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State of Massachusetts Seasonal Forestry Assistant (Rutland) - Hazard Tree Winter 2021-2022 in Rutland, Massachusetts

_Seasonal Forestry Assistant – Hazard Tree_ 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 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Seasonal Forestry Assistant. Duties: -Pruning and removal of trees as required to promote tree health. -Operate chainsaws and wood chippers safely and efficiently. -Cooperates with state and municipal authorities during emergencies and natural disasters such as forest fires, hurricanes, tornadoes and insect infestations. -Work safely around and in coordination with aerial lift trucks, log loaders, and skid steers. -Have working knowledge of ropes, knots, and rigging techniques -Set up safe work zones through the use of tree work signs, and cones -Develop a working relationship with other DCR staff -Inspect trees to ascertain forest health including invasive insects -Assist on tree survey work and insect collection. -Other duties as assigned Preferred Qualifications: Possession of Commercial Driver’s License Possession of Hoisting License 2C, 1A Possession of Electrical Hazards Awareness Program/First Aid/CPR certificate/training Chainsaw certification This is seasonal position that starts on or around 11/7/2021 to 2/26/2022. Please note, if you are selected for this position and will be working less than 90 days, the position will automatically revert to a short-term position. Our short-term positions are not part of the salary scale that is advertised within this job posting. Should this position revert to a short-term seasonal position (less than 90 days), your salary rate will be discussed with you during the interview phase of the process This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. * * Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time experience in forestry or natural resource management, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. * * Substitutions: I. An Associate's or higher degree with a major in forestry or forestry 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: Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Agriculture *Organization: Department of Conservation & Recreation *Title: *Seasonal Forestry Assistant (Rutland) - Hazard Tree Winter 2021-2022 Location: Massachusetts-Rutland-Route 122A Requisition ID: 210008TJ