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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 February 3, 2015

Position Park Ranger
Salary/Classification Casual (Part-time) Employment
Hourly, Non-exempt
Profile Under the direction of Ranger Supervisors and Park Managers, patrols assigned areas for the purpose of assisting park patrons to ensure enjoyable, safe and pleasant park experiences. Provides information, education, and assistance to park visitors to achieve resource protection, as well as visitor safety and security. Administers special-use, pavilion and shelter permits. Serves as a commissioned peace officer, enforcing park district rules and regulations, and other applicable laws. Performs duties with tact, diplomacy, discretion, and impartiality. Works to prevent violations of park rules and other laws whenever possible. Protects life, property, and maintains good order within the parks.
Qualifications Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Academy (OPOTA) certification. One (1) or more years' experience in parks, natural resources or comparable law enforcement preferred. Graduation from high school or GED required. Associate's degree preferred. Demonstrated emotional intelligence to include: demonstrated self-awareness and accurate self-assessment, demonstrated sensitivity and empathy, demonstrated openness, reliability, trust and consistency.
Conditions of Employment Successfully pass Ohio Peace Officer Physical Fitness Standards at 50th percentile, minimum. Valid CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and Standard First Aid certifications. Must have valid State of Ohio driver's license.
Contact Send 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 January 13, 2015

Position Part-Time, Year-Round Park Technician
Multiple Openings
Salary/Classification Hourly, $11.23 - $14.50
Benefits Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, Sick Leave
Profile Reports to the Park Manager, Assistant Park Manager, Project Manager or Crew Leader; performs unskilled and semi-skilled duties necessary for the maintenance of park properties, areas, buildings, and facilities; helps with the construction of certain park improvement projects.
Qualifications Graduate of a high school or GED equivalent. Possession of a valid driver’s license. Experience in lawn care, landscaping, and painting preferred. Ability to perform substantial physical labor, outdoors in all weather conditions. Ability to understand and follow simple oral and written instructions. Course work up to and including certification (i.e. arborist, etc.), Associate's degree and/or university classes in turf, forestry, horticulture, plant science, natural resources, or related fields would strengthen a candidate's application.
Conditions of Employment Must successfully complete a 180-day probationary period.
Contact Send 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 January 13, 2015

Position Operations Department Intern - 3 Positions
Salary Hourly: $9.50/hour, up to 40 hours/week, up to 18 weeks
Benefits Participation in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) is mandatory
Profile Reports to the Regional Manager, or Operations Service Manager; 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 be 18 or older. Must successfully complete a four-week probationary period.
Download Seasonal Employment Application
Contact Send 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 January 27, 2015

Position Head Lifeguard
Salary Hourly Wage Schedule
Benefits Participation in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) is mandatory
Profile The head lifeguard supervises the operation of swimming facilities in Munroe Falls Metro Park and Silver Creek Metro Park. 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, Ranger in Charge of Aquatics and the Chief of Rangers
Responsibilities 1) Perform maintenance and service functions as outlined in the lifeguard guidelines and/or assigned by the park manager. 2) Perform all duties of a lifeguard. 3) Enforce waterfront park district rules and regulations. 4) Participate in the safety and risk management program of the park district. 5) Instruct weekly in-service trainings. 6) Create and maintain the lifeguard schedule. 7) Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications High School graduate or GED equivalent. Associate's degree preferred.
Experience Two years 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 promptly respond 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 February 3, 2015

Position Assistant Head Lifeguard
Salary Hourly Wage Schedule
Benefits Participation in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) is mandatory
Profile Assist the Head Lifeguard in supervising the operation of swimming facilities in Munroe Falls Metro Park and Silver Creek Metro Park. 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, Ranger in Charge of Aquatics and the Chief of Rangers
Responsibilities 1) Perform maintenance and service functions as outlined in the lifeguard guidelines and/or assigned by the 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) Assist in instructing weekly in-service trainings. 6) Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications High School graduate or GED equivalent. Associate's degree preferred.
Experience Two years 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 promptly respond 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 February 3, 2015

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 February 3, 2015

Position Concession Stand Supervisor
Salary Hourly Wage Schedule
Benefits Participation in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) is mandatory
Profile Manages concession stand operations, including inventory control and supervision/scheduling of concession stand workers. Also performs the duties of a concession stand worker.
Qualifications Graduation from a high school or GED required
Conditions of Employment Must complete training in food safety and handling. Must successfully complete a two-week probationary period. Possession of a valid State of Ohio driver's license.
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 February 6, 2015

Position Concession Stand Worker
Salary Hourly Wage Schedule
Benefits Participation in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) is mandatory
Profile Under the direction of the Concession Stand Supervisor or other supervisor, performs all duties related to the daily preparation of food products. Sells and serves food products to park patrons at Summit Metro Parks concession stand facilities in a courteous manner, and performs boat rental duties.
Qualifications Graduation from a high school or GED preferred
Conditions of Employment Must complete training in food safety and handling. Must successfully complete a two-week probationary period. Possession of a valid State of Ohio driver's license.
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 February 6, 2015

Position Gate Attendant Supervisor
Salary Hourly Wage Schedule
Benefits Participation in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) is mandatory
Profile To schedule and supervise the gate attendants at the swim areas while also performing the duties of a gate attendant
Qualifications Graduation from a high school or GED required
Conditions of Employment Must successfully complete a two-week probationary period. Possession of a valid State of Ohio driver's license.
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 February 6, 2015

Position Gate Attendant
Salary Hourly Wage Schedule
Benefits Participation in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) is mandatory
Profile To be present at the entrance gate at designated/assigned park during swim season. Sell daily admission tickets and season passes. Admit individuals with purchased season passes or who pay the daily entrance fee. Greet and assist park patrons.
Qualifications High school student, graduation from a high school or GED.
Conditions of Employment Must successfully complete a two-week probationary period. Possession of a valid State of Ohio driver's license.
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 February 6, 2015
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