Bring your leadership skills and passion for parks to Sonoma County!
Regional Parks seeks a dynamic and experienced Park Ranger to be the new Principal Park Ranger. In addition to the annual salary, the position receives a cash allowance of $600/month and a competitive total compensation package!*
The Principal Park Ranger will provide leadership and managerial oversight of the Park Operations Division by planning, supervising, coordinating, and evaluating the work of Park Rangers and other support staff. Additionally, this position will be responsible for assisting with park programmatic development, hiring, developing training programs, and overseeing the training of employees on law enforcement, emergency services, and other related subjects. The Principal Park Ranger will also participate in developing and monitoring the Division’s annual budget, play a lead role in expanding the public’s understanding of park operations, and promote the benefit of park membership and outdoor recreation and education opportunities.
Along with strong leadership abilities, the ideal candidate for the Principal Park Ranger role will have:
Significant experience directing work performed by park operations staff such as Park Aides, Park Ranger Assistants, and Park Rangers
A passion to preserve, protect, and provide access to Sonoma County's parks
In-depth knowledge of park management practices and operations
A drive to engage others to work together towards common goals
Proven visitor services knowledge and skills, with the aptitude and patience to tactfully respond to the public's concerns, complaints, and questions
Excellent judgment, with a common sense approach to resolving issues
Highly effective organizational skills, with the ability to develop and coordinate staff assignments and training schedules, and oversee the management of projects
Experience coordinating the park construction projects
The County of Sonoma's Regional Parks include more than 50 parks, trails, and beaches located 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.
When you join the Sonoma County Regional Parks family you gain 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:
An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,170 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 and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 12/7/20
Internal Number: 20/11-4412-O
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.