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Employment

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

 


Position Part-time, Year-round Park Technician
Salary/Classification Hourly: $11.23 - $14.50
AFSCME Appendix C
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, per Article 3, Section 3 of the 2014-2017 agreement between Summit Metro Parks and Ohio Council 8 & Local 1229 of the AFSCME, AFL-CIO.
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 August 18, 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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Akron's Rise
The Ohio & Erie Canal opened between Cleveland and Akron in 1827 and is directly credited with the growth of Akron.

Mingo Indians
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