Enjoy the outdoors while building and maintaining trails, working on construction projects, assisting with resource management projects, and performing a variety of semi-skilled construction and maintenance tasks on open space preserves. Open Space Technicians have frequent contact with the public and provide visitor information as necessary. This recruitment is being conducted to fill one vacancy, but may be used to fill additional vacancies that may occur at either the Skyline or Foothills field office.
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is comprised of over 63,000 acres of land and 26 open space preserves protected for public enjoyment. In 2014, with broad public support, the District secured $300 million dollars of bond capacity with the passing of Measure AA, a mandate for Midpen to continue to pursue our mission to acquire and preserve open space land and protect and restore the natural environment in the lush regional green-belt system near Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more about the District, visit our website, OpenSpace.org, and view our “Working for Midpen” video on our Jobs page.
Education and Experience: A high school diploma or G.E.D. supplemented by college-level coursework in park maintenance, resource management, or a related field and one (1) year of experience in construction, maintenance, and/or repair of parks, open spaces, and/or related facilities. For additional information, please see the job description on the District website.
Licenses and Certifications Required: Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and the possession of, or ability to obtain, Basic First Aid and CPR certification within six months of employment.
May be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Must wear prescribed District uniform and adhere to strict safety procedures and work habits. Depending on the exposure, employee is required to wear head, hearing, eye, foot, face, hand, and full protection equipment. Employees work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, hazardous physical substances and fumes, and poison oak.
The Open Space District provides very competitive benefits, including: health, life and disability insurance; CalPERS pension and paid leave. Details are available on the Benefits page of the District website.
How to Apply
Final filing date: Open until filled with first review of applications on March 10, 2017. The application window may close at any time after March 10th without notice.
Apply online at CalOpps.org.
The following items are required:
- Completed employment application
- Supplemental question responses.
Applicants with the most relevant experience and qualifications suitable for the position will be contacted for interviews. Candidates selected for interviews must provide a current DMV report at the interview (request report by submitting form INF 1125 to the DMV). Employment offers are conditional upon the results of a fingerprint background check and a pre-employment physical.
Recruitment Timeline: Please check your calendar as these dates have been confirmed.
- Interviews: March 21 & 22, 2017 (candidates will be scheduled on one of two days)
- Skills Assessment: March 28, 2017
- Final Interviews: March 31, 2017
- Estimated Start Date: April 24, 2017
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Human Resources Department.