The parks system provides seasonal employment at two campgrounds, three dog parks, five golf courses and two waterparks, and supports special events and activities throughout Oakland County. These jobs are great opportunities for students (16 or older), college, or adults looking for something to do during the summer.
Please note new employment requirements for all summer staff!
All new and returning summer employees are now required to apply every year at
Lifeguard and Seasonal Program Specialist positions open for application
beginning Feb. 3.
All other summer positions are open for application Feb. 10–24. All summer staff will receive a letter via mail by Jan. 29 informing them of the changes.
Those required to take a physical this year will receive instructions.
Working at the Oakland County Parks provides many benefits:
- -- Opportunity to work outdoors
- -- Develop customer service skills
- -- Training in all positions
- -- Work in a team environment
- -- Uniform shirts and hats provided
- -- Variety of locations and work shifts available
Parks & Rec Attendant
Consider yourself a people-person? Direct interaction with customers at the point of sale to answer questions, take reservations, coordinate facility entry and complete cash transactions. Act as host to visitors by providing directions, explaining facilities and enforcing rules. Maintain appearance of park facilities by completing general cleaning tasks. Opportunities available at campgrounds, dog parks, day use facilities or waterparks.
Comfortable, confident in the water? Ensure guest safety at either waterparks or beaches by supervising swimming areas, enforcing rules, performing first aid and responding to emergency situations. Support customer service efforts by performing general cleaning and maintenance tasks. Lifeguards are trained by Oakland County Parks and Recreation and must participate in regular in-service training to maintain the highest level of lifeguard skills.
Seasonal Program Specialist
Have previous leadership experience? Assist full time staff with managing the operation and coordination of park facilities or special events. Oversee daily operations including staff schedules, cash management and inventory. Manage customer interactions by training staff, answering questions, resolving concerns and coordinating large-scale activities and events. Provide expertise in a specialized program area to serve a variety of park patrons and event attendees.
Recreation Program Leader
Want to get paid for having fun? Provide recreational activities for park visitors of all ages. Work in a team setting to plan, implement and evaluate programs for specialized program areas and populations, mobile recreation and special events.
Good with your hands? Support customer service efforts by performing entry-level unskilled manual tasks such as cleaning, grounds-keeping and mowing to maintain park facilities in a clean and attractive condition. Use tools and power equipment such as chainsaws, line trimmers and mowers to complete jobs. Opportunities available at campgrounds, dog parks, day use facilities, golf courses or waterparks. Must be 18 years or older.
Perform unskilled or semi–skilled duties, mostly clerical in nature. High school or college students are generally budgeted to work 20 hours per week during the school year and may be retained to work full–time during summer. Must be at least 16 years of age and in pursuit of a diploma, degree or certificate.
Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers Internship opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines for students with Junior, Senior or Graduate standing at a college or university. For more information, email email@example.com with your field of study, area of interest and applicable coursework or experience.
Interested in working in the food service industry? Kosch Catering provides concessions at two waterparks plus Springfield Oaks Golf Course and Groveland Oaks County Park, and is always looking for applicants with good customer service skills! Apply online today or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer your time and talents
Enjoy working with people? Love the outdoors? Looking for a way to "make a difference"? Here are details about volunteering at the Oakland County Parks.