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Join our team as a Maintenance Specialist for our Central Region of parks. This position will be part of our Conservation and Parks team and will be working at a variety of our beautiful parks. At Great Parks, our team members work together to preserve and protect natural resources and to provide outdoor recreation and education in order to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations.  

A successful Maintenance Specialist performs skilled maintenance and inspection of grounds, facilities, and infrastructure, such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and other systems with limited supervision in assigned region. Requires an advanced knowledge of one or more of these system operations and repair procedures, including management of projects, contractors, and vendors. Performs a variety of technical, manual, and administrative labor. Serves as functional supervisor of full-time, part-time, and volunteer staff on an assigned basis. Requires work on weekends, holidays, evenings, and work outside of normal schedule.  

This position is based out of Winton Woods and will take a company truck to parks in this region such as Glenwood Gardens, Farbach -Werner, and Triple Creek. May also go to other parks as needed and follows a flexible schedule. 

Responds to emergency calls as needed during off-duty hours, including a rotating on-call schedule with on-call pay for weekend coverage and emergency calls. 

Be a part of an inclusive organization that enriches the region by inspiring nature-based experiences, celebrating cultural heritage and building strong and healthy communities through our dedicated staff, volunteers and friends

  • Demonstrates and applies skills and knowledge of HVAC, electrical, plumbing, or carpentry. Assesses, maintains and repairs mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, including diagnosing problems and determining appropriate repair methods, equipment, and materials. Performs preventive maintenance on mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Resolves routine problems and ensures work is completed as directed and in conformance with the highest of quality standards and efficiencies.
  • Monitors work in progress, analyzes and resolves difficult problems, and provides direction and training to staff, volunteers, and contractors as needed. Identifies operating problems and maintenance needs and initiates appropriate corrective action.
  • Performs rough carpentry, paints, replaces signs, repairs fences and tables, and other maintenance duties. Makes repairs to buildings, fixtures, and systems. Completes required inspections. Repairs water and sewer lines and systems and performs plumbing maintenance at park facilities.  
  • Reports work progress and related information to Conservation & Parks Senior Manager, Manager, and Supervisor on a regular basis.   Plans projects in collaboration with others. Works with contractors, volunteers, and Great Parks’ staff to accomplish the goals of the organization. 
  • Responsible for financial records, including purchase orders, service and supply budgets, and invoicing. Maintains purchasing records and is responsible for purchasing card expenditure and associated reports.
  • Utilizes Asset Management System (AMS) to track maintenance, material, and labor records. Prepares and maintains AMS and reports on multiple systems, including, but not limited to, HVAC, electrical, lighting, door/key, and pest control. Reports will reflect work performed, inspection results, materials used, problems encountered, and other required information.
  • Performs job duties in accordance with GPHC policies, procedures, and performance expectations.  
  • Maintains confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information. 
  • Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance, and works outside of normal schedule as required.


An appropriate combination of education, training, course work, and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is:  

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.  
  • Certification in HVAC, Electrical, Building Trades or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience working HVAC, Electrical, Building Trades
  • State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License that meets GPHC current carrier guidelines.

Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.

Typical starting pay for this position is $21.89 - $27.37 depending on education and experience. 
Benefits include enrollment in Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid life, Vacation, 11 Paid holidays, paid sick and free or discounted use of many Great Parks of Hamilton County recreational activities.
Great Parks is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or any other classification protected under applicable law.

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