$68.71-$85.82 Hourly / $11,909.73-$14,875.47 Monthly / $142,916.80-$178,505.60 Yearly
Under direction of the Community Development Resource Agency (CDRA) Director, assist the Director to finalize and initiate implementation of the Placer County Conservation Plan (PCCP) which is a natural resource conservation planning effort for Western Placer County that provides comprehensive regulatory compliance for federal and state endangered species and wetlands; program start up and implementation; assure immediate and long-term habitat conservation goals are achieved; coordinate the implementation of the conservation strategy with stakeholders, conservation partners and federal and state regulatory agencies. Advises and assists the Board of Supervisors in establishing priorities, and maximizing the effectiveness of the Agency and program funding.
The PCCP will provide a balance between land conservation, federal, state and local regulatory compliance and continued economic growth and development for the Western Placer region.
Receives administrative direction from the CDRA Director.
Exercises direct supervision over professional, technical and clerical personnel.
Finalize and implement the PCCP conservation strategy, environmental impact report, environmental impact statement, implementation agreement and funding plan.
Establish a cooperative partnership with Placer County, and the City of Lincoln (Permittees) to establish the Placer Conservation Authority (PCA), the joint-powers agency that will implement the PCCP on behalf of Permittees.
Establish a Joint Powers Authority agreement defining purpose, roles, geographic scope of work, governance and voting rights, finances, administration and staffing.
Assist Permittees in achieving regulatory compliance for public and private projects with impacts on state and federally listed endangered species via a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) prepared pursuant to the Federal Endangered Species Act and a Natural Community Conservation Plan (HCCP) prepared pursuant to the California Natural Community Conservation Planning Act.
Assist Permittees in achieving regulatory compliance with the Federal Clean Water Act and relevant state statutes for impacts to wetlands and other waters through the implementation of the County Aquatic Resources Program (CARP).
Assist Permittees with local regulations, policies, and standards related to natural resource management and impacts to resources regulated at the local level (e.g. tree and grading ordinances).
Implement the PCCP conservation strategy and meet the Plan’s biological goals and objectives through the implementation of numerous measures and best management practices.
Assist Permittees to apply conditions on covered activities as described by the Plan.
Secure fee title or conservation easements. Coordinate land acquisition activities, where appropriate, in partnership with other federal and state funding programs and organizations in accordance with the requirements of the Plan.
Develop a Reserve System through land acquisitions and implement habitat creation/enhancement/restoration actions on reserve lands. Establish long-term habitat management plans for reserve properties in coordination with the federal and state agencies.
Monitor the Reserve System consistent with the monitoring and adaptive management requirements of the PCCP.
Coordinate with the County and City of Lincoln to establish and maintain recreational facilities on reserve lands that are compatible with the conservation goals of the Plan.
Prepare the program budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for program, including fee adjustments, staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget.
Identify, write and obtain grants and other outside funding sources, including tracking and reporting grant compliance.
Prepare annual reports to reporting agencies as appropriate.
Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as requested; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Agency.
Conduct and/or attend various public meetings and hearings representing the interests of the County.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with Federal and State Departments, local governmental agencies, local and regional academic institutions and organizations, non-governmental organizations, County department staff and the public using principles of good customer service.
Represent the County to outside agencies and organizations; participate in interagency advisory teams, outside community and professional groups and organizations; conduct stakeholder advisory meetings and provide technical assistance as necessary.
Research and prepare a variety of technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.
Perform a variety of special assignments.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Five years of senior level managerial and/or administrative experience relating to planning, organizing and directing the operations of a complex department or agency with programs related to community development, natural lands management, community outreach and stakeholder participation.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, land use, geography, biology, public administration or a related field. Biological science related training is highly desirable.
Required License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.