Job Posting: Tahoe Strategic Growth Program Manager

CA Tahoe Conservancy

Tahoe Strategic Growth Program Manager

$6,495.00 - $8,070.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The Tahoe Strategic Growth Program Manager works under the direction of the Conservancy Chief of Administration for the Tahoe Livable Communities (TLC) Program, and in coordination with the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) Executive Director.

35% Conservancy Supervision (E):

Plans, directs, and oversees the work activities of the Conservancy’s TLC staff by delegating work at the appropriate level of responsibility and by effectively tracking the efficient completion of work assignments and projects.

35% Statewide Representation (E):

Contributes senior-level leadership and collaborates with various State agencies on Conservancy and SGC program priorities.

30% TLC Program Development (E):

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:
Tahoe Strategic Growth Program Manager
$6,495.00 - $8,070.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
El Dorado County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

California Tahoe Conservancy
The mission of the California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy) is to lead California’s efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Through its Tahoe Livable Communities (TLC) Program, the Conservancy seeks to acquire, sell, lease, or exchange land and development rights to meet State, regional, and local affordable housing and sustainable community goals.

Strategic Growth Council
The mission of the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) is to coordinate and work collaboratively with public agencies, communities, and stakeholders to achieve sustainability, equity, economic prosperity, and quality of life for all Californians. The SGC was established to provide technical assistance and capacity building and administers a suite of grant programs funded through the California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions while providing a variety of other impactful benefits particularly in disadvantaged communities.


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:

Stefanie Melendez
1061 3rd Street
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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.
  • Statement of Qualifications - In 750 words or less, please describe your vision of sustainable communities in the rural Sierra Nevada, or Tahoe specifically if you like. The vision should touch on opportunities and challenges associated with (1) depending on tourism and recreation industries while living in a sensitive environment; (2) coordinating and integrating state, federal, local, and private investments; and (3) developing state and local policies and programs that integrate housing, transportation, and climate change adaptation.
  • Other - Cover letter is required.

    Applications received without a completed SOQ, will not be considered.
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:

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be able to work in a team-oriented environment and have strong interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to independently use tact or assertiveness as appropriate to effectively represent the State’s interest, 
  • An understanding of the political dynamics in the Lake Tahoe Basin at the federal, State, and local levels.


Health Benefits (CalPERS), Retirement (CalPERS), Employer Health Contributions, Dental, Vision.  Deferred Compensation (Savings Plus Program), Employee Assistance Program, Group Legal Services Insurance, Holidays, Vacation/Sick/Other Paid Leave, Flex Elect Reimbursement Program and more. 

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) 543-6014
Hiring Unit Contact:
Kevin Prior
(530) 543-6016

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) 543-6038
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