Close Date: Jun 1, 2011
Salary: $5,282.00 - $5,798.00 Monthly
Under general supervision, the Trails Coordinator assists the Trails Development Manager with the coordination of efforts needed in the planning, acquisition, development, and maintenance of the Regional Trails as defined in the Master Plan. Performs on-going, on-site preliminary resource analysis, preliminary and use development planning as a function of trail and land acquisition. Major tasks will include development and coordination of trail construction projects, research and preparation for presentations, and liaison with trail user, and citizen advisory groups. The Trails Coordinator’s duties and responsibilities include: planning and overseeing trail crews, advising on trail standards, serving as consultant regarding trail routing, construction, and maintenance; researching and reviewing title issues, preparing maps and graphic materials used for planning review and in presentations; ensuring that trail user and advisory groups participate in route planning and design of trails, and working with volunteer groups on trail related projects. Performs related tasks as assigned.
Knowledge of trail maintenance and construction standards and equipment; ability to plan and design trail projects; ability to supervise construction crews and volunteers; ability to read maps; possess good organizational, research and writing skills; ability to make oral presentations to citizen/community groups and governmental agencies; ability to maintain effective working relationships with park staff, other agencies and the public; PC computer skills are preferred. Willingness to work weekends and attend evening meetings.
Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major work in environmental science, ecology, landscape architecture, recreation, biological sciences, transportation planning, or similar field; and
Experience: Three years experience in a related field, such as planning, landscape architecture, recreation, park operations, landscape construction, etc. Additional experience may be substituted for a maximum of two years education on a one year for one year basis.
License: A valid California state Driver License is a condition of initial and continued employment for this classification.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Union Representation: East Bay Regional Parks Employees, Local 2428, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, represents this classification. Wages, hours, and other terms of conditions of employment are covered in an Agreement between the District and Local 2428. This Union “Agency Shop” agreement requires the payment of union dues (if you choose to join) or payment of an equivalent service fee (if you choose not to join). Currently dues are about $63.20 per month.
The District offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package to its regular, full-time employees, the relevant version of which includes: paid vacations accrued at 12 days per year, to start; 13 1/2 paid holidays; paid sick leave accrued at 12 days per year; paid family health insurance (begins the first of the month after date of hire), employer pays Kaiser rate or maximum of 135% Kaiser rate for alternative plan; and dental insurance (after 3 months of employment); paid life insurance; and a variety of career and life enhancement benefits such as tuition reimbursement, Credit Union eligibility, confidential family assistance counseling, direct deposit, and paid and unpaid leaves.
The District also offers a generous pension package: the employee is covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) 2.5% @ 55 plan retirement plan which is integrated with Social Security. CalPERS employees will pay the 1% employee portion, the District will pay the employer portion. Additionally, the employee may elect to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program (ICMA), to which the District contributes as well.