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Technician (Bedford Reservation) – Cleveland Metroparks

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.


Essential functions:


  1. Performs semi-skilled and, as capable and as assigned, skilled work in at least one of the following:
    • Carpentry, plumbing, electrical, forestry, irrigation/drainage, turf/agronomy, concrete work, heavy equipment operation, mechanical, horticulture
  2. 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 anticipates problems and recommends solutions
  3. Demonstrates technical knowledge and proficiency in the handling and application of pesticides and fertilizers
  4. Performs routine mechanical repairs and rebuilding work on equipment beyond first echelon of maintenance
  5. Assists in the completion of construction renovation projects and extensive repair work of facilities
  6. 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
  7. Performs related duties as apparent or assigned




  • High school diploma or equivalent, with at least two years of skilled-level experience. Completion of an approved course in the specific trade or skilled area from an accredited technical school.
  • Experience in and knowledge of Park Operations procedures, duties, equipment operation, calibration, and maintenance which are ordinarily obtained by extensive experience in a technical capacity and above that of Grounds Maintenance position qualifications.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform variable physical requirements of park 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.
  • 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
  • Greets and provides information and services to visitors.
  • Must be available for emergency snow removal and emergency call ins, as needed


25%  Leadership

25%  Operator

25%  Trails

25%  Building Trades

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday

Wage: $28.30 with a $0.50 increase each six (6) months until achieving the union wage rate of $29.80 per hour


Filing Deadline:  03/31/2024


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Job Category: Technical
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Northeast Ohio

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