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Job Opportunities JOBSSS

1. 4 opportunities at the Sonoma County Economic Development Board
2. Bilingual Nutritionist
3. Detention Specialist I



Save the Date for our 8th Annual Plant Sale on April 22nd!
Support Bounty Farm's 8th Annual Plant Sale!
Spring is just around the corner - and so is our Plant Sale! This year, we are having our 8th Annual Plant Sale on April 22nd, Earth Day, from 9am-3pm  Please put the date on your calendar and consider purchasing your plants from the Bounty this year. All proceeds support Bounty Farm operations and initiatives on site, furthering our work in creating a healthy and thriving local food system!

Want to help us make the 2018 Plant Sale the greatest event yet? Along with purchasing your starts from us, consider volunteering, being a sponsor, or spreading the word!

  • Greenhouse Volunteer OpportunitiesWe are looking for volunteers to assist with seeding, transplanting, and creating labels in the weeks leading up to the Plant Sale. If you are new to seeding, consider attending our Seed-Starting Workshop on March 17th10am - 12pm. You can sign up for the workshop HERE. If you have greenhouse experience and would like to be a part of our Tuesday seeding team, reach out to for more information.
  • Volunteer during the SaleIf you would like to help out on the day of the event ( Sunday, April 22nd), please sign up for a shift through this website.
  • SponsorshipIf your company or community group is in a position to sponsor this event, please reach out! Your donation will help us provide discounts for people purchasing with CalFresh benefits. Contact Suzi for questions or to sign up as a sponsor.
  • Spread the wordShare news of this exciting event with your friends, family, and community. Help us reach more people by sending this email or directing folks to our Facebook page!

For questions about the Plant Sale, programs, or sponsorship, please reach out to
Suzi. If you want to learn more about additional volunteer opportunities for you or a group you're part of, reach out to

We are so grateful for the support of our community!
In community,
The Bounty Team

Sonoma County Rises
Direct Contacts: Jen Klose, spokesperson, (707) 921-5438,
  Ana Lugo, spokesperson, (707) 529-9909,

March 19, 2018, Santa Rosa, CA:  
Sonoma County Rises, a community based, wildfire recovery focused organization, has launched a Community Outreach Survey to gain insight into Sonoma County residents' attitudes five months after the October wildfires. The Survey, at , seeks to gain information from a broad section of the community living here now to best inform and guide decision-makers about what matters most as they plan for recovery and rebuilding.  

In the days immediately after devastating wildfires began ripping across Northern California, a group of concerned citizens gathered around a crowded kitchen table, shared burritos, and began strategizing about including all community member voices and talents in the recovery and rebuilding process. With determination and resiliency at heart Sonoma County Rises was born. 

According to So Co Rises Co-Chair Ana Lugo, "We formed even before the fires stopped burning, because we knew that the community would need to have its voice heard in the recovery and rebuilding."

Sonoma County Rises intentionally selected a broad swath of the community as its initial steering committee, in order to gain as much reach into existing social and professional networks, and collect as much voice and input as possible from current residents. There was a strong feeling that without a focused entity facilitating broad community outreach and injecting community voice into the various recovery processes, the recovery efforts would not reflect the values that set Sonoma County and the North Bay apart. 

"SoCo Rises is made up of concerned citizens, many of whom are also government, nonprofit, and business leaders. We believe it's imperative that the community have a voice in how we recover and rebuild, that we address the problems that existed before the fires ("the Saturday problems"), and that equity should be at the center of any decisions that affect our community made during this recovery/rebuilding process," said Jenni Klose, local attorney and SoCo Rises Co-Chair. 

The Community Outreach Survey was prepared with generous support from King Brown Partners, a Novato based consultancy of business strategy researchers, serving clients in complex competitive markets undergoing change. Rather than simply shedding light on an issue, or adding more data to inform a question, King Brown's work is designed to provide compelling answers and clear direction for action. 

Under King Brown's seasoned tutelage, Sonoma County Rises is reaching out deep and wide into the North Bay community, with a particular emphasis on Sonoma County.  All input is welcomed, and English and Spanish versions of the Survey are available at The survey will run
through April 2, 2018.

Sonoma County Rises' mission is to gather community voice to create a more equitable and resilient Sonoma County. 

¡Únete a nosotros para una gran noche!
Si juegas un parte en la vida de un niño, ¡esto es para ti!

Marzo 23, 2018 
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Escuela RAMS (Salón 42), 1777 West Ave. Santa Rosa

¡Cena y cuidado de niños incluido por gratis!

¡Reserve su asiento hoy para recibir cuidado de niños y cena gratis!

Cafés para Padres es una programa  de Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework que apoya a las comunidades en involucrar a los padres en conversaciones significativas acerca de lo más importante: su familia y cómo fortalecer la familia mediante la construcción de factores protectores.
We want to let you know that we are going to be hosting a Temporary Child Custody training at Santa Rosa Junior College on April 7th for families who are undocumented and are afraid their children would stay in state custody if ICE arrested the parents.  Please share and let them know to call our office so we can be prepared with enough lawyers. A suggested $10 donation is welcomed and appreciated as we begin gathering funds for deportation defense cases.

Queremos avisarles que vamos a tener un evento de Custodia Temporal de Niñxs el 7 de abril en Santa Rosa Junior College.  El evento es para gente indocumentada que teme que si la migra les toma en custodia, sus niñxs terminarían en custodia del estado.  Por favor comparta la información ya que queremos tener suficientes abogadxs.  La donación sugerida para recaudar fondos para apoyar a gente en custodia de inmigración es $10.

Sonoma County Ranks 7th Healthiest in State
Holding steady on key health measures

SANTA ROSA, CA -  Sonoma County is ranked the seventh healthiest county in California, according to the 2018 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. The rankings are an easy-to-use snapshot that compares counties within states, illustrating that where you live influences how well and how long you live. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute produce the annual rankings.
According to the County Health Rankings, the data are a call to action to "dig into local data to better understand the local assets and challenges, and implement strategies to address both place and racial gaps, creating communities where everyone has a fair and just chance to lead the healthiest life possible."
The Health Factors ranking measures various indicators of the social and economic environment, as well as health behaviors, clinical care, and physical environment that impact health outcomes. Combined, the 2018 Health Factors ranking for Sonoma County is 11th highest in California, compared to 10th in 2017. The social and economic environment, due to its strong impact on health, is given the most weight in the Health Factors ranking. These factors include education, employment, income, family and social support, and community safety. Many of these factors have an influence on long-term health outcomes, including premature death.
The Health Outcomes ranking measures length and quality of life. The Sonoma County 2018 Health Outcomes ranking is 7th in California, compared to fifth in 2017. The Sonoma County rate of premature death, which makes up 50% of the Health Outcomes ranking, did not change from the previous period. The Department of Health Services recently released a report, titled  Sonoma County Summary Measures of Health , that closely examined these trends in premature death in the county. The leading causes of premature death in Sonoma County are cancer and unintentional injury (primarily accidental drug overdoses, falls, and motor vehicle accidents) followed by heart disease, suicide, and chronic liver disease. Many of these leading causes of premature death share the same risk factors, such as exposure to childhood traumatic stressors, as well as tobacco use, alcohol and other drug misuse, poor diet, and physical inactivity. These risk factors for premature death are largely preventable and communities can intervene to address them.
In the 2018 County Health Rankings, most individual measures in Sonoma County did not show major changes from 2017, but other counties' changes affect Sonoma County's placement on the ranking scale. Most of the individual measures were data from 2016 or earlier. The rankings were developed to show progress toward better health and to be a resource for communities.
"The numbers really highlight the incredible work community groups and organizations, our local health systems, and county partners are doing to improve health and well-being in the county," said Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chair James Gore, who represents District 4 for the Board. "They aren't an end all, though. We can make progress by partnering with communities to improve the social and economic landscape, such as removing barriers so all high school students can graduate from high school, no matter their background."
The County of Sonoma remains committed to the health of its residents and values the information provided by the 2018 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. We all have a role to play. Working together, we can make Sonoma County a healthier place for everyone to live, learn, work, and play.
To see the full 2018 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report, visit: .

Free Advance Care Planning Workshops in April
Who will speak for you if you can't speak for yourself?

Live in accord with your beliefs and values. Fulfill the goals that have meaning for you. Enjoy your favorite comforts: Isn't that how you should get to live right up to your last breath-
even if a medical crisis means that you are unable to make decisions for yourself?
In honor of 
National Healthcare Decisions Day and Week, April 15-22
free workshops
in Sonoma, Petaluma and Santa Rosa to encourage residents to speak up now about how they want to be treated if incapacitated in a future medical situation.
Register  for any workshop or talk at: under Events, (707) 565-5950 or
My Care, My Plan: Speak Up, Sonoma County's  ( vision is for every adult in the county to become educated and empowered to express his/her wishes about end-of-life care, to have the opportunity to do so, and to have their wishes honored in a medical crisis. This is an initiative of the Committee for Healthcare Improvement and Sonoma County Health Action, mobilizing community partnerships and resources to achieve equity and improve health for all in Sonoma County. MCMP is a collaborative of organizations and individuals from the private, public, nonprofit, and volunteer sectors, including local health care and social service organizations and other community partners.
Free Workshops on Advance Care Planning
Who Will Speak for You When You Can't Speak for Yourself?
Tuesday, April 17, 2-4 p.m.
Partnership Healthplan of California, 495 Tesconi Circle, Santa Rosa                     
Who Will Decide?
Wednesday, April 11, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma
Living Well with Serious Illness
Friday, April 13, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Vintage House, 264 First Street East, Sonoma
Complete Your Advance Health Care Directive
Friday, April 13, 2 - 3 p.m.
Vintage House, 264 First Street East, Sonoma   AND  Vintage House, 264 First Street East, Sonoma
Who Will Decide?
Wednesday, April 18, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Memorial Hospice, 439 College Ave., Santa Rosa
Reservations: / (707) 565-5950 /

Title of Announcement:4 opportunities at the Sonoma County Economic Development Boardopportunities

This position is ideal for individuals with degrees or interests in Political Science/Politics, Economics, English, History, International Relations, Law, Business, Public Administration/Policy, and Urban Planning.
This position is only open to applicants who obtain a Bachelor's degree between 2016 and 2018. This is an entry-level position, no Masters or PhD students please.
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2018
Applying Instructions:  Please email resume and cover letter to  with subject line "2018 Fellowship"
Compensation:  Approx. $45,000 plus health and retirement benefits
Estimated Duration:  July 9, 2018 - June 28, 2019
Education Level:  Graduating Seniors and Recent Graduates
Please help distribute far and wide this great internship opportunity!

Title of Announcement: Bilingual Nutritionistnutrition

Salary: $59,336.82 - $72,130.88 Annually
Closing Date: 3/29/2018 9:15 AM Pacific

Intro:The Bilingual Nutritionist works as part of a staff team within the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program providing nutrition education and breastfeeding support to participants with a strong focus on customer service. This position will:
  • Interview, evaluate, and assess clients for nutritional needs and WIC eligibility
  • Prescribe appropriate food packages and make any needed adjustments
  • Educate, counsel, and refer individuals and families in the WIC program on matters of nutrition and breastfeeding support
  • Communicate with community agencies, health care providers, media, and other Health Services staff regarding the WIC Program
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Current registration as a Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Experience providing individual and group nutrition counseling, assessments, and evaluations
  • Substantial knowledge of nutritional needs for infants, children, and pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Exceptional communication skills to effectively work with individuals from diverse, under-served populations
PLEASE NOTE : This position requires current registration as a Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, or eligibility for registration. An individual hired into this position must obtain registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration within the six month probationary period. For more information on eligibility requirements, please visit   The Commission on Dietetic Registration  website.

Title of Announcement: Detention Specialist I  detention

Salary: $41,011.91 - $49,840.43 Annually
Closing Date: Continuous

Intro: Supporting law enforcement is an exciting and challenging opportunity for someone who thrives in a fast paced e nvironment. Detention Specialists work in County detention facilities, alongside law enforcement and incarcerated individuals. They learn to perform the full range of administrative, clerical, and legal document processing duties related to booking, custody alternatives, records processing, and reception. As Detention Specialists gain experience and seniority they gain more flexibility in selecting different shifts, and the opportunity for career advancement to Detention Specialist II ($21.55 - $26.20 hour). To be a successful Detention Specialist you must:
  • Work swiftly, in stressful situations, to manage multiple requests at one time
  • Remain calm, clear, and in control when working with difficult or irate individuals
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team
  • Possess effective problem solving skills, empathy, patience, and common sense
  • Have customer service experience. Cash handling experience is highly desired
Being a Detention Specialist can be demanding, but for those who have passion for this work, you will be rewarded with camaraderie and the ability to help others in your community. Although these positions require minimal or no physical contact with inmates, Detention Specialist do work in close proximity to and interact with inmates (e.g., answering questions, exchanging paperwork and property, etc.). Detention Specialists are required to work day, swing, and graveyard shifts, weekends, holidays, other shift assignments, and overtime. They are also subject to the departmental policies, including uniform requirements and standards of conduct.

Title of Announcement: Animal Health Technician- Extra Help

Salary:$21.31 - $25.91 Hourly
Closing Date: Continuous

Intro: The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services is seeking a qualified individual to fill an intermittent, extra-help Animal Health Technician position at the Sonoma County Animal Shelter.

As an Animal Health Technician, you will assist veterinarians with the provision of healthcare to animals. Duties include:
  • Conducting examinations
  • Administering daily treatments, medications, and vaccines
  • Assisting with surgeries
  • Performing humane euthanasia
  • Assessing temperament of animals
  • Implementing behavioral modification plans as directed by the shelter supervisor
  • Assisting in the maintenance of sanitary kennels and shelter facilities
  • Leading the work of volunteers
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Experience working as an Animal Health Technician
  • A Registered Veterinary Technician license (formerly known as an Animal Health Technician Certificate) issued by the Veterinary Medical Board
  • A Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substance Permit (VACSP)

Title of Announcement: Sheriff's Communications Dispatcher IIdispatch

Salary:  $59,775.12 - $72,652.66 Annually
Closing Date: Continuous 

Intro: In the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, Communications Dispatcher II's receive requests for assistance from law enforcement personnel and the public. They dispatch, coordinate, and direct emergency manpower and equipment as needed, and perform related filing and record keeping duties. In our 24/7 environment, Dispatcher's must have the flexibility to work all shifts (day, swing, grave), and overtime is required.
This full, working-level position in the Dispatcher job series is for individuals who have completed a year of law enforcement, emergency dispatch experience with a city, county, state, or federal agency. 
Possession of a California Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Public Safety Dispatcher's Certificate is highly desired.

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