Employment & Internships

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GIS Coordinator
Administrative Coordinator (Aide)

GIS Coordinator

Compensation: $82,128.17 - 99,847.83 anually
Opening date: October 11, 2019
Closing date: November 15, 2019

We are currently recruiting for a full-time Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator - a critical team member who will support planning for the land conservation activities of Ag + Open Space. This position is assigned to Ag + Open Space’s Conservation Planning Program. This is an excellent opportunity to join a mission-driven organization with a passion for protecting lands that contribute to Sonoma County’s scenic beauty, local agriculture, native habitats and recreational lands.

  • This position is responsible for overseeing and administering the District’s GIS databases, data models, infrastructures, and platforms, and may have lead level responsibilities for the coordination and review of work, as well as training for GIS staff.
  • In collaboration with others, this position will be responsible for a major evolution of the District’s data and analysis framework, and will need to work pro-actively with a range of people, systems, policies, hardware and software to effect and maintain this change.
  • In addition to large scale, ongoing, proactive process improvements, the position will also need to respond to the daily GIS and mapping needs of the organization – including identifying, creating, and maintaining spatial data and summary statistics, recommending and performing complex analyses, and developing maps and other data.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Any combination of education and work experience that would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed herein.
  • Normally, this would include a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, with major coursework in Geographic Information Science, information systems, computer science, urban or regional planning, environmental planning, natural resources management, or a related field and three years of progressively responsible experience in
    technical or data management specific to GIS systems as applied to conservation planning, open space, parks, natural resources, land use or a similar field.
  • A graduate degree in a related field and experience with technical project management are desirable.

How to Apply: Applications are accepted online here. Application submissions require the supplemental questionnaire be completed. All applications must be received by midnight, November 15th. Interviews for selected candidates will be held December 4th and 12th in Santa Rosa.


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Administrative Coordinator (Aide)

Compensation: $54,455.79 - 66,746.10 annually
Opening date: October 15, 2019
Closing date: October 24, 2019

We are currently recruiting for a full-time Administrative Coordinator (Aide) - a critical team member who will support the land conservation activities of Ag + Open Space. This position is assigned to Ag + Open Space’s Administrative Program. This is an excellent opportunity to join a mission-driven organization with a passion for protecting lands that contribute to Sonoma County’s scenic beauty, local agriculture, native habitats and recreational lands. The Administrative Coordinator will be part of a dynamic team that thinks strategically and leads efforts for:

  • Finalizing Board of Director agenda packets
  • Develops vendor contracts
  • Collaborates with vendors on insurance requirements
  • Facilitates and tracks complex projects
  • Collaborates with County Counsel on complex contracts
  • Supports staff through the Request for Proposal process
  • Participates in designing process improvement forms and work flow redesign and is a key coordinator of data integration
  • At Ag + Open Space we believe everyone is a leader. Toward this end this position will identify improvements to processes and develop solutions working with cross functional teams.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Any combination of education and work experience that would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed herein.
  • Normally, this would include course work in public or business administration, management, English composition, psychology or closely related courses
  • Experience managing multiple priorities and negotiating verbally and in writing
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office suite of programs and Adobe (Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Project management, contracts, purchasing, flowchart creation experience is highly desirable

This employment list may also be used to fill future Aq + Open Space full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list.

How to Apply: Applications are accepted online here. Application submissions require the supplemental questionnaire be completed. All applications must be received by midnight, October 24th. Interviews for selected candidates will be held November 14th and 19th in Santa Rosa.


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