Website East Bay Regional Park District

Salary
$7,588.75 – $8,586.50 Monthly

Location
Oakland, CA

Job Type
Full-time (37.5 hrs)

Department
INTERP & RECREATION ADMIN

Job Number
22-GB-07

Closing
7/6/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

The Position

The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful parklands and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties to the east of San Francisco. Established in 1934, the Park District is the oldest and largest regional park system in the United States, managing over 125,000 acres of parkland within 73 regional parks, and encompassing over 1,300 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature learning.

The Park District currently has one (1) vacancy at the Park District’s Administrative Headquarters at 2950 Peralta Oaks Court in Oakland, California.  The hiring pools established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancies and any additional vacancies that may occur during the one-year life of the hiring pools.

What You’ll Be Doing:
Under direction, performs professional, administrative and support tasks to facilitate and support outreach effort to groups serving local underserved communities; promotes and encourages individuals and groups to participate in the District’s interpretive, recreation, and leisure services; performs record keeping and administrative support; may provide lead direction to Park District program or administrative staff; and performs other work as assigned.

We Are Looking For Individuals Who:
• Are capable of developing strong working relationships with community stakeholders
• Have a strong administrative background & have great organizational skills
• Can conduct needs assessments to increase community participation
• Are experienced in collecting and managing sensitive information
• Have strong computer literacy skills and are comfortable learning & using new software
• Have a background in community organizing and are bilingual-Spanish speakers (not required, but highly desirable)

Our Values:
• Respect – We honor each other, the park visitors we serve, and the land we steward.
• Resilience – We creatively adapt to change. We address challenges with empathy, perspective, and determination.
• Relationships – Our greatest strength lies in the trust, accountability, and teamwork we cultivate with our colleagues, partners, and the public we serve.
• Responsiveness – We communicate openly, honestly, and reliably.
• Transparency – We hold the public’s trust through meaningful stakeholder engagement and access to timely and reliable information on decisions and performance.

A Few Reasons Why You May Love This Job:
• Working with a purpose for a better world today and in future generations through the preservation of open space, public access to the outdoors, and a commitment to the conservation of the natural world found east of the San Francisco Bay across 33 cities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
• A community of colleagues who are passionate about public service and the East Bay Regional Park District, the communities it serves, and its mission.
• Excellent benefits: Medical (100% employer paid), Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending, and pension benefits through California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Click here (Download PDF reader) for additional benefits.
• Tuition reimbursement and professional development.
• Consideration of telework opportunities and flexible work schedules.
• Free on-site parking.
• Free parking permit for EBRPD parks (for up to 2 privately owned vehicles)
• Employee discounts for certain EBRPD park amenities (reservations, daily fishing permit, public boat launch)

Essential Functions

• Initiates and cultivates partnerships with agencies and other groups that provide support to underserved communities in Alameda and Contra Costa County;
• Serves as the Park District’s Interpretive and Recreation program outreach representative;
• Conducts meetings to determine the community’s programming needs and develops strategies to connect with specific communities;
• Collaborates with recreation, interpretive, and transportation program staff to organize and host community-wide events;
• Collaborates with other departments and divisions to provide services and outreach delivery;
• Prepares staff reports
• Develops marketing materials and manages webpage content
• Makes presentations on behalf of the Park District regarding programs and services to local community groups;
• Staffs community events to further outreach program goals;
• Participates in program development, planning and evaluation;
• Oversees the annual assessment and evaluation of department outreach program;
• Coordinates and oversees the work of interns and volunteers and provides direction to support staff;
• Assists in the review and development of District policies, procedures and plans related to community outreach;
• Coordinates with internal staff on the collection and dissemination of information about outreach strategies, events, and publications;
• Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in social work, recreation, environmental education, park management, public administration, business administration, public health, or a related field; AND

Experience: One year of experience in recreation, education or interpretive program planning, social work, or delivery, with emphasis on community organizing.

Substitution: Experience beyond the minimum qualifications may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required education. Additionally, a Bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field, with completion of twelve or more semester units of Recreation or Interpretive specific course work.

License or Certificate: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License is a condition of initial and continued employment in this classification.

Additional Information
Conditions of Employment:

• All East Bay Park Regional District employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.
• A valid California State driver’s license is a condition of initial and continued employment in this position.
• The selected candidate must pass the Park District’s Level 1 background check, which consists of Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprinting, FBI fingerprinting, professional references, and education verification. Pursuant to the Federal Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, all hired applicants will be required to provide proof of identity and appropriate work authorization documents prior to commencement of employment.

Application materials for these positions consist of two (2) required parts:
1. A current East Bay Regional Park District application submitted online, and
2. Completed supplemental questions

Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a new user to the system.  If you have previously applied on GovernmentJobs.com, please take care to update your existing profile.  Applications are accepted online only.  Our online application system is provided by NeoGov.  If you encounter problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov Help Desk toll-free at (855) 524-5627.

Notification:  All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application via email, generally within two to three weeks after the closing date. You may also sign into your GovernmentJobs.com account to view your current application status and notifications.

Selection Process:  The application materials for all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed by a screening panel to select the best qualified for testing or interview. The District reserves the right to set up a written test, performance test, and/or other assessment procedures before or after the interview process. Possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview or invitation to test. Pursuant to the Federal Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, all applicants who are hired will be required to provide proof of identity and appropriate work authorization documents prior to commencement of employment.

Special Testing Arrangements:  If you require special arrangements due to a verified disability or medical condition, please contact the Human Resources Department at (510) 544-2154.

Union Affiliation: East Bay Regional Parks Employees, Local 2428, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, represents this classification. Wages, hours, and other terms of conditions of employment are covered in an Agreement between the Park District and Local 2428.  The probationary period for this classification is nine (9) months.

Salary Range:  The starting salary for this vacancy will be at Step A of the salary range.

Tentative Date of Examinations:
Late July or early August

Equal Opportunity Employer:
The East Bay Regional Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects a diverse workforce and community. It is committed to promoting an equitable and inclusive workspace that is welcoming to all. Applicants from all backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

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