County Of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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Natural Resources Park Program Manager

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on August 3, 2019

Natural Resources Park Program Manager $4,054 - $4,916/Monthly

Apply by 08/12/19

Note: This position requires at least one year of Parks programming experience in educating or training about parks, the environment, or natural resources, and/or coordinating recreational programs.

Sonoma County Regional Parks is recruiting for two Park Program Assistants (PPAs) positions in the Natural Resource Division, which will focus on monitoring and managing vegetation and/or wildlife. These positions will steward the diverse ecosystems of Sonoma County in the County Park system. PPAs will support the County's commitment to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and preserving the biodiversity of Sonoma County Regional Parks lands by mapping and monitoring vegetation, wildlife, and the barriers to wildlife permeability. 

The PPAs will assist with coordinating special events; support outreach, communication, and educational programming; and lead interns and seasonal field staff in maintaining the quality assurance and control of collected data. Additionally, PPA responsibilities will include maintaining a wildlife camera network, documenting special status species, supporting restoration projects, maintaining irrigation systems, controlling invasive species, removing derelict fencing, and other natural resource projects.

The ideal candidates for these positions will have experience mapping or monitoring plants or wildlife in a field-based setting; coordinating, implementing, and leading natural resource programs or projects; implementing standard protocols and methods for data collection; and utilizing wildlife cameras and GIS technology. They will also will possess:
  • A passion for parks, public land management, and natural resource preservation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Organization skills necessary to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to be self-motivated and goal-oriented
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team of interns and seasonal field staff
Working at the County of Sonoma

We offer expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $500 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
* Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can found in the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of Understanding (SEIU MOU)

The Civil Service title for this position is Park Program Assistant. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions are strongly encouraged to apply to this recruitment.