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State of Massachusetts Seasonal Ranger I State House 2024 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, swimming pools, skating rinks, trails, golf courses and parkways. The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for a Ranger I position at the State House. 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 below list is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Supervisors may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time for any reason. Access Control: -Inspects and verifies employee identifications entering the Massachusetts State House -Performs security screening of visitors and items entering the Massachusetts State House in a manner consistent with policy and procedure -Operates security screening technology such as: portable and fixed magnetometers, x-ray machines, and other technologies as assigned -Monitors and operates facility systems including remote door access controls, duress alarm systems, elevators, and fire alarm panels -Operates intrusion alarm system, as well as CCTV cameras for unusual and/or suspicious activity Safety/Security: -Attends roll calls daily, taking notes as required -May be required to attend trainings or department meetings outside of normal scheduled shifts -As assigned by a supervisor, conducts patrols of the Massachusetts State House or staffs fixed security posts as necessary to protect the Massachusetts State House and ensure visitor safety -Provides a public presence and acts as a deterrent to criminal activity and/or rule violations -Conducts crowd control in areas where large groups of people have gathered in a manner consistent with training, policy, and procedure -May be required to place barriers, fencing, ropes, signs, etc. to maintain public order -Controls vehicular and pedestrian traffic, when necessary, to avoid congestion and promote public safety -Comes to the aid of fellow rangers and the public and offers assistance when necessary -Detects and responds to suspicious/unusual activity which may be a threat to the occupants of the State House; immediately reports suspicious activity and potential threats to the supervisor, State House Ranger Control, and law enforcement officials -Responds to emergencies as necessary or as directed, rending aid and assistance in accordance with training, policy, and procedure -Reports all incidents, accidents, and/or emergencies immediately to the shift supervisor and State House Ranger Control -Coordinates with law enforcement officials and other first responders to prevent theft, damage to property, injury to persons, or respond to or expel disorderly persons Enforcement: -Enforces State House building rules as determined by the Joint Committee on Rules, and the Bureau of the State House -Issues non-criminal parking citations on all roads contiguous with the State House within DCR’s jurisdiction Customer Service: -Treats all persons with dignity and respect -Interacts with the public, gives directions, and responds to inquiries -Provides clear direction and information to visitors and employees -Performs other related duties as required. Start Date April 7, 2024 End Date October 26, 2024 1 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. Substitutions: 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. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Community and Social Services* *Organization: Department of Conservation & Recreation *Title: *Seasonal Ranger I State House 2024 Location: Massachusetts-Boston-10 Park Plaza Requisition ID: 2400038M