Township of Westfield, NJ

Somerset County Park System

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Responsible for driving / operating the Zamboni machine by following procedures to ensure the highest quality ice maintenance for the safety of all customers.  Would also be responsible for assisting with the cleaning and maintenance of the machines, equipment and the overall facility. Reports to Arena Director, Manager

Key Responsibilities:

1.        Must be available to a shift schedule that includes working nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays.
2.        Drives and operates the Zamboni according to all safety guidelines during scheduled shifts.
3.        Responsible for making ice as assigned according to the ice rink schedule and the general maintenance of the ice surface during shifts using the            edger machine.
4.        Responsible for monitoring the ice and equipment for any problems and notifying management regarding any issues.
5.        Responsible for assisting with general maintenance and cleaning of the facility which includes: restrooms, sweeping floors, removing trash,            cleaning of locker rooms, benches, and stands as needed. 
6.        Complete daily compressor logs, maintenance log and shift report.
7.        Assume any additional responsibilities as required.

Salary based on experience for full or part time positions.


Must possess a valid NJ Driver’s license.

NOTE:  Must be available to work weekends, morning, evenings & holidays.  Excellent benefits package.  Any qualified applicants should email their resume to:

ROBERT JACKSON, Director of Human Resources –

Ad Posted: November 15, 2018

Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills- PAL Director (Recreation Manager)

Under the direction of the PAL Board of Directors and the Township Business Administrator, this position is responsible for the development, coordination, scheduling and implementation of events associated with the Police Athletic League recreation facility. Direct in the planning of long-range goals, objectives, organization structure and overall objectives and strategies to ensure efficient organization and completion of work. Position is responsible to perform in accordance with the PAL by-laws, policies and procedures. Responsible for interviewing, hiring and training in job skills; evaluating performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Manage athletic and supplemental programs for people of varying ages. This includes recruitment and supervision of volunteers for each athletic and educational program. Develops and recommends operating budget for the department annually. Performs other related duties as needed or assigned. Qualified candidates should have extensive knowledge of non-profit (501C3) policies and procedures and knowledge of the application and implementation of local, state and national grants. Evening, weekend and holidays may be required.  A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in the recreation field and a Bachelor’s degree from a four year college in Recreation or a combination of education and work experience. Salary based upon experience, excellent benefits package. Submit resume to: Keith Kazmark, Business Administrator Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, 1001 Parsippany Boulevard, Parsippany, NJ 07054 Email:   An Equal Opportunity Employer

Closing Date: November 30, 2018 

Full-Time Coordinator of Recreation Programs - Wall Township. This is to advise that a vacancy exists for the above referenced full-time position in the Township Recreation Department. Seeking an applicant that is customer oriented, experienced professional to supervise all municipally run recreation programs. Wall Township takes great pride in providing recreational opportunities for its residents. Wall Township has nearly 1,300 acres of public recreational and open space in addition to its well-known and utilized 7-mile bike path system. Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or a related field as well as membership in NJRPA is a plus.

Job Purpose:

Planning, implementation and supervision of recreational activities, programs and events for the Township of Wall including, financial accounting, administrative work, scheduling and coordination.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Recreation Director with day-to-day operations.
  • Implement marketing strategies to ensure the success of the Department and its programs and special events.
  • Scheduling and booking of multiple rooms used for various activities.
  • Coordinate payroll and reports of all staff and instructors.
  • Plan and coordinate all current programs and events with staff and instructors.
  • Processing of all billing, paperwork and purchase orders and bank deposits.
  • Assist with all program and event flyers.
  • Processing of all permits in cooperation with the Board of Education.
  • Ensure excellent customer service for the Recreation Department.
  • Assist in all front desk operations to ensure that all paperwork is in order.
  • Handle scheduling and payments of all recreation programs.
  • Order supplies as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Recreation Director.

Essential Functions:

1. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher proficient.

2. Able to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with other employees, officials, program staff and the public.

3. Attendance at seasonal activates will be required such as the Wall Fair, Fishing Derby, Trunk or Treat and Touch a Truck.  

Interested applicants must submit a resume, letter of intent along with a brief description of their qualifications for this position. Only applicants who, in the opinion of the Township Administrator possess the qualifications will be considered.

Resume and letters of intent must be submitted to the office of Human Resources- Attn:  Jennifer Cinelli or no later than Friday, November 30th, at 3:00 p.m.

Cook’s Pond Lake Manager (Seasonal) – Township of Denville. The Township of Denville is accepting résumés from qualified individuals for a seasonal position as Lake Manager for Cook’s Pond in the Denville Department of Recreation. The ideal candidate shall function as a facility coordinator and focus their efforts on the safety, scheduling, staffing, maintenance, upkeep/upgrade of the Cook’s Pond facility. Furthermore, the ideal candidate shall educate, train and mentor the staff in the performance of many of the day-to-day operational tasks. The Lake Manager is responsible for the entire Cook’s Pond facility including but not limited to Cook’s Pond seasonal swimming membership, fishing permits, kayak/canoeing permits, the party pavilion rentals, the playground and the park which includes a walking trail and open space. Other duties include, but are not limited to, creating and maintaining procedural protocols for operation, evaluation and public use, making recommendations to the Recreation Director for improvement to the facilities or modification of existing policies. The position requires knowledge of general maintenance and repair of recreation lake facilities and equipment. Although the Lake is open seasonally from Memorial Day (weekends only until June 17, 2019) to Labor Day, the work schedule includes out-of-season activities including helping in the staff and lifeguard recruitment process, post-season lake closing and other tasks as deemed necessary. The position is open to qualified individuals with lake management experience, Starguard Lifeguard Instructor certification is preferred by not mandatory. Salary shall be based upon qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Interested parties should submit a résumé and detailed cover letter to the office of Business Administrator, 1 St. Mary’s Place, Denville, NJ 07834 or by email no later than December 31, 2018 at 11:30 AM. The Township of Denville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified candidates will be given full consideration.

Recreation Coordinator - Neptune Township. The position of Recreation Coordinator for the Neptune Township Recreation Department will be available at a salary of $35,000.00 per year.

The Full Time Recreation Coordinator for the Recreation Department shall be under the direct supervision of the Recreation Director. The Recreation Coordinator will plan, implement, promote, coordinate, supervise and evaluate Neptune Township’s existing recreational programs and expand program offerings.

Individuals wishing to be considered for this position will be expected to research and develop well-rounded innovative programs, recruit program providers and evaluate programs for continuation, change or elimination. Organize, coordinate, and conduct seasonal programs and events, including hiring, training, and supervision of part-time staff. Create promotional materials, i.e. event flyers, e-newsletters, e-communication for recreation programs. Schedule recreation programs and activities and request and coordinate facility space. Facilitate inclusion of special needs participants in general recreation and sports programs. Candidates must be able to multi-task, have knowledge of ADA and inclusion process, and have excellent organization skills, customer service skills, communication skills, computer skills, lift and move up to 25 pounds, and enjoy working with children and adults. Candidate must have the ability to work a flexible schedule.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree (from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation and park administration or related field preferred) and at least two (2) years’ work experience in managing and supervising recreation programs. Certified Recreation Supervisor or Administrator through the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs preferred. Must possess First Aid/CPR certification or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire. A copy of the Job Description is available in the Office of Human Resources.

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should submit their resume and qualifications in writing to Stephanie Oppegaard, Human Resources Director, 25 Neptune Blvd, Neptune, NJ, 07753, no later than Monday, November 12, 2018.

Ad Posted: November 2, 2018

Recreation Program Supervisor - Princeton. The Princeton Recreation Department is seeking a full-time Recreation Program Supervisor to plan, organize and implement a variety of community-based recreation and aquatic programs for youth, adult and seniors. The Program Supervisor, under the direction of the Executive Director of Recreation, will have a varied set of responsibilities including supervising youth/adult/ senior activities/events, recruiting, hiring, and evaluating seasonal staff, serving as liaison to community-based organizations and developing new programming for the community. Additional responsibilities include purchasing, facility scheduling, coordinating special events, working with web-based registration software, and assisting with departmental projects, initiatives and community outreach. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm plus some weekend and evening responsibilities. Salary Range: $42,000- $46,000.

Preferred Certifications/Experience: Minimum of one (1) year of experience in the field(s) of municipal/county/state recreation and/or park management; Online registration systems/software experience preferred; Relevant certifications/licenses preferred but not required, such as state or national certifications and CPR, and/or 1st Aid. A Bachelor’s Degree in Community Recreation, Recreation Management, or associated field preferred. Must have a valid NJ driver’s license; Must satisfy employer paid physical, drug screen and criminal background check; NJ residency required by State Statute. R.S.52:14-7.

Submit application, cover letter, and resume AS ATTACHMENTS to:

Application available online at: EOE – M/F/D/V

Application Deadline: November 18, 2018

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP. Randolph Township is seeking a full-time Assistant Director for the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. Under the direction of the Director, the Assistant Director will be responsible for oversight of year round and seasonal programs. Duties include, but are not limited to, supervising a wide range of programming; recruiting and evaluating seasonal employees for day camp and waterfront programs, and assisting in special events planning.  The candidate must possess knowledge of  relevant local, state and federal regulations and codes; experience in developing policies and guidelines; experience overseeing youth programs (including scheduling at multiple sites), summer camps, swimming facilities (beach front preferred), cultural arts programs, and special events; experience overseeing the specifications and purchase of equipment and supplies needed for program services. Other required skills include the ability to direct the work of professional staff and support employees, assist the Director with oversight of facility and field management; experience with managing Operations and Capital Improvement Budgets. Evening and weekend hours are required. Candidate must be computer literate, preferably with MS Office Suite and online registration programs, as well as understanding social media in promoting programs and events. Bachelors degree and five years of relevant experience, including two years in planning and administration, or a combination of education and experience providing the knowledge and skills required. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and demonstrated skills.  Full job description is available online at:

Forward cover letter and resume to Russ Newman, Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services at by October 31, 2018.

RECREATION AIDE (Facility Coordinator) – CITY OF CLIFTON. The City of Clifton is accepting resumes from qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, sex or ethnic origin for the FULL-TIME Recreation Aide in the Department of Recreation.  The successful individual will function as a facility coordinator and focus their body of work on the safety, scheduling, staffing, maintenance, upgrade, and use of all recreation facilities and vehicles, as well as the education and training of staff and volunteers assigned to these tasks.  Recreation facilities include: community recreation center, skatepark, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, athletic fields (both artificial and natural turf) and open space.  Other duties include creating and maintaining procedural protocol for operation, evaluation and public use, making recommendations to Recreation Supervisor for improvement of facilities.  The position requires knowledge of maintenance and repair of recreation facilities and equipment. Work schedule is 8:15 am to 4:15 pm, with some evening and weekend responsibilities. The position is an entry level position with a salary range of $41,898.75 - $58,759.58. Interested parties should submit resume to Doug Johnson, Personnel Officer, City of Clifton, 900 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013, or by email, or fax to 973-470-5260 no later than October 31, 2018. The City of Clifton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 for full job description and additional information regarding the Park Commission. Interested applicants must submit a completed application, which is available on our website at application submissions shall be made to the attention Human Resources at

The Morris County Park Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

Ad Posted September 5, 2018


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 applicants must submit a completed application, which is available on our website at

Ad Posted August 30, 2018


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