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Public Notices

Request for Proposals-Trail Lake Park
Parking Lot & Drive

The Portage Park District seeks proposals from qualified professionals for the design, construction plans and specifications, bidding phase services and construction administration for the construction of a 40-50 car parking lot and drive at the future Trail Lake Park, Streetsboro, Portage County, Ohio.

Download the RFP packet  Download

Proposals must address the information requested and may be submitted electronically to admin@portageparkdistrict.org or on paper to Portage Park District 705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4, Ravenna, OH 44266.

All Proposals are Due on Feb. 25, 2019 at 12:00pm (EST)

If you have questions, please contact Christine Craycroft, Executive Director ccraycroft@portageparkdistrict.org  (330) 297-7728 

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Request for Proposals-Morgan Park Operations Center – Design & Construction Administration

The Portage Park District seeks proposals from qualified professionals for the design, construction plans and specifications, bidding phase services and construction administration for the conversion of a 7,200 sf agriculture building into an Operations Center at 8505 Nicodemus Road, Ravenna 44266, Shalersville Twp., Portage County, Ohio.

Download the RFP packet  Download

Proposals must address the information requested and may be submitted electronically to admin@portageparkdistrict.org or on paper to Portage Park District 705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4, Ravenna, OH 44266.

All Proposals are Due on Feb. 25, 2019 at 12:00pm (EST)

If you have questions, please contact Christine Craycroft, Executive Director ccraycroft@portageparkdistrict.org  (330) 297-7728 

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Request for Proposals-Morgan Park Operations Center – Septic System & Water Well Design & Permitting

The Portage Park District seeks proposals from qualified professionals for designing and developing construction plans, bid specifications and permit applications, as well as bidding phase services and construction inspection for the installation of a septic system and water well to service the Park District Operations Center at 8505 Nicodemus Road, Ravenna 44266, Shalersville Twp., Portage County, OH.

Download the RFP packet  Download

Proposals must address the information requested and may be submitted electronically to admin@portageparkdistrict.org or on paper to Portage Park District 705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4, Ravenna, OH 44266.

All Proposals are Due on Feb. 25, 2019 at 12:00pm (EST)

If you have questions, please contact Christine Craycroft, Executive Director ccraycroft@portageparkdistrict.org  (330) 297-7728 

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Request for Proposals-Dam Assessments and Plans

The Portage Park District seeks proposals from qualified professionals for the inspection, evaluation and recommendations for improvements to dam safety, as well as Operations, Maintenance and Inspection Plans and Emergency Management Plans as required for three properties owned by the Portage Park District, Portage County Ohio.

Download the RFP packet Download

Proposals must address the information requested and may be submitted electronically to admin@portageparkdistrict.org or on paper to Portage Park District 705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4, Ravenna, Ohio 44266. The proposal name must be labeled on the envelope or in the subject line.

All Proposals are Due on Feb. 25, 2019 at 12:00pm (EST)

If you have questions, please contact Christine Craycroft, Executive Director ccraycroft@portageparkdistrict.org  (330) 297-7728 

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Request for Qualifications, Professional Services

The Portage Park District is seeking qualified consulting firms to perform landscape architecture, architecture, engineering, surveying, appraisal and environmental services for various operations and capital improvement projects for calendar years 2019-2020. Statements of professional qualifications will be kept on file for selection for projects as needed.
Interested firms wishing to offer their services may download the information package here    Download

Please contact the Portage Park District with questions by phone at (330) 297-7728 or email us at admin@portageparkdistrict.org

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Employment Opportunities

POSITION TITLE: Education Program Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:   Public Engagement and Education

SUPERVISOR:      Public Engagement Coordinator

FLSA STATUS:     Non-Exempt; Non-Civil Service Classified

HOURS:                 Full Time

PAY RANGE:        $17.00-$25.00/Hour

DATE POSTED:    February 1, 2019

POSITION SUMMARY:     The Portage Park District is seeking creative and resourceful candidates for the position of Education Program Coordinator who are knowledgeable and experienced in the areas of environmental education, natural history and outdoor recreation. This person will report to the Public Engagement Coordinator and will plan, coordinate, implement, evaluate and deliver diverse public education and recreation programming in the parks and other settings, alone or with the assistance of other staff, volunteers and partners.

Complete job description           Download  

Portage County Application       Download

Mail or email the completed application, resume’ and cover letter to:

Portage Park District
705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4
Ravenna, OH 44266

 admin@portageparkdistrict.org

Position open until filled

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POSITION TITLE: Maintenance Worker III

DEPARTMENT:   Operations

SUPERVISOR:      Operations Manager

FLSA STATUS:     Non-Exempt; Non-Civil Service Classified

HOURS:                 Full Time

PAY RANGE:        $15.50-$21.00/Hour

DATE POSTED:    February 1, 2019

POSITION SUMMARY:  This is a semi-skilled and skilled position within the Park District which performs in all areas of the operations department, including but not limited to: groundskeeping, equipment maintenance, mowing, trail trimming and maintenance, minor construction and repairs, painting, cleaning, landscaping, litter removal, herbicide application, and other duties necessary for the upkeep of the park and its facilities. The position includes overseeing staff and volunteers as necessary.

Complete job description                Download

Portage County Application           Download

Mail or email completed application, resume’ and cover letter to:

Portage Park District
705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4
Ravenna, OH 44266

admin@portageparkdistrict.org

Position open until filled

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POSITION TITLE:                 Seasonal Maintenance Worker I

DEPARTMENT:                   Operations

SUPERVISOR:                      Operations Manager

FLSA STATUS:                     Non-Exempt

CLASSIFICATION:               Non-Civil Service; At-Will Employment

HOURS:                          Seasonal Full Time 40 hours/week up to 1,000 hours

STARTING WAGE RANGE: $9.00 – 13.00/Hr depending on qualifications and experience    

DATE POSTED:    February 1, 2019

POSITION SUMMARY:     This is a semi-skilled position within the Park District which performs in all areas of the operations department, including groundskeeping, mowing, trail trimming and maintenance, minor construction and repairs, painting, cleaning, landscaping, litter removal, snow removal, herbicide application, and other duties necessary for the maintenance and safe use of parklands and facilities.

Complete job description               Download

Portage County Application          Download

Mail or email completed application, resume’ and cover letter to:

Portage Park District
705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4
Ravenna, OH 44266

admin@portageparkdistrict.org

Positions open until filled

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POSITION TITLE:                 Seasonal Natural Areas Technician

DEPARTMENT:                   Natural Areas

SUPERVISOR:                      Natural Areas Steward

FLSA STATUS:                     Non-Exempt

CLASSIFICATION:               Non-Civil Service; At-Will Employment

HOURS:                              Full Time Seasonal 40 hours/week; up to 800 hours

WAGE RANGE:$9.25-$11.50/hour depending on qualifications and experience           

DATE POSTED:                    February 1, 2019

POSITION SUMMARY: This is a skilled position within the Park District which performs in all areas of the natural areas stewardship program, including but not limited to: natural resource inventory, management, monitoring and protection, invasive plant control, mapping, equipment maintenance, cleaning and other duties necessary for the stewardship natural areas. 

Complete job description                Download

Portage County Application           Download

Mail or email completed application, resume’ and cover letter to:

Portage Park District
705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4
Ravenna, OH 44266

admin@portageparkdistrict.org

Positions open until filled

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Park District Board of Commissioners position vacancy

The Portage Park District currently has one opening on its governing Board of Commissioners.  Portage Parks  Board members are appointed by Portage County Probate Court Judge Robert Berger who is seeking applications from interested Portage County residents.  Board members are non-partisan and are appointed for a 3-year renewable term, to serve without pay. The Board meets regularly once a month, with additional meetings scheduled as needed.

The Park District is a countywide government agency whose mission is to conserve Portage County’s natural heritage and provide opportunities for its appreciation and enjoyment. Portage Parks manages over 2,000 acres including 16 parks & preserves, 14 miles of hike and bike trails, and 9 miles of equestrian trails across Portage County. Portage Parks General Fund Budget is approximately $1.7 million/year, with revenues primarily generated from a 10-year property tax levy that was approved by voters in May, 2014.

To Apply: Send completed cover letter, application, and resume to admin@portageparkdistrict.org or Portage Park District 705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4 Ravenna, OH 44266

Application

Commissioner Guidebook   Download

Contact the Park District with questions at 330-297-7728 or admin@portageparkdistrict.org

Position open until filled