The Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an agency of the state of California within the California Natural Resources Agency, is seeking a new Executive Officer due to the upcoming retirement of current SNC Executive Officer Jim Branham.  Branham, who was named SNC’s first Executive Officer in 2005, is also a former Undersecretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, and Chief Deputy Director at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. 

During Branham’s tenure, SNC has not only achieved its objectives to initiate, encourage, and support efforts that improve the environmental, economic, and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada Region, its communities, and the citizens of California, but has also become successful agent of collaborative restoration of the region’s forested watersheds by bringing together local, State and federal governments on such projects as the Watershed Improvement Program, a competitive grant program supporting forest health projects that result in multiple watershed benefits.

SNC is seeking to fill the position by December, and is taking applications no later than Friday, September 28. The full job posting can be accessed here.