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Are you a bright, motivated, and skilled Management Analyst professional who values the preservation of open space and public access to preserves?  Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is recruiting a highly qualified Management Analyst II to support Midpen’s mission of open space preservation, natural resource protection, and ecologically-sensitive public access.  This position will support Midpen’s Land and Facilities Services Department by providing day-to-day finance, purchasing, fleet management, project tracking, budgetary support and will make recommendations for organizational policy and procedural improvements.

About Midpen: Midpen is a regional greenbelt system in the Santa Cruz Mountain region comprised of more than 65,000 acres of land with nearly 250 miles of trails in 26 extraordinary open space preserves, permanently protected for natural resource conservation, public enjoyment, and recreation. Midpen is a public agency with a focused mission that guides our work, and where every employee makes an impact.  If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity to contribute to the legacy of open space protection, natural resource restoration and outdoor recreation, working with an incredible team of like-minded colleagues, we invite you to apply for this position!  Check out the Working for Midpen video on our Employment Opportunities page.

About the Position:  The ideal candidate has solid public sector finance, budget, purchasing, project tracking, and asset management experience; possesses excellent judgment, curiosity, and proactive problem solving and time management skills; and can successfully manage many priorities at once while accomplishing professional-level administrative and program work. The successful candidate is detail-oriented yet can see the broader perspective; has a proven ability to build positive and productive relationships; possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and provides excellent customer service.  Flexibility and the capacity to comfortably adapt to and manage change in an evolving workplace are a must. The selected individual will also perform professional-level work in such areas as, database management, contract administration, public information, and program evaluation and plays a key role in the coordination of the procurement of capital equipment, and fleet management. This position reports to the Land and Facilities Services Manager and has direct supervision over one Administrative Assistant.  For a detailed description of this position, click here for a complete Job Description.

A Few Reasons Why You May Love This Job

·         Collaborative work that directly supports Midpen’s mission to protect and restore the natural environment and contributes to providing nature’s benefits to everyone

·         You’ll be part of a talented and dynamic team of bright, energetic, and motivated professionals with a passion for the outdoors, trails, and preserving open space

·         Excellent employee benefits, including medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, and a retirement pension through California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS)

Work Environment: This position is part of the Land & Facilities Services Department at Midpen’s office in Los Altos, California. Following onboarding and successfully meeting job performance expectations, may be eligible for the flexible work program which includes 9/80 schedules. This is primarily a sedentary office classification.  Must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Some fieldwork may be required, which involves the ability to walk for short distances over rough terrain, drive vehicles over unimproved roads, and stand for extended periods.

Education and Experience:  We realize your time is valuable, so please apply only if you have at least the required minimum qualifications outlined here: any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration, regional planning, environmental management, environmental policy or a related field and three (3) years of professional analytical experience, or two (2) years of experience equivalent to a Management Analyst I at the District. Public sector experience is preferred.

Licenses & Certifications Required:   Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

Benefits:   Midpen provides an excellent benefits package including health, life & disability insurance as well as CalPERS pension. Please see the Benefits page of the District website for details.

How to Apply:

A note to applicants who currently live outside of the San Francisco Bay Area: before committing to the application process, and if you haven’t done so already, we suggest evaluating the feasibility of relocation. We recommend researching the cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area, the cost to relocate, and typical commute times to Los Altos from outlying areas.

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Application deadline is Sunday, May 22, 2022.  Applicants with the most relevant experience and qualifications suitable for the position will be contacted for an interview.

The following application items are required to be considered*:

1. Fully completed CalOpps employment application

2. Cover letter

3. Resume

4. Supplemental question responses

*Incomplete CalOpps employment applications, or applications without the required application items listed here, will not be considered for the position.

Recruitment Timeline:

First Interview:  June 6, 2022

Written Exercise:  June 8, 2022

Second Interview:  June 13, 2022

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation

by contacting the Human Resources department at (650) 691-1200

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