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Job Description


Regional Parks seeks a dedicated professional to serve as their Fiscal and Administration Manager.

Starting salary up to $54.87/hour ($114,520/year) plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month*

Working with a great deal of professional and independent judgment, the Fiscal and Administration Manager in Regional Parks is responsible for a wide variety of administrative, supervisory, and business management functions in support of the fiscal and operational activities including grant administration. Further, Sonoma County voters recently approved Measure M, which provides increased funding to the parks system. This position will be responsible for the financial tracking and reporting, developing content for the annual report, coordinating citizen oversight, and communicating with stakeholders and the public on matters related to Measure M. The Fiscal and Administration Manager will play an integral role on the management team and have responsibility for:
  • Creating and submitting Board agenda items
  • Implementing new, department-wide technology systems including a new, point-of-sale system
  • Developing Regional Parks' cost accounting for end-of-year fiscal reporting
  • Overseeing organization development and growth as the department incorporates increased staffing and expanding responsibilities
  • Leading the fiscal administration of capital projects budgets

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Significant experience in governmental affairs including managing tax measure funding, state and federal lobbying, and collaborating with nonprofit advocacy groups
  • Exceptional fiscal and accounting skills and experience analyzing and projecting fees and costs, and working with multiple types of funding sources
  • Experience working in a Parks system, and the ability to determine emerging trends in park administration and best practices
  • A confident and inspiring leadership style and the ability to be an effective supervisor
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships with a wide variety of people
Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

The Civil Service title for this position is Administrative Services Officer II.

* Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment.



Minimum Qualifications

Education: Academic coursework which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, coursework in public administration, business administration, management, accounting, statistics, human resources or closely related courses would provide such an opportunity. 
Experience: Normally, three years of progressively responsible experience in a professional, human resources, administrative, fiscal staff position, including at least one year of experience supervising professional, administrative or technical staff would provide such an opportunity. 
License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements, as required by the State of California to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: principles and practices relating to modern budget, programs and systems management; human resources issues and the functions and complexities of occupations found in the assigned department; the operations and functions of county government; research methodology, report writing and basic statistics, and their application; effective personnel and supervisory techniques; modern office methods and procedures. 
Working knowledge of: group dynamics as it relates to public organizations; written and oral communications, including language mechanics, syntax and English composition; purchasing, ISD, safety, organizational analysis and their impact on departmental operations; the use of electronic information equipment and specific systems as used within the department. 
Ability to: plan and organize research and statistical work relating to the various aspects of administration, budget and general management matters; understand, interpret and apply rules, regulations, ordinances, and federal, state and local legislation; effectively communicate orally and in writing, and present conclusions before advisory and policy bodies; effectively supervise the work of professional, technical and office support staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with County management personnel, employees, and the public in carrying out sound management policies; understand and manage human resources functions; perform data collection, interpretation and evaluation pertaining to administrative, fiscal and management matters; persuade, rationalize, and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations; analyze administrative problems, budgets, and a variety of programs, systems and procedures; use electronic information equipment and specific systems as used within the department.

Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying


  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.

Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes.


Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored.

The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:
An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions.

Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.
A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.


Applications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org. Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.
The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information.


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