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Employment

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

 


Position Customer Service Representative, Administrative Office
Salary/Classification Full Time, Salaried, Non-Exempt
Salary Grade 21
Anticipated starting salary: $32,000
Benefits Ohio Public Employee Retirement System, Management Employees Benefits Package
Profile Under the direction of the Executive Secretary, serve as a Customer Service Representative, ensuring coverage of the administrative office customer service area during work hours. Provide administrative support to management staff as required.
Qualifications Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Ensure coverage of customer service area during work hours; answer phones, greet visitors; provide information regarding park district, and inquiries regarding local, state, and federal parks. Route and redirect phone calls. Respond to inquiries and schedule reservations for pavilions and picnic shelters; process payments and changes; assemble and issue special-use permits for distribution and notify field and ranger offices. Administer public portion of swim pass and hiking spree programs by maintaining records, processing payments, issuing passes and responding to any inquiries.
Conditions of Employment Must successfully complete a one-year 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 12, 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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