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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: State Firefighter I

Functional Title: Forest Fire Patrol

Occupational Group: Fire Protection

Position Type: Non-Management

Salary Range: $26,561.08 to $34,584.94

Bargaining Unit: 02

Number of Vacancies: 2

Confidential: No

Application Deadline: 04/06/2005

Posting ID: 4044

Location Facility Location Region Shift Full-Time/Part-Time

1 Topsfield Essex County - District 5 Bradley Palmer State Forest North East Day Full-Time

2 Carlisle Middlesex County - District 6 Great Brook Farm Central Day Full-Time

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.

Under the general supervision of the District Fire Warden (State Firefighter II), the State Firefighter I assists with forest fire prevention, suppression and control efforts in the district to provide for the public's safety and to protect state property from fire.

Patrols assigned state forests, woodlands or other property though on-site inspection, through remote observation from fire towers and/or violations of fire safety laws.

Keeps fire fighting equipment in proper condition by performing routine maintenance and inspection to ensure preparedness for emergency situations.

Suppresses fires through the use of standard fire fighting techniques by using such equipment as fire engines, fire extinguishers, emergency generators, radio equipment, air packs, safety equipment, gas masks, protective clothing and patrol vehicles. Uses two-way radio and telephone to provide clear concise communication between fire tower, state and municipal officials.

Provides information to the public on fire protection, fire prevention and/or use of equipment, in training workshops, verbally and/or by posting or updating fire and safety posters to promote public awareness of fire safety.

Maintains assigned area by constructing fire roads and towers and keeping fire roads and power lines clear to ensure prompt and unobstructed access to emergency sites.

Determines the exact location of fires through the use of topographical maps, charts and/or diagrams to ensure rapid response to fires.

Qualifications: Minimum Entrance Requirements: None.

Special Requirements:

1. Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

2. Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Class 2 Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

3. Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) certificate from the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.

4. Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid standard first aid and personal safety certificate and first respondent certificate issued by the American Red Cross.

5. Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid certificate as a Deputy Environmental Police Officer within one year of employment.

Comments: This is a civil service position. If there is no civil service list for this title, employees appointed must take and pass the next Civil Service examination when administered.
Please note: The position assigned to District 6 in Carlisle is federally funded. As a result, the successful candidate will implement the Firewise Community Assessment Program", specific to Middlesex County. He / she will work directly with the community and educate citizens on how to reduce the threat of wild fire in urban communities.

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

Department Of Conservation And Recreation

Agency Web Address:

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