Marin County Parks – CEQA & Regulatory Open Space Planner


At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do and they are proud to tell people “I work for the County of Marin.” Read on to find out more about this opportunity:

Marin County Parks offers an extensive system of regional and community parks, open space preserves, and trails for public use and enjoyment. The Department consists of two divisions: The Parks and Landscape Division and the Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD). The Department is responsible for planning, acquiring, and managing the County’s open space system, which includes more than 16,000 acres of open space and more than 250 miles of public trails, as well as the County’s park system with five regional parks, eight neighborhood parks, and six paved multi-use paths. In addition, the Department works closely and collaboratively with private organizations and public agencies within the county that manage and preserve open space lands, parks, and protected environmental sanctuaries including Marin Municipal Water District, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California State Parks, and National Marine Sanctuaries. The County’s park and open space systems are enjoyed by millions of visitors annually.


Regulatory Open Space Planners at Marin County Parks are responsible for preparing CEQA documentation for important projects such as habitat restoration and road and trail improvement projects. We create, compile, review, synthesize, and prepare responses to formal public comments related to the department’s CEQA filings. We also support the senior planning staff in the following areas:

  • Preparing permit applications for departmental projects
  • Servicing permits in the post-implementation phase
  • Researching zoning and property boundary issues
  • Assisting in the resolution of encroachments
  • Explaining Marin County Parks policies and initiatives to the public


Our Ideal Team Member will be an active contributor to our cohesive and supportive working environment both within and outside of our organization. As a champion ambassador for our department’s mission and initiatives, they will need to have strong communications skills both verbally and in writing.

An outstanding Regulatory Open Space Planner will also have 3 years of experience in land use planning, CEQA review, and be well versed in the following areas:

  • Evaluating and making formal CEQA determinations
  • Formulating environmental review documents under CEQA and then crafting formal responses to public comments regarding those documents
  • Preparing permit documents
  • Working with and producing deliverables using ArcGIS, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Creating accessible print and web-based documents consistent with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • A strong understanding of ecological principals and the natural resources of Northern California

Salary: $6,394.38 – $7,640.75 Monthly

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