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State of Massachusetts Ranger III, Captain, State House in Boston, Massachusetts

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 throughoutMassachusetts. 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 the position of State House Ranger III, Captain. The incumbent supervises DCR Ranger shifts at the Massachusetts State House Security Program (SHSP) to ensure appropriate levels of security are administered and that assigned staff adhere to all policies and procedures as set forth by the Department. The Ranger III also ensures compliance with Department rules and regulations; protects natural and cultural resources; enhances visitor experiences through visibility, interpretative programming and visitor information; monitors impact of both authorized and unauthorized visitor use; and coordinates with law enforcement officials for appropriate regulatory action. The basic purpose of this work is to supervise DCR Ranger shifts at the State House Security Program for the Department of Conservation and Recreation. DUTIES: -At times the Ranger III Captain must be available to respond to the State House for emergencies or to cover critical staffing needs 24/7. -The Ranger III Captain must also be available for after-hours calls and communications and at time responds to emergencies 24/7. During Special Events and or Emergency Management operations, the incumbent must be capable of working in a fast pace, high pressure environment. -Conduct patrols and supervise DCR’s State House Security Program (SHSP) operationally for the Bureau of Ranger Services in accordance with Mass General Law Chapter 8, Section 9. -Oversee all aspects the SHSP’s day to day operations. Supervise and direct subordinates assigned to the program. -Oversee State House Ranger I and II’s activities, initiatives, and schedules. -Confer with the State House Chief Ranger to provide information regarding program operations, make recommendations, and to resolve problems. -Maintain liaison with the Director of State House Security, Bureau of the State House, MA State Police, General Court Officers, Federal and Municipal agencies, and other public entities. -Provide technical assistance and policy recommendations to management, state and local agencies concerning the SHSP. -Patrol and monitor the SHSP for compliance with department rules and regulations, protocols and procedures as defined in the Bureau of Ranger Services Standard Operating Procedure, Mass General Law and Commonwealth of Mass Regulations. -Review reports of subordinates and others to determine program effectiveness and to provide information and make recommendations to managers concerning assigned work. -Attend meetings, speak before groups, prepare reports, maintain records and provide training and orientation for employees. -Assist management with policy initiative implementation -Perform duties as an Incident Commander when applicable during emergency situations in accordance with department standard operating procedures. -Control crowds in areas where large groups of people gather by cautioning observers and by placing barriers, ropes, etc. in order to maintain public order and ensure that special events operate smoothly; confronts situations that may require the expulsion of disorderly persons from the area and the notification of appropriate law enforcement officials. -Oversee searches for lost persons in accordance with standard operating procedures and agency policy. -Oversee incident response operations and implement appropriate emergency and standard operating procedures. -Oversee first response to medical incidents; perform first aid or cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when necessary. -Review Special Use Permit applications, make recommendations for event planning purposes, prepare staffing plans and oversee security for special events. -Keep lock/key inventory and maintain supply levels through inventory control procedures. -Manage all DCR equipment assigned to the program. -Administer records and reports; oversee department files in accordance laws and procedures. -Perform other duties as assigned. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full time or equivalent part-time experience in park/recreation or resource management, environmental management, water resources or water supply management, or natural/cultural history interpretation, and (B) of which at least two years must have been in a supervisory capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below. Substitutions: I. An Associate's or higher degree with a major in park and/or recreation management, resource management, water resource management, environmental education, or park interpretation may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience. Education towards such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. NOTE: No substitutions will be permitted for the required (B) experience. Special Requirements: 1. Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D 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: Public Safety* *Organization: Department of Conservation & Recreation *Title: *Ranger III, Captain, State House Location: Massachusetts-Boston - State House Requisition ID: 24000105