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  • March 04, 2019 3:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

    The PLANT RESEARCH DIVISION of the CBZG’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) is currently accepting applications for a 12-week summer internship, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and LibraryServices (IMLS) for the project: Establishing the Exceptional Plant Cryo Bank:  Collaborative Research for Ex Situ Conservation of Endangered Exceptional Plants.  This intern will assist a graduate student researcher in genetic analyses of endangered plants from Hawaii.

    Qualifications: Undergraduate degree or degree in progress in biology with a focus on plants, including courses with laboratory experience.  Some experience with genetic techniques is a plus. The successful applicant will also have good observational skills, a strong work ethic, familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), proficiency in English with good writing skills.

    Working Conditions: Employment is contingent upon passing a post-offer, pre-employment drug and nicotine screen and background check. While performing the duties of the job, the incumbent is regularly required to stand, walk, and utilize manual dexterity to use computer mouse and keyboard. The incumbent may be exposed to outside weather conditions and must be able to lift/move/carry up to 50 pounds without assistance. Must have and maintain a U.S. driver’s license.

    Compensation & Benefits: This position is for 40 hours per week with a pay rate of $10.00 per hour.

    To apply for this position: Qualified applicants must provide a cover letter and resume, and contact information for three references in your online application. Applications are due by April 23, 2019.


  • March 04, 2019 3:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

    ABOUT THE POSITION

    The incumbent is a full-time AmeriCorps position serving 1,700 hours (40 hours per week) over an 11-month term of service (August 26, 2019 to July 31, 2020). Incumbent will work closely with schools and teachers that utilize the Zoo’s school grant, the Living Classroom Education Access Fund (LCEAF) which provides funding to undeserved students to access the Zoo. This work includes all aspects of the LCEAF grant management, post retrospective surveys for students, and guiding teachers through the entire process from signing up for field trips to teacher professional development. They will report directly to and be supervised by the Education School Programs Senior Manager. Member will serve Monday-Friday, for 40-hrs/wk, during the school year with some nights and weekends as needed.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Coordinate and oversee the LCEAF grant application process including managing the application format, guiding teachers through the application process, approving applications, and administering post retrospective surveys to all LCEAF students.

    • Track LCEAF program targets, including application approvals to allow 11,700 underserved students to visit the Zoo for free annually.

    • Provide high quality customer service to teachers and schools visiting the Zoo through LCEAF

    • Coordinate all LCEAF programming including scheduling, training/mentoring volunteer instructors, as well as assist in delivery of programming as needed with the Close Encounters School Animal Program.

    • Facilitate measurement, tracking, and assessment of LCEAF program including focus groups at the Zoo

    • Coordinate teacher professional development and inquiry training programming along with other AmeriCorps Members

    • Assist in creating long-term relationships with LCEAF teachers to provide Zoo support and resources

    • Train on and handle live animals for the education interpretive collection, employing the highest care and presentation standards as defined in the CZBG animal handling guidelines.

    • Evaluate, assess and report program goals and outcomes

    • Measure impact of and goals for the program year

    • Participate in a mid-year and end of year performance review process with supervisor

    • Complete weekly timesheets to accurately report hours served

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    Skills

    • Strong writing skills

    • Strong communication and public speaking skills

    • Excellent organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and independently manage multiple tasks and timely follow-through, with flexibility to adapt to changing needs and to work effectively with minimal supervision

    • Willingness to seek and use available resources to support problem solving efforts

    • Ability to independently problem solve and think strategically

    • Ability to work and build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds

    • Attention to detail

    Commitment to Service

    • Ability to fulfill a yearlong, full-time AmeriCorps service commitment

    • Dedication to CZBG and AmeriCorps’ missions

    • Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others

    • Contribute to the overall success of the Zoo’s LCEAF program, but also seek out new challenges and learn and grow while in this position over the course of the service year.

    Professionalism

    • Dedication to CZBG mission, Core Values, and program areas

    • Willingness to represent the CZBG to outside groups

    • Maturity and good judgment in relating to CZBG peers, partners, and visitors

     Additional Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree required

    • A sincere love of wildlife and nature, and desire to share that interest with others

    • Knowledge of/ education in wildlife ecology, environmental science, biology, zoology or a related natural science

    • Knowledge of/ education in/ experience in formal education, or environmental education, conservation education, or a related non-formal education field

    • Experience handling birds, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates or a strong desire and willingness to learn.

    • Desire and interest in working with people of all ages and backgrounds; demonstrated patience, rapport with, and understanding of underserved audiences.

    • Ability to use basic and some advanced functions of Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher) the internet and web-based forms

    • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

    • Valid Driver’s License

    • Ability to travel locally when needed

    • Ability to stand, walk, climb and grasp objects

    • Must be able to lift & move 50 pounds without mechanical assistance

    • Appointment is conditional upon passing a pre-start drug & nicotine screen

    • Must provide a negative TB test result prior to beginning the internship

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Total living allowance of up to $13,992 to be paid on a bi-weekly basis over the course of the service term.
    • Eligible to receive an education award of $5,920* upon successful completion of 1,700 hour service term. *Value dependent on Pell Grant each year.
    • Health care and child care benefit eligible
    • Extensive training, practice, and skill building in the fields of environmental and informal education for all audiences

    TO APPLY

    Application deadline is June 1, 2019. Apply with resume and cover letter.


  • March 04, 2019 2:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 

    ABOUT THE POSITION

    The incumbent is a full-time AmeriCorps position serving 1700 hours (40 hours per week) over a 11-month term of service (August 26, 2019 through July 31, 2020). Incumbent will work with and serve school recipients of the Living Classroom Education Access Fund (LCEAF) through the preparation, instruction, and evaluation of In-School Outreach programming. Individual classrooms experience fun, enriching, and interactive learning experiences with live animal encounters and pre and post activities. They will report directly to and be supervised by the Zoo On the Move Team. Schedules will vary depending on a changeable outreach schedule, but scheduled hours will be 5 days a week and 8 hours a day, typically falling between Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Recruit LCEAF qualifying schools (students attending schools with 70% or more free and reduced lunch and/or students with disabilities) to apply for Zoo on the Move programs.

    • Drive to schools with program animals for presentations.

    • Teach and facilitate standards-based animal programs to LCEAF qualifying classes from preschool through high school.

    • Train on and handle live animals for the education interpretive collection, employing the highest care and presentation standards as defined in the CZBG animal handling guidelines.

    • Facilitate surveys, collect and analyze data for outreach groups.

    • Evaluate, assess, and report program goals and outcomes.

    • Measure impact of and goals for the program year.

    • Provide high quality customer service to teachers and schools attending outreach programs.

    • Participate in a mid-year and end of year performance review process with supervisors.

    • Complete weekly timesheets to accurately report hours served.

    • Assist with professional development classes for teachers.

    • Provide operational support, including school registrations and teacher communications

    • Work with classroom teachers to maintain a safe learning environment for students and animals

    • Adjust to individual classroom and animal needs.

    • Seek out new challenges and learn and grow while in this position over the course of the service year.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    Skills

    • Strong writing skills

    • Strong communication and public speaking skills

    • Excellent organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and independently manage multiple tasks and timely follow-through, with flexibility to adapt to changing needs and to work effectively with minimal supervision

    • Willingness to seek and use available resources to support problem solving efforts

    • Ability to independently problem solve and think strategically

    • Ability to work and build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds

    • Ability to work collaboratively with Zoo On The Move Outreach team members

    • Professionally represent CZBG in a variety of school settings

    • Show maturity and good judgment in relating to CZBG peers, partners, and visitors  

    Project Management

    • Ability to work on projects independently

    • Ability to organize multiple tasks

    • Attention to detail

    • Ability to prioritize time and responsibilities

    • Demonstrate good time management both in the office and during presentations

    Commitment to Service

    • Ability to fulfill AmeriCorps service commitment

    • Dedication to CZBG and AmeriCorps’ missions

    • Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others

    Additional Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree required

    • A sincere love of wildlife and nature, and desire to share that interest with others

    • Interest in wildlife ecology, environmental science, biology, zoology or a related natural science

    • Interest in formal education, or environmental education, conservation education, or a related non-formal education field

    • Desire and interest in working with youth; demonstrated rapport with, and understanding of youth

    • Ability to use basic and some advanced functions of Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher) the internet and web-based forms

    • Valid Driver’s License

    • Appointment is conditional upon passing Zoo Driver Eligibility screen

    • Ability to stand, walk, climb and grasp objects

    • Must be able to lift & move 50 pounds without mechanical assistance

    • Appointment is conditional upon passing a pre-start drug & nicotine screen

    • Must provide a negative TB test result prior to beginning the position

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Total living allowance of up to $13,992 to be paid on a bi-weekly basis over the course of the service term.

    • Eligible to receive an education award of $5,920* upon successful completion of 1,700-hour service term. *Value dependent on Pell Grant each year.

    • Health care and child care benefit eligible

    • Extensive training, practice, and skill building in the fields of environmental and informal education for all audiences

    TO APPLY

    Application deadline is June 1, 2019. Apply with resume and cover letter.


  • March 04, 2019 2:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

    ABOUT THE POSITION

    The incumbent is a full-time AmeriCorps position serving 1,700 hours (40 hours per week) over an 11-month term of service (August 26, 2019 to July 31, 2020). Incumbent will deliver targeted sustainability messages and programs directly to schools through field trips, classroom visits, and after-school opportunities, with a significant focus on economically disadvantaged schools that are 70% or more free and reduced lunch and qualify for the Living Classroom Education Access Fund (LCEAF). Member will also support science programming after school at Rockdale Academy and South Avondale Elementary Schools. They will report directly to and be supervised by the Sustainable Communities Advocate and the Senior Manager of School Programs. Schedule will be Monday through Friday year round, 40hrs/wk with occasional weekend and evening activities.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Teach sustainability programs to schools, with a focus on economically disadvantaged schools qualifying for LCEAF

    • Create and maintain self-guided activities focused on the science of sustainability

    • Teach LCEAF field trip programs including close encounter animal programs

    • Approve schools’ LCEAF applications, schedule programming, communicate with teachers, and assist schools in their arrival to the Zoo to ensure the most impactful experience possible for students and teachers.

    • Co-plan and co-facilitate LCEAF Teacher Professional Development (PD) opportunities: including 1-2 science process (inquiry) PD sessions in the Spring.

    • Lead sustainability tours to school students interested in learning the ins and outs of CZBG’s sustainability efforts

    • Responsible for the sustainability after-school program at Rockdale Academy 3 times a week, every other week

    • Responsible for the sustainability after-school program at South Avondale Elementary 3 times a week, every other week

    • Support, plan, lead other school sustainability partnerships such as America Recycles Day

    • Serve Monday through Friday year round, 9am-5pm with occasional weekend and evening activities

    • Support and engage in Zoo’s Green Team projects

    • Work with Education Staff to update curriculum and weave Sustainability messages into Zoo Education Curriculum (summer camps, winter break camp, spring break camp, Zoo Troop, members’ programs, etc.)

    • Support Community Sustainability Member with tours, programs, events, etc.  

    • Write quality, sustainability focused articles for Zoo’s blog

    • Provide high quality customer service to Zoo visitors.

    • Evaluate, assess, and report program goals and outcomes.

    • Collect & Analyze data on programming by facilitating post retrospective surveys to evaluate student attitudes toward science and sustainability pledge card data.

    • Participate in a mid-year and end of year performance review process with supervisors.

    • Complete weekly timesheets to accurately report hours served.


    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    Skills

    • Strong writing skills

    • Strong communication and public speaking skills

    • Strong innovation and creativity skills

    • Excellent organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and independently manage multiple tasks and timely follow-through, with flexibility to adapt to changing needs and to work effectively with minimal supervision

    • Willingness to seek and use available resources to support problem solving efforts

    • Ability to independently problem solve and think strategically

    • Ability to work and build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds

    • Attention to detail

    Commitment to Service

    • Ability to fulfill a yearlong, full-time AmeriCorps service commitment

    • Dedication to CZBG and AmeriCorps’ missions

    • Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others

    • Contribute to the overall success of the Zoo’s LCEAF Program and sustainability efforts, but also seek out new challenges and learn and grow while in this position over the course of the service year.

    Professionalism

    • Dedication to CZBG mission, Core Values, and program areas

    • Willingness to represent the CZBG to outside groups

    • Maturity and good judgment in relating to CZBG peers, partners, and visitors

    Additional Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree required

    • A sincere love of wildlife and nature, and desire to share that interest with others

    • Knowledge, passion, and practice of sustainability in daily life

    • Knowledge of/ education in wildlife ecology, environmental science, biology, zoology or a related natural science

    • Knowledge of/ education in/ experience in formal education, or environmental education, conservation education, or a related non-formal education field

    • Desire and interest in working with people of all ages and backgrounds; demonstrated patience, rapport with, and understanding of underserved audiences.

    • Ability to use basic and some advanced functions of Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher) the internet and web-based forms

    • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

    • Valid Driver’s License

    • Ability to travel locally when needed

    • Ability to stand, walk, climb and grasp objects

    • Must be able to lift & move 50 pounds without mechanical assistance

    • Appointment is conditional upon passing a pre-start drug & nicotine screen

    • Must provide a negative TB test result prior to beginning the positio

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Total living allowance of up to $13,992 to be paid on a bi-weekly basis over the course of the service term.
    • Eligible to receive an education award of $5,920* upon successful completion of 1,700 hour service term. *Value dependent on Pell Grant each year.
    • Health care and child care benefit eligible
    • Extensive training, practice, and skill building in the fields of environmental and informal education for all audiences

    TO APPLY

    Application deadline is May 1, 2019. Apply with resume and cover letter.


  • March 04, 2019 2:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

    ABOUT THE CINCINNATI ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDEN AND AMERICORPS

    The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) and AmeriCorps have partnered to bring fun, science based educational opportunities to students in Cincinnati who need it the most and to challenge our community to step up and do more to conserve resources and wildlife.  Together, CZBG and AmeriCorps will provide quality STEM education to economically disadvantaged PreK-12 students and to engage Zoo visitors and community members in environmentally conscious practices and behaviors.   Zoo AmeriCorps members will work directly with teachers and students to improve science literacy and academic engagement and with Zoo visitors, staff, and the community at large to share sustainable practices and encourage behavior change.

    The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is known for many things- our conservation efforts, our green initiatives, our friendly staff… but did you know that we have a strong set of core values that make us the best team around, and a Top Workplace in Cincinnati? We’re more than coworkers… we’re family. By building Collaborative Relationships, displaying Positivity & Energy, having Pride, Passion & a Sense of Ownership, supporting Accountability, Mutual Trust & Respect, and embracing Progressive Thinking, we have built a team of dedicated staff that focuses on our visitors, our community & our future.

    This is what we believe and how we act.  If this gets you fired up, we look forward to having you join our team!

    ABOUT THE POSITION

    The incumbent is a full-time AmeriCorps position serving 1,700 hours (40 hours per week) over an 11-month term of service (August 26, 2019 to July 31, 2020). Incumbent will deliver targeted sustainability messaging through interactions, tours, and programs on Zoo grounds and throughout the Cincinnati community. They will report directly to and be supervised by the Sustainable Communities Advocate and the Volunteer Educator Program Manager. Schedules will be assigned as needed Monday-Sunday, based on serving 5 days a week for 8-hour days.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Prepare for, instruct, collaborate and evaluate visitor engagement experiences with the Wild Discover Zones (WDZ) team of Volunteer Educators, and with sustainability “conservation stations” throughout the Zoo.

    • Assist in updating Volunteer Educator’s WDZ curriculum and trainings to include sustainability messaging and provide the tools and coaching to educators on how to effectively deliver those messages to Zoo guests.

    • Offer impromptu green tours on high visitor days

    • Prepare for, implement, and evaluate Sustainability Tours & Talks on Zoo grounds.

    • Provide high quality customer service to Zoo visitors and tour participants.

    • Edit and maintain Sustainability Tour content.

    • Recruit schools, businesses, organizations, churches, Zoo members to sign up and participate in Sustainability Tours, Talks, or Programs.

    • Track all requests and completed tours.

    • Recruit and train volunteers and other staff to help lead Sustainability Tours when needed.

    • Work closely with our Membership and PR Departments to promote Sustainability Activities/Programs specific to our Zoo members.

    • Coordinate sustainability events on grounds such as America Recycles Day and Party for the Planet

    • Support sustainability projects that will enhance Sustainability Tour content and credibility, including but not limited to Rockdale Academy programs, off grounds special events (i.e. Cincinnati Earth Day, Kids Expo), Green Umbrella Action Team meetings and events, and community engagement programs.

    • Provide sustainability outreach programs and support to homeowners, residents, businesses, and organizations in Avondale including but not limited to, Gabriel’s Place Family Nights and Market Days, Community Gardens, and the Light Up Avondale Project

    • Support and engage in Zoo’s Green Team projects

    • Support School Sustainability Member with tours, programs, events, etc.  

    • Write quality, sustainability focused articles for Zoo’s blog

    • Evaluate, assess, and report program goals and outcomes

    • Collect & Analyze data on programming by facilitating sustainability pledge cards for monitoring behavior change data.

    • Measure impact of and goals for the program year.

    • Participate in a mid-year and end of year performance review process with supervisors.

    • Complete weekly timesheets to accurately report hours served.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    Skills

    • Strong writing skills

    • Strong communication and public speaking skills

    • Excellent organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and independently manage multiple tasks and timely follow-through, with flexibility to adapt to changing needs and to work effectively with minimal supervision

    • Willingness to seek and use available resources to support problem solving efforts

    • Ability to independently problem solve and think strategically

    • Ability to work and build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds

    • Ability to learn quickly

    • Ability to effectively lead training

    • Attention to detail

    Commitment to Service

    • Ability to fulfill a yearlong AmeriCorps service commitment

    • Dedication to CZBG and AmeriCorps’ missions

    • Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others

    Professionalism

    • Dedication to CZBG mission, Core Values, and program areas

    • Willingness to represent the CZBG to outside groups

    • Maturity and good judgment in relating to CZBG peers, partners, and visitors

     Additional Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree required

    • A sincere love of wildlife and nature, and desire to share that interest with others

    • Knowledge, passion, and practice of sustainability in daily life

    • Knowledge of/ education in wildlife ecology, environmental science, biology, zoology or a related natural science

    • Knowledge of/ education in/ experience in formal education, or environmental education, conservation education, or a related non-formal education field

    • Desire and interest in working with people of all ages and backgrounds; demonstrated patience, rapport with, and understanding of underserved audiences.

    • Ability to use basic and some advanced functions of Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher) the internet and web-based forms

    • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

    • Valid Driver’s License

    • Ability to travel locally when needed

    • Ability to stand, walk, climb and grasp objects

    • Must be able to lift & move 50 pounds without mechanical assistance

    • Appointment is conditional upon passing a pre-start drug & nicotine screen

    • Must provide a negative TB test result prior to beginning the position

     

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Total living allowance of up to $13,992 to be paid on a bi-weekly basis over the course of the service term. 
    • Eligible to receive an education award of $5,920* upon successful completion of 1,700 hour service term. *Value dependent on Pell Grant each year.
    • Health care and child care benefit eligible.
    • Extensive training, practice, and skill building in the fields of environmental and informal education for all audiences.

    TO APPLY

    Application deadline is May 1, 2019. Apply with resume and cover letter.
  • March 01, 2019 4:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Parks

    Work responsibilities may include:

    •  Grounds maintenance tasks including trimming bushes, clearing weeds
    • Litter pick-up and trash collection.
    • Manual landscaping tasks, such as installing trail ties, loading/unloading fertilizer and mulch.
    • Park building maintenance and cleaning; sweeping, mopping floors.
    • Special event tasks: loading/unloading and setting up/taking down tables and chairs.
    • Other Park maintenance tasks as assigned.
    • Butterfly Show door guards and attendants
    • Office helpers
    • Attend Life Skills training (Mandatory)
    Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

    Applicants should be 16 or 17 years of age. Returning applicants up to 18 year of age. Must reside within the City of Cincinnati and meet the federal income guidelines.

    Working and Physical Conditions

    Much of the work takes place in an outdoor environment during summer months. Candidates should be prepared to work outdoors in extreme heat or rain. Sturdy work boots and long pants are required.

    Pay: $10.44 hourly

    Learn more and apply here!

  • March 01, 2019 4:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: OKI Regional Council of Governments

    Job Summary:

    Position requires a significant background and understanding of community planning principles and self-motivation.   Experience in statistical analysis and using GIS is preferred. Individual will work on regional planning and land use issues.  Specifically, the individual will assist OKI staff with activities related to the implementation of the OKI How Do We Grow from Here, Strategic Regional Policy Plan (SRPP) www.howdowegrow.org. The Land Use Planning Intern will be involved in assisting with many aspects of plan implementation. The Intern will also provide assistance in activities related to the maintenance, improvement and operation of the OKI Fiscal Impact Analysis Model.


    Examples of Duties:

    • Research, collect, organize and evaluate information of importance to OKI planning efforts, for example, topics  related to comprehensive planning, land use planning, sustainability principles, green infrastructure, fiscal impacts.

    • Assist with field work

    • Assist in writing reports and grants

    • Assist staff in preparing materials for OKI  meetings

    • Create and update EXCEL and/or GIS databases

    • Write technical and non-technical reports, summaries and presentations

    • Participate in meetings by setting up and tearing down displays and equipment, and by assisting in presentations

    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned


    Job Qualifications:

    • Graduate or Undergraduate Student or recent graduate of Community Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, or related degree program

    • Creativity, self-motivation, and ability to organize tasks and materials

    • Strong interpersonal skills

    • Effective oral and written communication skills

    • GIS, Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills


    Start Date: ASAP
    Hours: 28 Hours/Week (Hours an vary to accommodate co-op schedule)
    Pay: $10.10 Hour
    Parking: Free parking or free bus pass provided

    To Apply: Open until filled. E-mail resume and cover letter:
    Nicole Hartman, HR Manager  
    E-mail: nhartman@oki.org


  • March 01, 2019 3:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: OKI Regional Council of Governments

    Job Summary:

    Position requires a significant background in environmental science, and a background and/or interest in planning and GIS.  Individual will work on regional planning for environmental issues under the guidance of an OKI Senior Planner.

    Examples of Duties:

    • Research, collect, organize and evaluate information of importance to OKI planning efforts
    • Assist in writing reports
    • Assist staff in preparing materials for OKI committees
    • Create and update databases and GIS products for environmental viewer
    • Write technical and non-technical reports, summaries and presentations
    • Participate in meetings by setting up and tearing down displays and equipment, and by assisting in presentations
    • Assist with field work
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
    Job Qualifications:
    • Student in Environmental Science, Urban and Regional Planning, or related degree program

    • Experience with ESRI GIS

    • Creativity, self-motivation, and ability to organize tasks and materials

    • Strong interpersonal skills

    • Effective oral and written communication skill

    Start Date: ASAP
    Hours: 28 Hours/Week (Hours an vary to accommodate co-op schedule)
    Pay: $10.10 Hour
    Parking: Free parking or free bus pass provided


    To Apply: Open until filled.E-mail resume and cover letter:
    Nicole Hartman, HR Manager  
    E-mail: nhartman@oki.org


  • February 25, 2019 2:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Summary: Under the direction and general supervision of the Senior Park Manager coordinates the daily maintenance and improvement of the grounds, playing fields, trails, pathways, lakes, ponds and buildings at various park locations as well as assisting with the preparations for special events utilizing such facilities as assigned. This is a working supervisory position and as such the Maintenance Crew Leader performs a variety of general-purpose duties and manual labor tasks related to the upkeep and improvement of park grounds, buildings, facilities, and equipment on a daily basis.

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

    • Maintenance duties may include supervising staff, scheduling staff, purchasing supplies for, and performing or coordinating staff to perform: litter pick up, landscape development and upkeep, cleaning and maintenance of park facilities and public areas, mowing and trimming around park grounds as needed, assisting with parking and crowd control for special events and programs.
    • Prepares and maintains park exterior and interior facilities for use by performing or assigning staff to perform duties such as cleaning, painting and routine maintenance of reservable areas, recreational equipment and fields, shelters, and park grounds adjacent to reservable spaces, common areas, storage rooms, and restrooms.
    • Uses, maintains, and instructs others in the safe use of wrenches, pruners, trimmers, brooms, mops, vacuum cleaners, blowers, brushes, rollers, shovels, rakes, hammers and other common hand or power tools.
    • Operates licensed and non-licensed motor vehicles, APVs, snow plows, tractors, mowers, brush hogs, loaders and other equipment.
    • Maintains accurate records of tasks performed and the cost of supplies and labor associated with those tasks. Purchases supplies and materials as authorized.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to work unsupervised, to organize and coordinate, to prioritize and self-initiate
    • Ability to maintain confidentially on sensitive issues and non-public records.
    • Ability to maintain a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members, volunteers and the staff of other agencies.
    • Follows MetroParks policies in Employee Guide and other policies as applicable.
    • Meets and deals with the public in a professional, helpful and pleasant manner. Acts as a good-will ambassador for the MetroParks at all times.

    Required Education and Experience:

    • Associates Degree in Parks and Recreation, Fish Management, Landscape Management, or related field OR two years of relevant experience. Previous grounds and building maintenance, and supervisory experience are required for this position.
    • Ability to efficiently operate and teach others to safely and properly operate various types of grounds maintenance and/or construction equipment including, but not limited to: chainsaws, hedge trimmers, weed whips, tractors and bush hogs, lawnmowers, snow plows, blowers, skid loaders, water transfer pumps, chippers, graders, etc.
    • Basic computer and software competency, which includes use of email, spreadsheets, word processing and PowerPoint required.
    • Good character with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions) is required of all persons who are candidates for employment in this position or for employees currently working under the provisions of this position description.
    • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle record allowing insurability by the park district’s current vehicle insurance carrier under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment and thereafter are also required. Candidates for employment may not have more than 4 total points (or equivalent penalty) issued by a recognized licensing authority for driving-related violations on his/her driving record at the time of employment.

    Work Environment & Schedule:

    This is a part-time position that requires availability for a flexible and intermittent work schedule. Candidate must have ability to work in all outside weather conditions; wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold (below 32 F degrees) and extreme heat (above 90 F degrees). Ability to work around various outdoor contaminants, such as pesticides, herbicides, and airborne and plant allergens. Some work assignments and tasks will require exposure to and work in inclement weather conditions.

    Physical Demands:

    General good health and ability to perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. Ability to effectively, efficiently, and safely complete assigned tasks in a timely manner is all also required for this position.

    The position functions and responsibilities are illustrative only and do not represent all the duties or tasks to be assigned or performed by an employee with this position title.

    Alternates to the above qualifications may be acceptable as approved by the Executive Director.

    Learn more here!

  • February 19, 2019 3:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Summary: Performs general financial record keeping duties which may include payroll, ledger reconciliation, and journal and budget entries/transfers. Also includes assembling budgets and internal and external reporting in a manner consistent with State regulation and MetroParks fiscaofficer’s policies and submitting to Manager of Financial Services for review.

    Salary: $20.05 - $24.55 per hour depending on level of experience

    Deliver in person or mail completed application and resume to:
    MetroParks of Butler County
    2051 Timberman Road
    Hamilton, OH 45013

    Attn: Jaime Kimbrough

    Or email ALL documents to employment@yourmetroparks.net

    Closing Date: 4:00 p.m., March 12, 2019. To be considered for the position, a resume and a completed application must be received by this date.


    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions

    • Assembles organizational budget, gathers information, establishing schedules and formats as are required to utilize accurate information and in compliance with Administrative directives, policy Board actions, organizational objectives, and State law. Analyzes budget and makes recommendations to Manager of Financial Services to take forward within the organization.
    • Acts in an advisory role in regard to organizational debt management and bond issuance to ensure the most efficient use of debt capacity and financial resources.
    • Prepares weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports that are accurate and consistent for the Board of Park Commissioners and other reports as requested by the Executive Director and/or Division Heads. Takes initiative in developing and providing financial reports as needed. Reports to be compiled include weekly internal management reports, monthly Board reports (excluding Donation and Employee Report), annual Tax Budget, annual Budget, annual State Auditor reports., and annual Gifts/Grants/Donations/MetroBucks reporting, as well as periodic reports required to the National Park System and/or other reports as assigned. Reports to be submitted to Manager of Financial Services for review in a timely manner.
    • Facilitates the maintenance of current and accurate accounting records by posting budgets, transfers, and journal to ledger accounts. Includes balancing and reconciling ledger monthly. Periodically sees to the making of hard copies and backups of electronic records of all cash account journals and other financial data.
    • Compiles bi-weekly unit reports for staff in order to stay aligned with the budget.
    • Compiles cash flow projection data gathered by Manager of Financial Services, which is to be based on present conditions. If requested, will provide projections based on alternative scenarios.
    • Provides accurate and current revenue generation and expenditure account free balance reports by MetroParks department, zone, and/or division to Administration, Division Heads and others.
    • Monitors appropriations and free balances and suggests and prepares account and fund transfers (budget modifications) to Manager of Financial Services. Completes transfers as instructed in an accurate and timely fashion.
    • Serves as a key advisory staff to Manager of Financial Services and other staff as required and assigned.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to maintain confidentiality on sensitive issues and non-public records.
    • Ability to maintain a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members,volunteers and the staff of other agencies.
    • Ability to meet and deal with all members of the general public in a professional, helpful, civil and fair manner, and serve as a goodwill ambassador for MetroParks of Butler County at all times.
    • Ability to operate personal computers, scanner and common office equipment.
    • Ability to follow MetroParks policies in Employee Guide and other policies as applicable.

    Required Education and Experience:

    • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, business administration, or another closely-related field and at least five years’ accounting experience at a local political subdivision or state agency or alternatively the qualifications listed below as Preferred Education and Experience.
    • Knowledge of federal and state administrative law, regulation and procedure governing accounting and finance, information and technology systems within public organizations.
    • In-depth interpersonal skills: demonstrated emotional intelligence;proven track record of establishing and maintaining critical relationships internally and externally; demonstrated trust and integrity.
    • Computer proficiency: understanding and proficiency in operation of business information systems and accounting software programs.
    • Familiarity with GASB and governmental cash basis accounting, budgeting and finance;
    • Excellent verbal, written and presentation (public speaking) communication skills.
    • Ability to exemplify the highest ethical standards in professional and personal conduct. Good character with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions). Eligible for bonding against dishonesty and theft by MetroParks’ current liability insurance carrier under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment and thereafter.
    • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle record allowing insurability by the MetroParks’ current vehicle insurance carrier under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment and thereafter. Candidates for employment may not have more than 4 total points (or equivalent penalty) issued by a recognized licensing authority for driving-related violations on their driving record at the time of employment and thereafter.

    Preferred Education and Experience:

    • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance or business administration or another closely related field and at least three years’ accounting and administrative experience at a local political subdivision, state agency, or nonprofit organization or valid CPA status.

    Work Environment & Schedule:

    This position is a part-time, non-exempt position that is generally in an office environment. Scheduled hours will vary as reporting needs require.

    Physical Demands:

    While performing the duties of this job, the Budget and Financial Reporting Analyst is regularly required to stay in a stationary position, to traverse in an office/indoor environment, and to converse effectively. This employee may occasionally move up to 25 pounds and manual dexterity to sufficiently and effectively operate common office equipment is also required. Reasonable accommodation will be made for known physical limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities.

    The position functions and responsibilities are illustrative only and do not represent all the duties or tasks to be assigned or performed by an employee with this position title.

    Alternates to the above qualifications may be acceptable as approved by the Executive Director.

    https://www.yourmetroparks.net/about/careers/job/budget-and-financial-reporting-analyst

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