Mission: The Park District acquires, develops, manages, and maintains a high quality, diverse system of interconnected parklands which balances public usage and education programs with protection and preservation of our natural and cultural resources.
I worked at East Bay Regional Park District full-time (More than 3 years)
Great pay and benefits compared to comparable work in the bay area. Mostly smart and fun coworkers. Pretty low-drama management and organization overall.
Hard initially to get a full time job- may have to temp in various positions to get in the system.
Advice to Management
I understand why it works for the agency to have so many people shuffling between temp positions before getting hired permanent/full time, but I think it's worth trying to fix. It IS discriminatory against those who don't have backgrounds that give them the freedom to be underutilised/underpaid/unbenefitted for a year or more. This works okay for some but may be prohibitive depending on your background- so it doesn't necessarily get the best workers, as much as those who can afford to go without full-time, benefited work for a while.
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at East Bay Regional Park District (Oakland, CA) in April 2015.
I had to take a VERY basic math test. I was then called in for an interview with the manager and was hired right there. Then went to do finger printing and signed paperwork from HR.
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