County of Sonoma

Santa Rosa, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $7,125 - $8,661/Monthly*
Deadline Dec 07, 2020
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Principal Park Ranger

$7,125 - $8,661/Monthly*

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

Sonoma County Regional Parks

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.

What We Offer

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, or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 12/7/20

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