state agency whose mission is to improve the environmental, economic, and social well-being of the 25-million-acre Sierra Nevada Region. The SNC leads the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program (WIP), a large-scale restoration program designed to restore the health of California’s primary watershed and create resilient Sierra Nevada communities. 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

  • The position(s) require(s) a valid California Drivers License (CDL). You must answer the questions addressing your CDL on your application. Ensure you provide your CDL number, class, expiration date, and any endorsements and/or restrictions.

PLEASE NOTE: There is only one position being filled for Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s North Subregion. It is being advertised broadly but will be filled from Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, or a neighboring county. Work location will be dependent upon the candidate hired and their location. No relocation reimbursement will be offered.

To be eligible for this position, you must meet the minimum qualifications for BOTH CPDA II and AGPA classifications.

To obtain list eligiblity, candidates must take the online AGPA exam to be placed on the appropriate eligibility list.

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, and to keep the public and the staff of SNC safe, our offices are closed. You are strongly encouraged to apply through your CalCareer Account at or by US Mail. If you must drop off your application, please slide it under the front office door at the address listed below.

Virtual interviews via web portals or phone will be offered as deemed appropriate and feasible by the hiring manager – standard in-person interviews will still be offered if conditions permit.


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: 11/9/2020

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: Lynda Young
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:

Lynda Young
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.
  • Other - Please note that the State Application form (STD 678) must include the following information or it will be considered incomplete and may not be considered for an interview: "to" and "from" dates (month/day/year), hours worked per week, civil service classifications or private sector job titles, supervisor name and phone number, and duties performed. Applications that are ‘blank’ or with “see resume” in place of duties performed are not acceptable.
  • Supplemental Application - A Supplemental Application is required. A Statement of Qualifications will not be accepted in place of the Supplemental Application. Candidates who do not submit all required documents (incomplete application package), or do not follow instructions in the Supplemental Application section below, may be eliminated from the selection process.  
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 or natural resource management or conservation
  •  Knowledge and interest in the principles and practices of tourism and recreation industries, specifically in the North Sierra region
  •  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, PowerPoint)
  •  Enthusiasm and sense of humor


State benefit information can be found on CalHR’s website, California State Civil Service Employee Benefits Summary, 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.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Lynda Young
(530) 823-4687
Hiring Unit Contact:
Jennifer Barnes
(530) 823-4685

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:
Amy Lussier
(530) 823-4707
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.


A Supplemental Application is required. A Statement of Qualifications will not be accepted in place of the Supplemental Application. Candidates who do not submit all required documents (incomplete application package) or follow instructions for the Supplemental Application may be eliminated from the selection process.  

This supplemental application must be no more than three type-written pages in length, use 12-point Arial font and 1-inch standard margins, include your first and last name in the upper right-hand corner of each page, and have Supplemental Application as the title.

Demonstrating your writing skills, respond separately to the following prompts in numerical order; do not consolidate responses:

  1. Describe your education and/or experience working with natural resource issues.
  2. Describe your project planning and project management experience.
  3. Describe your experience with federal or state grants and/or reimbursable funding.
  4. Describe your experience working independently in a remote environment, separated from your supervisor and team. Identify how you effectively communicated with your supervisor and how you reported progress, problems, and needs.

In your description, use examples that include the following information:

  • Employer(s) name
  • Your position/title(s) and state classification (if applicable)
  • 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


NOTE: Salaries do not reflect reductions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Information for actual reductions is available in the Human Resources Manual, Section 2113, Personal Leave Program (PLP) at Please refer to the section for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) – Bargaining Units 1, 3, 4, 11, 14, 15, 17, 20 and 21.


Effective July 1, 2020, state employees are subject to a 9.23% salary reduction in exchange for up to 16 hours per month of the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020). 

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