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COUNTY OF SONOMA Natural Resources Park Program Supervisor in Santa Rosa, California

Bring your natural resources experience and leadership skills to the County of Sonoma and become a Natural Resources Park Program Supervisor! Multiple positions are currently available!The Natural Resources Park Program Supervisor position is a great opportunity for a passionate professional with natural resources experience to join a growing Natural Resources division and help facilitate ecosystem resilience for over 12,000 acres of park land. Currently, the Regional Parks Department is recruiting to fill two regular Natural Resources Park Program Supervisor positions (one dedicated to overseeing a grazing program and the other dedicated to a forest management program) and one temporary Extra-Help position dedicated to grant writing and managing grant-funded projects.These positions supervise and direct the work of staff engaged in monitoring, stewardship, and restoration activities. Additionally, Natural Resources Park Program Supervisors:Facilitate the expansion programs for fuels reduction/prescribed fire, prescribed grazing, and vegetation and wildlife managementManage complex restoration projectsEstablish and maintains effective working relationships with other governmental agencies, community groups, schools, staff, and private businessesRespond to the public's questions and inquiries regarding natural resource management issues and assists in delivering natural resource and outdoor recreation programsAssist in supporting web site content and materials for department promotional and communication activitiesiOversee staff engaged in natural resource stewardshipAssist the Natural Resources Manager in the pursuit of grants and other special funding avenues for park programsThe ideal candidates will possess:Significant work experience in the field of vegetation management, such as rangeland management, prescribed herbivory, public lands grazing and/or forestry management, and fuels reduction and/or certification as a Rangeland Manager or Register Professional Forester or the interest, experience, and coursework to become certified within three yearsiSubstantial experience in project management including management of grant-funded projectsiExtensive grant writing experience and success at securing grant funding and managing grant funded projectsTraining as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2)iiand experience and training with prescribed fire techniques, including of burn plan development and site preparation strategiesExperience supervising staff engaged in natural resource stewardshipiExceptional written and verbal communication skillsThe County of Sonoma's Regional Parks include more than 50 parks, trails, and beaches fromiPetalumaitoiGualalaiand Sonoma to Bodega Bay. Many offer wild landscapes while others feature sports fields, playgrounds, campgrounds, boat launches, and an environmental education center. What We OfferWorking 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 $650 and ongoing education/training opportunitiesCompetitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per yearSignificant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan optionsCounty contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefitsRetirement fully integrated with Social SecurityMay be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employmentEligibility 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