Employment opportunities

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.

Ways to apply

Apply online

Download employment application (PDF)

Send cover letter and resume to or apply in person at: 
Lake Metroparks Administrative Offices
Personnel Department
11211 Spear Rd.
Concord Twp., OH 44077

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

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

Summer Seasonal Positions

Applications for summer 2015 seasonal positions are now being accepted.
Click here for more information.

Full Time

 

Purchasing Manager

 

Rate: $41,897/annual minimum, Exempt

 

Method for applying: Apply online.

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description: A full-time, exempt position under the supervision of the CFO.  The Purchasing Manager purchases goods and services to assure the best value for the Park District.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Implement all purchasing policies and procedures.  Recommends methodology to directors, managers, and other staff to insure and monitor proper flow of authority and procedures regarding purchasing issues.

  • Develop and maintain purchasing policy and procedure manual.

  • Coordinates centralized purchasing function of supplies, materials, equipment, services, and vehicles from authorized personnel.  Identify vendors and negotiate contracts.

  • Review open purchase orders.

  • Develop and implement purchasing plans on an on-going basis.

  • Present purchase orders to Board of Park Commissioners; respond to questions.  Present bids, recommendation for award and purchasing/project related information items to the Board of Park Commissioners at Board Meetings.

  • Conduct public bid openings.

  • Assist with preparation of RFP for insurance (risk and loss experience, fleet vehicle schedules, infrastructure, etc.), and banking services.

Download Purchasing Manager job description

 

 

Qualifications:

  • In-depth knowledge of purchasing, typically acquired through a Bachelor of Science/Arts degree in purchasing/business administration, or other related field of study.

  • Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) or Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) preferred or ability to acquire within two years required.

  • Moderate to high level of governmental purchasing with a background that includes procurement or related experience, including supervisory experience (two+ years experience preferred).

Park Maintenance Specialist (Lake Metroparks Farmpark)

 

Rate: $14.38/hour minimum, Non-Exempt

 

Method for applying: Apply online.

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description: Perform broad spectrum of maintenance functions to assure Farmpark grounds and buildings are properly maintained, Farmpark events and programs are supported and to assure the safety of Park visitors.

 

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in landscape preparation, turf care, tree care, and maintenance of plant beds.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in maintenance specialty areas: carpentry, plumbing, painting, masonry, electrical (basic), and welding.

  • Ability to operate all types of equipment, including power tools, heavy equipment and knowledge of applicable safety regulations.

  • Valid Ohio drivers’ license with a clean driving record.

  • Interpersonal skills:  Ability to work effectively and communicate with others.

  • Moderate level of broad maintenance experience.

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Network Manager

Rate: $41,897 annual ($20.1425/hour) minimum

Method for applying: Apply online.
 
Closing date: Open until filled.
 
Brief description: A full-time, exempt position under the supervision of the I.T. Manager. The Network Manager maintains the network infrastructure to assure continuous operations to support the achievement of the Park District’s goals and objectives.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Maintain servers and networks including capacity management.
  • Resolve network/Internet connections issues.
  • Maintain network change documentation.
  • Plan implement and test disaster recovery.
  • Maintain HyperV/SharePoint/Exchange/SQL Servers.
  • Set-up and maintain wireless networks.
  • Provide Tier-II level support for both hardware software and VoIP issues.
  • Install and configure hardware/software.
  • Provide automation through PowerShell scripting.
  • Maintain Enterprise Virus solution.
  • Maintain state-of-art knowledge; serve as an advisor to the Park District recommending and testing new technology and/or applications.
  • Work with external contractors providing direction as needed; manage SLA.

Qualifications:

  • In-depth knowledge of network administration; Certified Network Administrator preferred.
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science preferred.
  • In-depth interpersonal skills: demonstrated emotional intelligence; sensitivity and empathy; reliability, consistency and trust.
  • Certification in Microsoft Exchange.
  • In-depth communication skills: ability to translate technical information to non-technical people.
  • Organization skills; ability to multi-task essential.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work without supervision.
  • In-depth analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Seasoned level of broad Server, networking and telecommunication experience.

 

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Part Time

 

 

Maintenance park worker - Penitentiary Glen Nature Center (Weekdays)

 

Rate: $9.25/hour minimum

 

Method for ApplyingApply online.

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description/Requirements:  Part-time position working Monday, Tuesday & Wednesdays year-round in building maintenance at Penitentiary Glen Nature Center in Kirtland.  Some weekends, holidays and evenings required.  Requires highly motivated individual with the ability to perform physical labor, snow removal, janitorial duties, minor repairs, painting, litter removal, landscaping, and assist with special events/park programs.  Ability to process orders and stock supplies.  Experience in troubleshooting HVAC systems helpful.

 

Golf Course Maintenance - Erie Shores Golf Course (Part-time and Seasonal)

 

Rate: $8.10/hour minimum

 

Method for ApplyingApply 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 (Part-time and Seasonal)

 

Rate: $8.10/hour minimum

 

Method for ApplyingApply online.

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description/Requirements: Part-time and Seasonal positions available working at Pine Ridge Country Club.  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 Park Worker (Farmpark - Weekends)

 

Rate: $9.25/hour minimum

 

Method for ApplyingApply online.

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description/Requirements:  Part-time weekend maintenance position working 16-28 hours per week, year-round 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.

 

 

Children’s Naturalist

 

Rate: $9.25/hour minimum

 

Method for ApplyingApply online.

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description: Under the direction of the Schoolhouse Manager, the part-time Children’s Naturalist plans, organizes, coordinates and carries out a variety of educational programs and activities relating to natural history and resources, the environment, conservation or wildlife management specifically for children.  The children’s naturalist trains and supervises volunteers and junior volunteers who assist in programming.  Scheduled to work 28 hours per week maximum.

 

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in natural history, education or related field, or associates degree plus equivalent four years experience.  Past experience with school age children essential.

 

Desirable Traits/Skills:  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Creative, flexible, and well organized.  Ability to relate well with children.  Must be energetic, able to lift 50 lbs., walk up and down hills and work in an outdoor setting.  Ability to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends.  Computer skills desirable.  Must have valid Ohio drivers’ license with good record to be insurable by Lake Metroparks auto insurance.

 

 

Interpretive Naturalist

Rate: $9.25 per hour

Method for ApplyingApply online.
 
Closing date: Open until filled.
 
Brief description: A part-time, hourly position in the Department of Interpretation. Under the supervision of the Nature Center Interpretive Manager, executes interpretive programs on natural and/or cultural history and staffs Nature Center. Addresses environmental issues and relates the above activities to the park district’s role as a land steward.
Hours: 24 to 28 hours per week.

Examples of work: Executes and evaluates park-sponsored and requested interpretive programs for adults and families at Penitentiary Glen Reservation.
Fills Naturalist on Duty (NOD) role on weekdays and weekends.
Assists with department programs, special events, projects, and other naturalist duties as needed.
Responsible for communication with supervisor via in-person meetings, phone calls and e-mail. Responsible for maintaining current knowledge of Lake Metroparks and Penitentiary Glen Nature Center/Reservation, in order to fulfill a role as park representative.
 
Education/Experience Required: Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, environmental education or related field or equivalent experience. Other Requirements: Valid Ohio Driver’s License. Must be insurable by Lake Metroparks auto insurance. Annually completes all necessary safety and professional trainings as required by Lake Metroparks and supervisor.

Desirable Traits/Skills: Ability to write and speak in a clear, concise manner, ability to work with people in a pleasant, enthusiastic and appropriate manner. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Creative, flexible. Well organized. Ability to stimulate interest and excitement about program subject and the park district in visitors and other staff. Available weekdays, evenings and weekends.


Seasonal

Summer Seasonal Positions

Applications for summer 2015 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 d and orphaned animals receive care and rehabilitation at the Kevin P. Clinton 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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