The Huron-Clinton Metroparks understands that their internal landscape currently lacks diversity. They are looking to cast a wider net and draw a diverse pool of highly qualified applicants for full time positions that are currently open.
“While we are proud of the diversity of backgrounds, experiences and skills of our entire Metroparks family, we are also aware that we are not as representative of our service region as we should be. To address this and ensure we are providing the most welcoming outdoor recreation experience and opportunities across our 13 parks, we have launched a comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.” Says Artina Sadler, the Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Metroparks. “Our goal is to be the best stewards of not only our parks system, but the public trust. A critical part of earning and keeping that trust is becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization. This important work must first begin internally and will be reflected in the care we take with each of our valued patrons.”
The Metroparks provide a unique working environment that you won’t find anywhere else, and full time open positions are rare. Your workspace almost certainly comes with amazing views and a team environment where you can make new friends and be valued for who you are. Every day is different and exciting, and we all get the opportunity to help make visitors smile. Additionally, full-time positions come with competitive salaries and benefit packages.
Police officers looking for a change of pace while still making an impact on the community might find the Huron-Clinton Metroparks to be the place for them as the park system seeks to fill a full-time Sergeant position in the Police Department at Kensington, Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair Metroparks and a full-time police officer in the Metroparks Southern District that covers Lake Erie, Lower Huron, Oakwoods, and Willow Metroparks.
Additionally, Kensington Metropark has an opening for a park maintenance specialist, Lower Huron Metropark is seeking an equipment maintenance specialist, and Indian Springs Metropark is looking for a golf course maintenance specialist.
As Metroparks Director Amy McMillan notes: “the men and women who serve the Metroparks provide an invaluable service to not only our park visitors, but to our communities and region. It’s critical we cast a wide net looking for the best and brightest to fill these open spots on our team, ensuring we’re representative of our diverse Southeast Michigan communities and that we’re providing the safest, most inclusive, welcoming experience outdoor recreation experience for all who visit.”
Interested candidates can explore open positions and apply at www.metroparks.com/hiring.