Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District

The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District permanently protects the diverse agricultural, natural resource, and scenic open space lands of Sonoma County for future generations. Created in 1990 by Sonoma County voters, the District has protected nearly 106,000 acres of land to date through conservation easements and outright purchase. The District is a county-wide dependent special district funded by a voter-approved quarter cent sales tax with the Board of Supervisors serving ex officio as the District Board of Directors. 1n 2006, voters reauthorized the sales tax for another 20 years through 2031. Learn more about the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District at 

Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District 747 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Jan 14, 2020
Full time
We are currently recruiting for a full-time Stewardship Technician to monitor and document conditions on Ag + Open Space's conservation easements. This position is assigned to Ag + Open Space’s Stewardship 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. 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 Associates degree, or equivalent, with coursework in planning, geography, GIS, environmental studies, natural resources management, 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 preparation of reports. Coursework or experience with GIS is highly desirable. Application process The job posting period is January 13-February 18, 2020. All applications must be received by midnight, February 18th. Interviews for selected candidates will be held March 10th and 17th in Santa Rosa. Application instructions are provided on: