JOB DESCRIPTION

FACILITIES AND LAWN CARE SPECIALIST

Status:                                    Full-time

Pay Grade:                            3

Starting Salary Range:         $15.49 to $15.70

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 Facilities and Lawn Care Specialist 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, snow removal, landscaping/pruning, cleaning and maintaining restrooms and building/rental facilities.

  1. Will be required to operate a variety of equipment, including but not limited to the following; stationary and portable power tools such as saws, drills, table saw, router, chain saws, and weed eaters; heavy equipment such as tractors, mowers, and chipper.
  2. Performs routine safety inspections on playground equipment and insures any necessary repairs are completed.
  3. Wears uniform that will be expected to be kept neat and clean. The uniform must be worn at all times while on duty.
  4. Works flexible hours, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. including routinely working weekends and holidays.
  5. Must be able to routinely lift 60lbs.
  6. Performs all lawn equipment and mower maintenance, maintains equipment logs and coordinates equipment repairs.
  7. Must be able to safely operate a truck and mow trailer combination.
  8. Keeps current on safety practices and on the safe and efficient use of equipment.
  9. Serves as a member of various Tactical Objective teams.
  10. Assists the Operations Manager in conducting equipment and supply inventories.
  11. Maintains current certifications in CPR and First Aid.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.
  13. Must be team oriented and willing to work to build an atmosphere of teamwork in the workplace with staff at all levels.

Requirements:

Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.  Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.  Preferred qualifications include computer literacy and previous knowledge of the operation of various tools and maintenance equipment.

  • Must successfully obtain commercial pesticide applicator license within one year of date of hire.
  • May be required to complete National Playground Safety Institute Certified Playground Inspector training within two years of hire and keep current on training.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

STEWARDSHIP STAFF                                                                                                

Status:                                    Seasonal

Reports To:                           Stewardship Coordinator

Starting Salary:                    $13.00-$13.50/hr. (Flexible Scheduling Available)

Classification:                       Regular – Employee does not routinely have supervisory 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 50 pounds.
  6. Works flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays when assigned.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned by the stewardship coordinator or assistant director that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.
  8. Must be team oriented and willing to work to build an atmosphere of teamwork in the workplace with staff at all levels.

Requirements:

Must be 17 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and have good verbal communication skills.

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JOB DESCRIPTION

FARM PROGRAM INTERN

Status:                        Seasonal

Starting Salary:        $13.00/hour; 20 hours/week (Flexible Scheduling Available)

Reports To:               Historic Farm Coordinator

Classification:           Intern

The Farm Program internship provides participants hands-on experience planning, developing and implementing educational programs for children, adults and families. These programs involve indoor and outdoor programming at Carter Historic Farm, a Great Depression farm site. The internship may also provide experience with museum collections management, including cataloging objects and adding them to collections management software.

The position of farm program intern directly involves but is not limited to the following illustrative duties:

  1. Learns the history of Carter Historic Farm, the Zimmerman Schoolhouse, the Black Swamp, and farming during the Great Depression in order to deliver informal interpretation to farm visitors.
  2. Assists the Historic Farm Coordinator with development, facilitation, set up, and clean-up of special events (i.e. Farm Fest and Farm Camps).
  3. Works with the Historic Farm Coordinator to develop and implement a project of their own choosing that will benefit Carter Historic Farm. This can be collections work, developing interpretive guides, restoring equipment, creating costuming, etc.
  4. Responsible for keeping a journal of activities throughout the summer.
  5. Helps to care for the livestock and gardens on site, works alongside both staff and volunteers.
  6. Required to routinely lift up to 50 lbs. which may include feed, hay bales, and equipment, etc.
  7. Must be team oriented and willing to work to build an atmosphere of teamwork in the workplace with staff at all levels. 

Requirements:

Students must have completed their sophomore year and be enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program at a college or university during the internship, or have just graduated in the spring of 2023. Their course of study should be in history, education, agriculture, animal science, or some other related field. Ideal candidates show creativity, energy, and an enthusiasm for presenting history to the public, and have a demonstrated ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences. Must be able to work collaboratively in groups and to self-direct independently. Must be able to climb stairs and ladders, reach objects overhead, and work outdoors and in non-climate-controlled buildings. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred:

Historical knowledge of northwest Ohio (especially Wood County), mid nineteenth century through the Depression-era, specifically as it relates to family farming. Experience in a living history environment.

Please submit application to HR no later than 4:30 pm on 3/12/2024


Job Description

SEASONAL PROGRAM STAFF

Status:                                    Seasonal

Salary:                                   $13.00-$13.50/hour (Flexible Scheduling Available)

Reports To:                           Program Manager

Classification:                       Intermediate- Employee will supervise youth 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 nature camp, including supervision of attendees, development and implementation of lesson and activities, and supervision of youth volunteers.
  3. Assists program department with the operation of adventure and farm camps.
  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. Plans, develops, and implements educational programs for the general public that emphasize the natural and cultural features within the parks and surrounding areas while supporting the mission of the Wood County Park District.
  6. Operates Park District displays and interacts with visitors at fairs, festivals, and special events.
  7. Participates in the care and interpretation of education animals.
  8. Works a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary.
  9. May be required to obtain certifications in CPR and First Aid.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned by the program manager or program staff that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.
  11. Must be team oriented and willing to work to build an atmosphere of teamwork in the workplace with staff at all levels.

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.

Posted 02/23/2024


JOB DESCRIPTION

COMMUNITY AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT

 Status: Part-time – up to 28 hours per week          

Starting Pay:  $14.42

Reports To: Community and Communications Specialist

Classification: Intermediate- Employee has supervisory responsibilities relating to volunteers. Employee has the authority to recommend any reward or disciplinary actions necessary relating to volunteer participants.

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

  1. Assists the Community and Communications Specialist with print, web marketing, and advertising campaigns; generating graphics and written content; taking photographs and video; updating social media and websites; designing print collateral including brochures, program guide, and flyers.
  2. Assists the Community and Communications Specialist with the recruitment of volunteers: selecting, on-boarding, and scheduling volunteers; compiling and maintaining volunteer information; volunteer communications, such as website, social media pages, emails, etc.
  3. Assists with preparations for information booths at fairs and festivals, design of displays and give-away items, set-up, and implementation during events.
  4. Provides information and answers questions regarding Park District programs, amenities, services, fees, etc.
  5. On occasion, assists administrative staff in staffing administrative office, answering phones and assisting office visitors.
  6. Attends programs, meetings, and other volunteer and marketing related events as needed.
  7. Works variable hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  8. Performs other duties that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.
  9. Assists park visitors and volunteers when needed. Must be courteous and helpful at all times. Must be a positive representative of the Wood County Park District.
  10. May be required to obtain CPR and First Aid certifications.
  11. Must be team oriented and willing to build an atmosphere of teamwork in the workplace with staff at all levels.

Qualifications/ Requirements:

Course work and training in Marketing, Communications, Graphic Design, or related field; supplemented by three (2) years of experience in marketing and public relations. Must possess good organizational, clerical, and communication skills. Must be able to work effectively with the public and assorted agencies. Can demonstrate the ability to use computer office software including but not limited to word processing, databases, desktop publishing and graphics software. Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license.


JOB DESCRIPTION

PART-TIME HISTORIC FARM ASSISTANT

Status:                        Permanent Part-Time

Starting Salary:        $14.00/hour; 28 hrs./week

Reports To:               Historic Agricultural Specialist

Classification:           Intermediate – Employee has supervisory responsibilities relating to interns and volunteers. Employee has the authority to recommend any reward or disciplinary actions for employees under their direct supervision.

The position of part-time Historic Farm Assistant directly involves but is not limited to the following illustrative duties:

  1. Conducts daily farming operations, cleaning and maintenance of Carter Historic Farm (CHF), including but not limited to the outbuildings, crop farming, livestock care, grounds, fruit/vegetable gardens, and woodlot. Works with the operations & stewardship departments and outside contractors when appropriate.
  2. Works with individuals and other organizations to conduct daily farming operations and farming-related programming.
  3. Supervises and trains interns and volunteers as instructed by the Historic Agricultural Specialist to assist with the activities listed above. Coordinates public volunteer programs and group service projects related to farming.
  4. Assists the Historic Farm Coordinator with public, requested and special event programming to include development, facilitation, set up and clean up. Conducts informal interpretation, programming and demonstrations with walk-in visitors to CHF.
  5. Assists the Historic Agricultural Specialist with all aspects of crop farming, livestock care, and maintenance as requested.
  6. Must be willing to operate a variety of equipment, including but not limited to the following: power tools (drill, chop saw, grinder, etc.), a tiller, hand garden tools, as well as heavy equipment such as a tractor. Must undergo appropriate training before use of all such equipment.
  7. Works a flexible schedule to cover farming operations and programming, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  8. Required to routinely lift up to 50 lbs. which may include feed, hay bales, and equipment, etc.
  9. Maintains current certifications in CPR and First Aid.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned by the Historic Agricultural Specialist & Historic Farm Coordinator, Program Coordinator or Director that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.
  11. Must be team oriented and willing to work to build an atmosphere of teamwork in the workplace with staff at all levels.

Requirements:

A willingness to learn new skills related to historical farming. Agricultural areas include crop farming, livestock, orchards, and fruit/vegetable gardening. Must be willing to learn and perform tasks in a period appropriate manner, and to work with historic farming equipment. Must be able to climb stairs and ladders, reach objects overhead, and work outdoors. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred:

Experience with some area of agriculture. Historical knowledge of northwest Ohio (especially Wood County), Experience providing public programs.



JOB DESCRIPTION

PARK MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST

Status:                                    Full-time

Starting Salary Range:         $17.17 – 17.64/hr. ($35,713.60 – $36,691.20)

Pay Grade:                            4

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/Construction directly involves general maintenance, and facility repairs and construction within all county parks, but is not limited to the following illustrative duties: 

  1. Performs maintenance duties including: litter/trash collection, mowing and trimming, landscaping, cleaning, snow removal, and vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair.
  2. Supervises seasonal and permanent part-time employees on routine construction and maintenance projects as needed.
  3. Trains new seasonal employees in regard to equipment operation and safety practices.
  4. Must be able to plan, organize, and complete construction projects such as gates, bridges, and signposts.
  5. Must be able to routinely lift 50 lbs.
  6. Must be able 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.
  7. General construction skills would include basic plumbing, concrete work, masonry, electrical, and rough carpentry.
  8. Works with staff to create plans and designs for maintenance and visitor facilities.
  9. Keeps current on safety practices and on the safe and efficient use of equipment.
  10. Serves as a member of various Tactical Objectives Teams.
  11. Maintains current CPR and First Aid certifications.
  12. Works flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.
  13. Assists the Operations Manager in conducting equipment and supply inventories.
  14. May be required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License in coordination with vending operations.
  15. Other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.
  16. Must be team oriented and willing to work to build an atmosphere of teamwork in the workplace with staff at all levels.

Requirements:

Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or G.E.D. Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. Park maintenance or construction experience preferred as well as computer literacy and previous knowledge of the operation of various tools and construction equipment.

-Must complete the N.C. State Maintenance Management Program within 2 years of hire.



JOB DESCRIPTION

PART-TIME HISTORIC FARM ASSISTANT

Status:                        Permanent Part-Time

Starting Salary:        $14.00/hour; 28 hrs./week

Reports To:               Historic Agricultural Specialist

Classification:           Intermediate – Employee has supervisory responsibilities relating to interns and volunteers. Employee has the authority to recommend any reward or disciplinary actions for employees under their direct supervision.

The position of part-time historic farm assistant directly involves but is not limited to the following illustrative duties:

  1. Conducts daily farming operations, cleaning and maintenance of Carter Historic Farm (CHF), including but not limited to the outbuildings, crop farming, livestock care, grounds, fruit/vegetable gardens, and woodlot. Works with the operations & stewardship departments and outside contractors when appropriate.

 

  1. Works with individuals and other organizations to conduct daily farming operations and farming-related programming.

 

  1. Supervises and trains interns and volunteers as instructed by the Historic Agricultural Specialist to assist with the activities listed above. Coordinates public volunteer programs and group service projects related to farming.

 

  1. Assists the Historic Farm Specialist with public, requested and special event programming to include development, facilitation, set up and clean up. Conducts informal interpretation, programming and demonstrations with walk-in visitors to CHF.

 

  1. Assists the Historic Agricultural Specialist with all aspects of crop farming, livestock care, and maintenance as requested.

 

  1. Must be willing to operate a variety of equipment, including but not limited to the following: power tools (drill, chop saw, grinder, etc.), a tiller, hand garden tools, as well as heavy equipment such as a tractor. Must undergo appropriate training before use of all such equipment.

 

  1. Works a flexible schedule to cover farming operations and programming, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

 

  1. Required to routinely lift up to 50 lbs. which may include feed, hay bales, and equipment, etc.

 

  1. Maintains current certifications in CPR and First Aid.

 

  1. Performs other duties as assigned by the Historic Agricultural Specialist & Historic Farm Specialist, Program Coordinator or Director that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.

 

Requirements:

A willingness to learn new skills related to historical farming. Agricultural areas include crop farming, livestock, orchards, and fruit/vegetable gardening. Must be willing to perform tasks in a period appropriate manner, and to work with historic farming equipment. Must be able to climb stairs and ladders, reach objects overhead, and work outdoors. Must have a valid driver’s license.

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

 

Preferred:

Experience with some area of agriculture. Historical knowledge of northwest Ohio (especially Wood County), mid nineteenth century through the Depression-era, specifically as it relates to family farming. Experience in a living history environment. Experience repairing and/or restoring antique equipment.

 


 

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

 

HISTORIC FARM SPECIALIST

Status:                                    Full-time
Pay Grade:                            8
Starting Salary:                    $25.69 ($53,435.20)
Reports To:                           Program Coordinator
Status:                                    Classified, FLSA Non-Exempt

Supervisory – Employee has authority to recommend the hiring, transfer, suspension, layoff, promotion, discharge or reward of employees under their direct supervision.

In addition to consistent and reliable attendance, the position of Historic Farm Specialist directly involves but is not limited to the following illustrative duties:

1.         Manages and supervises assigned staff; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; interviews, recommends for hire, trains; motivates support staff, evaluates assigned staff and administers initial states of discipline i.e., verbal; reviews and standardizes work procedures; resolves employee concerns and problems; approves timesheets and requests for leave.

2.         Works with the program department to research, plan, develop, conduct and evaluate programs and special events that inform the public (schools, community organizations, and the general public) of the history of the Carter Historic Farm (CHF) and Zimmerman One-room School, the Great Black Swamp, settlement, the depression era and northwest Ohio agriculture on the farm property and at off-site locations when appropriate.

3.         Works with the CHF staff and other departments on activities relating to the operation, cleaning and maintenance of CHF including but not limited to the farmhouse, barn and outbuildings, historical farming, historical farm equipment and tools, livestock care, agricultural crops, grounds and garden plantings.

4.         Coordinates, supervises and trains CHF staff including seasonal and part-time employees, interns, and volunteers to assist with the activities listed above, and works with the volunteer services/communications specialist as required.

5.         Creates interpretive, educational and interactive displays, exhibits and related brochures and fliers pertaining to the subjects listed above.

6.         Coordinates and works with individuals and organizations including but not limited to Power of Yesteryear, blacksmiths, woodworkers, leather smiths, antique tool collectors, historical farm machinery collectors, spinners, 4-H groups, and FFA to provide demonstrations, presentations and services, including historical crop farming and animal care and feeding.

7.         Creates signage relating to the history and use of CHF structures, tools, and other items with the assistance of other park district staff and consultants.

8.         Responsible for scheduling CHF tours and meetings, and coordinating with the program coordinator as needed.

9.         Creates and maintains a Collections Policy and Donation Form for acquisitions and donated items and works with a Collections Committee under the supervision of the program manager or their designee to make decisions on accepting or declining possible donations.

10.       Manages the historic collections and acquisition of historic items, including donations, documentation, inventory, maintenance, cleaning, repair and placement of the items.

11.       Researches and applies for appropriate grant funding as it relates to CHF.

12.       Generates an annual budget proposal for CHF equipment, materials, supplies, maintenance, and operations.

13.       Assists the volunteer services/communications specialist with public relations and media projects, radio interviews, news releases, and articles as they relate to CHF.

14.       Works a schedule that ensures the smooth operation of CHF including evenings/weekends and holidays when necessary; provides for other staff and/or volunteers to conduct required duties such as animal care when away on days off, vacation, sick days, seminars, etc.

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

16.       Serves as a member of various Tactical Objective Teams.

17.       Maintains current certifications in CPR and First Aid.

18.      Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time, climb stairs, reach objects overhead on shelving, regularly lift objects up to 50 pounds, work outdoors and in non-climate-controlled buildings, as well as indoors performing CHF related office functions.

19.       Performs other duties as assigned by the program coordinator or director that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.

Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree in interpretation, history, education or related field is preferred, however applicants with at least 3 years related experience including providing public programs for all ages and backgrounds will be considered.  Preferred applicant to have working knowledge of interactive educational museum operations, historical farming practices and operations, agricultural experience/knowledge, and history of northwest Ohio.

Must complete Supervisor’s Management School within 2 yrs. of hire.

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



RESTORATION SPECIALIST

Pay Grade:                            6
Starting Pay:                         $21.43 per hour (Full-time)
Reports To:                           Stewardship Coordinator
Status:                                    Classified, FLSA Non-Exempt

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

In addition to consistent and reliable attendance, the position of Restoration Specialist directly involves but is not limited to the following illustrative duties:

  1. Oversees the planning, monitoring, and restoration of grasslands and prairies for the Park District.  Assists with the development and implementation of land management projects and special events.
  2. Coordinates and conducts Stewardship projects related to the management of Park District’s grasslands and prairies, including but not limited to invasive species control,            replanting, landscaping, monitoring, and other related land management goals.
  3. Assist with the collection, cleaning, storage, propagation, and planting of native seed species.  Oversees the creation and dispersal of native plant seed mixes within many    areas of the Park District.
  4. Will be required to be trained on, 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, chippers, and skid-    steer loaders.
  5. Must be team oriented and willing to work to build an atmosphere of teamwork in the workplace with staff at all levels.
  6. Supervises seasonal employees, interns and volunteers on routine stewardship/related        projects and daily tasks as needed.
  7. Assists the Stewardship Coordinator in the development and implementation of land    management projects, stewardship techniques, and programs.
  8. Performs a variety of land management and restoration functions such as native seeding,   mowing, trimming, spraying chemicals, prescribed burning, invasive species control, and     maintaining equipment.
  9. Plans and implements programs associated with environmental education, native plants, wildlife, and conservation of natural resources.
  10. Works flexible hours including weekends and holidays when necessary to ensure proper     coverage of the greenhouse and program needs.
  11. Oversees the Park District’s native plant monitoring program and the beekeeping program (honey bees).
  12. Must be able to routinely lift 50 pounds and be able to work in all types of weather.
  13. Effectively manages multiple assignments and priorities to ensure the fulfillment of      projects, tasks, and responsibilities.
  14. Assists with the research of potential sponsorships and grant opportunities and applies for          appropriate funding.
  15. Serves as member of various Tactical Objectives Teams.
  16. Maintains current CPR and First Aid certifications.
  17. Obtains and maintains a current commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License.
  18. Other duties as assigned by the Stewardship Coordinator or Assistant Director that are   deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.

Qualifications/ Requirements:

An Associates degree is preferred in Natural Resources, Recreation, Biology, Environmental Studies, or related field experience.  Must have (1) year experience in outdoor/environmental education or land management/land stewardship work. Preferred qualifications include experience working in the areas of Natural Resources, Recreation, Biology, Environmental Studies, or another related field.  Must have 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.

Must possess good organizational and communication skills.  Must be able to work effectively with the public, personnel from other agencies, and staff at all levels.  Can demonstrate the ability to use basic computer software, spreadsheets, and word processing. Must have an understanding of native plant species and animal communities. Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license.

Must successfully obtain a commercial pesticide applicator license within six (6) months of hire.



POSITION:  Stewardship Coordinator                  PAY GRADE:  10

STATUS: Classified, FLSA Non-Exempt                Reports to:  Assistant Director

PURPOSE OF POSITION

This position is responsible for the work and supervision of the Stewardship Department in the day-to-day management of the Park District’s natural areas including programs and projects that engage the public.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

In addition to consistent and reliable attendance, the following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.  Refer to the Comprehensive Position Questionnaire (CPQ) for this position for percentages of time.

Manages and supervises assigned staff; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; interviews, recommends for hire, trains; motivates support staff, evaluates assigned staff and administers initial states of discipline i.e., verbal; reviews and standardizes work procedures; resolves employee concerns and problems; approves timesheets and requests for leave.

Oversees Stewardship management plan; creates budget and monitors expenditures; identifies and coordinates programs; participates in invasive species removal, native plant reintroduction, and seed collection; oversees butterfly monitoring program; conducts landscaping and trail maintenance including planting, pesticide application, site preparation, and prescribed burns; oversees maintenance and operation of Adam Phillips Pond; operates hand tools and motorized equipment.

Works with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and coordinate Stewardship volunteers: supervises and works with Stewardship volunteers; works with Eagles Scouts.

Creates and conducts educational programs for the public; works with various groups to provide programs; seeks outside facilitators and conducts training as needed.

Coordinates with other Park District Departments, especially Operations, to provide and receive project assistance, and to assure the good appearance of park properties.

Must be team oriented and willing to work to build an atmosphere of teamwork in the workplace with staff at all levels.  Assists park visitors when needed.  Must be courteous and helpful at all times and be a positive representative of the Park District.

 

Works a flexible schedule including some weekends and holidays as needed.

Creates various reports, maps, and presentations. Makes presentations to groups including the Board of Park Commissioners.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, biology or related field supplemented by a minimum of two years of experience in the field or any equivalent combination of education, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.  Requires a valid driver’s license. Must have or obtain a CDL and Ohio Pesticide Applicators License.  Maintain current MSDS, blood-borne pathogens, CPR and First Aid certifications.

PERFORMANCE APTITUDES

Data Utilization: Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize and/or prioritize data and/or information.  Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to exchange information and influence outcomes, explains and interprets information to others on how it applies to specific needs.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information such as financial statements, technical operating manuals, technical drawings, proposals, statutes, procedures, guidelines, and non-routine correspondence.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; calculate percentages and decimals.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems, specific learned systems, and interpreting a variety of instructions such as supervising, managing, leading, and coordinating. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.  Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver, and/or process materials in the treatment, fabrication or movement of things.  Provides continuous adjustments on equipment, machinery, and tools such as diagnostic instruments, drafting tools, electrical tester and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects and materials of moderate weight.

Sensory Requirements: Requires the ability to recognize and identify similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, shapes, sounds, tastes, odors, and textures associated with job-related objects, materials, and tasks.

Environmental Factors: Essential tasks may risk exposure to environmental factors that may cause marked discomfort and could cause irritations, injury or sickness requiring a minor period of recovery.

The Wood County Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.



JOB DESCRIPTION

SEASONAL PARK SERVICE STAFF

Status:                        Seasonal (up to 40 hrs./wk.) Flexible Scheduling Available
Starting Salary:        $13.00/hr.
Reports To:               Operations Manager
Classification:           Regular – Employee does not routinely have supervisory 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; Weed whips, mowers and backpack blowers.
  4. Assists park visitors and answers questions when needed. Must be courteous and helpful at all times.
  5. Must be able to routinely lift 60 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 be at least 17 of age and possess a valid driver’s license. Must be team oriented and willing to work to build an atmosphere of teamwork in the workplace with staff at all levels.



JOB DESCRIPTION 

SEASONAL PARK CONSTRUCTION STAFF
Status:                                    Seasonal (Flexible Scheduling Available)
Starting Salary:                    $13.00/hr.
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: 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, and weed eaters; heavy equipment such as tractors, and sawmill.
  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 50lbs.
  7. 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 17 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and have good verbal communication skills. Must be team oriented and willing to work to build an atmosphere of teamwork in the workplace with staff at all levels.



PART-TIME HISTORIC FARM ASSISTANT

Status:                        Permanent Part-Time

Starting Salary:        $14.00/hour; 28 hrs./week

Reports To:               Historic Agricultural Specialist

Classification:           Intermediate – Employee has supervisory responsibilities relating to interns and volunteers. Employee has the authority to recommend any reward or disciplinary actions for employees under their direct supervision.

The position of part-time historic farm assistant directly involves but is not limited to the following illustrative duties:

1.     Conducts daily farming operations, cleaning and maintenance of Carter Historic Farm (CHF), including but not limited to the outbuildings, crop farming, livestock care, grounds, fruit/vegetable gardens, and woodlot. Works with the operations & stewardship departments and outside contractors when appropriate.

2.     Works with individuals and other organizations to conduct daily farming operations and farming-related programming.

3.     Supervises and trains interns and volunteers as instructed by the Historic Agricultural Specialist to assist with the activities listed above. Coordinates public volunteer programs and group service projects related to farming.

4.     Assists the Historic Farm Specialist with public, requested and special event programming to include development, facilitation, set up and clean up. Conducts informal interpretation, programming and demonstrations with walk-in visitors to CHF.

5.     Assists the Historic Agricultural Specialist with all aspects of crop farming, livestock care, and maintenance as requested.

6.     Must be willing to operate a variety of equipment, including but not limited to the following: power tools (drill, chop saw, grinder, etc.), a tiller, hand garden tools, as well as heavy equipment such as a tractor. Must undergo appropriate training before use of all such equipment.

7.     Works a flexible schedule to cover farming operations and programming, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

8.     Required to routinely lift up to 50 lbs. which may include feed, hay bales, and equipment, etc.

9.     Maintains current certifications in CPR and First Aid.

10.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Historic Agricultural Specialist & Historic Farm Specialist, Program Coordinator or Director that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.

Requirements:
A willingness to learn new skills related to historical farming. Agricultural areas include crop farming, livestock, orchards, and fruit/vegetable gardening. Must be willing to perform tasks in a period appropriate manner, and to work with historic farming equipment. Must be able to climb stairs and ladders, reach objects overhead, and work outdoors. Must have a valid driver’s license.

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

Preferred:
Experience with some area of agriculture. Historical knowledge of northwest Ohio (especially Wood County), mid nineteenth century through the Depression-era, specifically as it relates to family farming. Experience in a living history environment. Experience repairing and/or restoring antique equipment.



JOB DESCRIPTION

SUMMER FARM PROGRAM INTERN

Status:                        Seasonal

Starting Salary:        $13.50/hour; 20 hours/week (Flexible Scheduling Available)

Reports To:               Historic Farm & History Specialist

Classification:           Intern

The Farm Program internship provides participants hands-on experience planning, developing and implementing educational programs for children, adults and families. These programs involve indoor and outdoor programming at Carter Historic Farm, a Great Depression farm site. The internship may also provide experience with museum collections management, including cataloging objects and adding them to collections management software.

The position of summer farm program intern directly involves but is not limited to the following illustrative duties:

  1. Learns the history of Carter Historic Farm, the Zimmerman Schoolhouse, the Black Swamp, and farming during the Great Depression in order to deliver informal interpretation to farm visitors
  2. Assists the historic farm & history specialist with development, facilitation, set up, and clean-up of special events (i.e. Farm Fest and Farm Camps).
  3. Works with the Historic Farm and History Specialist to develop and implement a project of their own choosing that will benefit Carter Historic Farm. This can be collections work, developing interpretive guides, restoring equipment, creating costuming, etc.
  4. Responsible for keeping a journal of activities throughout the summer.
  5. Helps to care for the livestock and gardens on site, works alongside both staff and volunteers.
  6. Required to routinely lift up to 50 lbs. which may include feed, hay bales, and equipment, etc. 

Requirements:

Students must have completed their sophomore year and be enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program at a college or university during the internship, or have just graduated in the spring of 2023. Their course of study should be in history, education, agriculture, animal science, or some other related field. Ideal candidates show creativity, energy, and an enthusiasm for presenting history to the public, and have a demonstrated ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences. Must be able to work collaboratively in groups and to self-direct independently. Must be able to climb stairs and ladders, reach objects overhead, and work outdoors and in non-climate-controlled buildings. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred:

Historical knowledge of northwest Ohio (especially Wood County), mid nineteenth century through the Depression-era, specifically as it relates to family farming. Experience in a living history environment. Must be team oriented and willing to work to build an atmosphere of teamwork in the workplace with staff at all levels.



JOB DESCRIPTION

SEASONAL PROGRAM STAFF

Status:                                    Seasonal

Salary:                                   $13.00-$13.50/hour (Flexible Scheduling Available)

Reports To:                           Program Coordinator

Classification:                       Intermediate- Employee will supervise youth 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 nature camp, including supervision of attendees, development and implementation of lesson and activities, and supervision of youth volunteers.
  3. Assists program department with the operation of adventure and farm camps.
  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. Plans, develops, and implements educational programs for the general public that emphasize the natural and cultural features within the parks and surrounding areas while supporting the mission of the Wood County Park District.
  6. Operates Park District displays and interacts with visitors at fairs, festivals, and special events.
  7. Participates in the care and interpretation of education animals.
  8. Works a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary.
  9. May be required to obtain certifications in CPR and First Aid.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned by the program coordinator or program 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. Must be team oriented and willing to work to build an atmosphere of teamwork in the workplace with staff at all levels.



JOB DESCRIPTION

STEWARDSHIP INTERN                                                                                           

Status:                                    Seasonal

Reports To:                           Stewardship Coordinator

Starting Salary:                    $13.00-$13.50/hr. (Flexible Scheduling Available)

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

The position of Seasonal Park Stewardship Intern 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. Operates 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. Must be studying or have a background related to land management.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned by the stewardship coordinator , assistant director, or director that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.

Requirements:

Must be 17 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and have good verbal communication skills. Must be team oriented and willing to work to build an atmosphere of teamwork in the workplace with staff at all levels.



JOB DESCRIPTION

STEWARDSHIP STAFF                                                                                              

Status:                                    Seasonal

Reports To:                           Stewardship Coordinator

Starting Salary:                    $13.00-$13.50/hr. (Flexible Scheduling Available)

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 17 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and have good verbal communication skills. Must be team oriented and willing to work to build an atmosphere of teamwork in the workplace with staff at all levels.



WOODLAND SPECIALIST

Status:                                    Full-time
Pay Grade:                            6
Reports To:                           Stewardship Coordinator
Classification:                       Intermediate – Employee has supervisory responsibilities relating to volunteers, part-time and seasonal staff.  Employee has the authority to recommend any reward or disciplinary actions necessary.

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

1.      Coordinates and assists with the seed collection, seed cleaning, and propagation of plant species native to the Black Swamp Region through the native plant project. This includes trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants of local genotype from Northwest Ohio woodlots.

2.      Coordinates and conducts stewardship projects related to the management of Wood County Park District’s woodlots, prairies, and wetlands including but not limited to invasive species control, replanting, landscaping, monitoring, and other related land management goals.

3.      Will be required to be trained on, 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, chippers, and tract loaders.

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

5.      Supervises seasonal employees, interns and volunteers on routine stewardship/related projects and daily tasks as needed.

6.      Assists the Stewardship Coordinator in the development and implementation of land management, stewardship techniques and programs.

7.      Performs a variety of land management functions such as mowing, trimming, spraying chemicals, prescribed burning, invasive species control, and maintaining equipment.

8.      Works flexible hours including weekends and holidays when necessary to ensure proper coverage of the greenhouse and program needs.

9.      Must be able to routinely lift 50 pounds and be able to work in all types of weather.

10.    Plans and implements programs associated with environmental education, native plants, wildlife, and the conservation of natural resources.

11.    Effectively manages multiple assignments and priorities to ensure the fulfillment of projects, tasks, and responsibilities.

12.    Assists with the research of potential sponsorships and grant opportunities and applies for appropriate funding.

13.    Serves as member of various Tactical Objectives Teams.

14.    Maintains current CPR and First Aid certifications.

15.    Other duties as assigned by the Stewardship Coordinator, Assistant Director and Director that are deemed appropriate and necessary for the position.

Qualifications/ Requirements:

An Associate degree is preferred in Natural Resources, Recreation, Biology, Environmental Studies, or related field experience.  Must have (1) year experience in outdoor/environmental education or land management/land stewardship work. Preferred qualifications include experience working in the areas of Natural Resources, Recreation, Biology, Environmental Studies, or another related field.  Must have 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.

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 have an understanding of native plant species and animal communities. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Must successfully complete public pesticide applicator license training within six (6) months of hire. Completion of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group Course S-130 Firefighter Training and S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior required within (2) years of hire or equivalent training.

 


 

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.