• January 08, 2020 11:18 AM | Sharon Erichsen (Administrator)

    The Assistant Facilities Manager will work closely with the Facilities Manager and perform a variety of skilled/manual work functions in the coordination, preparation, repair, and maintenance of athletic fields, park grounds and structures at the 128-acre Warren County Sports Park at Union Village (WCSP), a private, destination sports facility, designed and built for visiting athletes and their families. The park will open Spring, 2020.

  • November 01, 2019 3:29 PM | Sharon Erichsen (Administrator)

    Toledo Area Sports Turf Internship Program
    Toledo Mudhens

    This internship offers the unique opportunity to learn different aspects of managing and maintaining, not only a detailed professional stadium, but also a well maintained recreational sports complex, thus experiencing two internships in one.

  • March 22, 2019 10:56 AM | Anonymous

    Park Caretaker
    MetroParks of Butler County

    The focus of this position will be to help maintain Sports Turf at the Voice of America Athletic Complex.

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  • February 18, 2019 9:46 AM | Anonymous

    The Centerville-Washington Park District has openings for Seasonal Park Operations Technicians for applicants 18 years or older.

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  • January 22, 2019 3:26 PM | Anonymous

    New job posting:

    Manager of Facilities
    Warren County Sports Park
    Mason, Ohio

    Click here for details

  • November 28, 2018 9:17 AM | Anonymous

    The Columbus Clippers (Triple-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians) are seeking an assistant groundskeeper.

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  • September 11, 2018 10:28 AM | Anonymous


    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:

  • 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.


    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 or picked up in person at: Park Headquarters, 221 N. Main St., Centerville, Ohio.
  • 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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