Acquisition Assistant

  • Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
  • Sonoma County, CA, USA
  • May 14, 2023
Full time Conservation/ Natural Resources

Job Description

Acquisition Assistant

Compensation: 73,612.72 - $89, 453.93 annually
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 a full-time Acquisition Assistant - a critical team member who will support 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 Acquisition Assistant will be part of a dynamic team working to permanently protect lands in Sonoma County that benefit healthy communities, clean water and air, diverse habitats, sustainable agriculture, and climate resiliency. The Acquisition Assistant will participate in many aspects of our land conservation projects including the processing of new applications from landowners interested in Ag + Open Space programs, evaluating potential projects, developing project maps using GIS and other software, and providing general support to the Acquisition Program staff. In support of the Ag + Open Space land conservation mission, the Acquisition Assistant will collaborate with the general public, project partners, contractors, agency staff, and oversight bodies.


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 real estate, environmental studies, land use, conservation, natural resource planning, agriculture, geography, ecology or a related field, and one year of experience in land conservation, natural resource protection, parks, or another similar field, with a governmental agency or non-profit that includes experience working with GIS, including system functionality and map production.

Application Process

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. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. Application instructions are provided on:


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Job Level



Government- Local/Regional


$73,612.72 - $89, 453.93