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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
email

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

Full Time

Park Planner

Wage Scale: $39,901 min. to $59,852 max., Exempt

Method for Applying: Apply online

Closing Date: Applications must be received by the Personnel Department at Lake Metroparks. Open until filled.

Brief Description: Provides primary assistance to the Director of Park Planning in the planning and implementing of development and capital improvement projects to preserve and/or construct park facilities.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in landscape architecture, park planning, project management or other related field.
  • Broad, general business knowledge: planning and budgeting.
  • In-depth project management and contract administration skills.
  • In-depth computer proficiency: demonstrated understanding of AutoCAD, GIS and GPS systems.
  • In-depth written graphic, drawing and oral communication skills; stand-up presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of construction techniques and methods.
  • Seasoned level of experience as a landscape architect, park planner, project manager or equivalent.

Part Time

Maintenance Park Worker - Farmpark/weekends

Wage:  $7.95 to 10.00/hr. min. (Depending on experience)

Method for ApplyingApply online

Closing Date:  Open until filled.

Brief Description/Requirements:  Part-time position working 16-28 hours in building maintenance at Farmpark in Kirtland. Must be willing to work primarily weekends. Requires highly motivated individual with ability to perform physical labor, snow removal, janitorial duties, minor repairs, painting, litter removal, and assist with special events/park programs.

Golf Course Maintenance (Erie Shores Golf Course - Part Time)

Wage: $7.95/hr. min.

Method for Applying: Apply online

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Brief Description/ Requirements:  Part-time and Seasonal positions available working at Erie Shores Golf Course in Madison.  Some experience with turf/landscape, building maintenance, painting helpful. Willing to work flexible hours, weekends, evenings and holidays.  Must be able to perform manual labor. 

Maintenance Worker (Weekends)

Rate: $7.95/hr. minimum

Method for Applying:  Apply 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 central Lake Metroparks.  Will be scheduled to work weekends.

 

Farmpark Interpreter

Rate: $7.95/hr. min.

Method for ApplyingApply online

Brief Description/Requirements: Lake Metroparks has an opening for year-round Farmpark Interpreter to greet guests and assist in the coordination of programs and events.  Responsibilities may include presenting plant & animal programs to public visitors.  Conduct education programs for groups.  Care for farm animals & work in gardens.  Requires willingness to learn new material and speak in front of groups of people (will train).  Must be outgoing and organized.  Hours vary (28 or fewer hours per week).  Requires some weekend work.


Golf Course Maintenance
(Pine Ridge CC - Part Time)

Wage: $7.95/hr. min.

Method for Applying: Apply online

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Brief Description/ Requirements:  Part-time and Seasonal positions available working at Pine Ridge Country Club Golf Course in Wickliffe.  Some experience with turf/landscape, building maintenance, painting helpful. Willing to work flexible hours, weekends, evenings and holidays.  Must be able to perform manual labor. 

 

Wildlife Care Specialist

 

Rate/Hours:   $9.25/hr. minimum; Up to 28 hours/week, must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

 

Method for ApplyingApply online

 

Closing Date:  Open until filled.

 

Purpose of Position:  Primary responsibilities are providing follow through animal care and wildlife care operations that maximize efficiency and increase the quality of animal care.  Secondary responsibilities are providing training and enrichment for program animals.

 

Brief Description:   


Animal care -
Provide follow through animal care for the following aspects: nutritional needs, nursing and weaning schedules, surgeries, medication, triage, pre-release conditioning, housing, and release, ensuring needs are being met through the rehabilitation process, rehabilitation research, ensures that animals are being handled in a manner which maximizes human and animal safety, make accurate euthanasia decisions; perform euthanasia and knowledge of Schedule II Controlled drugs.

 

Operations - Compliance with all state and federal regulations in housing and care, maintains accurate animal records and compiles statistics, remains current on rehabilitation methods through literature review, attending conferences, meetings and workshops, and networking with the rehabilitation community, assists with public relations, media, and administrative duties, volunteer training and supervision for Center volunteers, assist with educational programs as needed.

 

Education/experience:  Must have a bachelor’s degree in biology and experience working with wild animals, minimum of two years working in a wildlife rehabilitation center or equivalent animal care facility, experience working with native Ohio wildlife, and considerable knowledge of wildlife rehabilitation. Must be skilled in wildlife medicine (perform lab work, physical exams, take blood, give subcutaneous fluids, initiate treatment, calculate doses and administer drugs, and perform anesthesia).  Must be able to act decisively regarding constantly changing animal cases and situations for which there may be no existing protocol.  Must have experience in public speaking, and be familiar with computer systems.

 

Desirable traits/skills:  Have the ability to write and speak in a clear, concise manner.  Ability to work with people in a pleasant, enthusiastic manner.  Ability to handle multiple tasks in a high paced environment.  Able to work quickly, efficiently and calmly under stressful conditions.  Must be able to work cooperatively with co-workers and the public.  Be creative, flexible, well organized and innovative. Must be able to lift fifty (50) pounds, bend, and stoop.  Valid Ohio driver’s license with good driving record.


Seasonal

Golf Course Maintenance (Erie Shores Golf Course - Seasonal)

Wage: $7.95/hr. min.

Method for Applying: Apply online

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Brief Description/ Requirements:  Part-time and Seasonal positions available working at Erie Shores Golf Course in Madison.  Some experience with turf/landscape, building maintenance, painting helpful. Willing to work flexible hours, weekends, evenings and holidays.  Must be able to perform manual labor. 

Golf Course Maintenance (Pine Ridge Country Club - Seasonal)

Wage: $7.95/hr. min.

Method for Applying: Apply online

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Brief Description/ Requirements:  Part-time and Seasonal positions available working at Pine Ridge Country Club Golf Course in Wickliffe.  Some experience with turf/landscape, building maintenance, painting helpful. Willing to work flexible hours, weekends, evenings and holidays.  Must be able to perform manual labor. 

 

Summer Seasonal Positions

Applications for summer 2014 seasonal positions are now being accepted.
Click here for more information.

Internships

Lake Metroparks Farmpark College Internship Program

Mission

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.

Introduction

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. 

Introduction

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.

 

 

 

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