Do you have experience working in the fields of recreation or environmental education? Are you passionate about connecting people with the great outdoors? Become a Park Program Assistant!
Starting salary up to $28.27/hour ($59,002/year) plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month*
Note: This position requires at least one year of experience providing programming in parks in the areas of lifeguard services, interpretation, outreach, environmental education and/or recreational programs.
The Community Engagement Division of Sonoma County Regional Parks is hiring two Park Program Assistants and a Park Program Assistant, fluent bilingual (English/Spanish). Bilingual premium pay is an additional $1.15/hour on top of the hourly pay rate.
Park Program Assistants (PPAs) support education/recreational outreach and other related support activities which enhance public services. They assist in the oversight of recreational facilities and visitor centers, deliver programming, provide program marketing and evaluation support, and serve as internship leads.
Ideal Park Program Assistant candidates will have:
Experience providing education to diverse audiences, and coordinating, implementing, and leading outdoor education and recreation programs
Experience marketing programs, creating presentations, and representing organizations at meetings
Strong written and verbal communication skills
The ability to be self-motivated, goal-oriented, and manage multiple priorities
An understanding of principles related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and authentic community engagement
A passion for parks
About County of Sonoma
The County of Sonoma offers a rare and compelling array of scenic, recreational, and geographic characteristics that include over 200 award winning wineries, inspiring coastline and beaches, the vibrant Russian River, and majestic redwoods. Encompassing over one million acres of land and water, rich with agriculture, parks, outdoor recreation, lakes, and open spaces, the County offers a wide variety of art and music festivals, farmers' markets, and concert venues. It is also home to fine educational institutions, including Santa Rosa Junior College, Sonoma State University, and local schools that rank considerably higher within the state as a whole. Sonoma County is an increasingly diverse region. The Hispanic population has grown by almost 230 percent within the last 25 years, and is approximately 27% of the population. In 2016, slightly over half of Sonoma County’s population was between 25 and 64 years old; however between 2007 and 2016 the fastest growing age range in the county were those aged 65 to 74.
As a general law county, Sonoma is governed by a five member Board of Supervisors. The Board is fully committed to a mission and vision which value high quality services tha...t support and enrich the community, strong leadership, engaged citizen participation, transparency and accuracy in information, and efficient and fiscally sustainable government. The County Administrator leads a team of dedicated department heads who work collaboratively to address and strategically prepare for County initiatives and challenges. Sonoma County encompasses 1,600 square miles and is home to approximately 500,000 residents. The County has 28 departments, agencies, and special districts, and employs over 4,000 regular employees with an annual budget of approximately $1.63 billion for fiscal year 2018-2019.
Please visit www.sonomacountyconnections.org for more information about Sonoma County, the place to live, work, and build your career.