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Park Planning Technician

Job Location

Santa Rosa, CA


Type of Job



$4,461 - $5,421/Monthly

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Published Date

Aug 3, 2022

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Build your career in Planning with Sonoma County Regional Parks and apply to become a Park Planning Technician!


Starting salary $25.65/hour ($53,534/year), plusa cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!*


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. Please visit to learn more about the various programs and resources offered by the Regional Parks Department.


As a Park Planning Technician, you will:

  • Assist in park planning studies and the design of parks and park facilities, including assisting with conceptual plans, feasibility studies, design details, grading, and drainage
  • Inspect park and trail construction and work closely with contractors and permitting agencies
  • Conduct park planning research and field investigations
  • Gather data and present analysis in written or graphic formats
  • Respond to public inquiries and attend public meetings and other parks planning events

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Some experience in landscape architecture and planning, which included preparing construction cost estimates and public construction bidding documentation
  • Proficiency or significant experience in AutoCAD, Geographic Information System, Microsoft Word suite, Adobe products, and other software
  • Some knowledge of codes, zoning, and permitting regulations impacting public construction initiatives and programs
  • The ability to coordinate multiple assignments, timelines, and meet tight deadlines
  • A desire to join an interactive team of self-motivated individuals
  • A passion for improving the use of our natural parks and recreation areas

What We Offer


When you join the County of Sonoma, you become part of a challenging and rewarding work environment where you gain the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better your community. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:

  • 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
  • County paid 100% premium contribution for the majority of employee-only and employee + family health plan options
  • 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
  • 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

*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 8/23/22

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