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  • September 11, 2018 10:28 AM | Anonymous

    CENTERVILLE-WASHINGTON PARK DISTRICK 

    Location: Centerville, Ohio (suburb of Dayton)

    Salary Range: $33,000 - $50,000 with benefits

    Illustrative Duties: Responsible for the professional maintenance of 50 parks including but not limited to: mowing, athletic field preparation, playground maintenance, etc. Assist with maintenance of vehicles, buildings and equipment. Communicate and enforce, when necessary, park rules and regulations to park visitors. Work in all weather conditions. Assist with programs and special events when needed, including planning, preparation, and cleanup. Responsible for supervising and training seasonal staff. Must project a positive image to the public.

    Agency Information: Park district operating 50 parks in a growing suburban area of 54,000. The Park District includes large natural areas, small neighborhood parks, athletic complexes with 26-30 soccer fields, 18 baseball diamonds, 20 tennis courts and 2 football/lacrosse fields.

    Qualifications: Degree in Parks and Recreation, Turf Management or Natural Resources related field preferred. High school diploma with exceptional experience in park maintenance will also be considered. Exceptional organization and communication skills required. Must be capable of working in a fast paced, physically demanding environment. Must be insurable to operate park district vehicles.  Must pass a pre-employment physical exam, drug test, and criminal background check.

    To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume with references by Friday, September 28, 2018 to:

    Park Operations Technician 
    221 North Main Street 
    Centerville, Ohio  45459-4617

    E-mailed information will be accepted at: mail@cwpd.org

  • January 24, 2018 4:08 PM | Anonymous

    24S SU UN $26.1816 per hour

    This position is a professional and administrative position responsible for the day-to-day operation and supervision of the park division under the general guidance of the Parks and Recreation Director. Responsibilities will include the management of the physical properties within the park system. Work involves the coordinating, planning and supervising of the maintenance and construction of municipal parks, play areas, median areas, buildings, gardens and other public grounds.

    Duties will include the supervision and coordination of staff and their tasks at various recreation activities and events as well as contracting for park services, and overseeing part-time and seasonal staff, overseeing equipment and supplies, preparing budgets, and working in compliance with rules and regulations established by the assigned immediate supervisor, the Parks & Recreation Board and the City of Massillon.

    Employee must have the ability to implement comprehensive park maintenance and construction programs, make proper safety decisions, handle scheduling problems, oversee the park maintenance budget, and exercise supervision over all assigned employees. This position will participate in park programing and implementation along with working with the safety standard of all playgrounds/paths/trails/wildlife/reservoirs/greenery/singage/open green space. The employee’s work schedule will include evenings and weekends. The employee will be required to adhere to City and Department policies and procedures.

    Supervision

    The employee works under the managerial direction of the Parks and Recreation Director. Exercises supervision over full time, part-time, and seasonal staff. Work is reviewed through periodic meetings with Director and other staff, review of reports and for compliance with policies and procedures.

    Examples of Essential Job Duties

    Plans, coordinates, supervises, assigns, and implements park maintenance and construction projects within community buildings, athletic fields, playgrounds, and other facilities; develop weekly, monthly and seasonal work schedules; coordinates services offered; oversees contracts; monitors the condition of all park facilities including ball fields, playgrounds, etc..

    Recommends for hire, evaluates, supervises, schedules and trains seasonal, part-time, full-time and volunteer staff; prepares contractual payroll; verifies time sheets, calculates pay.

    Monitors registration and attendance within pavilions; assess feasibility and public interest; submits periodic reports on projects and activities.

    Assists Director with the preparation of annual division budget, proposes annual project budgets; monitors budget; provides ongoing financial, activity, and attendance information and reports to the Director, prepares purchase orders and requisitions for all contracts, supplies, and equipment needs; maintains administrative records and reports.

    Recommends and develops policies and procedures concerning park maintenance projects required to meet the community needs; evaluates and revises projects based on priority, interest and attendance.

    Negotiates contracts with individuals and agencies providing project services, monitors contract compliance; documents expenditures and makes estimates; ensures proper delivery of services. Handles complaints and solves maintenance and construction problems; negotiates with participants and contractors.

    Serves on various committees, boards; makes presentations and speeches at meetings and other community events.
    Operates computer and writes and/or designs news releases, flyers and brochures.
    Attends Recreation Board meetings as assigned.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Experience and Training Required

    Possession of a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation administration, horticulture, agronomy, landscape architecture, or a related field preferred; possession of a valid motor vehicle license issued by the State of Ohio; and minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in grounds or building maintenance; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:

    Knowledge of the principles, methods, materials and practices of park maintenance and management.

    Knowledge of the principles of supervision, personnel rules, policies, and procedures combined with the ability to supervise and guide the work of seasonal, full-time and part-time employees.

    Knowledge of landscaping, horticulture, and general maintenance.

    Ability to develop and evaluate projects, programs and services that meet the basic needs of the department and the community. Ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate patience with individuals of all age groups, both orally and in writing.

    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, community members, contractors, other agencies, and the general public.

    Ability to operate office equipment and prepare clear and concise written reports.

    Preferred Experience and Training

    Familiarity with the building trades, landscape maintenance, small equipment repair, and custodial procedures. Membership, involvement and/or certification within professional organization (i.e. certified arborist); Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP),familiarity with swimming pool operation and possession of CPO or AFO and pesticides license.

    Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    Please return application and resume to:

    City of Massillon Parks & Recreation Department - Parks Attn: Steve Pedro, Director
    505 North Erie St.
    Massillon, Ohio 44646

  • January 18, 2018 8:33 AM | Anonymous
    The Centerville- Washington Park District is a township park district supported primarily by property taxes and governed by a volunteer board of park commissioners. The suburban park district consists of 33 neighborhood parks, 9 nature parks and 8 community parks encompassing approximately 1,000 acres of parkland in Centerville and Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio.

    Park facilities include athletic fields, nature, walking & biking trails, shelters, sprayground, small nature center, skatepark, dog park, playgrounds and an 1800’s historic house. Nature areas include woods, meadow, prairie, wetland and stream habitats. Within the park district there are 26-30 soccer fields, 18 baseball fields, 20 tennis courts, and 2 football/lacrosse fields to maintain.

    Several seasonal and volunteer opportunities are available and need to be filled immediately. Weekend and evening schedules will be required

    Pay Range: $9.25-$16.75 hr

    Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age or older. Must be capable of working in a fast-paced, physically demanding environment. Must be insurable to operate Park District vehicles. Must pass a criminal background check.

    To apply: Applications can be found online at http://www.cwpd.org/careers/ or picked up in person at: Park Headquarters, 221 N. Main St., Centerville, Ohio.
  • January 08, 2018 4:38 PM | Anonymous

    Title: Manager, Turf Operations
    Position in the corporate structure: The Manager, Turf Operations (the “Individual”) will report directly to the

    General Manager of the Lake County Captains (the “Company”).

    Primary Duties:

    1. Oversee the entire field turf maintenance operation, including: maintaining the field of play, setting up the field for all events that take place at Classic Park and ensuring all equipment is in operating condition.

    2. Primary responsibility is to ensure playing surface is maintained to the highest professional standards of Minor League Baseball at ALL times, for ALL events.

    3. Perform the necessary personal oversight and involvement to ensure the playing surface is always presentable and maintained properly.

    4. Oversee the scheduling of field turf staff to ensure that all expectations of providing the best possible playing surface are met while also managing all individuals are allotted enough time off throughout the season and that all events are properly staffed. Director of Field Turf Operations need not be present at all events held at stadium.

    5. Maintain a professional image for the entire turf management staff, including personal attire and conduct.

    6. Regular maintenance of the playing surface to ensure a professional turf is always presentable and to ensure that our playing surface becomes one of the best in the Midwest League.

    7. Oversee a budget for all turf management expenses with the goal of managing all expenses related to this department appropriately. This will involve tracking expenses and regular reports to the VP/GM.

    8. Maintain and monitor all in-stadium and perimeter landscaping in conjunction with the third-party landscaper and City of Eastlake.

    9. Work with the Director of Stadium Operations to maintain the facility throughout the off-season, including routine security checks and routine monitoring of all indoor facilities to ensure proper temperature is set depending on the weather.

    10. Perform all necessary snow shoveling of walkways and high traffic areas of the facility during the winter, including maintaining accessible walkways from the parking lot to the front office as well as a walkway from the

      office into the seating bowl of the stadium to allow client tours if necessary.

    11. Work with the Director of Stadium Operations during the off-season to checking suites and clubhouses for leaks and reducing overall stadium utility usage.

    12. Work with the Director of Stadium Operations to coordinate the winterization of the stadium following the conclusion of the baseball season.

    13. Work with the Director of Stadium Operations to complete off-season facility projects throughout the Fall and Winter months.

    14. Serve as the Front Desk point of contact in the administrative office during the off-season and assist in all administrative tasks, including processing all donation requests as provided by Director of Finance.

    Other Duties:

    1. Hire and oversee a staff of part-time, seasonal assistants who will aid in all turf management operations.

    2. Work with the GM & Assistant GM in scheduling all events at Classic Park with the goal of maximizing use while maintaining the field to professional standards.

    3. Represent the Company at business and community functions.

    4. Work with the Company staff to follow up with all accounts during the season.

    5. Be a leader in customer service.

    6. Work as a member of a TEAM, and Have Fun!!!

    7. Conduct self in a professional manner both in personal appearance and attitude.

    8. Perform other duties as determined by the General Manager.

    To Apply:

    E-mail cover letter, resume and list of three (3) professional references to Neil Stein, General Manager of the Lake County Captains, at nstein@captainsbaseball.com. If you have any questions please call 440-975-8085.

  • November 29, 2017 1:45 PM | Anonymous

    The Ohio Sports Turf Managers Association(OSTMA) Boards of Directors has selected the Fremont Ross High School Athletic Complex as its 2017 Turface Field of the Year. Managed by Cory Hull, the facility has gained rave reviews for its athletic surfaces which include natural grass baseball fields (2), softball fields (2), a men’s and women’s soccer pitch, and an artificial football field.

    “We received nominations from all over the State of Ohio which included playing surfaces at the high school level, parks and recreation, and at the highest levels of collegiate athletics. In our research of the nominations, we received multiple recommendations for the Fremont Ross Athletic Complex. The work that Cory has done to provide the safest possible playing surfaces for student athletes truly embodies what our organization stands for. We are honored to have him as a member of our organization”, says OSTMA President Weston Appelfeller, CSFM

    Cory Hull will be recognized during the Ohio Sports Turf Managers Annual Meeting on December 6th in Columbus, OH.

    In addition, Covermaster will be recognized as the 2017 Commercial Affiliate of the Year for their continued support of the Ohio Sports Turf Managers Association.

    Join us as we recognize these winners as well as Founders Award, Presidents Award, scholarship and grant recipients.

    Click here for event info


  • September 05, 2017 8:30 AM | Anonymous
    Written by Jay Hobgood, Ph. D.
    Associate Professor, Ohio State University
    Department of Geography


    September Summary

    The average temperature for September will be below normal.  Precipitation will be near normal for the month. 

    Discussion

    The weather pattern in September will be similar to the pattern we saw in August.  There will be an upper level ridge over the western U.S. and an upper level trough over the northeast.  That pattern will produce primarily northwesterly flow across Ohio during the month which will transport cooler air over the state.  Low pressure systems and cold fronts will move across the state on a regular basis and those systems will combine to drop near normal rainfall over the state.
  • July 14, 2017 9:29 AM | Anonymous

    Thanks to Jake Tyler of the Toledo Mud Hens for hosting the 2017 Summer Field Day!

    The day featured several hours of learning from one another, networking, idea sharing and fun! Thanks to the more than 50 attendees and of course, all of our partners!

    Check out a few pics of the event here

  • June 30, 2017 3:30 PM | Anonymous

    By Jay Hobgood, Ph.D., Ohio State

    The average temperature for July will be above normal.  Precipitation will be near normal for the month. 

    The weather pattern in July will feature the typical hot humid weather associated with the middle of summer.  A large high pressure system centered over the Atlantic Ocean will circulate warm humid air over Ohio during much of the month.  Cold fronts will move south from Canada occasionally and they will provide brief breaks from the heat and humidity.  Since the wind will blow predominantly from the south, the average temperature will end up being above average for July.  Summertime thunderstorms and the occasional cold fronts will combine to produce near average rainfall in many parts of the state.

  • June 14, 2017 12:29 PM | Cindy Vaughn (Administrator)

    JULY 11, 2017

    Save the date for OSTMA's 2017 Summer Field day at Fifth Third Field, home of the Toledo Mud Hens.  Topics that will be covered include:  Growing grass in difficult locations, preparing to transfer from the summer heat to the fall, how groundskeepers can recruit high school students into the industry, best practices for managing employees, mid-season infield maintenance, making artistic mowing patterns, and a tour of Fifth Third Field.  

    We hope you can join us on July 11, 2017.  Registration information coming soon!           

  • April 05, 2017 3:31 PM | Anonymous

    Struggling with worn goal mouth areas? Weston Appelfeller of the Columbus Crew SC and 2016 Turface Athletics OSTMA Field of the Year winner, Ed Quickert of Hamilton Local School District offer a few ideas...


    Goal Mouth Repairs

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