Joseph August Hill

Collaborative Work Style

Foundation in Environmental Sciences

Sustainable Program Management

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 Program Management + Best Management Practices + HAZWOPER

Education & Professional Development

Degrees and Diplomas

Northern Arizona University

School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability,
College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences

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

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 Department, Waste Not Program
Incline Village, Nevada 89451

August 2015 – Present
Sustainability Coordinator – Waste Not Program Internship

  • Researched and developed a District-wide Sustainability Framework document with an Action Plan to help guide policy, benchmark environmental efforts, and gain recognition for those initiatives.
  • Facilitated an initial sustainability performance benchmark and certification assessment at District-owned Diamond Peak Ski Resort by the Sustainable Tourism Operator’s Kit for Evaluation or STOKE.
  • Determined sources and organized data ranging from recycling diversion statistics, to electricity consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions reported by USEPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager.
  • Utilized Microsoft Suite including Excel to organize and back-up data related to sustainability performance metrics, water quality parameters, and solid waste violation tracking summaries.
  • Produced and presented the first annual report for the Public Works Department comparing industry performance metrics against a variety of indicators related to environment, economy, and community.
  • Assisted with public outreach related to the roll-out of a new community waste franchise agreement.
  • Answered program phone lines to process information to community members, facilitated locations of metal “garbage can enclosures” on private properties, and scheduled various appointments.
  • Occasionally covered and responded to a 24-hour, community-wide, solid waste spill hotline.
  • Enhanced effectiveness and expertise in hazardous waste operations and emergency response via HAZWOPER course completion.
  • Representative of IVGID in addition to responsibilities from previous Americorps Member service.
  • https://josephahill.com/adventures/work-experience/ivgid-waste-not/ 

Previous Positions:
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 Dept., 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
Wilderness Researcher – Protect the Grand Canyon Campaign Internship

  • 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)

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 Outdoor 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/
  • South Tahoe Public Utility District“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 Educational Resource 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)