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Agricultural Specialist

Agricultural Specialist

Compensation: $77,619.99 - $94,337.82 annually
Opening date: September 1, 2020
Closing date: October 01, 2020

We are currently recruiting for a full-time Planner (Agricultural Specialist) - a critical team member who will support planning for the land conservation 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.


The Agricultural Specialist will be part of a dynamic team developing and implementing agricultural related initiatives; enhancing relationships with agricultural agencies and organizations; identifying, soliciting, and supporting agricultural conservation projects; and researching other related land conservation policies and tools that support the agricultural preservation work of Ag + Open Space. In support of the Ag + Open Space land conservation mission, the Agricultural Specialist will collaborate with and present to the public, with easement landowners, project partners, contractors, agency staff, and oversight bodies including the Ag + Open Space Board of Directors, Advisory Committee, and Fiscal Oversight Commission.


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 coursework in conservation planning, agriculture, ecology, geography, environmental science, resource management, landscape architecture, agribusiness or other related fields, and three years of experience involving increasingly responsible project management in open space planning, preferably in a governmental, non-profit land trust, land management, or similar organization. Significant coursework in and/or experience with agricultural, graduate level study, and experience working as a project lead capacity are highly desirable.

Application process

The job posting period is September 1 - October 1, 2020. All applications must be received by midnight, October 1st, 2020. Interviews for selected candidates will be held October 28th and 29th via teleconference. Application instructions are provided on:

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