Technician - Cleveland Metroparks
Job Title: Technician

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: Cleveland, OH

Job Status: Sourcing

State: OH


  • The Technician maintains and enhances District's facilities, as assigned, by performing skilled and semi-skilled work in a manner, which results in a quality product and/or program consistent with District policies. 
  • Performs semi-skilled and, as capable and as assigned, skilled work in at least one of the following: 
    • Carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, irrigation/drainage, turf/agronomy, forestry, heavy equipment operation, mechanical, horticulture 
    • Performs semi-skilled work, and as capable and as assigned, skilled work in a responsive manner by exercising a degree of independent judgment. 
    • Demonstrates initiative, creativity and leadership. Reports task accomplishments to supervisors and anticipate problems and recommends solutions. 
    • Demonstrates technical knowledge and proficiency in the handling and application of pesticides and fertilizers. 
    • Performs routine mechanical repairs and rebuilding work on equipment beyond first echelon of maintenance. Assists in the completion of construction renovation projects and extensive repair work of facilities. 
    • Operates and maintains at least two pieces of the following equipment: Trucks; tractors; farm and light construction equipment; front-end loader; backhoe; hydraulic mowing equipment; utility vehicles; bulldozer; grader; aerial bucket; tree spade; stump cutter; special skilled-trade tools.

  • High school diploma or equivalent, with at least two years of skilled-level golf course experience. Completion of an approved course in the specific trade or skilled area from an accredited technical school. 
  • Course work up to and including certification (i.e., Arborist, etc.), Associate Degree and/or university classes in turf, agronomy, forestry, horticulture, plant science, natural resources, or related fields, is preferred and would strengthen a candidate's application. 
  • Demonstrated ability to perform variable physical requirements of park and golf course maintenance work. 
  • Possess or obtain an Ohio commercial driver's license (CDL), when required by work assignment or location. Certification or licensure applicable to trade or specialized fields preferred. 
  • Possess or obtain an Ohio Pesticide Applicator's License in turf grass within six months. 
  • Demonstrated ability to exhibit leadership consistent with teamwork approach that recognizes contribution of all employees. Keeps current with new production methods, techniques and materials by work assignment locations. 
  • Possess the necessary written and oral communication skills to communicate professionally. Must have current experience in and knowledge of golf course procedures duties, equipment operation, calibration and maintenance. 
  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. 
  • Must be willing to return to work to water or syringe golf course. 
  • Must be willing to work rotational night watering. 
  • Knowledge of golf turf, golf course equipment and mechanics. 
  • Valid Ohio driver's license. 
  • May be scheduled to work weekends and holidays, perform nighttime irrigation and/or required to return to work to irrigate or syringe golf course.
Compensation: $25.77 with a $.50 cent increase each six (6) months until achieving the base rate of $27.27 per hour

How to Apply: Submit an application and resume on the Cleveland Metroparks career site at the following link by 10/22/21:

Start Date: 12/6/2021

Education Level: High School

Company Name: Cleveland Metroparks

Company Address: 4101 Fulton Parkway

City: Cleveland

Zip Code: 44144

Contact Name: Crystal Tarrence

Contact Email:

Contact Phone Number: 216-635-3280







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