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State of Massachusetts Forest And Park Supervisor II - Moore State Park in Paxton, 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 throughout Massachusetts. DCR is a dynamic agency and is one of the largest park systems in the nation. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, trails and parkways. The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks applicants for the position of Forest & Park Supervisor II for Moore State Park, 1 Sawmill Road, Paxton, MA. /This position is part of the Strategic Readiness Initiative./ DUTIES: -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. -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. -Organizes and implements recreational and cultural programs, including sports competitions, nature walks, shows, etc. 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. -Monitor the activities of recreational area personnel to ensure the maintenance of state forest and park areas for recreationalpurposes. -Confer with agency personnel concerning assigned unit activities to resolve problems, provide information and make recommendations. -Review reports and make recommendations concerning actions to be taken to resolve problems and/or to recommend changes in policies, procedures, etc. -Performs related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE: -Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, assessing the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subor­dinates’ training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and recommending disciplinary action. -Knowledge of the methods and techniques of forest and park manage­ment, including terminology. -Knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in forest and park management. -Knowledge of the types and uses of materials and equipment used in forest and park maintenance. -Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the care and main­tenance of trees and shrubs. -Skill in using hand-held power tools. -Skill in using chainsaw and has all the proper certificates required by the agency. -Skill in using hand tools such as hammers, pliers, etc. -Ability to understand, apply and explain the laws, rules, regula­tions, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guideli­nes governing assigned unit activities. -Ability to maintain accurate records. -Ability to prepare general reports. -Ability to write clearly and concisely. -Ability to give oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner. -Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others. -Ability to establish rapport with persons from different ethnic, cultural and/or economic backgrounds. -Ability to maintain a calm manner in emergency situations. -Ability to interact with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress. -Physical stamina and endurance. Based on assignment, the following additional qualification may be required at hire: -Ability to operate a motor vehicle. -Ability to communicate effectively in oral expression and written via email or letter. -Ability to coordinate the efforts of others in accomplishing assigned work objectives. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's License. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of forestry, parks or recreational management and ( B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. An Associate's or higher degree with a major in forestry, natural resources; management or parks and/or recreation management may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience.* Education toward 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: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's License. _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! *Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. 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: Community and Social Services* *Organization: Department of Conservation & Recreation *Title: *Forest And Park Supervisor II - Moore State Park Location: Massachusetts-Paxton-Mill Street Requisition ID: 22000D4D