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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
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • 15 paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation, Personal Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Jury Duty Compensation
  • Tuition Reimbursement

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Employment Vacancies

Full-time                                     

The Somerset County Park Commission has the following fulltime positions available.

Stableworker (Non-Exempt Grade 7)
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.

Park Foreman (Non-Exempt Grade 10)
Roving Crew

Description
Under direction of the Fleet/Property Manager, supervises and performs all required maintenance and care of assigned areas at various facilities within the Somerset County Park Commission. The Foreman is responsible for supervising all staff in the roving crew and may be required to assist at other park locations with programs and special events.

Qualifications
High school graduation or GED, with a minimum of three years maintenance experience. Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required, but at minimum, ability to supervise staff. Must have a valid driver's license and possess or be willing to obtain within 6 months a class A CDL. Ability to work with the general public crucial. Ability to work evenings and weekends, and ability to adjust work schedule as required for the efficient operation of programs and facilities, and if required, report to work for emergency situations.

Senior Maintenance Worker (Non- Exempt Grade 8)
Leisure Services Starting

Description
Under direction of the Supervisor of Leisure Services Maintenance, assists with the maintenance of year-round and seasonal recreation and park facilities, 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.

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. $12/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. $12/hour + $1.00 driving differential.

SEASONAL POSITIONS

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.

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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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