Job Opportunities

Park District Main Office
1970 Countryside Place
Fremont, OH  43420


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Sandusky County Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin or disability in employment.

Service Ranger

Full Time Position 
Worksite: White Star Park Operations Center 

Work Schedule: Generally - First Shift (7:30am-4:00pm) and Second Shift (3:30pm-12:00am)  
Weekends, holidays and additional hours as required
Reports To: Chief Ranger

MINUMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS: An example of acceptable qualifications: Certified Peace Officer in the State of Ohio and completion of secondary education or equivalent (high school or GED) or any combination of training, education and work experience, which provides the skills, knowledge and abilities necessary to complete the described duties. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Must be of good moral character, reputation, and financial responsibility with no conviction higher than a misdemeanor or of a crime involving turpitude. Preferred qualifications: one (1) year of law enforcement experience, preferably in a natural resource setting; Associates Degree in law enforcement, resource management, public administration, or related field.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Must possess and maintain Ohio Peace Officer Training Certification.  Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record; must meet the requirements for being insured by the Park District’s insurance provider; must be LEADS certified or the ability to obtain LEADS certification within timeframe specified at time of appointment.

EQUIPMENT OPERATEDThe following are examples only and are not intended to be all inclusive. Police vehicle and standard law enforcement equipment; bicycle; light truck with snow plow, pulling trailers; tractor; lawn mower; computer; computer software (e.g., data collection software, law enforcement software, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, facility management software, Internet web browser, electronic mail software, etc.); chain saw; skid steer; power tools; hand tools; ATV and UTV.

JOB DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: Uniformly enforces all Park District rules and regulations, laws of the State of Ohio, and the laws of the United States of America; exercises all the powers of police officers within and adjacent to the lands under the jurisdiction and control of the board or when acting as otherwise lawfully authorized; patrols park lands and adjacent properties by motor vehicle, bicycle, and on foot; assists and aids the public in the use of Park District lands and facilities; prepares, completes, and submits necessary forms and reports (e.g., uses data collection software to enter data electronically as required; etc.); maintains daily logs of patrol activities; appears in court to provide testimony, collect fees, and deposit fees; Leads the work of assigned full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff; recommends enhancements and needed changes to policies (e.g., ranger department standard operating procedures; ranger department forms, rules, and regulations; fee collection and handling; uniforms and equipment; employee and visitor safety policies and procedures; ranger staff training and development; etc.); assists with recordkeeping (e.g., law enforcement records, inspection and patrol logs, training records, OPOTA requirements, personnel related records, etc.).

STARTING WAGE: $12.00-$14.00 hourly  Dependent on qualifications and experience

Applications are available HERE and need to be returned to, or Sandusky County Park District, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont, OH 43420.

Sandusky County Park District, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont, OH 43420 between 8 am & 4 pm.

Or Until Filled 


Interpretive Naturalist Intern Position

Sandusky County Park District is accepting applications for Interpretive Naturalist Intern for the 2017 summer season. Must be available weekends and holidays. (May thru August, depending upon availability).

Minimum qualifications: Experience and college coursework in Interpretation, Natural Resources, Outdoor Recreation, Resource Management, Environmental Sciences, Biology, or related field.  Proficient with social media, confident public speaker to all ages, good writing skills.  Able to create and present engaging programs.  Computer skills in Microsoft Office.  Must possess a valid Ohio’s driver’s license, current first aid/CPR certification preferred, good driving record. Ability to operate District vehicles and the following equipment: A/V equipment, computer and other office equipment, software, hand tools, and other programming equipment. (examples only and are not intended to be all-inclusive)

Job duties include: Works with Staff to plan, develop, and implement, programs and presentations associated with outdoor education, nature interpretation, environmental sciences, preservation, wise use of natural resources, historical/cultural education, the arts and related topics; Assists with the care and upkeep of program animals, Assist Research staff.  Assists staff with school programming; Develops Nature Camp curriculum; Works with staff to create educational and informational displays; Assists with staffing of Nature Center, answers phones, and other duties as assigned.  Willingness to work with others in a team environment, professional manner with patrons/volunteers.  Assists with cleaning, customer service and clerical work.

 Starting wage $8.15 per hour. Applications are available HERE and need to be returned to, or Sandusky County Park District, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont, OH 43420.  Deadline for applications is 04/14/17 or until filled. EOE.



Seasonal Beach Guard Position (multiple positions are available) 

Sandusky County Park District is accepting applications for Seasonal Beach Guards for White Star Park Beach for the 2017 summer season. Must be available weekends and holidays. (5/20/17-9/04/17).

Minimum acceptable qualifications are: Must be certified in first aid and CPR and be a Red Cross certified lifeguard by the start of the season.  Must be able to operate cash register, beach and concession equipment, and make change for paying customers.

Job duties include: Monitors activities in swimming areas to prevent accidents and provide assistance to swimmers and other park patrons.  Cautions swimmers regarding unsafe areas, activities and conditions.  Assists swimmers experiencing difficulties and administers necessary first aid. Must communicate with other staff and customers in a courteous and professional manner. Assists law enforcement officers, medics, firefighters, and other safety service personnel providing aid to patrons.  Maintains order in swimming areas. Inspects facilities and equipment for cleanliness and condition.  Assists in facility and equipment maintenance and upkeep.  May participate in the provision of swimming instructions.  Legibly completes and files required forms and reports.  Collects fees, makes proper change for payments and prepares and serves concession items; other duties as assigned. Season runs from May 20th through September 4th.

Starting wage $8.65 per hour. A bonus is available if certain criteria are met at the end of the season. Applications are available HERE and need to be returned to, or Sandusky County Park District, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont, OH 43420. "Employment Opportunities” Deadline for applications is 03/10/17 or until filled. EOE.