Township of Westfield, NJ

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Horticultural Display Foreman, Morris County

MORRIS COUNTY (NJ) PARK COMMISSION is seeking a full-time Horticultural Display Foreman. Employees in this position are responsible for the design, installation, maintenance, and care of plant displays throughout the Horticulture Sites operated by the Park Commission. Duties include maintaining assigned garden areas to the highest degree of horticultural standards as well as supervising subordinate staff with activities related to the design, installation and maintenance of seasonal and permanent plant displays. Individuals should have a strong demonstrated ability in landscape design and aesthetics, as well as a strong working knowledge of a variety of annual, perennial, herbaceous, woody, bulb, and tropical plants.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  •            Designs, plants and maintains a variety of seasonal and permanent display gardens and container plantings, with annuals, perennials,    bulbs, herbaceous, woody and tropical plants.
  •         ·          Evaluates garden displays and recommend improvements.
  •         ·          Sources, selects and orders appropriate supplies & plant materials while working within a defined budget.
  •         ·          Leads seasonal display planning meetings with other gardeners and education staff.
  •         ·          Supervises and participates in the installation and care of designed plantings resulting in high quality gardens and grounds for public    enjoyment and to enhance facility rental revenue potential.
  •         ·          Measures new and existing planting beds and converts field measurements to accurate scaled drawings.
  •         ·          Produces professional planting design drawings by hand (or with computer design software, if available) and maintains all associated    plant records in coordination with the Horticultural Plant Records program.
  •         ·          Maintains assigned garden areas to the standards as approved by the Manager of Horticulture.
  •         ·          Trains and supervises staff in the maintenance of annuals, perennials, vines, shrubs, tropical plants, and trees in accordance with the    horticulture standards of the Morris County Park Commission.
  •         ·          Supervises the work of subordinate staff, including, Interns, Seasonal Staff and Volunteers when performing horticultural tasks and    monitors the quality of work, providing instruction, guidance and corrections as required.
  •         ·          Performs horticultural tasks such as, but not limited to, soil preparation, planting, weeding, staking, deadheading, watering, fertilizing and    mulching.
  •         ·          Applies pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers and maintains associated application records as required.

Minimum:  A two-year Associate’s degree in Horticulture, Landscape Design or related field. Three years’ experience as a professional gardener. One years’ experience supervising staff making landscape plantings in a public garden, landscape contracting, or related. A documented portfolio of original garden designs and installations. A thorough knowledge of a wide variety of annual, perennial, woody and herbaceous landscape plants; and the ability to obtain Pesticide Operator License from the NJ DEP. Valid NJ Driver’s license. Applicants must pass Horticultural Display Foreman test to be eligible for this position.  Salary: $53,048.00 plus Benefits.

Please visit http://morrisparks.net/index.php/commission/employment/    for full job description and additional information regarding the Park Commission. Applicants must download the employment application and submit with cover letter and resume to employment@morrisparks.net. No phone calls please. Deadline: until filled.

The Morris County Park Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

Ad Posted September 5, 2018

RECREATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST, MORRIS COUNTY

The Morris County Park Commission is seeking an innovative, enthusiastic individual with waterfront/aquatic experience.  This position performs a wide variety of duties for the recreation department including but not limited to:  Training recreation staff in First Aid, CPR, and AED, while monitoring and addressing the recertification requirements.  Training the seasonal lake staff on an ongoing basis in water safety and lifeguarding while monitoring that the staff maintains the proper certifications.  Assists in the coordination and the operation of the Lake Recreation Areas.  Duties also include the supervision of seasonal staff, evaluating, picking up/processing paperwork, delivering supplies, and filling in for staff as needed. Assists with coordinating schedules of various sports use requests, including soccer, softball, kickball, disc golf, lacrosse, volleyball, cross-country and mountain biking, working with other park staff and group representatives from application process through completion. 

Interested applicants can view the full job description at www.morrisparks.net/employment.  All applicants must submit a completed application available on our website and submissions shall be made to the attention of Kristin Biase at employment@morrisparks.net.

Ad Posted August 30, 2018

ASSISTANT RECREATION DIRECTOR, MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP

Full-time position with benefits package.  Under the direction and supervision of the Recreation Director the Assistant Recreation Director will develop the operational plans for the Recreation Department and staff through to and including program implementation.  This position, under the direction of the Recreation Director, will be responsible for the management, operation and administration of the Department including planning, developing, scheduling and implementing year round recreation programs for the Township.  Other duties include, but are not limited to, supervising youth and adult programming, recruiting, interviewing and evaluating seasonal part-time and full-time employees for Aquatics and Rec N Crew Camp and assist in the coordinating of community events.  Inherent in this position is public relations, customer service and problem resolution.  Requires knowledge of MS Office Suite, recreation program planning and organizing, and vendor management such as RFPs, Bids, and Quotes.  Desired skills include management principals and techniques, personnel and payroll management to recruit/hire/evaluate, and pool management.  Requires a Bachelor’s Degree, minimum 5 years’ experience in the field of recreation services and/or park/facility management and 2 years of supervisory responsibilities.  Desired but not required is a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management or related field, financial oversight experience with program & facility related budgets, and experience with aquatics facility management.  If you would like to be considered, please submit your letter of interest and resume to Tamarah Novak, Personnel Coordinator, at tnovak@twp.montgomery.nj.us or in person to the Township Administration office, 2261 Route 206, Belle Mead, NJ 08502.  EOE.

Ad posted August 23, 2018

RECREATION LEADER – MARLBORO TOWNSHIP, MONMOUTH COUNTY 

Full-time. Experience in all aspects of the Recreation Department preferred. Applicant must possess strong communication & people skills.  Fast-paced environment must be able to multi-task. Community Pass, Excel and Word experience a plus. Submit cover letter, resume & requirements to: Human Resources, Township of Marlboro, 1979 Township Drive, Marlboro, NJ 07746 or email hr@marlboro-nj.gov. EOE

Ad Posted August 3. 2018 

PART TIME RECREATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR, TOWN OF BOONTON, MORRIS COUNTY (20 hours per week)  

Boonton is seeking a part time Recreation Program Coordinator. The ideal candidate should be able to plan, coordinate and implement recreation programs and events. The candidate must be well organized, have the ability to recruit community volunteers, manage a budget, work well with other civic groups and organizations, be able to multi task and have an outgoing personality. The candidate must also have good customer service skills and be able to interact with all members of the community and be proficient with a computer (including Word and Excel). Salary: DOQ. Experience in special event planning is preferred. Please email a cover letter including hourly rate and PDF resume to nhenry@boonton.org with the position title in the subject line.

Ad Posted July 27, 2018 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, SENIOR CENTER, OLD BRIDGE, MIDDLESEX COUNTY

The Township of Old Bridge seeks candidates for Administrative Assistant of the Senior Center, Silver Linings at Old Bridge. Under direction of the Manager, responsible for Senior Center functions including various administrative duties requiring responsibility and dependability, overseeing food bank services and serving as acting manager in manager’s absence. 

Minimum Requirements: Associate’s Degree in a related field or High School diploma or its equivalent and at least 3 years of experience working in a clerical/administrative capacity. Strong communication skills, both oral and written; knowledge of office methods and practices and performing routine tasks involved in keeping financial and other records; must be proficient in Microsoft Office; experience working in a senior center, a plus. For additional information and to complete application: www.oldbridge.com (employment opportunities). Deadline 8/5/2018  EOE

Ad Posted July 16, 2018

RECREATION DIRECTOR, SPARTA TOWNSHIP, SUSSEX COUNTY.

Population approximately 20,000. Bachelor’s Degree (required), Master’s Degree (preferred) from an accredited college in the field of recreation management, parks, or public administration. Minimum of 3 years of experience, preferably 5+, as an assistant or director of municipal recreation programs is desired. Certified Park & Recreation Professional/Executive (CPRP/CPRE) certification preferred. Management and coordination of programs including senior citizen programming, youth & adult sports/exercise programs, parks & athletic fields permitting & maintenance oversight, special events, summer camp program, grant acquisition, and program development. Responsible for annual operating and capital budget preparation & implementation. Strong communication, organizational, project management, budget/financial management, computer, social media, and customer service skills needed. Must have valid NJ driver’s license. Salary: DOQ. Township is an EOE/ADA employer. Submit cover letter with salary history & requirements along with resume to: William.Close@Spartanj.org. Closing date: July 31, 2018

Ad Posted July 11, 2018

RECREATION DIRECTOR, LONG BRANCH CITY, MONMOUTH COUNTY

Population 31,000. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the recreation field preferred. Minimum of 3 years of experience as an assistant or director of municipal recreation programs preferred. Development, management and coordination of programs including public beach, senior citizen programming parks and athletic fields and special events. Responsible for operating and capital budget planning and preparation. Strong communication, organizational, financial management and people skills a must. Must have valid NJ driver’s license. Salary: DOQ. Submit cover letter, resume to: longbranchteam2018@gmail.com

 Ad Posted June 28, 2018

SUPERINTENDANT, SPORTS, TURF, AND OPEN SPACE, TOWNSHIP OF EVESHAM

Salary Range-$55-65k. Any questions/resumes can be directed to Rob Hennefer, Director of Golf, Recreation, and Open Space at henneferb@indianspringgolf.com
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 Ad Posted June 28, 2018

GENERAL OFFICE CLERK, WESTFIELD TOWNSHIP, UNION COUNTY 

This is an entry level position in the Recreation Department. This is a fast-paced environment that requires an individual who has excellent customer service skills, reliability, experience handling monetary transactions and a willingness to learn. Experience with Microsoft Office, financial software and spreadsheet applications is a must. Duties include, but are not limited to, providing outstanding service to our residents, maintaining a filing and tracking system, assisting with permit applications, processing daily purchase orders on behalf of the department. Please email resume and cover letter to Don Bogardus, Recreation Director, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield NJ 07090 or to dbogardus@westfieldnj.gov by July 13, 2018. EOE

Ad posted June 28, 2018

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