Program Specialist          

The Hancock Park District is accepting applications for a permanent part-time Program Specialist position. The primary responsibility of the Program Specialist is to help develop and implement a comprehensive public program that is diverse from a topic, target market, and park location standpoint (i.e., serve all ages in a variety of ways, with a variety of programs, and at a variety of park locations). The Program Specialist is expected to schedule and conduct programs when people are available to participate (weekdays, weeknights, and weekends) and develop programs from four broad program categories, including Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, and Nature Study; History and Living History; Outdoor Recreation, Nature-Based Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Adventure, and Outdoor Recreation Skills Instructional Courses (Leisure Education Initiative); and General Recreation Programs and Activities. The base pay for this position is $15.45 per hour; 1,200 hours are available each year. Benefits include one paid personal day each year after six months of employment and a pension plan through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).
An application along with a cover letter and résumé are required and must be mailed to or dropped off at Hancock Park District, 1424 East Main Cross Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840 (Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or emailed to hpdparks@hancockparks.com or faxed to 419-423-5811. This position is Open Until Filled. The first review of applications will be on Monday, October 24, 2022.

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Park Manager East

The Hancock Park District is accepting applications for Park Manager East. In coordination with the Riverbend Area Manager, the Park Manager East is responsible for managing Riverbend Recreation Area, Blanchard River Nature Preserve, Jackson Landing, Lehman Conservation Area, Bright Conservation Area, and other parks as directed; maintaining parks, trails, facilities, buildings, vehicles, and equipment; handling park improvement projects and repairs; supporting programs, special events, and services; complying with operational procedures in the Personnel Manual; and meeting performance expectations in the area of initiative, dependability, quality, and cooperation.  Implementing the overarching park maintenance standards (safety, cleanliness, function, aesthetics, and customer service) is a top priority and a directive. Therefore, becoming familiar with park maintenance standards via review and repetition (i.e., reading, studying, learning, and doing) and being able to correctly interpret and apply those standards in the field is the responsibility of the Park Manager East. A bachelor’s degree in Park Management, Natural Resources, Environmental Science or a closely related field, at least two years of relevant experience with park management and hands-on maintenance of parks, trails, facilities, buildings, vehicles, and equipment, and basic construction and electrical knowledge are preferred. However, any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to handle the responsibilities and essential duties of the position will be considered. The base pay for this position is $18.54 an hour. Benefits include health, dental and life insurance; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; one paid personal day each year after six months of employment; and a pension plan through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).
An application along with a cover letter and résumé are required and must be mailed to or dropped off at Hancock Park District, 1424 East Main Cross Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840 (Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or emailed to hpdparks@hancockparks.com or faxed to 419-423-5811 by Friday, December 9, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

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Park Manager Central

The Hancock Park District is accepting applications for Park Manager Central. The Park Manager Central is responsible for managing River Parks (Eastpoint Area, Administrative Offices, Waterfalls Area, Riverside Park Waterfront, Centennial Park, River Landings, and Great Karg Well Historical Site), Riverwalk West, Riverwalk East, Pedestrian Bridge, Blue Rock Nature Preserve, Blanchard River Greenway Trail, and other parks as directed. Implementing the overarching park maintenance standards (safety, cleanliness, function, aesthetics, and customer service) is a top priority and a directive. Therefore, becoming familiar with park maintenance standards via review and repetition (i.e., reading, studying, learning, and doing) and being able to correctly interpret and apply those standards in the field is the responsibility of the Park Manager Central. A bachelor’s degree in Park Management, Natural Resources, Environmental Science or a closely related field, at least two years of relevant experience with park management and hands-on maintenance of parks, trails, facilities, buildings, vehicles, and equipment, and basic construction and electrical knowledge are preferred. However, any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to handle the responsibilities and essential duties of the position will be considered. The base pay for this position is $18.54 an hour. Benefits include health, dental and life insurance; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; one paid personal day each year after six months of employment; and a pension plan through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS). An application along with a cover letter and résumé are required and must be mailed to or dropped off at Hancock Park District, 1424 East Main Cross Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840 (Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or emailed to hpdparks@hancockparks.com or faxed to 419-423-5811 by Friday, December 30, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

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The Hancock Park District is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.