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Seasonal Educational Aide -- Part Time -- Click HERE for the Job Announcement
Posted: December 2, 2016
Closing Date: January 2, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m.

The Ideal Candidate

The Open Space Authority is seeking to fill a position for an enthusiastic and motivated person to provide logistical and facilitative support for our environmental education, events and outreach programs.

The Open Space Authority plans and delivers engaging and informational outdoor activities; participates in local events and puts on its own special events for members of our diverse community.

The Seasonal Educational Aide is a key contributor to the success of our education and outreach program and provides support for many of our premier events including our wildflower hikes and monthly Starry Nights astronomy experiences. Duties include opportunities to meet and be involved with our community and neighbors, bringing our outreach booth to events and providing in-office educational materials support.

The Open Space Authority provides a fun and challenging position, a team of highly committed individuals, and a rewarding working environment.  This is a part-time, temporary, non-exempt position averaging 20 hours per week. Salary is $18.00 per hour. Interviews are scheduled for January 13, 2017.

Qualified candidates have the equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and experience providing exceptional customer service.

Qualifications

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends;
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License and vehicle insurance by time of appointment;
  • This position requires the willingness and ability to work outdoors in rugged terrain, leading hikes, walking over rough, hilly, uneven or unpaved ground and with exposure to natural elements;
  • Must possess the ability to lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds;
  • And passage of a background check.

Go here to apply for the job: http://smrtr.io/CnFlzQ.  Please include a cover letter and resume.

Seasonal Open Space Technician -- Full Time -- Click HERE for the Job Announcement
Posted: November 28, 2016
Closing Date: January 3, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m.

The Ideal Candidate

You are able to perform a variety of semi-skilled construction, carpentry, building and field maintenance duties including using hand and power tools such as chain saws, mowers, sprayers and similar equipment as well as perform routine maintenance and repair of assigned tools. You take responsibility for routine clean-up and maintenance on Authority lands including trails, roads, building and other facilities. You enjoy engaging members of the public by communicating the mission, vision and goals of the Authority, answering basic questions and interacting with the visitors and neighbors in a friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful manner. 
The Open Space Authority provides a fun and challenging position, a team of highly committed individuals, and a rewarding working environment. Persons in this position may be required to work alone, work early mornings and nights, in the dark and some weekends. This position requires the willingness and ability to work outdoors in rugged terrain, walk over rough, hilly, uneven or unpaved ground and with exposure to natural elements. We offer an excellent opportunity to make a difference and work with a mission driven workforce.

Qualifications

  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade.
  • Experience in construction, maintenance, and/or repair of parks, open spaces, and/or related facilities highly desirable.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s license by time of appointment and have a satisfactory driving record.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, Basic First Aid and CPR certification desirable.
  • Ability to lift and carry materials and objects weighing up to 60 pounds.
  • Ability to work independently.

This position is required to take and pass a pre-employment physical and background check.

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, temporary, non-exempt position. Salary is $19.00 per hour.

Go here to apply for the job: http://smrtr.io/mJVpUQ. Please include a cover letter and resume.


The Open Space Authority strives to engage a workforce reflective of the community it serves. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, gender, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or physical disability. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. The Open Space Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation by contacting us at (408) 224-7476 or via email at hr@openspaceauthority.org.

Disclaimer

The Authority does not accept unsolicited applications. Applications received outside of an active recruitment process will not be considered.


OSA Staff

The Open Space Authority consists of both field and administrative staff. Field staff work primarily outdoors and perform a variety of functions including trail building, vegetation and resource management, various construction tasks, as well as making contact and sharing information with members of the public. Administrative staff perform numerous functions in support of the Authority’s mission.

Andrea Mackenzie, General Manager
amackenzie at openspaceauthority dot org

Matt Freeman, Assistant General Manager
mfreeman at openspaceauthority dot org

Marc Landgraf, External Affairs Manager
mlandgraf at openspaceauthority dot org

Lauren Monack, Director of Administration and Finance
lmonack at openspaceauthority dot org

Derek Neumann, Field Operations Manager
dneumann at openspaceauthority dot org

Donna Plunkett, Planning Manager
dplunkett at openspaceauthority dot org

Galli Basson, Resource Management Specialist
gbasson at openspaceauthority dot org

Andres Campusano, Open Space Technician ll
acampusano at openspaceauthority dot org

Megan Dreger, Grants Administrator
mdreger at openspaceauthority dot org

Patty Eaton, Communications Specialist
peaton at openspaceauthority dot org

Andy Burnside, Open Space Technician ll
aburnside at openspaceauthority dot org

Joelle Garretson, Executive Assistant
jgarretson at openspaceauthority dot org

Jessica Gonzales, Administrative Assistant
jgonzales at openspaceauthority dot org

Kellie Guerra, Clerk of the Board
kguerra at openspaceauthority dot org

Jim Guhe, Open Space Technician ll
jguhe at openspaceauthority dot org

Cliff Irrebaria, Open Space Techncian l
cirrebaria at openspaceauthority dot org

Linda Kwong, Planning Technician
lkwong at openspaceauthority dot org

Dana Litwin, Volunteer Programs Administrator
dlitwin at openspaceauthority dot org

Elizabeth Loretto, Office and Human Resources Administrator
eloretto at openspaceauthority.org

Alisha Maniglia, Communications Coordinator
amaniglia at openspaceauthority dot org

Marisa Mibach, Open Space Technician ll
mmibach at openspaceauthority dot org

Megan Robinson, Lead Open Space Technician
mrobinson at openspaceauthority dot org

Teri Rogoway, Educational Programs Coordinator
trogoway at openspaceauthority dot org

Rachel Santos, Associate Open Space Planner
rsantos at openspaceauthority dot org

Alexsis Shields, Office Assistant
ashields at openspaceauthority dot org

Jake Smith, Conservation GIS Coordinator
jsmith at openspaceauthority dot org

Ellen Stearns, Open Space Technician l
estearns at openspaceauthority dot org

Patrick Stevenson, Open Space Technician l
pstevenson at openspaceauthority dot org

David Tharp, Equipment Mechanic Operator
dtharp at openspaceauthority dot org

Justina Tien, Accounting and Financial Analyst
jtien at openspaceauthority.org