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Lake Metroparks is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin or disability in employment.

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Lake Metroparks Administrative Offices
Personnel Department
11211 Spear Rd.
Concord Twp., OH 44077

Contact information
phone: 440-639-7275
fax: 440-639-9126

TTY Capabilities are available by calling 1-800-669-9226
Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm

Full Time

Environmental Planner

Rate: $13.69 per hour minimum, Non-Exempt ($28,475 annual)

Method for Applying: Apply online

Closing date: Open until filled.

Brief description:  Assist Park District in funding, managing, assessing, acquiring, and inventorying natural resources and natural areas.  Assist GIS Specialist with identifying, collecting, and analyzing spatial information valuable to the Park District.

Examples of work

  • Assist Director of Planning with grant writing and grant administration.
  • Coordinate monitoring of Park District-owned conservation easements.
  • Assist Director of Park Planning with acquisition of natural areas.
  • Assist the Park District Biologist and Natural Resource managers with identifying natural resource management practices.
  • Assist the Park District Biologist with assessing the natural resources present within all parks including wetland monitoring.
  • Utilize geographic information system (GIS) hardware and software to collect, manage, analyze and edit spatial data.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in a Natural Resource-related field such as biology, conservation, natural resource management, or wildlife management preferred. 
  • In-depth computer proficiency:  ESRI GIS software, GPS, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficient written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient flora and fauna identification skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative; ability to work without supervision.
  • Interpersonal skills:  demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all types of people (internal and external).
  • Moderate level of experience in natural resource management, conservation and/or grants administration. 
  • Moderate level of experience with GIS software and GPS hardware.

Additional requirements: Valid Ohio Drivers’ License. Must be insurable by Lake Metroparks auto insurance.

Part Time



Maintenance Worker (Weekend)


Rate: $8.50 per hour minimum


Method for ApplyingApply online.


Closing date: Open until filled.


Brief description/Requirements: A part-time (16 hrs/wk), year-round position is available performing park clean up, grounds maintenance & snow removal in western Lake Metroparks.  Will be scheduled to work weekends.  Ability to perform physical labor.


No positiongs posted.

Summer Seasonal Positions

Applications for summer 2015 seasonal positions will be accepted beginning in January
Click here for more information.


Lake Metroparks Farmpark College Internship Program


Lake Metroparks Farmpark’s mission is to help our urban society understand how farmers raise food, fiber, and other products that sustain and enhance human life. To fulfill this vision, Lake Metroparks Farmpark maintains a collection of livestock including equine, bovine, caprine, porcine, ovine, and avian individuals. Sustaining a suitable group of animals to meet exhibit and program needs is the goal of the Animal Care and Interpretation Department.


Lake Metroparks Farmpark’s College Internship Program works with students to develop animal care and handling techniques as well as routine care procedures. Staff will work with interns to meet specific curriculum requirements for college credit.

Interns will be scheduled depending on time required to meet interns curriculum needs, availability of staff, and timing of animal care tasks. Hours will vary and, as animal care is a 24/7 responsibility, may include weekends and/or holidays. This is an unpaid internship and on-site housing is not available.

Click here to download internship letter with objectives, requirements and contact information.

Lake Metroparks Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center
College Internship Program

The mission of the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center is to reduce impact on native Ohio wildlife through human education and wildlife rehabilitation. Each year, nearly 2,000 injured and orphaned animals receive care and rehabilitation at the Wildlife Center—many eventually resume life in the wild. Some animals that cannot be released may become animal ambassadors and assist us in teaching about wildlife issues and conservation. 


To teach students the basic procedures and protocols involved with wildlife education and rehabilitation. They will develop and practice skills of animal husbandry/triage, environmental programming and handling/enrichment for program animals directly from professionals in their field of interest.

The students work a predictable, regular schedule and work six to eight weeks or more. Work days are 8 am to 5 pm.  Two-9 hour days are required per week, although interns can work up to 40 hours per week. The internship is unpaid and housing is not available. 

Click here to download internship letter with objectives, requirements and contact information.