Joseph August Hill

Email: josephhill262@gmail.com

Collaborative Work Style | Foundation in Sciences | Sustainable Program Management

I am an environmental services professional with a solid educational foundation in natural sciences and a passion for working in environmental outreach, field work, and sustainability.

Areas Of Expertise

+ Green Initiative Promotion + Environmental Education + Public Speaking and Outreach + Program Administration + Microsoft Office Suite + Sustainable Agriculture and Design + Interdisciplinary Sciences + Grassroots Organization + Customer Service + Staff Training and Supervision + Political and Social Sciences + Environmental Advocacy + Field Research and Reporting +Sustainable Project Management + Best Management Practices

Education & Professional Development

Degrees and Diplomas

Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona, USA – Home of the Lumberjacks
August 24th, 2009 to August 6th, 2013
Bachelor of Science Degree, Graduate of the Class of 2013
Major in Environmental Sciences, Emphasis in Policy & Administration
Minor in Political Sciences
School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability,
College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences

Incline High School
Incline Village, Nevada, USA – Home of the Highlanders
August 15th, 2005 to June 12th, 2009
Advanced Diploma of Graduation of the Class of 2009
Incline High School National Honor Society President


Leave No Trace Trainer Course – Certificate of Completion
Awarded June 10th, 2016 from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

Heartsaver Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED – Certificate of Completion
Awarded April 8th, 2016 from the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District

HAZWOPER 24HR (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) – Certificate of Completion of the 24 Hour Training Course
Awarded April 4th, 2016 from the IACET accredited 360training.com

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) – Certificate of Professional Development
Awarded November 11th, 2014 from the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED – Certificate of Completion ID: GQUR5F
Awarded September 16th, 2014 from the American Red Cross (Expired)

Professional Experience

Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID), Public Works, Waste Not
Incline Village, Nevada 89451

August 2015 – Present
Sustainability Technician

  • See italicized Americorps duties as listed in the next job description.
  • Representative of the District and programs at public forums and table expos.
  • Assisted with the roll-out of a new community waste franchise agreement.
  • Answered program phone lines in order to process information to community members, facilitate “bear shed” placements, and schedule appointments.
  • Occasionally filled in and responded to the community trash spill hotline.
  • Researched and developed a District framework for environmental sustainability.
  • Facilitated the beginning of the Sustainable Tourism Operator’s Kit for Evaluation (STOKE) program for community owned Diamond Peak Ski Resort.
  • Enhanced effectiveness and expertise in hazardous waste operations and emergency response via HAZWOPER course completion.

Previous Positions:
Sustainability Intern (August 2015 – July 2016)
Americorps Volunteer as Education and Outreach Coordinator (Septemeber 2014 – August 2015)

Americorps at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation. Host Site: Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID), Public Works, Waste Not Program
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
September 2014 – August 2015 
Americorps Volunteer as Education and Outreach Coordinator

  • Active member of the Parasol Americorps team to Get Things Done for America.
  • Executed service projects with the team including a river cleanup, haunted house, and rehabilitation of the Incline Elementary School’s Outdoor Classrooms.
  • Reported quarterly statistics to local, state and national stakeholders.
  • Collected and sorted household hazardous and electronic waste from community residents, tracked the number of participants while verifying information.
  • Advised community members regarding recycling, waste reduction and proper containerization of waste in order to protect black bears and other wildlife.
  • Conducted weekly water quality measurements including temperature, samples, turbidity and dissolved oxygen at the utility intake and recreational sites.
  • Attended and supported events related to the Tahoe Water Suppliers Association.
  • Assisted organizing various community events and recruited volunteers.
  • Coordinated with the local elementary, middle and high schools, private schools and colleges on science, sustainability and wildlife lessons and initiatives.
  • Organized research of sustainability measures for District practices and venues.
  • Consistent use of software such as ArcGIS, Microsoft Office Suite, and iMovie.
  • Consistent heavy lifting in addition to use of assorted hand tools, a District utility truck with occasional need to transport electronic waste and compost materials to Carson City, Nevada using various hitch trailers.
  • https://josephahill.com/work-experience/waste-not-americorps/

Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space
Bartley Ranch Regional Park/Truckee River District, Reno, Nevada 89511
April – October 2014 
Seasonal Park Aide Ranger

  • Performed regular maintenance and housekeeping duties primarily to Bartley Ranch Regional Park and to parks along the Truckee River corridor including Crystal Peak, Hidden Valley, Davis Creek and Rancho San Rafael as additional service was needed.
  • Performed gardening, pruning and defensible space duties as needed in addition to minor park construction projects.
  • Greeted the public and provide information regarding park events and programs.
  • Relay knowledge of facilities as well as rules and regulations to the public.
  • Opened and closed facilities for administrative and interpretive regular hours, special events and emergency situations in addition to park security patrol duties.
  • Guided tours of park facilities and encourage public participation in park programs.
  • Participated in and lead environmental interpretation programs.
  • Assisted in management of park projects such as burned native vegetation restoration, preservation of historic buildings and trails, installation of new equipment, volunteer and vulnerable population improvement projects and park access improvements.
  • Consistent use of assorted hand tools, electric tools, gas powered tools and heavy equipment such as Polaris Ranger and Ford F-550 Patrol Vehicles.
  • https://josephahill.com/work-experience/washoe-county-park-ranger/

North Lake Tahoe Financial Services, LLC
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
August 2013 – present
Office/Technical Assistant and Media Outreach Coordinator

  • Assisted planning and coordination of daily business objectives and long-term goals.
  • Assisted with basic office and facility services such as collated copies, mailers, light-bulb changes and security surveillance system installation and observation.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Quickbooks, PROseries
  • Social Media Director in charge of Facebook and online media campaigns.
  • Webmaster for tahoefinancial.com
  • http://www.tahoefinancial.com/welcome.html

The Sierra Club, Grand Canyon Chapter
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
May – August 2013
Protect the Grand Canyon Campaign Intern

  • Assisted planning and coordination for community and public educational events.
  • Conducted research concerning Off Highway Vehicle use near potential Wilderness areas.
  • Conducted research concerning Off Highway Vehicle use near established Wilderness areas during the fall hunting season.
  • Participated in City Hall meetings and other political forums to communicate Uranium mining issues to Arizonan constituents.
  • https://josephahillblog.wordpress.com/sierrra-club-grand-canyon-chapter/

The Flagstaff Aquaplex, City of Flagstaff
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
March 2011 – April 2013
Program/Facility Site Supervisor

  • Promoted to Head of Employee Schedules at the Flagstaff Aquaplex based on excellence in supervisory position.
  • Responsible for employee conduct, customer service evaluations, climbing wall waiver admissions in addition to all Recreation Leader duties.
  • Taught cycle-based exercise courses and assisted in numerous kids exercise classes such as “Sporties for Shorties.”

Previous Positions:
Recreation Leader (March – June 2011)

Flagstaff Ranger District, Coconino National Forest Service
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011
August – December 2012
Wilderness Student Researcher

Office of Sustainability, Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011
August 2012 – May 2013
Sustainability Ambassador

  • Authored a business plan selling green cleaning kits to university students and bookstores.
  • Presented project at UGRADS at Northern Arizona University as part of a senior capstone project.
  • Conducted research that supported the hypothesis that individuals using green cleaning chemicals experience less sick days and an increase in productivity in comparison with those using traditional cleaning products.
  • Successfully established and executed all aspects of a project focused on the use of green clean chemicals entitled A Way to Clean by Being Green.
  • https://josephahillblog.wordpress.com/my-senior-capstone-at-nau/

Tahoe Environmental Research Center, University of California, Davis
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
March 2007 – August 2009
Education Center Volunteer Docent 

  • Donated over 200 hours to public education regarding the environmental sciences specific to the Lake Tahoe watershed and the sustainable practices that achieve high-grade environmentally sustainable properties.

Previous Positions:
Clean Chemistry Laboratory Intern (2008)
Youth Science Institute Leader (2008)

Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID) Clean Water Team
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
April 2005 – August 2008
Water Quality Monitor Volunteer

  • Donated over 100 hours to the collection of scientific data and monitoring of the quality of fresh water streams within the Lake Tahoe Basin Watershed in order to assist local scientific policy decisions.

Workshops and Conferences

  • Leave No Trace Center for Ourdoor Ethics, Awareness Workshop and Trainer Course. Held at Taylor Creek Visitor Center in South Lake Tahoe, CA. June 8th and 10th, 2016. https://lnt.org/learn/trainer-courses
  • Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Sustainable Communities Program Connections Conference 2015. Held at the Hyatt Regency, Lake Tahoe in Incline Village, NV. June 22nd and 23rd, 2015. http://www.trpa.org/connections2015/
  • “Get Ahead or Get Parched: Six Ways to Survive the Drought” Workshop. Held at Lake Tahoe Community College in South Lake Tahoe, CA. June 5th, 2015.
  • Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) 6-hour workshop. Held at the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center in Incline Village, NV. November 11th, 2014. http://projectwet.org/
  • Sierra Business Council Peak Innovation Conference 2014. Held at Granlibakken Resort in Tahoe City, CA. October 8th, 9th and 10th, 2014. http://sierrabusiness.org/whats-new/peak-innovation

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer at the Incline Elementary School in Incline Village, NV. (2014-active)
  • Americorps Service Project III, Incline Elementary School Gets Outside: Reconstruction and additions made to outdoor classrooms at IES in Incline Village, NV. (5/1/2015, 5/15/2015, 5/28/2015, 5/29/2015, 6/2/2015)
  • Volunteer Running Buddy, Run with the Girls 5K in Reno, NV (11/16/2014)
  • Americorps Service Project II, Trail of Treats and Terror in Incline Village, NV (10/30/2014)
  • Americorps Service Project I , Truckee River Clean-Up in Reno, NV (09/20/2014)
  • Secretary, Northern Arizona University Young Democrats (2012)
  • Volunteer Organizer, Organizing for America, State of Arizona (2011-2012)
  • President, Incline High School National Honor Society (2008-2009)
  • Spanish Language, Literature and Composition coursework at Incline High School (2004-2009)

Special Recognition

  • Tahoe In Depth – Issue #6, Page 7 –“Bike Challenge scholarships allow Tahoe students to pursue environmental passions” (Summer, 2015)
          Tahoe in Depth – Issue #6 – Summer 2015
  • Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Bike Challenge Scholarship (2009)
  • University of California, Davis – Tahoe Environmental Research Center Charles Goldman Tahoe Scholarship (2008)
  • Second Degree Black Belt (2007)
  • First Degree Black Belt (2004)