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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

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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.

Senior Maintenance Worker
Park Maintenance, Natirar Park

Description
Under the direction of the Park Foreman is responsible for the grounds maintenance at the park facility. Duties include equipment maintenance, snow removal mowing, and trash removal. Responsible for the transportation of equipment as needed for the efficient operation of the department. Assist with special events or projects at other park locations when needed.

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 in all weather conditions. Ability to work weekends and holidays if required and report to work for emergency situations. Must be able to tow trailers on roadways. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must have or be able to obtain a valid commercial driver’s license within 6 months of employment.

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.

Administrative Asst/Volunteer Coordinator
Environmental Education Center

Description
Under the direction of the Manager of Environmental Science, performs a variety of registration, clerical, and office duties relevant to maintain an efficient and productive department. Greets customers and responds to public inquires. Prepares and processes room rental reservations for organized groups. Gathers volunteer applications for the entire organization and distributes to proper departments. Organizes volunteer recognition events. Recruits, trains, and places volunteers as needed for the Environmental Science Department in addition to recording volunteer hours.

Qualifications
Graduation from high school, including or supplemented by courses in business or office management. Associates degree from an accredited college or institution of higher education is preferred. Ability to use Microsoft Office Applications including Word, Excel, and Access. Ability to use or learn RecTrac permitting and registration system and Vista timekeeper. Ability to use office machines. Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills. Ability to perform several job functions concurrently; able to exercise initiative and judgment under varying conditions of pressure; ability to remain patient and calm during constant interruptions of workflow. Ability to adjust work schedule as required for the efficient operation of the department which may include some evenings and weekends. Ability to establish and maintain effective, positive relationships with the public, staff, and other departments and agencies.

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

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.

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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