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Kern County, California

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Parks Department Seeking Reservations Specialists at Buena Vista

If interested, please review the details below. We regularly look at these applications, especially during our peak seasons.

Position Details:
  • Position:  Extra Help Fiscal Support Assistant
  • Location: Buena Vista Lake and Campground gate area
  • Where to Apply?  County HR Website
  • Hours: Early morning or late evening shifts may be required
  • Schedule: Must be willing to work all weekends
  • Requirements: Typing and 10-key certificates  Details
  • Type of Position: Full-time work, but for a limited term


Facilities Reservations

Effective January 1, 2018 , you may make your reservations for any County facilities (except buildings) anytime up to one year in advance, subject to availability of facility.
Building reservations will be subject each year to the priority guidelines for the Advance Reservation Period for Veterans and Senior Groups.  Please see the Parks webpage under Buildings for further details on how to make a reservation for one of our County Buildings.


Reservations at Kern River Campground

Effective October 1, 2017, Reservations can be made at the Kern County River Campground by calling the main office at 661-868-7000 for the following days of stay only:  Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Extended stay beyond check out at noon on Monday will need to be made on site, on a first come/first serve basis, based on availability of campsites.

Campsites can still be rented on a first come/first serve basis based on availability of campsites 7 days a week.

Please Note:  Preferred payment method for all first come/first serve is also by credit card or debit card. Effective date for enforcement is 1/1/2018.

For more details please see the Parks and Recreation webpage under Kern River Campground.