Division Metropolitan Park District of
Location Oak Openings
Employment Type Full Time Regular Employee
Date Posted 10/12/2021
Contact Name Metroparks Toledo
Contact Phone
Job Code 21RNGRFT2
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Job Details

POSITION GOAL: Serve as law Enforcement Officer to assure the public’s safety, protection and enjoyment. Perform a broad spectrum of maintenance functions to keep the park clean and safe.

Classification: Hourly, Regular, Non-exempt, Full time

Compensation: 19.92/hr. Employer and employee contribute to Public Employees Retirement System. Benefits include paid vacation, life insurance, and health insurance including optical, dental and prescription.


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

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. Certified Peace officer in the State of Ohio.

Experience: Moderate level of experience comparable to duties and responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•Must be 21 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.

•Customer service skills

•In-depth interpersonal skills; demonstrated sensitivity and empathy.

•Oral communication skills and presentation skills.

•Broad, general understanding of natural resources and environment.

•Demonstrated ability to operate heavy equipment; knowledge of related safety regulations.

•Demonstrated ability to work without supervision.

•Must be certified in First Aid/CPR and AED.

•Computer skills including word processing and data entry.

•Problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

•Demonstrated ability to operate hand and power tools.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

•Work schedule: 40 hour workweek includes weekends, holidays and evenings.

•Regularly assigned to one of the Metroparks in Lucas County but may work in any Metropark.

•Requires physical agility to perform maintenance and law enforcement activities.

REPORTS TO: Patrol Supervisor or Chief of Rangers



•Serve as Law Enforcement Officer; monitor radio dispatches, operate MDT, patrol the park, respond to public’s questions, issue citations and prepare all related paperwork for

court appearances, protect crime scene and evidence, transport prisoners. Serve as the first responder to accidents.

•Perform fire and safety inspections.

•Open and close parks; lock and alarm all buildings.

•Patrol properties adjacent to the Park.

•Assist other law enforcement agencies.

•Assist Park visitors with lockouts, lost children, respond to traffic and other emergencies.

Assist with river rescues.

•Answer visitors’ questions and direct as required.

•Respond to animal and wildlife calls; enforce wildlife regulations to ensure protection of wildlife.

•Attend various police training programs to maintain updated knowledge and skills.

•Represent Park District in court as required.

•Perform traffic control functions; run radar.

•Perform janitorial duties; clean facilities, pick up liter, remove trash.

•Maintain vehicles and heavy equipment perform preventative maintenance, and make repairs.

•Maintain personal work time record.

•Provide training and work direction to seasonal employees as required.

•Perform a variety of landscaping and forestry activities; tree trimming, pruning, planting, etc. Perform erosion control and storm clean-up activities.

•Perform first aid and operate AED.

•Perform a variety of maintenance, mechanical projects and construction projects (carpentry, electrical, plumbing, masonry, painting, etc.).

•Purchase supplies as required.

•Operate power tools and heavy equipment; backhoe, dump truck tractors, etc.

•Perform various grounds keeping activities including snow removal, mowing, etc.

•Perform land management functions.

•Conduct safety programs for schools and represent Park District to various community organizations.

•Ensure facilities are ready for special functions or programs; staff exhibits and assist with programs as needed.

•Promote compliance with all safety regulations.

•Serve as a member of the park’s staff, providing assistance as needed.

•Direct the work of part-time, seasonal and volunteer staff.

•Other Park District work related duties as assigned.

EQUIPMENT USED: Police radios, cell phones, computers; chain saws, mowers, power tools, drills, saws, prescribed burn equipment, shovels, rakes, hoes; firearms, park vehicles including snow plows, back hoes, dump trucks, tractors.

The Metropark District is an Equal Opportunity Employer