OAKLAND -- Ana Alvarez, a San Francisco parks department executive, has been hired as the first deputy general manager of the East Bay Regional Park District.

Alvarez begins March 1 in the $194,854-a-year job directly under General Manager Bob Doyle in overseeing the system with 120,000 acres of park land.

Alvarez will work on day-to-day management, long-term planning and climate change issues, Doyle said.

Alvarez has worked at San Francisco since 2009, serving most recently as the director of parks and open space at the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

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