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Parks Operations Specialist

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Santa Rosa, CA


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$4,807 - $5,842/Monthly*

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May 5, 2022

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Parks Operations Specialist

$4,807 - $5,842/Monthly*

Bring your energy, dedication, and enthusiasm to our team!
Grow your career as a Parks Operations Specialist with Sonoma County Regional Parks.

Starting salary up to $33.59/hour* ($70,106/year) plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month*

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 the department's Parks Operations Specialist, you will assist our executive management team by providing technical and administrative support for a variety of department-wide efforts. You will work closely with the Park Manager, Operations Analyst, and Park Project Specialist in a collaborative environment to support the Regional Parks operational needs. This position will work most of the time in the office and will have the opportunity to work a percentage of the time in the parks coordinating with field staff and/or partner agencies. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Researching projects, including current legislation and trends in order to help move new park construction projects through the process
  • Creating reports and presenting information to the team
  • Coordinating and scheduling meetings, including drafting agendas and note taking
  • Creating departmental/operational manuals as needed
  • Conducting research and analysis of potential grant opportunities

To effectively support the department's various operational functions, our ideal candidate will possess:

  • Knowledge of clean energy and climate related technologies, energy efficiency, and climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Experience working in a park setting and understanding of current park practices
  • Superb organizational and time management skills, with a strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize competing deadlines
  • Experience preparing, reviewing, and editing complex and detailed public and internal documents
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience researching, tracking, analyzing, and interpreting data
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and general computer competencies

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 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
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance of up to $1,000 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • County paid 100% premium contribution for the majority of employee-only and employee + family 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

*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 5/24/22

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