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State of Massachusetts Seasonal Forest And Park Supervisor I (Chicopee) in Chicopee, Massachusetts

POSITION INFORMATION:

Position: Seasonal Forest & Park Supervisor I

Location: Chicopee Memorial State Park, Chicopee

Start Date: 6/23/19

End Date: 11/2/19

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, golf courses, skating rinks, trails and parkways.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position ofForest & Park Supervisor I.

The incumbent is responsible for supervising the maintenance of assigned recreational areas; inspecting the condition of state-operated forest and park recreational areas and facilities; patrolling recreational areas and facilities; permitting the use of recreational facilities, park areas, etc.; organizing and implementing recreational and cultural programs.

Specific duties include:

Supervises the maintenance of assigned recreational areas, including such activities as grounds maintenance, building and equipment. Maintenance, and repair and removal of hazardous trees or limbs.

Inspects the condition of state-operated forest and park recreational areas and facilities to determine their suitability for public use, ensures compliance with safety standards and determines maintenance needs.

Patrols recreational areas and facilities to maintain security and ensures compliance with applicable rules, regulations and policies.

Checks buildings on a daily basis.

Issues permits or gives permission for the use of recreational facilities, park areas, etc. and collects related fees.

Maintains records and prepares reports concerning assigned work to provide information and make appropriate recommendations.

Assists in the organization and implementation of recreational and cultural programs for the enjoyment of visitors to the parks.

Coordinates the activities and work of volunteers, court-referred individuals, etc.

Determines supply needs; operates and performs routine maintenance on various types of equipment and vehicles; provides information to the general public; interviews candidates for employment; provides on-the-job training; and uses small hand tools.

Monitors the operation, administration and maintenance of a major recreation area with one or more satellite, extensive grounds and multiple recreational facilities. This includes operating and over-seeing the online revenue reporting system and the ORMS reservation system.

Represents the agency at meetings and conferences with representatives of federal, state and municipal agencies and community and other groups to provide information concerning agency objectives and to obtain their cooperation in achieving those goals and/or to resolve problems.

Prepares budgets for assigned areas by projecting resource needs and preparing required documentation for agency's budget request.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

Possession of a current and valid Mass Driver's license

Ability to work outside in inclement weather, work odd hours with expectations for working overtime opportunities and holidays.

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

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MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of forestry, parks or recreational management, 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 forestry, natural resources management or parks and recreation management may be substituted for the required experience.*

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

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

Job: *Community and Social Services

Organization: *Department of Conservation & Recreation

Title: Seasonal Forest And Park Supervisor I (Chicopee)

Location: Massachusetts-Chicopee-Burnett Road

Requisition ID: 190004TJ

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