Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is an independent special district created by the voters of northwestern Santa Clara County in 1972, joined in 1976 by southern San Mateo County, and recently expanded to the San Mateo coast side in 2004. The District’s purpose is "To acquire and preserve a regional greenbelt of open space land in perpetuity; protect and restore the natural environment; and provide opportunities for ecologically sensitive public enjoyment and education."

The District owns and manages over 62,000 acres of land in 26 open space preserves. Activities on the preserves include hiking, cycling, horseback riding, picnicking, jogging and nature study.

Join our passionate, talented and dynamic team as we work collaboratively towards our vision.

We currently are accepting applications for the following positions.

Salary: $114,684 - $143,232 per year
About the Position: Application Closing Date Extended to July 28, 2014 at 5pm.
The District is seeking an experienced manager with strong organizational, communication, and time management skills to fill the District’s key position of Operations Manager. The ideal candidate is a passionate, motivational, and highly effective leader with the proven ability to manage people, projects, and programs. Annual salary for this position is $114,684 - $143,232, with a 3% increase approved for July 1, 2014; appointment within this range DOQ.
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Community Outreach Specialist - One Year Limited Term
Salary: $6,160 - $7,694 per month
About the Position: Midpen’s Public Affairs Department is seeking an outgoing, energetic public and government affairs professional who can communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences, inspire members of the public, engage potential partners and strengthen the legislative program. This full-time position will work out of the administrative office in Los Altos, CA and is funded for one year from the date of hire with a possibility of extension based on funding.

This is an exciting position to lead and coordinate Midpen’s community outreach and legislative programs. The Community Outreach Specialist schedules and coordinates public education events, connects with local employers and partners, fosters ongoing relationships with appointed and elected officials and other external stakeholders, develops opportunities to outreach to specific cultural and interest groups, and coordinates and directs outreach volunteers. This position will be responsible for enhancing the volunteer outreach program and developing a basic speakers’ bureau in the next year.
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Salary: $5,069 - $6,330 per month
About the Position: The Open Space District Ranger is a challenging position offering a wide variety of responsibilities and opportunities to exercise independent judgment while working on District preserves. Rangers patrol on foot, in all terrain vehicles, on motorcycles and in four wheel drive patrol trucks. Rangers ensure safe public use of preserves and provide visitors information while enforcing District land use regulations and applicable laws. Rangers also respond to emergency calls and perform maintenance and resource management work on District properties and facilities. For additional information about Ranger duties, see the Job Description page of the District website.

Peace Officer Standards for Rangers:
Applicants must meet the standards for being a Peace Officer as outlined in Government Code Section 1031. Probationary Ranger employees must complete the requirements for training of Peace Officers by attending and successfully completing a law enforcement academy. Rangers hired during this recruitment process will be required to successfully complete the Santa Rosa Ranger Academy by the end of their probationary period, unless they have recently successfully passed an equivalent academy. Attendance at the Santa Rosa Ranger Academy is sponsored by the District for Rangers hired during this recruitment.
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Applications are available online via The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Human Resources Department.


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