Natural Resources Park Program Supervisor - Regular & Extra Help

County Of Sonoma   Santa Rosa, CA   Full-time     Management
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Posted on May 28, 2021

Minimum Qualifications

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 a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, with coursework in environmental and social sciences, natural resource management, cultural history, education, marketing, public administration, communications, community organizing, recreation services, or a closely related field, AND two years of professional level experience performing public relations, marketing, or program management, or education activities in support of a program in the area of recreation, aquatics, natural resources, environmental and cultural education and/or outreach program that included at least one year supervising or leading staff. An advanced degree in a related field is highly desirable.

Required Certifications: First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22) card, AND American Red Cross or American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is required during the six-month probationary period.  For certain assignments (e.g., aquatics), the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer certificate is required within one year of employment.  Once obtained, these certifications must be maintained throughout employment in this classification.

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

Knowledge of: the principles and practices of the strategies and methods of effective program development, coordination, and evaluation; technical program requirements in one or more park program areas (e.g., recreation, aquatics, interpretation, natural resources, environmental and cultural education, and/or outreach); effective teaching and training strategies; principles, techniques, and methods of public relations; supervision and leadership principles and techniques; office procedures and equipment including computers and applicable software applications; English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; techniques for communicating effectively with culturally diverse partners and program participants; techniques of preparing business correspondence and reports; and fundamentals of instruction and curriculum development.

Ability to: develop, implement, and coordinate programs in park program areas (e.g., recreation, aquatics, natural resources, environmental and cultural education, and/or outreach); represent Regional Parks on various committees and councils, with community organizations, and in meetings; gather and analyze statistical information; communicate orally and in writing in a clear, concise, and effective manner for audiences with varied socio-economic, cultural, and educational backgrounds; establish and maintain effective working relationships with County staff, external partners, and stakeholders; and effectively use computer systems, applications, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.

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 and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • 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.