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25 Aug 2017

Full-Time Land Use Policy Associate/Analyst

League to Save Lake Tahoe – Posted by tahoeblue South Lake Tahoe, California, United States

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Job Description

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The League to Save Lake Tahoe (Keep Tahoe Blue) is seeking an experienced, highly-motivated and professional environmental land use expert to work as either the land use planning policy associate or senior land use planning policy analyst to join our program team (policy associate/analyst). The position assists in the implementation of targeted campaigns and programs to help protect, restore and advocate for the health of the Lake Tahoe Basin. You will help develop strategies to achieve strategic outcomes for protection of Lake Tahoe’s clarity and water quality. You will also conduct environmental analyst and research, and assist with federal, state and local advocacy. You will be responsible for helping the League, as Lake Tahoe’s environmental watchdog, in the development, implementation, and enforcement of applicable planning policy within the greater Lake Tahoe region, including, but not limited to, land use and transportation planning.


  • Associate: Undergraduate degree in environmental land use planning and two years professional work experience.
  • Senior analyst: Graduate degree in land use planning, environmental policy or equivalent work experience.
  • Strategic, creative thinker, able to see the big picture and set priorities, take initiative to create opportunities and obtain results.
  • Able to work in fast-paced environment requiring advanced critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Maintain professionalism while working on sometimes controversial, contentious issues.
  • Manage autonomy within a flexible schedule.
  • Excellent public speaking and advocacy skills. Must be comfortable and confident speaking in front of large groups of people.  
  • Concise and persuasive technical writing skills.
  • Experience negotiating with adverse parties on contentious issues.
  • Passion for environmental conservation and the League’s mission to protect, restore, and advocate for the ecosystem health and scenic beauty of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
  • Must be able to work well with minimal supervision, possess good judgement and work well with others.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Efficient and effective at managing and completing tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent time-management and problem-solving skills; ability to manage multiple issue campaigns, projects and staff simultaneously.
  • Professionalism, team leadership skills, collaborative spirit and creative energy.
  • Flexibility in scheduling and willingness to travel to and attend frequent public meetings in and around the region that may include evenings and weekends.

Salary range: $38,000-55,000 DOQ

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Water. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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