Sierra Nevada Conservancy

(Mt. Whitney Area Analyst)

$5,022.00 - $6,290.00

Final Filing Date: 2/23/2018

Job Description and Duties

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) is seeking a highly motivated individual who has strong analytical skills and natural resource experience to join the Department’s Mt. Whitney Area unit and work in our Eastern Sierra Office. The analyst will independently perform complex work related to Subregional project and program development, planning, and implementation. Candidates should have prior work experience as an analyst, and demonstrate the ability to be flexible in a demanding work environment. The analyst will serve as the Department’s Area Representative for Alpine, Mono, and Inyo counties.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Mt. Whitney Area Analyst
$5,022.00 - $6,290.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Inyo 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 nearly $60 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: There is only one position being filled for the Eastern Sierra Region. It is being advertised in both Inyo (JC-98280) and Mono (JC-98326) counties.  ONLY APPLY TO ONE of the job postings. Work location will be dependent upon the candidate hired and their location.


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

Who May Apply: Current state employees with status in the Conservancy Project Devlopment Analyst II (CPDA II) classification or lateral transfers from an equivalent class, former state employees who can reinstate into this class, OR persons who are reachable on the current Associate Governmental Program Analyst eligibility list. To get on this list, you must take the AGPA 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: 2/23/2018

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

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 Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • 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.
  • Supplemental Application - See Supplemental Application Requirements Below.
  • 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 or natural resource management or conservation

  • Knowledge and interest in the principles and practices of tourism and recreation industries, specifically in the Eastern 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, Access, PowerPoint)

  • Enthusiasm and sense of humor

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:
Jennifer Barnes
(530) 823-4685
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.


The Supplemental Application must be no more than two type-written pages in length, using 12-point font, 1-inch standard margins, and must include your first and last name in the upper right-hand corner. The Supplemental Application should demonstrate your writing skills. Respond to the following two supplemental items:

  • Describe your education and/or experience working with natural resource issues.
  • Describe your project planning and project management experience. 

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

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