Employment Opportunities

City of Bowling Green Application Process

The City of Bowling Green is an equal opportunity employer. The City only accepts applications when a specific vacancy is to be filled or when a Civil Service examination has been scheduled. Application materials must be submitted in accordance with the methods established below for the specific job vacancy or Civil Service examination. For information about the Civil Service Commission and its meetings, click here. In order to be considered for a position, an individual must complete the appropriate application, which is available below with the job postings. The application must be completed and returned to the Personnel Department by the deadline established in the advertisement. Résumés alone are not acceptable; however, a résumé may be returned with a completed application. You may also obtain an application packet by visiting the Personnel Department during regular business hours, which are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is acceptable to return a completed application via email to , by fax to (419) 352-1262, by mail, or by hand-delivery. Contact the Personnel Department at 419-354-6200, if additional assistance is required.

In accordance with the public records laws of Ohio, applicant identities and application materials cannot be considered confidential. It is the City’s practice to accept employment applications only when specific job vacancies are available. The application file for a position will be considered active only until such time as the vacancy is filled. You would be required to submit another application should you decide to apply for another City position.

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Full-Time and Non-Temporary Part-Time Positions

 

CIVIL ENGINEER (Assistant City Engineer) *

*Job title is anticipated to change to Assistant City Engineer mid-summer.

City of Bowling Green, Ohio

Engineering Division

 $77,000 to $84,115

Salaried exempt position assists City Engineer with supervision of activities of the Engineering Division; plan, design, review plans; project management of infrastructure improvements including transportation, drainage, waterline and sanitary sewers. Reviews plans of private & public improvements; oversees planning, design, and management of public works projects; supervises project inspection; attends committee meetings at TMACOG, etc. Registration as a Professional Engineer in Ohio preferred; five to seven years of relevant experience; and must have a current Ohio Driver’s License. A link to the job description is available here.

Interested persons must complete an application packet that is available either by visiting the Personnel Department of the City of Bowling Green at 304 N. Church St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2399 or it can be accessed by clicking hereAdditionally, applicants must complete a written statement of their experience describing the following:

  1. Overseeing, planning, and designing of public works projects;
  2. Dealing with citizen complaints;
  3. Reviewing plans for subdivisions and dealing with contractors;
  4. Preparation and/or administration of public budgets;
  5. Experiences working with bid specifications, and public contracts;
  6. Working with boards/commissions/elected bodies;
  7. Managing and/or supervising personnel, and;
  8. Short-term and long-term planning.

Resumés may be included, but will not substitute for a completed application. Application materials must be returned to the Personnel Department by one of the following methods: email to , fax to (419) 352-1262 or by US Mail or hand-delivery to the address above. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. You may reach the Personnel Department by phone at (419) 354-6200. Deadline for making application is 4:30 p.m. on May 10, 2021.  AA/EEO

 

ARBORIST

CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, OHIO

(Pay Band 5: $68,000 – $73,000)

Salaried, exempt position is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all activities related to the acquisition, planting, maintaining, removal of trees on City properties and rights of way, and removal of certain private property trees, which are a menace to public property or welfare. Provides support to the City’s Tree Commission and management of the City’s urban trees; assists other departments in related activities. Works primarily at the community level, provides technical guidance and supervises urban forestry activities. Develops, administers plans/procedures including policies, objectives, long- and short-term maintenance schedules, yearly tree acquisition and planning program(s), coordinates all activities with the Tree City USA program; establishes a removal/replacement policy for public trees;   ability to write and administer an urban forestry plan; serves as liaison and coordinator between City departments and neighborhood associations and other groups regarding the Urban Forestry Plan and other tree service activities; plans, organizes, and directs the work activities of employees engaged in tree/shrub maintenance; creates electrical line clearance work plans; maintains and enforces the City’s tree ordinances and tree care policies; analyzes data and compiles reports; maintains the budget; prepares and presents educational; attends committee meetings; and performs other related tasks as assigned. Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, Forest Management Horticulture, Agriculture or other related field required and three years of administrative experience in forestry, tree care, and maintenance. Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License; must be able to drive, and must obtain ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) certification within 6 months of hire. The job description is available by clicking here.

Interested persons must complete an application packet that is available either by visiting the Personnel Department of the City of Bowling Green at 304 N. Church St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2399 or by accessing it online at by clicking here.  Additionally, applicants must complete a written statement of their experience describing the following:

  1. Developing forestry programs for public entities
  2. Hands on experiences with tree removal, identifying trees for removal
  3. Developing and administering written urban forestry plans
  4. Working with Boards/Commissions/Non-profit Entities/City Councils
  5. Managing and/or supervising personnel

Resumés may be included, but will not substitute for a completed application. Application materials must be returned to the Personnel Department by one of the following methods: email to , fax to (419) 352-1262 or by US Mail or hand-delivery to the address above. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. You may reach the Personnel Department by phone at (419) 354-6200. Deadline for making application is 4:30 p.m. on April 26, 2021.  AA/EEO

 

 

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Temporary Part-Time Seasonal Positions

Please see individual postings below for position and application information.

Part Time-Seasonal Positions for Bowling Green City Pool and Water Park

Bowling Green Parks & Recreation

We are no longer accepting applications for the BG City Pool and Water Park.  We will keep candidates notified of any changes or requirements that occur during the coming months with regard to the opening of the aquatics facility. 

 

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Bowling Green Parks & Recreation

 

Summer Camp Staff

Work in a fun environment while enhancing the lives of the children and families in our community!  The City of Bowling Green Parks & Recreation Department is seeking Programmers and Program Supervisors to conduct our Summer Camps, including Day Camps, Nature Camps, and Safety Town.

-You may be working with children aged 3 ½ to 12 years.

-Pay is $8.80 – $11.00 per hour depending on position, education, and previous experience.

-Ideal candidates are pursuing degrees or already have degrees in Education, Recreation, Sport Management, Physical Education, Nature/Outdoor Education, etc. but other applicants will be considered based on relevant experience, education, and enthusiasm.

-Hours are primarily Monday through Friday in mornings and afternoons, but some opportunities to assist with evening and weekend events may occur.

-The position will require flexible availability throughout the mornings and afternoon and will average 25-40 hours per week depending on position.

-Camps run from the middle of June through the middle of August.

-These are part-time, temporary positions without fringe benefits.  Employment will be through a temporary agency.  Individuals hired will not be City of Bowling Green employees.

RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, carrying out and sometimes organizing lesson plans for recreational activities, supervising over groups of children in various settings, interacting with parents, children, and other staff in an effective and positive manner, and other related similar tasks.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age with training or practical experience in working with youth, and must have the ability to relate to and motivate young children. Applicants must have a reliable source of transportation.

Employment will be through a temporary agency; individuals hired will not be City of Bowling Green employees. Applications are available by clicking here . This link will take you to the Job1USA Career Portal where you can apply for the City of Bowling Green positions. Resumes must be downloaded.  On your application, it is important to specify the position you are applying for. Applications and résumés will be submitted electronically. For more information, please call (419) 354-6200, or email . Applications will be accepted until position is filled. AA/EEO.

Special Programmer-Community Center Front Desk Temporary Part-Time

Rate of Pay: $9.00 per hour

BG Parks & Recreation is looking for a part time Customer Service Representative(s) to work the front desk at our Community Center.

Experience in the following would be desirable for this position:

  • Processing transactions on a computer.
  • Counting money for transactions and for giving change back to customers.
  • Answering telephones and transferring calls.
  • Data entry in recreation tracking software.
  • Upbeat, friendly and helpful attitude.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule consisting of evenings and weekends.
  • Previous customer service experience.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and with patience as there are many ages and types of people that use the Community Center.
  • Willingness to help out where needed and learn new tasks.
  • Ability to work alone or in a group.

Employment will be through a temporary agency. Individuals hired will not be City of Bowling Green employees. Applicants must complete the temp agency application that is available online at https://careers.job1usa.com/#/jobs/2237. If you have any questions or need additional information, you can reach the Personnel Department at by phone at (419) 354-6200 or by email at The temp agency phone number is (419) 315-1999. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. AA/EEO

Part-Time Seasonal Park Laborer-Maintenance

Bowling Green Parks & Recreation

The City of Bowling Green’s Parks & Recreation Department is seeking qualified, dependable individuals for its summer part-time seasonal maintenance staff.  Pay range $8.80 – $11.50 per hour, no fringe benefits.   Must be able to work flexible schedule up to 40 hours per week for the full term of the temporary employment including evening and weekends. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.  Experience with building custodial, grounds, aquatic facility, small tractor and/or softball field maintenance beneficial.  Employment will be through a temporary agency.  Individuals hired will not be City of Bowling Green employees. Applicants must complete the temp agency application that is available online at https://careers.job1usa.com/#/jobs/2237. If you have any questions or need additional information, you can reach the Personnel Department at by phone at (419) 354-6200 or by email at .  The temp agency phone number is (419) 315-1999. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.  AA/EEO

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SUMMER PROGRAMMER / PROGRAM SUPERVISOR SPORTS PROGRAMS

BOWLING GREEN PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT

$8.80 – $9.90 Per Hour

The Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department is seeking individuals to join the summer programming staff and work with youth girls and boys ages 3 ½ through 14.  The position will require flexible availability throughout the day; mornings, afternoons and evenings, with some possible weekend assignments.  The hours for this temporary position will average 6-25 per week.

RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, organizing and teaching/coaching multiple sport and recreational activities, sport camps; and scorekeeping and officiating/umpiring.  Background in basketball, baseball/softball and volleyball is helpful as well as a general knowledge of other youth sports; and a genuine interest in working with youth is needed.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age with training or practical experience in working with youth, and must have the ability to relate to and motivate young children. Applicants must have a reliable source of transportation.

Employment will be through a temporary agency; individuals hired will not be City of Bowling Green employees. Applications are available by clicking here . This link will take you to the Job1USA Career Portal where you can apply for the City of Bowling Green positions. Resumes must be downloaded.  On your , it is important to specify the position you are applying for. Applications and résumés will be submitted electronically. For more information, please call (419) 354-6200, or email . Applications will be accepted until position is filled. AA/EEO

 

PROGRAMMER / PROGRAM SUPERVISOR SPORTS PROGRAMS

Bowling Green Parks & Recreation Department

 $8.80 to $9.80 per hour

The Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department is seeking an individual to join the programming staff and work with youth girls and boys ages 3 ½ through 14. The position will require flexible availability both afternoons and evenings with mainly weekend assignments. The hours for this temporary position will average 6-25 per week.

RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, organizing and teaching/coaching multiple sport and recreational activities, sport camps; and scorekeeping and officiating. Background in basketball, baseball/softball and volleyball is helpful as well as a general knowledge of other youth sports; and a genuine interest in working with youth is needed.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age with training or practical experience in working with youth, and must have the ability to relate to and motivate young children. Applicants must have a reliable source of transportation.

Employment will be through a temporary agency; individuals hired will not be City of Bowling Green employees. Applications are available by clicking here . This link will take you to the Job1USA Career Portal where you can apply for the City of Bowling Green positions. Resumes must be downloaded.  On your , it is important to specify the position you are applying for. Applications and résumés will be submitted electronically. For more information, please call (419) 354-6200, or email . Applications will be accepted until position is filled. AA/EEO

 

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INFORMATION REGARDING HIRING ENTRY-LEVEL POLICE OFFICER & FIREFIGHTER/EMT/EMT-I/PARAMEDIC

The City of Bowling Green is not accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic at this time.

The City is not accepting applications for Police Officer at this time.

  • Police Officer –  Age requirement for Police Officer  shall be in accordance with Section 124.41 of the Ohio Revised Code. Credit for military service shall be in accordance with Section 7.01 of the City’s Charter.
  • Firefighter/EMT/EMT-I/Paramedic –  Age requirement for Firefighter/EMT/EMT-I/Paramedic shall be in accordance with Section 124.42 of the Ohio Revised Code.   Credit for military service shall be in accordance with Section 7.01 of the City’s Charter.

 

MILITARY/VETERAN’S CREDIT

Military/Veteran’s Credit – Credit for military service shall be in accordance with Section 7.01 of the City’s Charter.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

 

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