Division Metropolitan Park District of
Location Blue Creek Metropark
Employment Type Seasonal
Date Posted 1/11/2023
Contact Name
Contact Phone
Job Code 23GMA
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Job Details

POSITION GOAL: To provide a clean, safe, and natural park experience for visitors by performing varied building and grounds maintenance tasks and assisting full-time staff on skilled trade projects.

CLASSIFICATION:  Hourly - Seasonal - Nonexempt

COMPENSATION:  $12.00 per hour.  Employer and employee contribute to Public Employees Retirement System.


Alternates to the following position requirements may be made as Metroparks finds appropriate and acceptable.

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience: No prior work experience required.

Behavioral Characteristics:

• Commitment to fulfilling work responsibilities in a reliable and timely manner.

• Willingness to learn and put to use new skills and knowledge.

• Dependable with a high degree of integrity.

• Able to work effectively with minimal supervision.

• Commitment to providing excellent customer service.

• Always treats people with respect and consideration without regard to race, gender, ethnicity, age, religion, social or economic status, etc.

• Ability to be flexible in daily operations, adjusting to changing conditions and solving problems.

• Demonstrate appropriate level of responsibility for safe use of equipment; avoids damage or loss of resources through negligence or recklessness.

• Demonstrate behaviors that align with the Metroparks Way. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.

• Knowledge of basic home and maintenance safety procedures.

• Knowledge of basic home and yard maintenance activities and procedures.

• Some knowledge of the proper operating procedures for home and garden equipment.

• Ability to communicate well with others.

• Able to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions.

• Able to use logical and creative thought processes to solve problems.

• Willingness to support Metroparks mission, operating principles, goals and objectives. 

• Ability to get along well with others and work as a part of a team.

• Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with speed and accuracy under the pressure of deadlines.

• Basic knowledge of operating computer equipment and utilizing e-mail communication preferred.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

• Work schedule:  Up to 40 hours per week; will require one weekend day per week, some evenings and holidays.

• Term of employment varies from March through December based on need.

• Requires regular lifting up to 40 lb. and occasional lifting up to 60 lb.; will work mostly outdoors in most weather conditions.

• May require business use of personal vehicle.

• Work locations:  Glass City, Pearson, Wildwood, Secor, Providence, Farnsworth, Side Cut, Oak Openings, Blue Creek or Swan Creek Metroparks.

REPORTS TO: Park Services Supervisor, Park Services Assistant Supervisor or Park Services Crew Leader



• Maintain grounds; mow, weed, water, pruning, planting, trail work.

• Painting and staining.

• Perform various cleaning and maintenance duties including cleaning restrooms, picking up litter and trash removal.

• Perform various basic carpentry duties.

• Perform routine building maintenance and minor repairs.

• Assist staff professional with skilled trade projects.

• Purchase materials with supervisor approval.

• Safely drive park on-road and off-road vehicles between work assignments on park trails and roadways; exhibit proper regard for avoiding damage to vehicles and resources.

• Operate equipment with supervision; exhibit proper care and maintenance of equipment.

• Apply pesticides and herbicides under the supervision of a licensed applicator.

• Comply with all safety rules and regulations.

• Set up and clean up for special events.

• Guide new employees in similar types of positions on the performance of certain tasks by demonstration and providing information.

• Keep supervisor or designee fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, present and potential work problems.

• Suggest improvements for work processes and procedures.

• Attend trainings, meetings, and workshops to learn new skills and keep up to date on Metropark communication.

• Respond to customer questions, comments and suggestion in a courteous and timely manner.

• Maintain proper work appearance.

• As needed, may be required to assist with park concessions, such as assisting park visitors in renting and using pedal boats on a small lake; opening and closing concession area; preparing and securing boats; handling cash and receipts; selling tickets or other activities.

• Use MS Outlook to send and receive email communication

• Other Park District duties as assigned.

EQUIPMENT USED:  Service and utility vehicles, mowers, power and hand tools, safety equipment; on-road and off-road vehicles including large and small trucks, golf carts and ATVs.

Metroparks Toledo is an Equal Opportunity Employer