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Parks & Recreation Community Liaison

$57,488.60 - $77,023.96 Annually

Waterford, MI

Job Type
Full Time

Parks and Recreation

Job Number


Job Summary
Develops and implements a community liaison program for the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission. Assists the Parks Commission and Parks leadership in communicating information concerning department programs and operations to local government officials and agencies. Provide assistance to the Supervisor of Marketing & Communications with performing research, preparing presentations, coordinating media efforts and planning events, as well as writing proclamations, press releases, news articles, newsletters, brochures, flyers, website copy and social media content. Serves as liaison for the Parks and Recreation Commission to local units of government, elected officials, and local agencies. Represents the Parks and Recreation Commission at meetings, gives presentations on Parks and Recreation services, projects, and programs. Provides materials and information to Parks and Recreation Commissioners and County Commissioners relating to Parks and Recreation department activities and meetings within their respective commissioner districts. Provides assistance to the Parks and Recreation Commission and Parks leadership in the drafting of reports, speeches, and correspondence. Performs research as requested. Utilizes current Countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments. May be required to work an adjusted schedule involving evening hours and/or weekends. 

Minimum Qualifications
Applications will be rejected if the following information is not provided at the time of application:  
  • Thoroughly documented work history
  • Transcript with award date
  • The application is incomplete in ANY capacity

At the time of application; applicant must:
1.      Possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Public administration, Political Science, Communications, or related area. 
2.      Have at least four (4) years of full-time work experience in public administration, legislative activities, communications, or related area 
NOTE: A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the areas outlined above may substitute for one (1) year of the work experience. 
NOTE: Applicants posing transcripts from a college or university outside of the United States will be required to provide documentation of degree equivalency from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( The degree evaluation will be required for application processing. 
3.      Pass the complete examination, including the employment medical, established for this classification. 
4.      Successfully complete the six (6) month probationary period.

Work History
You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience Section of your NEOGOV application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience Section prior to applying. Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. Please review the job posting, specifically the purpose of the position and the minimum qualifications, prior to answering the work experience question; and note that only related work experience will be considered. NOTE: Provide full detail in the employment history section noting the skills, experience and hours worked per week pertaining to the minimum qualifications.  

College Transcripts
If you have completed education higher than a high school diploma or GED, you must attach a copy of your official/unofficial transcript(s) that clearly state the type of degree and date awarded/conferred, institution name, and applicant name; and is in a format that cannot be modified or edited. Your application will not be considered for further review if you have failed to provide this information. Transcripts from outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( This documentation must be attached to your application if you are certifying you have an education higher than high school/GED. NOTE: This section is used for TRANSCRIPTS ONLY. Other documents such as reference, cover letter, resume, etc are prohibited and will not be reviewed. If a job offer is made, an official transcript will be required.