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Human Resources Department

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.


Contact Information:
Donna M, Umgelter, Human Resources Manager
phone: 908 722-1200 ext. 239
fax: 908 722-3494
E-mail the Human Resources Dept. with any questions or comments.


  • 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



Employment Vacancies - Updated April 11, 2017

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

Full-time Positions

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.

seasonal Positions

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 June 17, 2017 and seven days per week beginning June 30, 2017 through September 4, 2017.  The starting rate is $10.50 per hour.

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.


The Somerset County Park Commission Horticulture Department is seeking self-motivated and conscientious applicants to assist full-time gardeners with various garden maintenance tasks such as planting, pruning, edging, soil renovation, mulching, weeding, and watering.

If you would like to work in a public garden setting with a remarkable collection of plants and environment, please apply for a Seasonal Gardener position either at the Leonard J. Buck Garden or the Colonial Park Gardens, two of New Jersey's most admired public gardens.

Leonard J. Buck Garden – Located in Far Hills, a naturalistic woodland rock garden with a diverse collection of ornamental plantings including native and exotic trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, ferns, trough plantings, and tender perennial/annual container plantings.

Colonial Park Gardens - Located in Somerset, the Colonial Park Gardens feature a variety of display gardens which include the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden, the Fragrance and Sensory Garden, the Perennial Garden, the Arboretum, the Ornamental Grass, and Shrub Collections.

*Internship opportunities are also available!*

To request for information and employment application, please contact:
• Leonard J. Buck Garden at 908 234-2677 ext. 21
• Colonial Park Gardens at 732 873-2459 ext. 21

Somerset County Park Commission is an equal opportunity employer.


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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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