Job Posting: Board Support Analyst

Sierra Nevada Conservancy

Board Support Analyst

$5,518.00 - $6,907.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 6/5/2023

Job Description and Duties

This is a 12-month, limited-term position that may be extended to 24 months with the possibility of becoming permanent.

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC or Department) is seeking a highly motivated individual who has strong experience in supporting a governing board, planning, preparing and implementing events of varying sizes, and document review and proofing, including but not limited to, ADA compliance, grammar and formatting, to join the Department’s Administrative Services Division as the Board Support Analyst (BSA). The reporting location for the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) serving in this position is at the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC or Department) headquarters office in Auburn. Under the direction of the Board Support Manager, the BSA, is responsible for performing the more responsible and complex assignments, including working closely with Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Boardmembers, all levels of government, the private sector, and the SNC management team. The BSA makes recommendations on policies, issues, and problems associated with the Department’s various board functions, is responsible for external event planning and serves as an expert for document proofing and review. Frequent travel is required throughout the Sierra-Cascade Region.

PLEASE NOTE: There is only one position being filled. It is being advertised in multiple counties for maximum recruitment. Please submit one application in the desired county:

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

Working Conditions

The duties of this position are performed indoors in a modern office environment. 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. Travel may be required (including driving or riding in a vehicle) and may require incumbent to be outdoors, occasionally walking on uneven terrain. Incumbent must work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines. Occasional lifting, carrying, and/or moving up to 25 pounds may be required.

Telework Opportunity:

This position is eligible for intermittent telework.  It supports quarterly governing board meeting planning and coordination and requires overnight travel within the SNC Region at least eight times per year for several days per trip.  The approved telework schedule may vary from week to week, up to 100% telework, when not traveling depending on operational need. Per GC 14200, State of California telework eligibility requires California residency and cannot be used to live or relocate out of state.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Board Support Analyst
$5,518.00 - $6,907.00 A
$3,534.00 - $4,428.00 A
$3,826.00 - $4,789.00 B
$4,588.00 - $5,744.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Placer County
Job Type:
12 Month Limited Term - Full Time

Department Information

Since its inception in 2004, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy has worked to improve the environmental, economic, and social-well-being of the Sierra Nevada Region and its communities. The SNC addresses regional challenges to reduce wildfire risk, improve climate resilience, and support economic health in the Region. Our efforts are organized within the SNC’s primary initiative, the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program (WIP). With forest health as the foundation, the WIP weaves together four priorities: restoring healthy ecosystems, improving community resilience, promoting sustainable recreation and tourism, and conserving natural and working lands. To date, the SNC has awarded over $140 million to projects throughout the Region, and partnered with other government entities to distribute over $20 million more.

Spanning nearly 27 million acres, the Sierra Nevada Region encompasses all or part of 24 counties and runs from the Oregon border on the north to Kern County on the south. The Region provides water to more than 75% of Californians and vast swaths of Central Valley farmland.

The SNC values diversity at all levels of the department and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. It is our belief that the diversity of our employees and their unique ideas inspire innovative solutions to complex challenges in the Sierra Nevada Region.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

Applying electronically through is highly encouraged.

To be eligible for this position, you must either be transfer-eligible or take and pass the following exam:
Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) –
Staff Services Analyst (SSA) –

 Please indicate on the State Application form (STD 678) your basis for eligibility in the “Explanations” field (SROA, surplus, reemployment, reinstatement, transfer, or list eligible). The 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 that refer to “see resume” in place of duties performed are not acceptable.

DO NOT INCLUDE any confidential information in your application or supporting documents (Social Security Number, birthdate, marital status, medical information, examination results, etc.) SROA/SURPLUS Applicants: You must check the SROA/Surplus as your claimed method of eligibility and attach your SROA/Surplus letter as an additional document.

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: 6/5/2023

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: Geurrine Bean
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:

Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Geurrine Bean
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:

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:
  • Ability to prioritize and ensure deadlines are met
  • Ability to be flexible while working with a broad range of staff, multi-tasking and re-directing job focus when needed
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment and operate with confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational, project management, and time management skills
  • Ability to confidently and effectively communicate through written and oral communication
  • Ability to analyze data and business processes, draw sound conclusions, and present strong recommendations
  • Proficiency in designing, planning, and implementing policies, procedures and workflow processes
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and SharePoint
  • Proficiency in English grammar, punctuation and proofreading for publication of materials
  • Enthusiasm and sense of humor


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 position or application process.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Geurrine Bean
(530) 906-6934

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) 945-9596
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.

Supplemental Application

Demonstrating your writing skills in no more than one type-written page, use 12-point Arial font and 1-inch standard margins, include your first and last name in the upper right-hand corner of the page, and have Supplemental Application as the title.

  1. Describe your experience with planning and facilitating public meetings and events. Be specific about frequency (how many events you have planned/facilitated), type and sensitivity of event (was it internal only, external with press-coverage, etc.), and levels of attendees (own staff only, external with stakeholders and/or public decision-makers, etc.). Identify your role in each meeting event.

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