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Community Relations Specialist
Stewardship Technician

Community Relations Specialist

Compensation: $89,099.15 - $108,279.79 annually
Opening Date: October 25, 2022
Closing Date: November 21, 2022

We are currently recruiting for a full-time Community Relations Specialist - a critical team member who will coordinate communications and public relations activities of Ag + Open Space. 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.

Duties

Primary duties will include media relations and outreach; coordinating marketing and advertising activities; managing branding, messaging, and collateral development; overseeing apparel and signage; creative asset development and management; pursuing partnerships and sponsorship opportunities. The Community Relations Specialist will also serve as a spokesperson with community groups, civic groups, public agencies, and private organizations. Duties will also include preparation and presentation of staff reports to a variety of audiences, including oversight bodies and the Ag + Open Space Board of Directors.

Requirements

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, in communications, journalism, public relations, public administration, business administration, or a related field and two years of professional experience in public relations and/or communications which includes serving as a liaison with the media and representatives from community and civic groups, public agencies, and/or private organizations.

Application Process

The job posting period is October 25 - November 21. All applications must be received by 11:59pm on November 21, 2022. Interviews for selected candidates will be held on December 6th and December 8th via teleconference. Application instructions are provided on: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sonoma


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Stewardship Technician

Compensation: $62,175.30 - 75,553,74 annually
Opening Date: November 1, 2022
Closing Date: The job posting period is continuous. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. More details below.

We are currently recruiting for two full-time Stewardship Technicians to monitor and document conditions on Ag + Open Space's conservation easements. This position is assigned to Ag + Open Space’s Stewardship Program, and 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.

Duties

The Stewardship Technician will be part of a dynamic team that stewards Ag + Open Space's conservation easements and protected lands, and will round out our team that monitors Ag + Open Space's 240+ conservation easements. This position, under direction from Ag + Open Space's Stewardship Supervisor, will actively facilitate communication and relationship building with easement landowners, schedule visits and conduct monitoring visits to easement properties, photograph property conditions and collect data in the field, produce maps in GIS reflecting collected data, and compile monitoring reports with these data. Additionally, this position will assist in maintaining Ag + Open Space's monitoring database, undertake discrete fee land management projects, and support Stewardship staff in conducting research and developing recommendations for action on a variety of Stewardship-related issues.

Requirements

Any combination of education and work experience that would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed herein. Normally, this would include an Associate's degree, or equivalent, with coursework in planning, geography, GIS, environmental studies, natural resource management, landscape architecture, or other related fields, and some experience in open space, parks, environmental protection, land use planning, or other related fields that included experience in drafting and the preparation of reports. Coursework or experience with GIS and experience working with volunteers are highly desirable.

Application Process

The job posting is continuous with a first screening on November 21, 2022. All applications must be received by 11:59pm on November 21st to be considered in the first round of interviews. Interviews for selected candidates will be held December 14th and 16th via video conference. Application instructions are provided on: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sonoma


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