The Sonoma County Regional Parks system encompasses the county's biggest ocean marina, largest extracurricular environmental education center, and more than 50 parks and beaches. Assigned to various locations, from Gualala to Petaluma and Bodega Bay to the City of Sonoma, Park Rangers are peace officers who serve our campgrounds, playgrounds, sports fields, trails, and wild landscapes.
As a Park Ranger I, you will work under supervision, patrolling parks and enforcing the rules, regulations, laws, and ordinances governing county regional park activities. You will also assist the public in the use of the parks and recreational facilities by answering questions and complaints, collecting fees, and providing educational information regarding the responsible stewardship of our irreplaceable natural and cultural resources. Additionally, park operations management and minor maintenance responsibilities require Park Rangers to complete unskilled and semi-skilled maintenance and repair tasks.
Our ideal candidate will have:
The required minimum qualifications
Proven visitor services 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
A strong work ethic and the ability to work independently, learn quickly, and prioritize tasks effectively
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 $850 and ongoing education/training opportunities
Primary uniforms provided by the County and $7.30 pay-period contribution towards cleaning costs
Annual $225 safety/utility boot voucher
Depending upon assignment, shift differential premiums ranging from 5% to 10
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
Individuals newly hired or re-appointed into this job classification shall serve a probationary period of one year, wear a uniform, and may be assigned work during weekends, holidays, and irregular hours. Park Rangers may be assigned to any division or location within the Regional Parks system and may have the opportunity to live at a park, in county-provided housing, at low monthly rates. However, there is no guarantee that housing will be provided for any assignment.
*Salary is negotiable and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. This recruitment is open continuously and may close at any time without notice. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply Now
Internal Number: 20/05-4406-OC
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.