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Park Planner II

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Santa Rosa, CA


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$6,597 - $8,019/Monthly*

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Jan 4, 2022

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Park Planner II

$6,597 - $8,019/Monthly*


Are you an experienced park planner?

Join the County of Sonoma Regional Parks as a Park Planner II!


Salary starting at $37.93/hour ($79,164/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!*


The Sonoma County Regional Parks Department is looking for a Park Planner II to conduct park planning studies to design and expand parks, park facilities, structures, and trails in unincorporated Sonoma County. As a Park Planner II, you will conduct preliminary field investigations of proposed parks, trails, bikeways, waterways and recreation sites to assess suitability and potential usage. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Soliciting and negotiating consultant services, evaluating and rating proposals, and negotiating contracts for services
  • Evaluating public demand and usage needs for park improvements and adding new park properties
  • Preparing land acquisition reports along with site and facility development plans
  • Representing the department in public meetings and presentations to other community groups and agencies

The ideal candidate for this position will have a desire to be a contributing member of an interactive team and a passion for improving and using our parks and recreation areas. The ideal candidate will also possess:

  • Project management skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with land acquisition and zoning
  • An understanding of public funding procedures
  • Strong analytical and organization skills
  • Experience with park plan implementation

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.


What We Offer


Working at the County of Sonoma offers 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 a competitive total compensation package* 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 1/24/22

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