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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 Manager
phone: 908 722-1200 ext. 5239
fax: 908 722-3494
E-mail the Human Resources Dept. with any questions or comments.

Benefits:

  • New Jersey State Pension Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage
    (employee/dependent coverage paid for by Park Commission)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • 15 paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation, Personal Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Jury Duty Compensation
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Blood Donor Program

JOB APPLICATION (PDF)

 

Employment Vacancies - Updated August 3, 2018

The following job opportunities are available at the Somerset County Park Commission. Call 908-722-1200 for an application. Individuals with hearing/speech impairments may use the Relay Service at 711. Somerset County Park Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer

POSITION                                                                        GRADE/SALARY RANGE
Manager, Park Rangers                                                   Exempt Grade 15
Leisure Services Division                                                   Starting Rate:  $67,200  Max $95,992

Description
Under direction of the Deputy Director/Leisure Services Division, to plan and supervise the activities of the Park Rangers, including managing the budget, coordinating all field operations, and supervising Ranger staff. Responsible for the coordination, operation, and management of interpretive and visitor services provided by the Park Rangers in general use parks. Provide resource management oversight in designatedundeveloped natural areas. Direct the activities of volunteers and corporate groups. 

The Somerset County Park Commission manages 15,000 acres of parkland throughout varied properties which  include general use parks, special use parks, developed natural areas, undeveloped natural areas, and reserve areas.  Annually two million visitors enjoy the parks and facilities of the park system. 

The Park Ranger Department is responsible for general patrol, visitor services, management of natural resources, and public safety issues in the general use parks and designatedundeveloped natural areas.  Although not law enforcement officers, Park Rangers are responsible for the enforcement of the rules and regulations governing the park system. This position is accountable for the leadership of the Park Ranger Department consisting of 13 fulltime  employees supplemented with seasonal positions.  The  current operating budget is $780,000; all of which is personnel with the exception of $58,000 in Operations (O/E).

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree majoring in Park/Recreation Management, Natural Resource Management, or related field, with a minimum of five years progressive management and supervisory experience.  Ability to communicate and work with the general public is essential.  Ability to supervise staff and departmental programs.  Must have the ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, and having the ability to adjust work schedule as required for the efficient operation of programs and facilities.  Must have a valid New Jersey driver’s license. Must have current CPR and First Aid certification.

Please see attached for additional information and a complete job description.

Please submit answers to the following essay question with your resume to dmumgelter@scparks.org by Friday, August 24, 2018.   Applications will be reviewed and the candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be considered for interviews to occur on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. 

Essay Questions
1. Please describe your approach to building relationships and establishing effective communication, in order to accomplish the mission of the Somerset County Park Commission and the Park Ranger Department. 
2. Discuss your philosophy and techniques relating to providing interpretive and visitor services to the public, as well as management of natural resources within the park system.
3. Please describe three specific accomplishments in your local government or non-profit park system or natural resource career that you consider to be the most significant. What challenges did you face on the path to these accomplishments?

Somerset County Park Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

ROSARIAN
Division/Dept: Park Maintenance Division/Horticulture Department
Grade: Non-Exempt - Grade 9
Salary: Starting Rate $35,200 Max. $52,767
See PDF for additional information.

part-time Positions

There are no part-time positions available at this time.

seasonal Positions

The Somerset County Park Commission has the following seasonal employment vacancies.  To apply please contact Donna Umgelter at 908 722-1200 ext. 5239 or email dmumgelter@scparks.org

LIFEGUARDS – WARRENBROOK POOL
The Somerset County Park Commission is accepting applications for lifeguards at the Warrenbrook Pool located in Warren Township, NJ.  Applicants must have Lifeguard Certification and be CPR/AED Certified. 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 26, 2018 and seven days per week beginning June 23 through September 3, 2018.  The starting rate is $10.50 per hour.

SEASONAL MAINTENANCE WORKERS 
The Somerset County Park Commission is accepting applications for seasonal maintenance workers at various locations throughout Somerset County.  Experience with hand tools and landscaping equipment a plus. Applicants 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. The starting rate is $10.00 per hour.

SEASONAL GREENS WORKERS 
The Somerset County Park Commission is accepting applications for seasonal greens workers at various golf courses throughout Somerset County.  Applicants 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. The starting rate is $10.00 per hour.

SEASONAL STABLE WORKERS 
The Somerset County Park Commission is accepting applications for seasonal stable workers at Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge.  Must be able to take written and oral direction from supervisory staff. Must be able to work weekends and holidays.  The starting rate is $10.00 per hour.

 

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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. 239
Fax: 908 722-3494

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