Headed by the General Manager, the staff includes 120 regular positions, and a dozen seasonal employees. The District has two field offices, one located at Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve and one off of Skyline Blvd at Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve.
The approximately 25 regular staff at each field office provide patrol, maintenance, and visitor services. Rangers are primarily responsible for the day-to-day patrol and visitor contact on the District's preserves. All Rangers have law enforcement capability and are trained in fire suppression, defensive tactics, and emergency medical response. The field staff includes permanent and seasonal Open Space Technicians as well as Equipment Mechanic Operators, all of whom are responsible for building and maintaining the system of the trails, and for performing resource management activities within the preserves. Many of these staff are also trained in fire suppression and emergency medical response.
The District administrative staff members are located at the administrative office on Distel Circle, off El Camino Real in Los Altos and include professionals in accounting, environmental analysis, human resources, law, open space planning, resource management, real property, and public affairs (including volunteer and docent programs).