Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District

Employment & Internships

Thanks for your interest in working for the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District. All job openings and internship positions are posted on this page, as well as on the County of Sonoma employment website.

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Advisory Committee Youth Member
Internships

Advisory Committee Youth Member

The District is currently recruiting two youth members to join its Advisory Committee – a citizens’ advisory committee that reviews and advises on real property transactions, provides broad-based citizen input on District operations, and acts as ambassadors for the District within the community. The committee includes representatives from each of the supervisorial districts, the Mayors’ and Councilmembers’ Association, as well as individuals representing agriculture, the environment, real estate, and business.

What are the responsibilities and qualifications required of the youth members?
Young people interested in being an official youth member should:

  • Live or attend school in Sonoma County and be between the ages of 16 and 24
  • Serve a one year term from August 2017 through June 2018
  • Participate in a new member orientation during the summer 2017
  • Attend regular meetings – the fourth Thursday of the month from 5-7pm
  • Contribute your input and perspective and vote on action items
  • Work closely with an adult ally that is a current group member
  • Share news and information with your school and community
  • Optional: Participate on a subcommittee
  • Optional: Complete a project educating your peers about District issues

What are some of the benefits and incentives for participating?
This is a great opportunity if you want to make a difference. Other benefits could include:

  • Earn community service credit required by many high schools and colleges
  • Develop your leadership skills and get involved in Sonoma County government
  • Explore new career opportunities
  • Learn about issues affecting your community and how you can take action
  • Develop strong peer relationships with adults, including working with an adult ally
  • Meet new people while having fun!

How do interested young people apply?
The District participated in a County-wide recruitment led by the Department of Health Services (DHS). Please download the DHS application (PDF) here and indicate your interest in the "Ag and Open Space District."

Please disregard the application deadline and send completed applications to Amy Ricard at amy.ricard@sonoma-county.org.

Applications for the 2017-2018 youth member positions will be accepted until the openings are filled.


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Internships

The District offers student internship opportunities for academic credit through Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College on a limited basis. Interns are usually recruited through the Environmental Studies and/or Natural Resources Management Departments prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters. For more information, email openspace@sonoma-county.org.


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