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

 

Park Building & Grounds Regional Manager (Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio)

 

Rate: $37,440/annual minimum, Exempt

 

Method for applying: Apply online.

 

Closing date: Must apply by April 26, 2015.

 

Brief description: Perform and have a supervisory role in a broad spectrum of maintenance functions to assure Farmpark grounds and buildings are properly maintained, Farmpark events and programs are supported and safety of park visitors is maintained.

 

Requirements:

  • Seasoned level of supervision/leadership skills with broad facility maintenance and grounds management experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in landscape preparation, turf care, tree care, maintenance of plant beds, snow removal and ice control.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in maintenance specialty areas: carpentry, plumbing, painting, masonry, electrical (basic), and welding.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in negotiating and overseeing contracts with vendors and specialty services for facility, landscape and construction projects.
  • Ability to operate all types of equipment, including power tools, heavy equipment and knowledge of applicable safety regulations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Landscape or related field, preferred.
  • Valid Ohio drivers’ license with a clean driving record.
  • Interpersonal skills:  Ability to work effectively and communicate with others.

Download Park Building & Grounds Regional Manager job description PDF

 

 

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).

 

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.

 

Download Network Manager job description

 

 

Part Time

 

 

Registration And Visitor Services Clerk (year-round)

 

Rate: $9.25 per hour minimum

 

Method for applying:          Apply online at lakemetroparks.com.

                                   Scan the QR code to go directly to the employment page.

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description/Requirements:  Part-time, year-round position 24-38 hours per week available with the Registration and Visitor Services Department at Lake Metroparks’ Headquarters in Concord Township providing outstanding customer service to park patrons in person and over the phone.  Requires exceptional interpersonal skills, accurate and efficient computer skills, handling of cash and related general office and clerical duties.  Some Microsoft Office and Excel experience preferred.

 

Some responsibilities include program registration, filing, special event ticket sales, facility rentals and answering park related questions with courtesy and confidence.  Must be able to handle large call volume during peak registration periods.

 

This position requires the desire to provide exceptional customer service, good social and communication skills, dependability and support of the mission of Lake Metroparks.

 

 

Park Maintenance Worker (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.

 

 

Park Maintenance Worker

 

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 grounds keeping and 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 with a heavy emphasis on landscaping.  Duties also include; snow removal, janitorial duties, minor repairs, painting, litter removal, and assist with special events and park program support. Ability to process orders and stock supplies. Experience in working with volunteers helpful in a friendly customer service-oriented atmosphere.

 


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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