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

Agency Name: Department Of Conservation And Recreation

Official Title: Ranger I

Occupational Group: Recreation

Position Type: Non-Management

Salary Range: $27,601.44 to $36,992.02

Bargaining Unit: 02

Number of Vacancies: 4

Confidential: No

Application Deadline: 03/10/2005

Posting ID: 3880

1 Carver
2 Carlisle
3 Amherst
4 Pittsfield

Duties: The purpose of the Department of Conservation and Recreation is to protect, promote and enhance our common wealth of natural, cultural and recreational resources for the well-being of all.

The Ranger I patrols Department of Conservation and Recreation facilities to promote compliance with rules and regulations, protects natural and park resources and enhances visitor experience through providing a presence and being available for visitor information and education; coordinates with law enforcement officials for appropriate regulatory action, and performs related work as required.

Qualifications: 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 Class C 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.

Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the minimum entrance requirements, preference will be given to candidates with the following:
Possession of a valid Mass. Class D motor vehicle operator's license.
Ability to speak clearly and communicate effectively with the public.
Ability to read, understand, interpret, and explain the laws, rules & regulations governing assigned unit activities.
Knowledge of the standard procedures and techniques followed in foot, bicycle, vehicle, and other types of patrols.
Ability to understand, explain, and apply the policies, procedures standards, and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.
Ability to gather information by examining records and documents and through observing and interviewing individuals.
Ability to read and interpret such documents as maps, charts, etc.
Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information.
Ability to make decisions and act quickly in emergency and dangerous situations.
Ability to interact with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress.
Ability to navigate various terrains under extremely variable weather conditions by orientation with map and compass.
Physical stamina and endurance.
Valid First Responder and CPR certificates.

Comments: These seasonal positions are scheduled for a 40 hour work week and requires working weekends and evenings.

Incumbents will be assigned to Regions and will work as assigned in locations within the region boundaries with occasional special assignments.

The successful candidates are required to attend the Inhouse Seasonal Ranger Academy.

Successful candidates must complete and pass a Massachusetts CORI.

How to apply: Interested persons should respond in writing, accompanied by a resume, cover letter and a DCR application for employment, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date to:

Johanna Zabriskie, Acting Director of Human Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation
251 Causeway Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02114
Attn: Michelle Brown

An application must be completed and returned with a resume.

Resumes will not be considered without an application. Applications are available on the DCR WEB site at WWW.state.ma.us/DCR.

Department Of Conservation And Recreation

Agency Web Address: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/

Affirmative Action Officer: Ms. MaryBeth Burnand (Acting), (617) 626-1000
 
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