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Position Part-time, Year-round Park Technician
Salary/Classification Hourly, $11.23 - $14.50
Benefits Ohio Public Employee 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 February 18, 2014

Position Interpretive Naturalist – 2 positions available
Classification Casual
Salary Range Schedule C: $11 - $13/hour
Profile Position serves as Interpretive Naturalist, planning and implementing interpretive, educational, and recreational activities for the park district. This is an ideal opportunity for a starting naturalist seeking to develop their skills in a dynamic environment. Flexible work hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays, as required.
Qualifications Broad, basic understanding of dendrology, botany, ecology, geology, entomology, ornithology and other related fields typically acquired through formal training at the bachelor's degree level. Knowledge and understanding of methods and principles of interpretation. Interpretive guide, planner or heritage interpreter certification not required but preferred. Ability to conduct both formal presentations and mobile programs to groups. Knowledge of developmentally appropriate activities and ability to design age-appropriate education curricula and activities. Ability to interact with and manage children and adults in the outdoors; must possess visual and auditory abilities to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to visitor activity. In-depth oral, written and visual communication skills. Customer service skills. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Computer skills, including proficiency in Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office applications. Valid Ohio driver's license.
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 May 8, 2014
Date posted online April 8, 2014

Position Head Lifeguard - Summer 2014
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 Metro Parks, Serving Summit County.
Supervision Reports to the park manager and 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) Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education 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 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 Community First Aid and CPR/AED for the Health Care Provider. Must pass Metro Parks water test specific to the facility.  
Conditions of Employment Must successfully complete a two-week probationary period.
Application Download a seasonal 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 21, 2014

Position Assistant Head Lifeguard - Summer 2014
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 Metro Parks, Serving Summit County.
Supervision Reports to the park manager and 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) Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education 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 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 Community First Aid and CPR/AED for the Health Care Provider. Must pass Metro Parks water test specific to the facility.  
Conditions of Employment Must successfully complete a two-week probationary period.
Application Download a seasonal 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 21, 2014

Position Lifeguards - Summer 2014
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 Metro Parks, Serving Summit County.
Supervision Reports to the park manager, assistant park manager, head lifeguard, assistant head lifeguard 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.
Education High School student, 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). Must possess current certification in Community First Aid and CPR/AED for the Health Care Provider. Must pass Metro Parks water test specific to the facility.
Conditions of Employment Must be 16 or older at the start of swim season. Must successfully complete a two-week probationary period.
Application Download a seasonal 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 21, 2014

Position Seasonal Maintenance Worker – 2014
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, graduation from a high school 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.
Application Download a seasonal 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 21, 2014

Position Operations Department Intern - 3 Positions
Salary Hourly: $9/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.
Application Download a seasonal 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 February 19, 2014

 

 

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