Company: County of Sonoma
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: November 24, 2022
$35,919.34 - $43,662.55 Annually
Santa Rosa, CA
Regional Parks Department (RPK)
Sonoma County Regional Parks Department is accepting applications
for a full-time Park Aide position.
This is an exciting opportunity to discover your parks and learn
about our County's diverse wildlife and landscapes as a member of
the Regional Parks team!
Starting salary $17.21/hour ($35,919/year) plus a cash allowance of
approximately $3.45/hour, and a competitive total compensation
package!*As a Park Aide, you will assist with routine park
operations and a variety of Sonoma County Regional Park programs.
On-the-job training is provided to learn about park rules,
procedures, interpretation, and operations. Additional
responsibilities you will assist with include:
- Registering campers and collecting fees for day-use and
- Explaining park rules and responding to visitor inquiries
- Maintaining and/or monitoring park natural resources
- Performing maintenance and janitorial tasks, including cleaning
- Supporting special park events and festivals
The Ideal candidate for this position will possess:
- A passion for parks and serving the community
- Experience providing customer service to a diverse
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Point of sale and cash handling experience
- Organization skills necessary to manage multiple
- Valid Basic First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and
Emergency Cardiac Care cards
- Bilingual skills (Spanish) desired but not required
Work locations may vary and work assignments include irregular
hours on weekdays, weekends, and holidays. A candidate's
flexibility in workdays and work hours is highly desirable. Park
Aides are required to wear a County issued uniform and will receive
a voucher toward the purchase of safety boots.
County of Sonoma's Regional Parks include more than 50 parks,
trails, and beaches 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. Regional Parks also offers a range of recreation,
education and natural resource programs that enhance the quality of
life and well-being of individuals, families and communities.
Please visit http://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov to learn more about
the various programs and resources offered by the Regional Parks
What We Offer
When you join the County's challenging and rewarding work
environment you become a valuable team member and gain the
satisfaction of knowing you're working together to better your
community. You can also look forward to excellent benefits*
- 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
- An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance of up to
$500 and ongoing education/training opportunities
- Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays,
and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
- County paid 100% premium contribution for the majority of
employee-only and employee + family 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
*Salary is negotiable within the established salary range. Benefits
herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without
notice. Additional information can be found in the Service
Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of
Understanding (SEIU MOU) and our Employee Benefits directory.
This recruitment is being conducted to fill a Park Aide position in
the Regional Parks Department. This employment list may also be
used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary)
positions as they occur during the active status of the list.
Qualified County employees who wish to be considered for future
positions should consider applying to this recruitment.
APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and work
experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the
knowledge and abilities listed herein. Normally, this would include
experience in a position involving public contact, or performing
janitorial, and/or physical manual labor. Coursework or training in
park management, natural resources, forestry, environmental
studies, or a closely related field is desirable.
Desirable Certifications: Possession of a valid American Heart
Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and an Emergency Cardiac
Care card is desirable.
License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate
level including special endorsements, as required by the State of
California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform
the essential job functions of the position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of: basic janitorial techniques; occupational
hazards and standard safety practices.
Ability to: follow oral and written instructions; use hand tools
and light machines; perform moderately heavy physical manual labor;
detect safety hazards within a park area and report problems to
supervisor; prepare a simple record of daily fees on a standardized
form; deal effectively and tactfully with the public and County
personnel; ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures;
tactfully explain rules, regulations, laws and ordinances; safely
drive and operate light motorized vehicles.
Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying
- Your application information and your responses to the
supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration
throughout the entire selection process.
- You should list all employers and positions held within the
last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be
as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental
- You may include history beyond ten years if related to the
position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions
with one employer, list out each position separately.
- Failure to follow these instructions may impact your
competitiveness in this process or may result in
disqualification.Please visit Getting a Job with the County of
Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application,
examination, and department selection processes.
APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE
Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using
position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed
responses of a reasonable length to allow for a thorough assessment
of your qualifications. Responses that state "See Resume" or "See
Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not
The selection procedure will consist of the following
An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination
(weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's
application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of
minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational
coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which
relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on
the following criteria:
- Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved
level of education and/or training as described in the application
and responses to the supplemental questions.Candidates
demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be
placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least
qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application &
Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be
adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated
vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved
by this group of candidates.
A background investigation is required prior to employment.
Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are
typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling
such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result
in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy.
Reference information will not be made available to applicants.
Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a
physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the
duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a
conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which
the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job
letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening
Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are accepted online at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org.
Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770),
email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate
supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be
RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this
job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment
closes will not be accepted.
The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating
a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of
belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is
representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to
be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment
are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.
HR Analyst: MN
HR Tech: KK
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