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Senior Park Planner

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Santa Rosa, CA


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$7,918 - $9,626/Monthly

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Jan 4, 2022

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Senior Park Planner

$7,918 - $9,626/Monthly*


Are you a licensed landscape architect with a passion for park planning?

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

Starting salary of $45.53/hour ($95,026/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!*


The Sonoma County Regional Parks Department is looking for a Senior Park Planner who is a licensed landscape architect to provide a high level of knowledge and understanding of park planning and project administration. As a Senior Park Planner, you will help lead the project delivery team and will be responsible for reviewing and approving new and/or complex projects throughout Sonoma County. You will serve as the project manager and technical lead and be responsible for more complex and politically sensitive park planning projects. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Managing complex park planning projects including master plans and construction bid documents
  • Soliciting and negotiating consultant services, evaluating and rating proposals, and negotiating contracts for services
  • Representing the department in public meetings and presentations to other community groups and agencies, including the Board of Supervisors
  • Supervise the construction of park facilities
  • Acting as team lead for planning staff

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Strong project management skills and experience managing public park projects
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills to accomplish objectives with diverse audiences
  • Experience with a broad range of community engagement methodology
  • An understanding of public funding procedures
  • Experience with natural and cultural resources, and regulatory permitting
  • The ability to build and maintain effective relationships with co-workers, government officials, federal, state and local agencies, community groups, and the general public

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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