Genesee County Parks and Recreation holds job fairs to fill 100 seasonal positions starting at $12 an hour

GENESEE COUNTY, MI – Two job fairs are scheduled this week to fill various seasonal positions at several parks in Genesee County.

The first Genesee County Parks Career Fair, hosted by the Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission, takes place from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, February 28 at the Berston Field House, 3300 N. Saginaw St. , in Flint.

Job seekers can take part in on-site interviews during the event. An application for a position may also be submitted to the commission’s administrative office at 5045 Stanley Road in Genesee Township.

The commission is looking to fill 100 seasonal positions at multiple parks with a starting wage of $12 an hour, Barry June, director of the Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission, told MLive-The Flint Journal.

Positions include interpretive specialist, railroad shop worker, operations manager, boat ramp operations specialist, rangers, maintenance worker, etc To see a full list, go here.

Some hires for the positions will start at the end of March and the start days for others will be staggered.

Employees will be required to stay through Labor Day and late fall for Halloween and Christmas programs at Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad, June said.

The second job fair is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad in the Millstreet Warehouse, 6140 Bray Road in Genesee Township.

June noted that the commission can hire workers as young as 16.

“We really like having a mix of ages, we like having high schoolers, we like having seniors, retirees,” he said. “It makes for a good mix because retirees can impart a bit of wisdom to younger people and younger people have a bit more energy.”

Jobs of 40 hours per week have a schedule from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with some weekends.

“For someone who wants to make some money and still has time to go out and have fun in the afternoon, that’s something to think about,” June said.

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