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Seasonal Park Use Counter

Anoka County
United States, Fridley
May 14, 2023
Salary $13.00 per hour

Come join our team at Anoka County where you can serve your Community while enjoying the benefits of work-life balance!

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or sufficient applications are received. Recruitment may be closed at any time. Please include responses to all supplemental questions with your application. Resumes not accepted.

Join the Anoka County Parks Department and experience an opportunity to work outdoors during some of Minnesota's most beautiful seasons - spring and summer! Documenting and reporting on-site visitor counts is vital for the park system to manage resources and allocate staff. Seasonal Park Use Counters assist the county and the Metropolitan Council by providing significant user data for all regional parks and trails in Anoka County.

The employment period for Seasonal Park Use Counter is May through October.

This seasonal, non-exempt position will work at various parks locations throughout Anoka County. The primary location of this position will be Bunker Hills Regional Park, but travel may be required to the following locations below.

This Seasonal Park Use Counter posting is for multiple locations:

  • Bunker Hills Regional Park (Andover, MN)
  • Coon Lake County Park (Columbus, MN)
  • Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park (Coon Rapids, MN)
  • Lake George Regional Park (Oak Grove, MN)
  • Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve (Lino Lakes, MN)
  • Riverfront Regional Park (Fridley, MN)

Anoka County strives to challenge employees and promote learning through professional development and wellness campaigns throughout the year. As an employee of Anoka County, you have the opportunity to take part in these activities to further your skills and talents.

Learn more about our robust benefits package by going to our website.


Duties and Responsibilities
These examples are not all inclusive and are intended to be illustrative of primary responsibilities of an Anoka County Seasonal Park Use Counter.

  • Count visitors at various regional parks and locations in all weather.
  • Maintain daily reports.
  • Work a varied schedule as assigned, including weekends and evenings.
  • Maintain a flexible work schedule.
  • Perform other duties as assigned (park surveys, special event staffing, office help, etc.)


Minimum Qualifications (Required)

  • Must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Must have transportation to various regional parks and trails in Anoka County.
  • Must have a valid Driver's License.
  • Must successfully pass criminal history and driver's license background checks.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed

  • Detailed and accurate record keeping.
  • Oral and written communication.
  • Basic math and written documentation using a pencil and computer friendly form.
  • Take direction and complete assigned tasks.
  • Travel to various park and trail locations.
  • Work independently without direct supervision.

Work Environment

95% of the work performed will be in the field; 5% will be in an office setting. Employee will be required to work in all weather conditions during the months of May through October. Employee may be required to complete reports in the park office. Count locations are at park entrances and trail access points, some of which are in remote areas. Employee is eligible to claim mileage for travel between count site locations when employee has multiple counts scheduled in the same day.


$13 per hour.

Year 1 - $13.00 per hour

Year 2 - $13.50 per hour

Year 3 - $14.00 per hour

Year 4 - $14.50 per hour

Year 5 - $15.00 per hour

Year 6 - $15.50 per hour


Seasonal; up to 40 hours per pay week.
Varied hours including mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, and holidays, for10-40 hours per week. May include extended hours on weekends and holidays as required.
Shifts will be in increments of 2 and 4 hours between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Selection Process

The examination/selection process for this classification will consist of a review of your training and experience from the application materials submitted. The most qualified candidates will be invited for an oral exam and/or interview.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or sufficient applications are received. Recruitment may be closed at any time. Please include responses to all supplemental questions with your application. Resumes not accepted.

Additional Information

Our team of nearly 2,000 employees is united by a common mission to preserve the public's trust.We do this by bringing our very best to work every day and serving Anoka County's 345,000 citizens in a respectful, innovative and fiscally responsible manner. If your career aspirations resonate with our mission, we invite you toFind Your Pathwith Anoka County! Apply today to join our team.

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