Park Aide

Job Location

Santa Rosa, CA


Type of Job



$2,993 - $3,638/Monthly*

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Published Date

Mar 12, 2022

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Sonoma County Regional Parks Department is accepting applications for a full-time Park Aide position.

This is an exciting opportunity to discover your parks and learn about our County's diverse wildlife and landscapes as a member of the Regional Parks team!

Starting salary $17.21/hour ($35,919/year) plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month*

As a Park Aide, you will assist with routine park operations and a variety of Sonoma County Regional Park programs. On-the-job training is provided to learn about park rules, procedures, interpretation, and operations. Additional responsibilities you will assist with include:

· Registering campers and collecting fees for day-use and camping

· Explaining park rules and responding to visitor inquiries

· Maintaining and/or monitoring park natural resources

· Performing maintenance and janitorial tasks, including cleaning restrooms

· Supporting special park events and festivals

The Ideal candidate for this position will possess:

· A passion for parks and serving the community

· Experience providing customer service to a diverse population

· Strong written and verbal communication skills

· Point of sale and cash handling experience

· Organization skills necessary to manage multiple priorities

· Valid Basic First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and Emergency Cardiac Care cards

· Bilingual skills (Spanish) desired but not required

Work locations may vary and work assignments include irregular hours on weekdays, weekends, and holidays. A candidate's flexibility in workdays and work hours is highly desirable. Park Aides are required to wear a County issued uniform and will receive a voucher toward the purchase of safety boots.

County of Sonoma's Regional Parks include more than 50 parks, trails, and beaches from Petaluma to Gualala and Sonoma to Bodega Bay. Many offer wild landscapes while others feature sports fields, playgrounds, campgrounds, boat launches, and an environmental education center. Regional Parks also offers a range of recreation, education and natural resource programs that enhance the quality of life and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

What We Offer

When you join the County's challenging and rewarding work environment you become a valuable team member and gain the satisfaction of knowing you're working together to better your community. 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 and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, or call 707-565-2331. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Apply by 3/21/22