Division Metropolitan Park District of
Location N/A
Employment Type Seasonal
Date Posted 1/18/2023
Contact Name
Contact Phone
Job Code 23WAMA
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Job Details

POSITION GOAL: To provide a clean, safe, and natural park experience for visitors by performing lawn maintenance activities including: mowing, edging, blowing and trimming.


CLASSIFICATION:  Hourly - Seasonal


COMPENSATION:  $12.44 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:   Some landscape and/or lawn mowing experience.


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 learn how to drive a truck and trailer.

·       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.



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.

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

·  Abide by the Metroparks Way


Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

·       Work schedule:  Up to 40 hours per week; may 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 Metroaprks 


REPORTS TO:  Park Services Supervisor or Park Services Crew Leader





  • Perform basic lawn maintenance including mowing, edging, blowing and trimming.
  • Perform various cleaning and maintenance duties including cleaning restrooms, picking up litter and trash removal.
  • Purchase materials with supervisor approval.
  • Safely drive park on-road and off-road vehicles with trailers 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.
  • Comply with all safety rules and regulations.
  • 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.
  • Use MS Outlook to send and receive email communication
  • Other Park District duties as assigned.


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



Metroparks Toledo is an Equal Opportunity Employer