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HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Mission:
The Somerset County Park Commission has a knowledgeable, motivated, and dedicated staff. Our goal is to create a working environment that will motivate all employees to provide unique, personalized and unparalleled service. Each of us is dedicated to creating a superior work experience in a friendly, efficient, and comfortable environment. We recognize that a happy employee will lead to a satisfied customer and the result will be a successful and profitable business.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Contact Information:
Donna M, Umgelter, Human Resources Administrator
phone: 908 722-1200 ext. 5239
fax: 908 429-5508
E-mail the Human Resources Dept. with any questions or comments.

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Benefits:

New Jersey State Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage, Deffered Compensation Plan, 15 paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Personal Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Jury Duty Compensation, Tuition Reimbursement

JOB APPLICATION (PDF)

 

Employment Vacancies

Full-time                                     

The Somerset County Park Commission has the following fulltime positions available.
Interested candidates should call or email Donna Umgelter at dmumgelter@scparks.org (908)722-1200.

Human Resources Coordinator
Park Headquarters

Description
Provides support to the Human Resources Administrator and the Department of Human Resources in the management and implementation of the human resources activities and functions of the Park Commission. Oversees human resources programs and projects as directed. Performs a variety of duties relevant to maintain an efficient, productive and customer focused office. This position works with and must be able to maintain highly confidential information.

The Human Resources department consists of a Human Resources Administrator and a Human Resources Coordinator. The department is responsible for advising management to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and policies; developing, maintaining, and interpreting internal policies; personnel recruitment and hiring; benefit administration; compensation administration; labor management; training; grievance resolution; and all other associated Human Resources duties. The Park Commission has approximately 170 fulltime and 350 seasonal employees. This position reports to the Human Resources Administrator.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree required in Human Resources or related field. One to two years’ Human Resources related experience preferred. Ability to use Microsoft Office Applications and HRIS database management software. Must possess strong planning, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Ability to perform several job functions concurrently; able to exercise initiative and judgment under varying conditions of pressure and constant interruptions. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public, staff, and other agencies. Must be able to maintain confidentiality with highly sensitive information. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Senior Gardener
Colonial Park Gardens

Description
Under the direct supervision of the Supervisor, performs all garden and landscape maintenance required for the care of park ornamental plantings including trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and turf. Assists Supervisor with training and supervision of subordinate staff. Responsible for coordinating the repair and maintenance of all tools, equipment and vehicles.

Qualifications
Bachelor Degree preferred or Associate’s degree (A.A) from two-year college or technical school in Horticulture and at least one year related experience and/or training. Ability to work with the public. Ability to work weekends and holidays if required. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must obtain a NJ Certified Pesticide Operator license.

Maintenance Worker
Colonial Park & North Branch Park Positions

Description
Under the direction of the Park Foreman and Assistant Foreman, is responsible for the grounds maintenance at the park facility and other areas as assigned. Duties include but are not limited to equipment maintenance, mowing, snow removal, and trash removal.

Qualifications
High school graduation or GED and one to two years related experience and/or training. Ability to work with the general public crucial. Ability to work weekends and holidays if required and report to work for emergency situations. Must have a valid NJ driver’s license.

Senior Maintenance Worker
East County Maintenance

Description
Under direction of the Supervisor of East County Maintenance, assists with the maintenance of year-round and seasonal recreation and park facilities, snow removal, transports and operates the portable stage and sound system, and assists with special events. Performs other related duties.

Qualifications
High school graduation, with a minimum of two years maintenance experience. Neat, clean appearance, and ability to work with the general public crucial. Ability to operate a multi-channel sound board at musical special events. Ability to work evenings and weekends, and ability to adjust work schedule as required for the efficient operation of programs and facilities. Must have or be able to obtain a valid commercial driver's license within six (6) months of employment.

Maintenance Workers (2)
Lord Stirling Stable

Description
Under direction of the Foreman of Stable Maintenance, assist with maintaining the buildings, equipment, and grounds at Lord Stirling Stable. Duties include but are not limited to maintaining the indoor and outdoor rings, maintaining pastures, mowing and trimming lawns, pastures, and trails, maintaining fences and gates, assisting with repairs and construction to buildings, and snow removal. Position will also assist with the preparation of special events.

Qualifications
Ability to perform building maintenance tasks and equipment maintenance and repair. Ability to adjust work schedule to include some evenings, weekends, and holidays, as required for the efficient operation of the stable. Ability to operate tractors, mowers, and safely transport equipment using a small trailer. Ability to perform physical tasks under varying weather conditions. Ability to understand and follow oral instructions. Ability to work with the general public crucial. Must have a valid driver's license.

Stableworker
Lord Stirling Stable

Description
Under direction of the Stable Supervisors, performs duties to effectively operate an equestrian stable, including feeding and grooming of horses, care of tack, cleaning stalls, and preparation of horses and ponies for riding lessons, lead line, and pony parties.

Qualifications
Ability to perform simple maintenance tasks. Must be able to school new and young horses. Ability to adjust work schedule to include some evenings, weekends, and holidays, as required for the proper care of the horses. Ability to perform physical tasks under varying weather conditions. Ability to understand and follow oral instructions. Ability to work with the general public crucial. Must have a valid driver's license. Previous experience working with horses preferred.

part-time

Part-time Stable Workers
Duties include feeding and grooming horses, care of tack, and cleaning stalls. Must be able to adjust work schedule to include some evenings, weekends, and holidays. Must be able to perform physical tasks under varying weather conditions. Previous experience working with horses preferred. $13/per hour

Recreation Assistant
Assist children, teens, and adults with developmental disabilities with instruction of skills in a variety of recreation activities. Duties include transporting participants to and from programs in Park Commission vans. Evening and weekend hours. Must have a valid driver’s license. Experience with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred but not required. $13/hour + $1.00 driving differential.

SEASONAL POSITIONS

Tennis Facility Attendant
Green Knoll Tennis Center/Colonial Park

Description
The Somerset County Park Commission is accepting applications for Tennis Facility Attendants at the Green Knoll Tennis Center located in Bridgewater, NJ and Colonial Park in Franklin Township, NJ. Applicants must be available to work up to 28 hours per week, be flexible in working morning, afternoon, or evening shifts, weekdays and weekends, possess strong communication skills, be able to use Microsoft Word and Excel, be reliable, work independently, and able to enforce rules and policies. Candidates must be available to work March through October. Rate of pay is $13.00 per hour.

Lifeguard, Office Attendant, and Concession Attendant
Warrenbrook Pool

Description
The Somerset County Park Commission is accepting applications for lifeguards, office attendance, and concession attendants at the Warrenbrook Pool located in Warren Township, NJ. Lifeguard applicants must have Lifeguard Certification and be CPR/AED Certified. All applicants must be available to work various shifts, possess strong communication skills, be reliable, and able to enforce pool rules and policies. The Warrenbrook Pool operates Saturdays and Sundays beginning May 28 and seven days per week beginning June 25 through September 5, 2022. The starting rate varies from $11.90 to $13.50 per hour.

Putting Course/Paddleboat/Spray Park Attendant
Colonial Park

Description
The Somerset County Park Commission is accepting applications for Putting Course/Paddleboat/Spray Park Attendants at Colonial Park in Franklin Township, NJ. Applicants must be be flexible in working morning, afternoon, or evening shifts, weekdays and weekends, possess strong communication skills, be reliable, work independently, and able to enforce rules and policies. The facility is open weekends only May 7 through June 19, and then daily from June 25 through Labor Day, and weekends September 10-25. Rate of pay is $11.90 per hour.

Seasonal Park Ranger
Multiple Park Locations

2022 Seasonal Park Ranger

Description
Under direction of a Park Ranger Supervisor, provides visitor services and the protection and management of natural resources. Performs patrol on foot, bicycle and vehicle in general use parks and natural areas to assist visitors and solicit compliance with Park Commission rules and regulations. Participate in resource management duties such as trail clearing, trail maintenance as well as litter removal in a variety of weather conditions. Uniforms are provided at no cost. Footwear is at cost of employee.

Qualifications
Two years of college is preferred but not required, majoring in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Parks Management or another related field or an equivalent combination of college and job experience.Must be able to work evenings, weekends, holidays and varying shifts, as well as the ability to adjust work schedule as required for the efficient operation of programs and facilities. Must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions. Must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license. A neat appearance and the ability to effectively communicate with the public. Enthusiastic and outgoing personality is a plus.

Seasonal Gardeners
Leonard J. Buck Garden and Colonial Park Gardens

Description
The Somerset County Park Commission Horticulture Department is seeking self-motivated and conscientious applicants to assist full-time gardeners with various garden maintenance tasks such as planting, pruning, edging, soil renovation, mulching, wedding, and watering. If you would like to work in a public garden setting with a remarkable collection of plants and environment, please apply for a Seasonal Gardener position either at the Leonard J. Buck Garden or the Colonial Park Gardens, two of New Jersey’s most admired public gardens.

Leonard J. Buck Garden – Located in Far Hills, a naturalistic woodland rock garden with a diverse collection of ornamental plantings including native and exotic trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, ferns, trough plantings, and tender perennial/annual container plantings.

Colonial Park Gardens – Located in Somerset, the Colonial Park Gardens features a variety of gardens which include the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden, the Fragrance and Sensory Garden, the Perennial Garden, the Arboretum, and the Ornamental Grass and Shrub Collections.

For more information, please call 908 722-1200 ext. 5621 for Leonard J. Buck Garden and ext. 5721 for Colonial Park Gardens. *Internship opportunities are also available! *

Seasonal Maintenance Workers, Parks
Seasonal position working with fulltime maintenance staff in parks. Routine maintenance in our parks . Experience with hand tools and landscaping equipment a plus. Applicant must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Must be able to take written and oral direction from supervisory staff. Work week is Monday through Friday and some weekends and holidays. Must possess valid driver’s license.


Seasonal Greensworkers
Seasonal positions working with fulltime maintenance staff on Somerset County golf courses. Experience with turf equipment and gas powered hand tools preferred, but not required. Duties include, but are not limited to, mowing specific areas of golf courses, bunker maintenance, weed trimming, and watering. Applicant must enjoy working early morning hours, working outdoors, and be available for weekend and holiday shifts. This is a three to six month term of employment, running from May through September.


Seasonal Golf Starters/Shop Attendants
Seasonal positions working at the Commission’s golf courses include assistant at pro-shop and golf ranger/starter duties.

EEC Seasonal Positions
The Environmental Education Center is hiring seasonal naturalists! Please check the links below.

Summer Camp Counselor

Seasonal Naturalist: General Programs Naturalist

Seasonal Naturalist: Paddlesport

Seasonal Naturalist: Camps


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Location:
355 Milltown Road
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5327
North Branch, New Jersey 08876

Phone: 908 722-1200 ext. 5239
Fax: 908 429-5508

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