JOB DESCRIPTIONS

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

PARK MAINTENANCE STAFF

Status:                                                Part-time, 28hrs/week

Salary:                                               $11.00/hr.

Reports To:                                       Operations Manager

Classification: Intermediate – Employee has supervisory responsibilities relating to seasonal and part-time staff, interns, and volunteers.  Employee has the authority to recommend any reward or disciplinary actions necessary.                             

The position of Park Maintenance staff involves public relations, and general maintenance duties.  The position directly involves but is not limited to the following illustrative duties:

  1. Performs maintenance duties including: litter/trash pickup, grounds maintenance, mowing/weed control, landscaping/pruning, and cleaning/ maintaining restrooms and building/rental facilities.
  1. Will be required to operate a variety of equipment, including but not limited to the following; power tools such as saws, drills, table saw, router, chain saws, and weed eaters; heavy equipment such as tractors, mowers, and chipper.
  2. Wears uniform that will be expected to be kept neat and clean. The uniform must be worn at all times while on duty.
  3. Must be able to routinely lift 60 pounds.
  4. May be required to obtain CPR and First Aid certifications.
  5. Works flexible hours, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m, including weekends and holidays as needed.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager, Assistant Director, or Director that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.
  7. May serve as a member of various Tactical Objectives Teams.

Requirements:

Preferred qualifications include a high school diploma or G.E.D. Must be 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and have good verbal communication skills.

 


 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 

Status:                        Full-time, Salary, Exempt

Pay Grade:                12 ($65,603.20-$77,688)

Reports To:               Director/Secretary

Classification:           Supervisory – Employee has authority to recommend the hiring, transfer, suspension, layoff, promotion, discharge or reward of employees under their direct supervision.  Employee has authority to carry out any discipline they deem necessary for employees under their direct supervision. 

The position of Assistant Director assists with the overall management and operation of the Park District in accordance with the mandate of Chapter 1545 of the Ohio Revised Code and the policies and procedures adopted by the Board of Park Commissioners.  The Assistant Director reports directly to the Director/Secretary.

Major areas of responsibility include but are not limited to marketing, operations, programming and stewardship.  The Assistant Director will coordinate all activities with assistance from other senior management staff.

The position of Assistant Director directly involves but is not limited to the following illustrative duties:

  1. Coordinates with the Director the supervision of management staff including but not limited to Chief of Park Police, Construction Manager, Operations Manager, Program Coordinator and Stewardship Coordinator. Works with each department head to develop, implement, and continually evaluate departmental management plans, goals and public safety functions.  Monitors the progress of each department.
  2. Supervises and evaluates the Volunteer Services/Communications Specialist and their work product.
  3. Researches and establishes alternative funding for a variety of Park District projects including grant research, ODOT/Roadway funds, etc.
  4. Prepares departmental budgets with the assistance of the department heads. Works with the Director to develop the annual budget and long-range budget projections.
  5. Works with the Director to oversee park improvements, works with consultants and contractors, and assists with park planning, development and design.
  6. Responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and updating of all park operational standards.
  7. Assists the Director/Secretary to research, create, update and track the progress of various long-range and strategic planning for the Park District.
  8. Administers the Local Park Improvement Grant Program with the Operations Manager.
  9. Assists the Human Resources Manager with grievances and other human resource related issues and activities.
  10. Holds a position on the Strategic Objectives Team, participates in park planning and facility development in conjunction with various Park District staff including; maintenance, programming, stewardship, park police and administrative staff. Serves as ex-officio member of various Tactical Objectives Teams.
  11. Assists with the ongoing development of a variety of reports, planning documents, maps, and related publications.
  12. Works with the Director/Secretary to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Park District’s external constituencies: local, state, federal governmental agencies; recreation, conservation, volunteer and service organizations. Serves on various committees and boards as necessary to further the advancement of the Park District.  Serves as an advocate for the Park District.
  13. Participates in all monthly board meetings, staff meetings, and Park District leadership team meetings. Completes monthly and annual reports pertaining to all park operations and activities.
  14. Acts on the Director/Secretary’s behalf and assumes the Director/Secretary role in his/her absence.
  15. Serves on the Workplace Safety Team and is responsible for ensuring workplace safety within the administrative department and other safety functions as they arise.
  16. Works a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, holidays and extended hours as required to perform the duties set forth in this position.
  17. Maintains current training and certifications in CPR, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens.
  18. Maintains certification as a Playground Safety Inspector. Certification must be obtained within one year of date of hire.
  19. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.
  20. If certified as an Ohio Peace Officer, assist park police by performing the following duties: uniformly enforces all Park District rules and regulations, laws of the State of Ohio, and the laws of the United States of America; exercises all the powers of police officers within and adjacent to the lands under the jurisdiction and control of the board or when acting as otherwise lawfully authorized; patrols park lands and adjacent properties by motor vehicle, bicycle, and on foot; etc.
  21. If certified as an Ohio Peace Officer, must maintain certification and fulfill requalification and recertification requirements.
  22. If certified as an Ohio Peace Officer, directly supervises Park Police Chief and serves as a Park Police Officer in times of emergency.

Requirements:

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree, in similar area of study with at least three or more years of successful supervisory management experience.

Demonstrated decision-making abilities essential and experience in long-range planning and implementation preferred.

Must possess good organizational, clerical, and communication skills with an ability to communicate effectively with employees, the general public, public officials, community and professional organizations.

Must be team oriented and willing to work to build an atmosphere of teamwork in the workplace with staff at all levels.

Preferred qualifications include knowledge and experience in desktop publishing, word processing, and general computer functions and operation, as well as knowledge and experience in grant writing and research.

Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for prolonged periods of time, stand, walk/move, talk, etc.  The employee is required to use a computer, telephone, file paperwork, operate a company vehicle, and communicate with staff, community leaders and visitors of our parks.

Successful Candidates will have the following Personal Characteristics:

  • High level of personal energy and strong interpersonal skills
  • Quick learner who can work independently and also as part of a team
  • Discreetly handles confidential information
  • Trustworthy, reliable and enthusiastic
  • Ability to perform routine daily tasks, requiring close attention to detail and accuracy,

as well as analysis from a broader, higher-level perspective

  • Works effectively in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions in a shared

office space with a variety of activities

  • Ability to set priorities and follow-through and deliver results on time
  • Passionate about providing great service to others
  • Abides by park system policies, protocols, and procedures

 


JOB DESCRIPTION

PARK POLICE OFFICER

Status:                                    Full-time

Pay Grade:                            6

Starting Salary:                    $20.02/hr. ($ 41,641.60 – $56,929)

Reports To:                           Park Police Chief

Classification:                       Regular – Employee does not routinely supervise other employees.

The position of Park Officer directly involves, but is not limited to the following illustrative duties:

  1. Uniformly enforces all Park District rules and regulations, laws of the State of Ohio, and the laws of the United States of America; exercises all the powers of police officers within and adjacent to the lands under the jurisdiction and control of the board or when acting as otherwise lawfully authorized; patrols park lands and adjacent properties by motor vehicle, bicycle, and on foot; etc.
  2. Conducts investigations of criminal activity.
  3. Operates police equipment such as semi-automatic handgun, pump shotgun, rifles, Tasers, handcuffs, and baton.
  4. Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of Park District issued equipment such as patrol car, firearms, computer equipment, etc.
  5. Prepares a variety of reports and court documents.
  6. May participate in bicycle patrol program.
  7. Assists in the development and implementation of various community policing programs.
  8. Performs maintenance duties as needed, including but not limited to: litter collection, cleaning restrooms, shelter cleaning, snow removal, and other duties as directed.
  9. Responsible for specific operational duties such as recordkeeping, property room management, closed circuit video camera operation, field training officer, range instructor, defensive tactics trainer, and First Aid/CPR instructor and other duties as directed.
  10. May serve as the leader for specific community groups involved in Adopt-A-Trail, Adopt-A-Park, Park Watch, park advisory committees, and other community involvement programs.
  11. Develops and implements public programs pertaining to first aid, hunter safety, fishing, bicycle safety, trail use and safety, career programs, and other related areas of interest.
  12. Oversees parking, provides security and on-site emergency response for major events on Park District properties.
  13. Coordinate and administer Park District public hunting program.
  14. Responsible for rental facility meetings, closing and opening of parks.
  15. May assist with Park District burn crew.
  16. May attend training/seminars as assigned by the park police chief or director.
  17. Works with other Park District departments on projects as needed.
  18. Serves as a member of various Tactical Objectives Teams.
  19. Maintains current CPR and First Aid certifications.
  20. Works flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  21. Performs other duties as assigned by the park police chief or director that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.
  22. This position may complete assignments using skills involving the operation of office equipment, computers, cleaning, typing, filing, public speaking, organization skills, writing, completing paperwork, working with chemicals or cleaning agents, motor vehicle operation, operating brooms, sweepers, mops or other janitorial equipment.

Requirements:

This position requires Ohio Peace Officer Certification and a high school diploma or G.E.D., Associate or Bachelor’s Degree preferred with a focus of study in law enforcement, natural resources, or other related field. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Employment prerequisites may include passing any or all of the following: comprehensive background investigation, polygraph testing, drug screen, psychological testing and/or an oral interview.


JOB DESCRIPTION

SEASONAL PARK SERVICE STAFF 

Status:                                    Seasonal

Starting Salary:                    $11.00/hr, 40 hrs/wk; 14 wks.

Reports To:                           Operations Manager

Classification:                       Regular – Employee does not routinely have supervision responsibilities.

The position of Seasonal Park Service staff directly involves but is not limited to the following illustrative duties:

  1. Assists with maintenance and construction duties required to operate the Park District efficiently.
  2. Performs maintenance duties including: litter/trash collection, mowing and trimming, cleaning restrooms and other buildings, building maintenance, equipment maintenance and service, and assisting with in-house construction projects.
  3. Required to operate a variety of equipment, including but not limited to the following; power tools such as saws, drills, table saw, router, chain saws, and weed eaters; heavy equipment such as tractors, mowers, and chipper.
  4. Assists park visitors and answers questions when needed. Must be courteous and helpful at all times.
  5. Assists in the seasonal operations of the Otsego Canoe Livery and must be able to routinely lift 80 pounds.
  6. Wears uniform that will be expected to be kept neat and clean. The uniform must be worn at all times while on duty.
  7. Maintains current CPR and First Aid certifications.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager, Assistant Director, or Director that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.

Requirements:

Must possess a valid driver’s license.


JOB DESCRIPTION

SEASONAL PARK CONSTRUCTION STAFF

Status:                                    Seasonal

Starting Salary:                    $10.00/hr; 40 hrs. wk/24wks

Reports To:                           Construction Manager

Classification:                       Regular – Employee does not routinely have supervision responsibilities.

The position of Seasonal Construction Service staff directly involves but is not limited to the following illustrative duties:

  1. Assists with maintenance and construction duties required to operate the Park District efficiently.
  2. Performs in-house construction projects and assists with maintenance duties including: litter/trash collection, mowing and trimming, cleaning restrooms and other buildings, building maintenance, equipment maintenance and service.
  3. Required to operate a variety of equipment, including but not limited to the following; power tools such as saws, drills, table saw, router, chain saws, and weed eaters; heavy equipment such as tractors, mowers, and chipper.
  4. Assists park visitors and answers questions when needed. Must be courteous and helpful at all times.
  5. Wears uniform that will be expected to be kept neat and clean. The uniform must be worn at all times while on duty.
  6. Must be able to routinely lift 80lbs.
  7. May be required to obtain CPR and First Aid certifications.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned by the Construction Manager, Assistant Director, or Director that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.

Requirements:

Must be 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and have good verbal communication skills.

 


JOB DESCRIPTION

SEASONAL PROGRAM STAFF

Status:                                    Seasonal

Salary:                                   $11.00/hour; 40 hrs. wk./14weeks

Reports To:                           Program Coordinator

Classification:                       Intermediate- Employee may supervise volunteers

The position of seasonal program staff directly involves but is not limited to the following duties:

  1. Works as a team with program department and Wood County Park District staff to create an excellent educational and recreational experience for visitors.
  2. Plans, develops, and implements activities for summer park programming, which may include informal interaction with nature center visitors, roving nature interpretation on trails and nature hikes.
  3. Assists program department with the operation of summer programming, which may include paddle, archery and geocaching adventure programs or natural resource interpretation programs.
  4. Assists in the day to day operation of the nature center, trails, and surrounding area. This may include opening and closing buildings, light maintenance such as litter pick-up, cleaning, etc.
  5. Operates Park District displays and interacts with visitors at fairs, festivals, and special events.
  6. Participates in the care and interpretation of education animals.
  7. Works a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary.
  8. May be required to obtain certifications in CPR and First Aid.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned by the program coordinator or program department staff that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.

Requirements: Must be pursuing, or recently graduated from, an undergraduate program in recreation, education, biology, environmental studies, or a related field. Must be able to work with and lead groups of all ages and abilities. Must possess good organizational, computer competency, and communication skills. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

 


JOB DESCRIPTION

STEWARDSHIP SPECIALIST

Status:                                    Part-time (28 hours)

Starting Salary:                    $11.00/hr.

Reports To:                           Stewardship Coordinator

Classification:                       Intermediate – Employee has supervisory responsibilities relating to volunteers and seasonal staff.  Employee has the authority to recommend any reward or disciplinary actions necessary.

The position of Stewardship Specialist directly involves but is not limited to the following illustrative duties:

  1. Coordinates and conducts stewardship projects related to the operation of the Park District’s restoration, strategic, and land management goals. This may include but is not limited to invasive species control, replanting, landscaping, and monitoring of woodlots and prairies.
  2. Assists with the maintenance and operation of the Park District’s greenhouse and nursery. This includes cold frame, and seed/plant collections. This may include the propagation of herbaceous plants, trees, shrubs from Northwest Ohio.
  3. Supervises seasonal employees, interns, and volunteers on routine stewardship projects as needed.
  4. Works flexible hours including weekends and holidays when necessary to ensure proper coverage of the greenhouse and program needs.
  5. Assists the Stewardship Coordinator in the development and implementation of land management and stewardship techniques, projects, and programs.
  6. Performs a variety of land management functions such as mowing, trimming, spraying chemicals, prescribed burning, invasive species control, and maintaining equipment.
  7. Will be required to operate and maintain a variety of equipment including but not limited to the following: power tools such as saws, drills, table saw, chain saws, and line trimmers; heavy equipment such as tractors, mowers, trailers and chippers.
  8. Must be able to routinely lift 50 pounds and able to work in all types of weather conditions.
  9. Assists with the collection, cleaning, and storage of native seed, equipment, and materials.
  10. Effectively manages multiple assignments and priorities to ensure the fulfillment of projects, tasks, and responsibilities.
  11. May be required to maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications.
  12. Any other duties as assigned by the stewardship coordinator, assistant director and or director that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.

Qualifications/ Requirements:

Must possess good organizational and communication skills.  Must be able to work effectively with the public, assorted agencies, and staff at all levels.  Can demonstrate the ability to use basic computer software, spreadsheets, and word processing.  Must understand native plant and animal communities.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.

An Associate degree or higher in Natural Resources, Recreation, Biology, Environmental Studies, or related field experience is preferred but not required.  Prefer candidates to have (1) year experience in any of these categories of outdoor/environmental education and, land management/land stewardship work. Preferred qualifications can include experience working in the areas of Natural Resources, Recreation, Biology, Environmental Studies, Greenhouse Management, or another related field.  In addition, experience in wildlife and plant identification, land management procedures, and the use of hand tools and field equipment (i.e., chainsaw, line trimmer, GPS), training or experience with prescribed burns is preferred.

Must successfully complete Safety Training Guide for Trained Servicemen/women for pesticide applications within six (6) months of hire.


JOB DESCRIPTION 

PARK STEWARDSHIP INTERN

Status:                                    Intern/ Spring

Starting Salary Range:         $11.00/ hr.

Position Duration:                24 hrs/week – 14 weeks

Reports To:                           Stewardship Coordinator

Classification:                       Regular – Employee does not routinely have supervision responsibilities.

The position of Park Stewardship Intern directly involves but is not limited to the following illustrative duties:

  1. Assists the stewardship department with land management projects, stewardship programs, and special events. Must be able to work well with groups of all ages and abilities.
  2. Assists with the collection, cleaning, propagation, and planting of native seed species.
  3. May be required to operate a variety of equipment, including but not limited to the following; power tools such as saws, drills, and weed eaters.
  4. Assists park visitors and volunteers when needed. Must be courteous and helpful at all times.
  5. Works flexible hours including occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary. Must be able to meet the position duration listed above.
  6. Must be able to routinely lift 50 pounds.
  7. Must perform other duties as assigned by the Stewardship Coordinator that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.

Requirements:

Preferred qualifications include a high school diploma or G.E.D.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Recommended:

Enrolled in a college program, such as biology environmental science, urban agriculture, or related field.

-Prior knowledge of ecosystems and plant species is helpful, but not required.


JOB DESCRIPTION

SEASONAL PARK STEWARDSHIP STAFF                                                                                                

Status:                                    Seasonal

Reports To:                           Stewardship Coordinator

Starting Salary:                    $11.00/hr. 20 hrs./wk., 14 weeks

Classification:                       Regular – Employee does not routinely have supervision responsibilities.

The position of Seasonal Park Stewardship staff directly involves but is not limited to the following duties:

  1. Assists with the development and implementation of land management projects, stewardship programs, and special events. Must be able to work well with groups of all ages and abilities.
  2. Assists with the collection, cleaning, propagation, and planting of native seed species.
  3. Will be required to operate a variety of equipment, including but not limited to the following; power tools such as saws, drills, table saw, router, chain saws, and weed eaters; heavy equipment such as tractors, mowers, trailers and chipper.
  4. Assists park visitors and volunteers when needed. Must be courteous and helpful at all times.
  5. Must be able to routinely lift 80 pounds.
  6. Works flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays when assigned.
  7. Maintains current CPR and First Aid certifications.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned by the stewardship coordinator or assistant director that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.

Requirements:

Must be 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and have good verbal communication skills.