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Employment

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

 


Position Customer Service Representative, Nature Realm
Salary/Classification Casual (Part-time), Non-exempt
Benefits Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
Profile Under the direction of the Interpretive Services Manager, assist with the day-to-day operation of the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm Visitors Center. Provide customer service, park information and direction to visitors in person, by telephone and by e-mail. Answer phones and respond to e- mails. Distribute maps, brochures and other materials. Resolve conflicts and complaints; track visitor feedback and recommendations. Keep count of the number of visitors. Restock brochures and other materials. Handle retail sales at the gift shop. Remit money for sales with receipt and paperwork for cash and credit card machine. Process site visit reservations. Prepare and send out program confirmation information and pre-visit packets for programs. Provide information and rewards for various spree programs. Take program registration and process program revenues. Work closely with volunteers for the information desk and gift shop. Inform volunteers of updates, changing information and training needs. Assist with inventory maintenance of spree supplies. Assist in maintaining attendance records, daily work documents and program attendance statistics. Comply with safety and risk management programs of Summit Metro Parks. Assist with the maintenance of procedural manuals for areas of responsibility. Flexible work hours includes evenings, weekends, and holidays, as required. All other duties as assigned.
Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent. Customer service skills. Communication skills: oral, written and telephone. Ability to demonstrate flexibility and the ability to adjust priorities to meet changing needs. Must be accustomed to interruptions and a busy work environment. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with a wide variety of personalities; ability to deal with the public and staff with tact, courtesy and diplomacy. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Must possess strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office products and the use of varied software applications. Ability to operate miscellaneous office equipment such as copier, fax, phones, laminating machine, cash register, credit card machine, etc. Demonstrated emotional intelligence to include: demonstrated self-awareness and accurate self- assessment, demonstrated sensitivity and empathy, demonstrated openness, reliability, and consistency. Proven track record of establishing and maintaining critical relationships internally and externally. Valid Ohio driver's license and clear driving record, background check and fingerprinting.
Conditions of Employment Must successfully complete a 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 July 23, 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. Associate's degree or higher; minimum 60 (semester) college academic hours required. 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 July 6, 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


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