Tahoe Livable Communities Supervisor – California Tahoe Conservancy

El Dorado County, CA

Position Summary:

The Tahoe Livable Communities (TLC) Supervisor works under the direction of the Conservancy Director of Lands to oversee and manage the TLC Program. The incumbent:

  • Supervises and directs the work of staff engaged in land acquisitions, exchanges, sales, and land banking of development rights;
  • Collaborates with both internal and external stakeholders on Conservancy land and development rights policies and strategies to achieve equitable and resilient communities and landscapes.
  • Provides leadership in integrating Conservancy program priorities with various State and regional agencies to achieve sustainable communities and climate resiliency goals.

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

Essential Functions

30% Conservancy Supervision (E):

  • Evaluates the work of Conservancy staff to ensure that it meets quality, quantity, and timeliness standards;
  • Leads and motivates Conservancy staff to maximum productivity to accomplish program objectives and assists with resolving disagreements;
  • Creates an annual operational plan to achieve TLC goals and objectives consistent with the Conservancy Strategic Plan; and
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of ongoing TLC policies and procedures and attainment of Conservancy Strategic Plan Goals.

30% TLC Program Management (E):

  • Provides guidance on the strategic uses of TLC asset lands, development rights, and acquisition funding to achieve local, regional, and statewide planning goals;
  • Prepares and reviews appropriate California Environmental Quality Act documentation for land bank transactions and Board approval;
  • Coordinates TLC program activities with grantees and contractors, governmental agencies, citizen groups, and other interested or affected entities;
  • Develops partnerships with builders, developers, housing advocates, and disadvantaged community groups to inform TLC program development;
  • Assesses needs, opportunities, and innovative solutions to direct land bank development rights in a manner that achieves statewide and regional planning priorities;
  • Provides direction to staff on the potential sale, transfer, or exchange of asset land parcels over the next five to ten years.

25%  Natural Resource, Land Management and TLC Interdisciplinary Coordination (E):

  • Leads the research, development, and writing of grant applications for land acquisitions that meet Natural Resource, Land Management and TLC Department goals; 
  • Builds collaborative staff partnerships advancing the Lake Tahoe Climate Resilience Action Strategy;    
  • Participate in and lead multidisciplinary teams for complex projects involving transfer of land ownership or land interests;
  • Lead investigation of potential property acquisitions including site visits to evaluate natural resources, conservation values, species inventories, land use practices, property boundaries, and encroachments;
  • Assists Conservancy departments in navigating challenging aspects of land ownership, including easements, deed restrictions, boundary line adjustments, and other issues;
  • Builds collaborative partnerships to advance Conservancy goals, including negotiating Memorandum of Understanding’s, Joint Power Authorities, or other agreements with districts, agencies, local governments, and non-profits.

15% Statewide and Regional Representation (E):

  • Represents the Conservancy in key Lake Tahoe and statewide forums and with various public and private stakeholders as a statewide subject matter expert on Conservancy land and sustainable community issues;
  • Evaluates and recommends opportunities for statewide cross-agency collaboration with the Strategic Growth Council, Department of General Services, Wildlife Conservation Board, and other state agencies;
  • Coordinates TLC work program in support of regional and local area plan goals which incentivize compact environmental redevelopment in pursuit of threshold attainment;
  • Prepares materials to communicate and respond to the California Natural Resources Agency, State of California legislative staff, and other governing bodies concerning recommended policy changes affecting state lands and sustainable communities;
  • Tracks and prepares Conservancy response to proposed regional and area plan code changes affecting Conservancy lands and development rights;
  • Make technical presentations to the Conservancy Board, management, and stakeholders (with various levels of understanding) to promote Conservancy lands, land bank, and statewide sustainable communities strategies leading to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.


  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and have strong interpersonal skills;
  • Capacity to understand the political dynamics in the Lake Tahoe Basin at the federal, State, and local levels;
  • Ability to independently use tact or assertiveness as appropriate to effectively represent the State’s interest; 
  • Understanding of the policies and procedures associated with development rights and commodities as defined by the Lake Tahoe Regional Plan
  • Passion for work that promotes sustainable communities and racial equity;
  • Experience working in and with under-resourced communities, immigrant communities and low-income communities and/or communities of color;
  • Proven commitment to serving diverse communities; and
  • An ability to create and succeed in a work environment that celebrates diverse backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences.

Salary: $7,379.00 – $9,169.00 per Month

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.
  • 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 here.
  • Final Filing Date: Until Filled

For more information please see the position description.

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