State of Massachusetts Ranger I in Boston, Massachusetts

About the Department of Conservation and Recreation:

The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, campgrounds, swimming pools, golf courses, skating rinks, trails and parkways.

The basic purpose of a Ranger is to provide a variety of visitor services and resource protective measures, and promote compliance with rules and regulations at agency sites.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position of Ranger I.

Specific Duties:

Patrol the State House and adjacent areas to ensure the security of the facility, protect the natural and cultural resource and ensure visitor safety. .

Perform entry access screening of visitors and items entering the building by operating security equipment such as magnetometers and x-ray machines; verify employee identification cards for access control purposes.

Control crowds in areas where large groups of people gather by cautioning observers and by placing barriers, ropes, etc. in order to maintain public order; guard against trespass, theft, damage to property or injury to individuals, confront situations that may require the expulsion of disorderly persons coordinating with appropriate law enforcement officials.

Issue non-criminal parking citations for all roads contiguous with the State House within DCR's jurisdiction.

Perform related duties such as maintaining records and files, maintaining logs, preparing reports.

Enforce State House building rules.

Divert vehicular traffic or pedestrians, when necessary, to avoid congestion or promote safety and convenience.

Respond to incidents within the facility as a first responder.

Perform other related duties as required.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time experience in park or resource management, environmental education, water resources or water supply management, or natural/cultural history interpretation or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. An Associate's degree or higher with a major in park or recreation management, natural resource management, water resources management, environmental education, or park interpretation may be substituted for the required experience.*

*Education towards such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Special Requirements:

  1. Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator's license.

  2. Possession of a current and valid CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) certificate from the American Red Cross or the American heart Association.

  3. Possession of a current and valid standard first aid and personal safety certificate and first responder certificate issued by the American Red Cross.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Public Safety

Organization: *Department of Conservation & Recreation

Title: Ranger I

Location: Massachusetts-Boston - State House

Requisition ID: 180005GZ