Under the direction of the natural resources manager, supports the park district’s conservation efforts including habitat maintenance, restoration projects, wildlife inventories, and invasive species controls.
Examples of Duties:
Assist the natural resources manager with land management planning and documentation Assist with land acquisition, specifically in-the-field property evaluations, and with master planning as it relates to natural resources
Assist with the construction and maintenance of hiking trails
Assist with a number of department programs including, but not limited to, deer management, invasive species control, nuisance animal control, aquatic weed control, fish stocking and propagation; individual may manage specific resource management projects based on areas of specialization
Maintain and establish cool-season grass areas
Assist with the prescribed burning of warm-season grass areas and prairies; train additional fire-crew members
Erect and maintain bluebird and wood duck nest boxes
Assist with annual plantings of tree seedlings
Assist with annual wildlife inventories and surveys
Assist with the identification and removal of hazardous trees
Assist with the supervision of seasonal workers
Periodic mowing of all lake and pond dikes
Maintain resource management equipment and tools
Other duties as assigned
Applications available on the Medina County Park District website.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Proven teamwork, communication, and partnership skills, and the ability to work directly with all levels of the organization to achieve common goals.
Demonstrated emotional intelligence including self-awareness, empathy, reliability, and consistency; a proven track record of establishing and maintaining critical relationships internally and externally; demonstrated trust, integrity, and credibility.
A working knowledge of wildlife management techniques, forestry management techniques, aquatic habitat management, fresh-water fisheries management,
invasive species management, and the ability to work with the public in a variety of settings
Basic computer operation skills
Ability to read maps
Required Physical Abilities Include the Following, But Are Not Limited To:
Must work in the outdoors under a wide range of conditions throughout the year, including heat and insects in summer and extreme cold in winter.
Must occasionally lift items in excess of 50 pounds.
Must occasionally work around heavy equipment during construction projects
Desired Training and Experience Requirements:
Any combination of training and experience that would indicate possession of the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above.
Bachelor’s degree in natural resources management, biology, or related field.
Experience in wildlife and plant identification, land management procedures, herbicide application, farming operations, the use of hand tools and field equipment (e.g., chainsaw, tractor, weed trimmer).
Minimum two years’ experience in land management.
Possession of any certification or license appropriate to one's area of specialization.
Possession of a valid Ohio motor vehicle operator's license with a good driving record.
Satisfactory fingerprint and criminal background check and drug screening