Senior Planner

  • Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
  • 747 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, USA
  • Jun 27, 2019
Full time Conservation/ Natural Resources

Job Description

The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (Ag + Open Space) seeks candidates with strong technical, organizational, social, and project management skills for a Senior Planner position. In collaboration with other staff, the APOSD Senior Planner will develop and analyze data in support of Ag + Open Space planning and prioritization needs; oversee and manage complex spatial and non-spatial databases; develop reports, maps, and other planning documents; perform GIS analysis and mapping; procure professional consultant services; and lead stakeholder meetings and input processes, including those required by the California Environmental Quality Act. In addition, this position will support and train other colleagues in the agency.  

The ideal candidate will be a team player and a strategic problem solver with the ability to identify opportunities for improving processes and procedures to enhance organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Positive leadership, mentorship, and communication skills to work effectively with internal and external partners and the community
  • A passion for conserving natural and agricultural land for future generations combined with experience working with public agencies and non-profit organizations in land conservation, land use planning, and natural resource conservation
  • An understanding of emerging policy issues affecting land conservation, including land use, habitat protection, water quality and quantity, sustainable agricultural and forest land management, and climate change
  • Experience with grant funding programs, policy and legislation
  • Experience with procurement and contracting processes
  • The ability to make effective and engaging presentations before boards, committees and citizen's groups

Job Level



Government- Local/Regional


$7,537 - $9,164/Month