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Employment

Help people ENJOY Summit Metro Parks. We're an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Position Mechanic
Salary/Classification Hourly - Grade 15
Benefits Hourly Employee Benefits Package
Profile Reporting to the Operations Service Manager, Park Manager or other designated supervisor, provides skilled mechanical and electrical work required for the maintenance and repair of park vehicles and equipment. Duties are diversified, and require an intensive knowledge of mechanical/electrical repair procedures, and the use of judgment when analyzing facts and diagnosing problems.
Qualifications High School graduate or GED required. Specialized training in automotive repairs. Minimum of (3) years' experience in the automotive mechanic field, or related trade. Ability to read and interpret technical manuals and owner's manuals. Knowledge in vehicle maintenance, as well as demonstrated mechanical ability. Ability to operate all equipment and vehicles in the Metro Parks fleet. Knowledge and skills as an automotive mechanic, with the ability to use the tools of the trade. Knowledge of mathematics and the ability to use math in simple and complex calculations. Ability to exercise good judgement. State of Ohio driver's license with clear driving record required. Ability to obtain CDL Class A license within 1 year. Ability to obtain ASE certification within 1 year. First Aid and CPR certification required.
Conditions of Employment Internal transfers must successfully complete a 30-day probationary period per Article 15, Section 2, of the 2014-2017 agreement between Summit Metro Parks and Ohio Council 8 & Local 1229 of the AFSCME, AFL-CIO.
Contact Send a letter of interest and resume to:
Human Resources: Summit Metro Parks
975 Treaty Line Rd.
Akron, OH 44313
employment@summitmetroparks.org
Phone calls will not be accepted.
Closing date Open until filled
Date posted online April 6, 2016

Position Customer Service Representative
Classification Hourly, Casual, Non-Exempt
Benefits Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
Profile Under the direction of the Chief of Customer Service, serves as a customer service representative at the administrative office and/or the park district's visitors center, covering the information desk and gift shop. Provides customer service to the park staff, volunteers, and public.
Qualifications Qualifications include but are not limited to: Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Ability to perform independently with a high degree of accuracy and organization. Experience with and ability to operate a variety of office equipment, fax, copier, phones, laminating machine, video equipment, cash register, credit card machine, computers, typically acquired through formal training beyond high school. Customer service and retail experience preferred. Written and oral communication skills that include the correct and accurate use of grammar, spelling, etc. Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office products, word processing, data entry, and e-mail. Must possess a valid State of Ohio driver’s license with clear driving record.
Conditions of Employment Must successfully complete a one-year probationary period.
Contact Send a letter of interest and resume to:
Human Resources: Summit Metro Parks
975 Treaty Line Rd.
Akron, OH 44313
employment@summitmetroparks.org
Phone calls will not be accepted.
Closing date Open until filled
Date posted online April 14, 2016

Position Boat Attendant
Salary Hourly Wage Schedule
Benefits Participation in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) is mandatory
Profile To be present at the boat facility at the designated park during the season to rent boats, sell merchandise and provide required safety equipment to users. To collect money, maintain records and prepare receipts. To maintain and clean boats, safety equipment and facilities.
Qualifications Graduation from High School or GED preferred. Experience in retail sales or public service preferred. Ability to deal courteously with the public. Ability to handle money accurately. Ability to maintain a neat appearance while on duty. Knowledge of watercraft and related equipment. Minimum age of 16 years. Possession of valid State of Ohio driver's license preferred. Driving record must be clear. Physical condition adequate to perform all related duties and assignments.
Conditions of Employment Must successfully complete a two-week probationary period.
Download Seasonal Employment Application
Contact Human Resources: Summit Metro Parks
975 Treaty Line Rd.
Akron, OH 44313
employment@summitmetroparks.org
Phone calls will not be accepted.
Closing date Open until filled
Date posted online April 26, 2016
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Position Lifeguard
Salary Hourly Wage Schedule
Benefits Participation in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) is mandatory
Profile Lifeguards provide a safe swimming and beach area for park visitors, perform safety-maintenance duties, and carry out instructions of supervisors and the policies of Summit Metro Parks.
Supervision Reports to the Park Manager, Assistant Park Manager, Head Lifeguard, Assistant Head Lifeguard, Ranger in Charge of Aquatics and the Chief of Rangers. May be called upon to oversee other lifeguards.
Responsibilities 1) Perform maintenance and service functions as outlined in the lifeguard guidelines and/or assigned by the head lifeguard, park manager or assistant park manager. 2) Perform all duties of a lifeguard. 3) Enforce park district rules and regulations on the waterfront area. 4) Participate in the safety and risk management program of the park district. 5) Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications High School graduate or GED equivalent.
Experience One year of experience as a lifeguard at a pool or, preferably, a beach.
Knowledge & Abilities 1) Ability to deal courteously with the public. 2) Ability to make a prompt response in an emergency. 3) Demonstrated emotional intelligence, including self-awareness and accurate self-assessment; sensitivity and empathy; openness, reliability, trust and consistency.
Licenses Possession of valid State of Ohio driver's license. Must successfully complete and be current in the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course (or equivalent); Lifeguard Training Instructors' Course preferred. Must possess current certification in CPR/AED for the professional rescuer. Must pass a Summit Metro Parks water test specific to the facility.
Conditions of Employment Must successfully complete a two-week probationary period.
Download Seasonal Employment Application
Contact Human Resources: Summit Metro Parks
975 Treaty Line Rd.
Akron, OH 44313
employment@summitmetroparks.org
Phone calls will not be accepted.
Closing date Open until filled
Date posted online January 7, 2016
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Position Seasonal Maintenance Worker
Salary Hourly Wage Schedule
Benefits Participation in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) is mandatory
Profile Under the direction of the Park Manager or other supervisor, performs all duties for daily maintenance of park properties, buildings and facilities.
Qualifications High school student, high school graduate or GED required. Experience in lawn care, landscaping, painting and janitorial duties preferred. Valid State of Ohio's driver's license.
Conditions of Employment Must be 18 or older. Must successfully complete a two-week probationary period.
Download Seasonal Employment Application
Contact Human Resources: Summit Metro Parks
975 Treaty Line Rd.
Akron, OH 44313
employment@summitmetroparks.org
Phone calls will not be accepted.
Closing date Open until filled
Date posted online January 7, 2016
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Position Operations Department Intern - 3 positions available
Salary Hourly; $9.50/hour up to 40 hours/week, for up to 18 wks
Benefits Participation in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) is mandatory
Profile Reports to the Regional Manager, or Operations Service Manager, and will also receive direction from the Park Manager, Assistant Park Manager, Crew Leader or other designated supervisor. Cuts grass, weeds and brush primarily using hand tools and mowers. Weeds and cultivates park grounds. Cleans restrooms and buildings. Performs other related custodial duties. Cleans culverts, ditches and other drainage facilities. Grades and maintains trails, picnic areas and other facilities. Assists in special events and activities sponsored by the park district. Participates in the safety and risk management programs of the park district. May perform the duties of a boat attendant. Performs other related duties as assigned by supervision. Works on projects outside of maintenance to assist management.
Qualifications Must be currently enrolled in park management, natural resources management or closely related degree program from an accredited university or college. May be enrolled in an associate's, bachelor's or master's degree program.
Conditions of Employment Must successfully complete a four-week probationary period.
Download Seasonal Employment Application
Contact Human Resources: Summit Metro Parks
975 Treaty Line Rd.
Akron, OH 44313
employment@summitmetroparks.org
Phone calls will not be accepted.
Closing date Open until filled
Date posted online April 18, 2016
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Species of Concern
The Metro Parks are home to the federally threatened northern monkshood and the federally endangered Indiana bat.

Gray Squirrels
Ah-ji-duh-mo is the Chippewa word for gray squirrel. It means "tail in the air."




















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