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Position Executive Director
Salary $120,000 - $150,000
Benefits This position offers an attractive benefits package including vacation, holidays, sick leave, employer participation in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and career development opportunities.
Profile Under the direction of the Board of Park Commissioners for Summit Metro Parks, serve as Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer, leading and directing the Park District to assure achievement of its mission, financial viability, short and long-term growth and stability.
Download The full description is available here: Executive Director
Contact Submit a letter of interest, resume, and any supplemental information to: The Board of Park Commissioners, Summit Metro Parks, 975 Treaty Line Rd., Akron, OH 44313, or by email to employment@summitmetroparks.org.
Phone calls will not be accepted.
Closing date June 15, 2015
Date posted online April 30, 2015

Position Land Acquisition Specialist
Classification Full Time, Salaried, Exempt
Salary Grade 25
Anticipated starting salary range: $56,000-$70,000
Benefits Participation in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS), Management Employees Benefits Package
Profile Under the supervision of the Chief of Planning & Development, manage the overall real estate acquisition activities of the park district. Duties include, but are not limited to: Work with the Chief of Planning & Development to identify strategic land acquisition and park district expansion opportunities. Enter into negotiations with property owners for the purchase or lease of their real property, upon approval of the Board of Park Commissioners. Oversee real estate due diligence activities and coordinate with outside counsel on due diligence issues and closing preparation, upon approval of the Board of Park Commissioners. Act as a liaison with outside legal counsel on environmental due diligence matters on contemplated purchases, newly acquired and existing parklands, as assigned by the Chief of Planning & Development, upon approval of the Board of Park Commissioners. Research and acquire traditional and new financing sources to sustain and expand park district land acquisition and natural resource restoration activities. Coordinate with the Natural Resources Department on grant-funded natural resource restoration initiatives and on the acquisition of mitigation opportunities.
Qualifications Bachelor's degree in business or related field, with an emphasis on non-profit management, communications or an appropriate combination of education and experience in related disciplines. Experience negotiating with land owners and other officials concerning the acquisition and management of real property. A general understanding of real estate due diligence issues, in particular concerning matters of title and environmental condition. Knowledge of real estate documents including but not limited to warranty deeds, deeds of trust, quit claim deeds, liens, title reports, and assessor/treasurer property information reports. Real estate license preferred. Knowledge of the general concepts of geospatial services (GIS), survey and mapping, LIDAR imagery, or obtaining information from title companies and/or county courthouses.
Conditions of Employment Must successfully complete a one-year probationary period.
Contact Please submit 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 May 14, 2015

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


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