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Table of Contents
Announcements ANOUNCE
11.  KQED Forum on the Road: Six Months After the                  North Bay Fires
12.  Join PIQUE as a Facilitator
13.  California State Parks Looking for Volunteer                        Docents
14.  FEMA Clinic March 10, 2018
15.   CASA Seeking Volunteers

Job Opportunities JOBSSS



New Groundwater Agencies Host Community Workshops on Short-term Funding Options

The purpose of the workshops is to solicit feedback on possible options for funding the day-to-day expenses of the GSAs and the creation of extensive, science-based technical Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) for the Sonoma Valley, Santa Rosa Plain and Petaluma Valley groundwater basins. In February, the California Department of Water Resources (the primary state agency responsible for administering SGMA) posted a preliminary list of GSAs eligible to receive grant funding for GSP development. All three local GSAs were recommended to receive $1 million each. While these grants will significantly offset costs of creating GSPs, additional gap funding will be needed.

Sonoma Valley Workshop
5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 14
Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building, 126 1st St W, Sonoma
Santa Rosa Plain Workshop
5:30-7:30, Wednesday, March 21
Finley Community Center, 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa
Petaluma Valley Workshop
5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29
Petaluma Community Center, 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma
While workshop formats will be similar in each groundwater basin, some content will be specific to that basin. People needing accommodations should contact or call 524-8378 as soon as possible.
A website, includes up-to-date information on SGMA and a place to sign up for more information.

Presentación de Documental: DOLORES
en Bayer Farm
viernes, 16 de marzo

Acompáñenos a LandPaths y a Indie Lens para una presentación gratuita y al aire libre del documental, "Dolores" en el jardín comunitario de Bayer Farm. Tráigase su cobija, silla, a sus familiares y amigos y acompañenos a una cena comunitaria en el jardín a las 6pm seguido por la presentación del documental a las 7pm. Traiga un platillo para compartir, si lo desea, sus platos, tazas y utensilios reusables para una noche divertida en comunidad.

Con un acceso íntimo y sin precedentes, el documental "Dolores" de director, Peter Bratt cuenta la historia de Dolores Huerta, una de las activistas más importantes, aunque menos conocida, de la historia estadounidense. Cofundadora del primer sindicato de trabajadores agrícolas con Cesar Chavez, lideró incansablemente la lucha por la justicia racial y laboral, convirtiendose en una de las feministas más desafiantes del siglo XX.

Dónde:Bayer Farm, 1550 West Ave. Santa Rosa

6pm: cena comunitaria estilo "potluck"-traiga un platillo para compartir, si lo desea e incluso sus propios utensilios, platos y tazas para reducir la cantidad de basura producida

7pm-8:35pm: presentación de documental, "Dolores"
  • traiga su propia cobija para sentarse o silla
  • la presentación de documental será al aire libre, vista en capas calientitas
  • este evento es GRATUITO
  • no se permite fumar ni mascotas y ¡absolutamente no mascotas fumando!
¡Esperamos verlos alli!

Applications are now being Accepted for TeenNat
Pepperwood's Award-Winning Youth Summer Conservation Science Internship

While some teens will be spending their summer days staring at screens, young people at Pepperwood will have fun witnessing how our forests and grasslands, ponds and chaparral are resilient and recovering from the Tubbs Fire. Pepperwood's conservation science internship "
TeenNat" is returning for its 6 th   year and applications are now being accepted. TeenNat will run
 Tuesdays through Thursdays  from  July 10th through August 9th, 2018.  There is no charge for the internship but the application process is competitive and  participants ages 13-18 must apply by April 9th, 2018 .
Find our bilingual program fliers and applications at:
TeenNat engages diverse youth in real research, connects them with scientists and other professionals, provides them with technical skills in data collection and photography, and exposes them to nature. Interns are trained to use GPS units and digital cameras to document plants and animals found at Pepperwood (and after the program they get to keep their digital cameras in exchange for their service!). They upload their findings to, a global network for biological data used by researchers around the world. TeenNat interns have uploaded over 3,000 observations to date.
TeenNat directly connects young people with nature in ways that expand their horizons as a  2017 participant shared, "I lost my fear for bugs.  Before the internship the sight of a bug would send me running across the room.  After seeing the beauty of a life form in its natural habitat I became considerate of the lives around me.  I became more observant.  Although I must admit at times it takes me a bit of courage to hold a praying mantis.  I enjoy the adventurous hikes.  The memories of the preserve will be treasured.  The hikes and reflections opened a door within my mind.  I enjoyed this internship and will miss the friends I made.  Thank you for accepting me in this program and welcoming me into the TeenNat family."
Interns learn about career pathways in the sciences as they interact with researchers and conservation professionals. They even get to participate in environmental career day. "This internship has made me consider going into the environmental conservation sciences," said TeenNat alumni Maddi Blanc, "and I look forward to what I can contribute to the scientific world in the future." She is now pursuing a science degree at UC Davis.
TeenNat received national recognition through the Toyota TogetherGreen Fellowship awarded to Pepperwood Education Director Sandi Funke for her work designing the program. TeenNat has also been showcased by the North American Association for Environmental Education at their international conference. TeenNat is supported by grants from the Community Foundation Sonoma County, Save the Redwoods League, Dean Witter Foundation, Miranda Lux Foundation, and through donors and members of Pepperwood.
To learn more about Pepperwood and its programs, please visit .

Explore Foster Parenting  Helps You Answer: Would You Make a Great Foster Parent?
  Santa Rosa, CA --  Every day, 50-75 local children and teens need a safe place to live in our community. There's an URGENT NEED for temporary foster parents and adoptive families to open their homes to local foster children and give them a place they can feel safe, wanted and loved.
In just one hour at an Explore Foster Parenting meeting, you can learn if becoming a foster parent to a local child, tween or teen is right for your family. You'll hear from experienced foster parents and local foster care agencies, including Alternative Family Services, Lilliput Families, the Sonoma County Human Services Department Family, Youth and Children's Division, and TLC Child and Family Services.  
The next Explore Foster Parenting meeting is Monday, March 26, 6-7pm at 2255 Challenger Way, Suite 100, Santa Rosa. For information and a reservation, call (707) 565-4274.
You'll also learn about which type of foster parent you'd like to be. Options include:
  • Provide a temporary home as an emergency foster parent or foster parent,
  • Foster parent a child with the potential of adoption, or
  • Rent a room and act as a mentor to an older foster youth going to school or working.
Can't attend in March? Call 565-4274, or join us for an upcoming meeting on April 30, May 21, June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 26 or Dec. 17.

Visit for more about becoming a foster parent and the foster care agencies serving Sonoma County children.
KQED Forum on the Road:
Santa Rosa - Live Broadcast
Six Months After the North Bay FIres
Friday, April 6, 2018 at 8:30am
KQED's Forum comes to Santa Rosa for an in-depth live broadcast. 
Forum's  Friday host and North Bay resident Mina Kim returns to Santa Rosa six months after the wildfires to reflect and look forward with local officials, residents and others who are rebuilding their communities and lives in the wake of the destruction. Audience members will have an opportunity to contribute questions to the conversation, while also getting a behind-the-scenes look at how Forum is produced. Radio broadcast runs 8:30 to 11:00 am 
General Admission: Reserve Tickets in Advance, Free Event
While admission is free, tickets are required for this event.
Please reserve your tickets here:
To ensure your admittance, please  reserve your free General Admission tickets in advance
More Info  

Questions about the Parks or about becoming a docent should be directed to Joleen Ossello, State Parks Interpreter 1, at .

CASA is experiencing one of the largest numbers of referrals in 20 years, of abused and neglected children who are entering the child welfare system afraid and alone. CASA is seeking volunteers today. 
CASA has over  60 youth awaiting your friendship and advocacy, which can bring a life changing relationship to them, and the list continues to grow. As little as 10 hours a month can make a child's life brighter. Our Spring training begins April 19th. or call us at 565-6375.
CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) are volunteers and ordinary citizens from our community, like you, doing extraordinary work. CASA advocates establish stable relationships with foster children, getting to know their unique history and making informed recommendations to the courts.
When a child has an advocate, she is more likely to get needed services - and a permanent, stable home. Are you eager to make a difference in a child's life? Become a volunteer.

volunteer opportunities

Financial Coach
The Financial Stability program trains volunteers to conduct one-on-one financial coaching to individuals, families, and youth. Volunteers will assist individuals in developing the skills needed to build assets and economic stability that will increase their ability to become self-sufficient. Financial Coaches offer continued support to clients so that they can meet their goals and tackle challenges. You will meet with clients one-on-one and provide assistance with goal setting, planning, problem-solving, and brainstorming. The goal is to help the client reduce debt, improve credit score, build assets, and accomplish goals through behavior change.  Finance experience welcomed, but not required.
Donation Delivery Assistant
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa is in need of volunteers to assist at our Restyle Marketplace. Restyle is the organizations thrift store. We are in need of volunteer to go out on truck deliveries with a staff member and assist him with donation pick-ups. Donation delivery pick-up days are typically on Tuesdays and or Fridays from 10:00am-2:00pm Will require lifting of 50lbs or more with assistance.
Alzheimer's Shaw Day Center Volunteer
Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers to assist in our Shaw Day Center for Memory Care. Our program runs Monday - Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm, and scheduling is flexible. Volunteers work in our day center and assist in activity programming for people with dementia, assist staff with clients during meals, and more! As a volunteer, you will be part of a strong community that provides essential supports to individuals with dementia and their families. Volunteers must complete a background check and pass a TB Test.
If you are interested, or have questions, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Noreen Mendoza at or at (707)528-8712ext.160.
Title of Announcement: Administrative Aid-Temp Position admin

Salary: $16-$17 Hourly

Intro: Latino Service Providers, a non-profit agency serving the Latino community for 29 years, focuses on stabilizing families. We are looking to fill a part time, temporary position. The ideal candidate will love numbers (financial numbers), as they will be creating expense and deposit financial transactions, scanning those documents, and updating ledgers. Other duties may include administrative work as time permits. 

Date:    Immediately to June 30th, 2018
Wages: $16-$17 per hour depending on experience
Hours:  up to 20 hours per week

Application process: Email your cover letter describing your experience, and attach your resume  to: (cc

References required.

Title of Announcement: Animal Care Assistantanimal

Salary: $2,589 - $3,146/Mo.
Closing Date: 3/13/18

Intro: The Animal Care Assistant is an essential member of the Department of Health Services Animal Services team. Working in the Animal Shelter, this challenging yet rewarding position assists in caring for animals and maintaining facilities. For more information & to apply online, visit or call 707-565-2331 . EOE 

Title of Announcement: Community Stability Program Managerstability

Salary: $ 45,760 to $52,000 Annually 

Intro: We have an open position....Program Manager for Community Stability.
The Community Stability Program Manager position offers an exciting opportunity to serve the community with needed and impactful programs that help clients facing socio economic challenges to transition their lives. This position, located within Catholic Charities' Community and Parish Connections (CPC) department, supports equity building, financial stability programs with an evidence based focus on serving the community.  Catholic Charities' Program Managers provide administration for agency programs, including budget management, grant application and compliance, employee hiring, supervision and retention, coordinating training and facilitating integration with other programs across the agency. Visit our website at

Title of Announcement: Environmental Health Technician - Extra-Helpenvt

Salary: $19.10 - $23.22/Hr.
Closing Date: 3/13/18

Intro: The Environmental Health Technician works in the Public Health Division of the Department of Health Services (DHS) as an integral part of the Environmental Protection team. This position helps to ensure the safety of recreational water bathing sites along the Sonoma coast and the Russian River through regular monitoring and sampling activities. 

For more information & to apply online, visit  or call  707-565-2331 . EOE

 Title of Announcement:Programmer Analyst - Extra-Helpanalyst

Salary: $35.02 - $42.57 Hourly
Closing Date: 3/13/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

Position Information
The County of Sonoma Information Systems Department is recruiting to fill one temporary, extra-help, Programmer Analyst position on the Systems and Programming Division's Integrated Justice Systems (IJS) Team.
The Systems and Programming Division supports Countywide IJS, Enterprise Financial, and Human Resource systems, and over 50 departmental line of business applications.  The Programmer Analyst interacts with business owners and end-users to understand their needs, and develop systems and processes that meet those needs. Specific duties include:
  • Troubleshooting client issues related to the analysis of data, source code, and business processes
  • Communicating with client and support teams to coordinate defect resolution
  • Managing priority levels for reported defects and escalating when necessary
  • Assisting in defect resolution by developing and testing code or data fixes
  • Monitoring error logs
The ideal candidate for this position will possess:
  • Experience with development in object-based languages (.Net, Java)
  • Experience with relational databases (SQL Server, Oracle, Informix) and relational database reporting tools (SQL Server Reporting Services, Crystal)
  • Practical knowledge of the software development lifecycle
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience supporting client/server and web based third party application suites
Please note: This position will be required to have access to Sheriff's Office and/or Probation Department facilities or view data or work with information systems for these departments. This requires that a more extensive "Security Clearance" will be performed after hire. Continued employment will be contingent upon passing the security clearance, which includes a Live Scan fingerprint based check of California Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) criminal records. If you are offered a position which requires a security clearance, the job offer letter will clearly specify this as a condition of employment.
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.
Title of Announcement: Heavy Lifter/Mixer at La Tortilla Factorytortilla

We are hiring! Come join our family of employees, located in Santa Rosa, CA. Now offering direct-hire positions in production for Heavy Lifter/Mixer with great benefit package. Full time, excellent opportunity for growth! Apply today at  or call (707) 586-4000 .

Ahora contratando! Unase a nuestra familia! Estamos offerciendo tiempo completo para nuestras nuevas posisiones de Heavy Lifter/Mixer con beneficios directos de La Tortilla Factory. Para applicar a la  o llame (707) 586-4000 .   
Title of Announcement:  Correctional Deputy IIcorrectional

Salary: $31.40 - $38.17 Hourly
Closing Date: Continuous 

Intro: The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office seeks experienced correctional officers.

Starting salary up to *$38.17/Hr. ($79,665/Yr.), approximately $600/Mo., and opportunities for premium pay assignments. Come to beautiful Sonoma County and become a Correctional Deputy II.

This full, working-level position in the Correctional Deputy job series is for individuals who meet the following criteria:
* Achieved a passing score on the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Adult Corrections Officer Examination 
* Completed the California BSCC's Adult Corrections Officer Core Course 
* Completed the California BSCC's Adult Corrections Officer Supplemental Core Course (also referred to as the 832 Penal Code Course) 
* Completed one year of work experience as a Correctional Deputy I or equivalent

A variety of specialty assignments are also available in the Sheriff's Office. To learn more about these assignments, how we serve the community, minimum qualifications, & to apply online, please visit

Title of Announcement: Family, Youth & Children Social Service Worker IV socialworker
English & Bilingual (Eng./Span.)

Salary: $5,473 - $6,650/Mo.
Closing Date:  3/8/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

Intro: Social Service Worker IVs in the Family, Youth & Children Division provide an array of protective, regulatory, preventative and placement services with the Human Services Department. 

Social Service Worker IVs in the Family, Youth & Children Division may be assigned to one or more programs within the division and may work from any of the division offices, including the various regional offices located in the County.  The division provides an array of protective, regulatory, preventative, and placement services, including but not limited to:
  • Working closely with families and children to investigate reports of child abuse and neglect
  • Assessing client and family strengths and needs to develop and monitor parents' compliance with treatment case plans
  • Making services available to intact families to assist in the remediation of existing problems
  • Filing petitions and other legal documents with the Juvenile Court to remove abused or neglected children from parental care
  • Offering reunification services to parents whose children have been removed from their care
  • Arranging permanent homes for children who have been removed from and cannot return to parental care via adoption, guardianship, or foster care
  • Collaborating with attorneys, the Juvenile Court, service providers, tribal representatives, and foster care providers
Ideal candidates will possess a Master's Degree in Social Work, Child Development, or a related field, and have experience working with youth and children.

This recruitment is being conducted to fill multiple positions in the Family, Youth, and Children Division of the Human Services Department.  The employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, and extra-help (temporary or intermittent) 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.

Title of Announcement: Public Works Operations Coordinator punlicworks

Salary: $7,188 - $8,738/Mo.
Closing Date: 3/14/18

Intro: Do you possess at least 7 years public works maintenance and inspection experience, which included 3 years working as a supervisor? The County of Sonoma wants you! We seek a highly experienced supervisor to oversee Transportation and Public Works Road Maintenance Operations.

For more information & to apply online, please visit  or call  707-565-2331 . EOE 

Salary: $4,516.88 - $5,489.13 Monthly
Closing Date: Continuous 

Intro: The Procurement System Coordinator provides integral support to the Purchasing Division of the General Services Department by developing an understanding of current business processes, systems, and requirements. They provide ongoing EFS software support, including coordinating system updates and improvements. Responsibilities will include:

* Acting as the liaison between County Purchasing staff and the EFS Support Organization team
* Tracking EFS-related process and policy changes and creating functional design documents for modifications
* Assisting in the preparation of EFS enhancements
* Reviewing and providing feedback to improve County business processes and/or products
* Developing functional design documents for modifications to the application
* Identifying project concerns, issues, and/or risks, and communicating information to stakeholders
* Developing EFS test plans (scenarios, cases, and scripts), conditions, and expected results
* Supporting training exercises by defining necessary data

For more information, minimum qualifications, & to
apply, please visit: EOE Apply Now!

To Download Full Description: Click Here
Title of Announcement: Training Coordinatortrainingcoor

Intro:  Sonoma County CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is seeking a part-time Training Coordinator to support and coordinate efforts in recruiting prospective volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), screening, training and getting them ready to become advocates for abused and neglected children. The Training Coordinator will be a self-starter who is responsible for providing support including scheduling, coordinating and preparing for orientation and training classes, entering and maintaining database information, creating and maintaining paper files. The Training Coordinator will have a bachelor's degree (preferred) or 3+ years of experience, strong customer service orientation, be creative and resourceful and share the passion for CASA's mission, bilingual a plus. This position offers a great opportunity to learn, be trained and become involved in a program dedicated to youth of the foster care system. Hours and salary to be discussed at the interview.

For more information or any questions, please feel free to call  (707) 565-6375  or review our website to learn more about the program: . or email 
To apply:  please send a cover letter summarizing your skills and why you see this as a fit for you as well as a current resume outlining your experience via email. Please use "Training Coordinator" on the email

Title of Announcement: Therapy Program Managertherapy

Salary: $18.50 - $20.50 Hourly

Position Summary
Working under direction of the Director of Program Services the Therapy Program Manager manages services provided through the YWCA's Therapy Program. This is a professional, position responsible for the overall management of YWCA's therapy services. The position will oversee and direct the following key programmatic areas: individual, group, and family trauma informed therapy programming and children therapy for A Special Place Preschool. This position will provide leadership and vision to the organization and its staff and will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the therapy program in collaboration with the Director of Programs, clinical supervisors, and members of the leadership team.

Prerequisite Qualifications
The candidate must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for employment in this position:

* Three (3) years' work experience and/or volunteer experience in a Human Services Setting.
* Two (2) years' experience in a supervisory role.
* Bachelor's degree in related field preferred
* Basic computer and data entry skills
* First aid and CPR certificates a plus
* Prior to employment, obtain fingerprint clearance and pass TB testing
* Upon employment, must pass pre-employment physical and drug test

TO APPLY: To apply please send a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to with "Therapy Program Manager" in subject line. 

To Download Full Job Description: Click Here

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