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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 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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