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VP OPERATIONS: Make Sure The Path That You Take Leads To A Job

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Sean is the Vice President of Operations for Southern Nevada Environmental, a team of biological consultants working with the endangered desert tortoise. His group is responsible for performing site assessments at construction sites, in addition to being on the ground during construction in order to remove desert tortoises to keep them from getting killed during construction. Sean became interested in environmental work through an elective ecology class in university, when he found out that he could essentially go hiking in the desert that he grew up in for a living.

Job Title: Vice President of Operations
Employer: Southern Nevada Environmental

Job Summary: General and Operations Managers

Job Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

On-the-Job Training

None

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Institute of Certified Professional Managers.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$45,000 - $145,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, People skills, Public speaking ability, Organizational skills

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m='9650'>Endangered</span> <span m='10080'>Species</span> <span m='10540'>Act.</span> </p><p><span m='11220'>We</span> <span m='11420'>will</span> <span m='11590'>go</span> <span m='11760'>out</span> <span m='11980'>and</span> <span m='12090'>do</span> <span m='12220'>site</span> <span m='12510'>assessments</span> <span m='13080'>in</span> <span m='13220'>proposed</span> <span m='13800'>project</span> <span m='14310'>sites</span> <span m='14640'>and</span> <span m='14800'>actually</span> <span m='15090'>inventory</span> <span m='15520'>what</span> <span m='15740'>species</span> <span m='16230'>are</span> <span m='16320'>there.</span> <span m='17010'>And</span> <span m='17180'>then</span> <span m='17380'>once</span> <span m='17600'>that</span> <span m='17780'>data</span> <span m='18020'>is</span> <span m='18560'>gathered</span> <span m='19070'>and</span> <span m='19390'>put</span> <span m='19640'>into</span> <span m='19860'>a</span> <span m='19940'>report,</span> <span m='20420'>the</span> <span m='20490'>federal</span> <span m='20780'>government</span> <span m='21180'>will</span> <span m='21400'>issue</span> <span m='21770'>a</span> <span m='21870'>permit</span> <span m='22630'>that</span> <span m='22750'>allows</span> <span m='23120'>the</span> <span m='23210'>companies</span> <span m='23630'>to</span> <span m='23740'>go</span> <span m='23970'>and</span> <span m='24080'>do</span> <span m='24200'>work</span> <span m='24500'>on</span> <span m='24620'>these</span> <span m='24820'>federal</span> <span m='25140'>lands.</span> <span m='25900'>And</span> <span m='25990'>my</span> <span m='26140'>guys</span> <span m='26400'>will</span> <span m='26490'>be</span> <span m='26640'>on</span> <span m='26780'>the</span> <span m='26860'>ground</span> <span m='27180'>every</span> <span m='27390'>day,</span> <span m='27590'>hiking</span> <span m='27970'>with</span> <span m='28100'>a</span> <span m='28140'>backpack</span> <span m='28660'>on,</span> <span m='28900'>in</span> <span m='29010'>front</span> <span m='29200'>of</span> <span m='29270'>bulldozers,</span> <span m='30290'>actually</span> <span m='30900'>finding</span> <span m='31270'>desert</span> <span m='31580'>tortoise</span> <span m='32049'>and</span> <span m='32360'>removing</span> <span m='32759'>them</span> <span m='32910'>from</span> <span m='33100'>the</span> <span m='33180'>job</span> <span m='33440'>site</span> <span m='33780'>so</span> <span m='33920'>that</span> <span m='34070'>they</span> <span m='34200'>don't</span> <span m='34920'>get</span> <span m='35400'>killed</span> <span m='35990'>while</span> <span m='36110'>they're</span> <span m='36220'>doing</span> <span m='36390'>the</span> <span m='36460'>construction.</span> </p><p><span m='37860'>I</span> <span m='37960'>was</span> <span m='38100'>actually</span> <span m='38570'>a</span> <span m='38800'>pre-med</span> <span m='39300'>student.</span> <span m='39630'>I</span> <span m='39660'>was</span> <span m='39760'>going</span> <span m='39870'>to</span> <span m='39910'>become</span> <span m='40200'>a</span> <span m='40250'>dentist,</span> <span m='40750'>but</span> <span m='40920'>I</span> <span m='41010'>was</span> <span m='41170'>taking</span> <span m='41470'>an</span> <span m='41570'>ecology</span> <span m='42200'>elective</span> <span m='42660'>class.</span> <span m='43030'>And</span> <span m='43190'>the</span> <span m='43280'>professor</span> <span m='43780'>had</span> <span m='43960'>working</span> <span m='44280'>biologists</span> <span m='44940'>come</span> <span m='45180'>through</span> <span m='45460'>every</span> <span m='45710'>week</span> <span m='46000'>and</span> <span m='46320'>talk</span> <span m='46550'>to</span> <span m='46660'>us</span> <span m='46780'>about</span> <span m='47300'>the</span> <span m='47380'>different</span> <span m='47680'>careers</span> <span m='48120'>there</span> <span m='48310'>are</span> <span m='48490'>in</span> <span m='48550'>biology,</span> <span m='49220'>and</span> <span m='49370'>I</span> <span m='49450'>had</span> <span m='49550'>never</span> <span m='49780'>heard</span> <span m='50010'>of</span> <span m='50080'>this</span> <span m='50280'>before.</span> <span m='50710'>But</span> <span m='51170'>I</span> <span m='51260'>thought</span> <span m='51440'>was</span> <span m='51590'>pretty</span> <span m='51820'>awesome</span> <span m='52120'>that</span> <span m='52260'>I</span> <span m='52330'>could</span> <span m='52470'>get</span> <span m='52600'>paid</span> <span m='52880'>to</span> <span m='52940'>go</span> <span m='53080'>hike</span> <span m='53350'>in</span> <span m='53440'>the</span> <span m='53520'>desert</span> <span m='53900'>that</span> <span m='54030'>I</span> <span m='54080'>grew</span> <span m='54300'>up</span> <span m='54450'>in.</span> </p><p><span m='55380'>The</span> <span m='55490'>best</span> <span m='55820'>advice</span> <span m='56140'>I</span> <span m='56210'>could</span> <span m='56360'>give</span> <span m='56490'>to</span> <span m='56570'>somebody</span> <span m='56950'>starting</span> <span m='57300'>out</span> <span m='57450'>in</span> <span m='57550'>high</span> <span m='57760'>school</span> <span m='58170'>is,</span> <span m='58320'>when</span> <span m='58460'>you</span> <span m='58560'>go</span> <span m='58800'>to</span> <span m='58930'>college,</span> <span m='59480'>make</span> <span m='59730'>sure</span> <span m='59970'>that</span> <span m='60380'>the</span> <span m='60520'>path</span> <span m='60730'>that</span> <span m='61180'>you</span> <span m='61320'>take</span> <span m='61720'>leads</span> <span m='62120'>to</span> <span m='62350'>a</span> <span m='62510'>job.</span> <span m='63510'>Don't</span> <span m='63810'>get</span> <span m='63980'>a</span> <span m='64090'>degree</span> <span m='64650'>that</span> <span m='65050'>doesn't</span> <span m='65700'>have</span> <span m='65890'>a</span> <span m='65950'>career</span> <span m='66340'>path.</span> <span 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