The District Manager is responsible for managing and directing the internal business operations of Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD) along with being the face of Tahoe RCD to a large and varied group of government, research, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and private partners. The District Manager is an at-will employee who reports to a five-member Board of Directors. The position requires a strong and broad-based knowledge of natural resources, fund-development skills, self-direction, strategic thinking, collaborative leadership, and problem-solving abilities in order to carry out Tahoe RCD’s mission.
BA/BS, from an accredited institution, in environmental planning, natural resource management, environmental engineering, business or public administration or a related field (Master's Degree preferred).
A minimum of five years of experience with public agencies or NGOs in a wide range of natural resource programs or initiatives. Experience should include: fund development, grant management, financial and organizational management, human resources, and management and restoration of lands owned by the organization. Management level experience required.
Knowledge and experience with financial reporting documentation and financial policies and procedures.
Experience leading an outcome-based organization; ability to develop and implement strategies that will take the RCD to the next stage of growth.
Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
Excellence in organizational management, with the ability to manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage complex budgets.
Ability to work comfortably in a wide range of settings including legislative subcommittees, program development sessions with environmental decision-makers, technical conferences, and meetings with local citizens and landowner groups.
Strong ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders.
Excellent writing and public speaking skills, strong verbal communication skills, and excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
Competency with current computer technologies.
Demonstrated leadership skills through past achievements.
A California C Driver's License, a clean driving record, auto insurance, and successful completion of a background check.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience. The current salary range is $84,689 - $99,198. A District-wide salary survey has been initiated. The Tahoe RCD's benefits package includes individual employee health benefits (employer covers 75% medical and 100% dental vision, and Employee Assistance Program), discretionary leave time (vacation leave 80 hrs (yrs 1-5), sick leave 80 hrs per year, 240 hr cap) 14 paid holidays, and retirement benefits (PERS).
Tahoe RCD is a non-regulatory, local special district empowered to address a full suite of natural resource opportunities. Our programs and projects support conservation issues including: water quality, aquatic invasive species, wildlife habitat, fire defensible space, sustainable recreation, water conservation and community enhancement. Tahoe RCD works in an area that covers over 35,000 acres in... El Dorado and Placer Counties including private, state and federal lands on the California side of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Through collaboration and partnerships, Tahoe RCD is granted authority to work in adjacent Resource Conservation Districts in both California and Nevada. Our work is carried out by a professional and passionate team of 14 full time and 30-50 seasonal staff and contractors/partners in four program areas: Landscape Conservation, Aquatic Invasive Species, Stormwater Monitoring, and Fire Adapted Communities.
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