Forest And Park Supervisor III (Mohawk Trail State Forest)

State Of Massachusetts Charlemont , MA 01339

Posted 5 months ago

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, golf courses, skating rinks, trails and parkways.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position of Forest & Park Supervisor III, Mohawk Trail State Forest

The Mohawk Trail State Forest, Forest & Park Supervisor is responsible for supervising the maintenance and operations of parks, recreation areas, parkways, roadways, pedestrian ways and parking lots for public use. The incumbent of this position determines work priorities and resources, assigns and supervises staff, compiles and reviews data concerning park maintenance effectiveness and provides reports of all activities and incidents.


  • Supervises the maintenance of assigned recreational areas, including such activities as roadway and parkway maintenance, grounds maintenance, building and equipment maintenance and the repair and/or removal of hazardous conditions such as unsafe trees or limbs, and snow removal.

  • Determines manpower and equipment resources necessary to accomplish assigned tasks.

  • Maintains records and prepares reports concerning assigned work to provide information and make appropriate recommendations.

  • Coordinates the activities and work of volunteers, court-referred individuals, etc.

  • May prepare budgets for assigned areas by projecting resource needs and preparing required documentation for agency's budget request.

  • Monitors the activities involved in park and roadways maintenance work.

  • Compiles and reviews data concerning effectiveness of park maintenance activities to prepare reports for supervisor

  • Provides on-the-job training for new employees.

  • Prepares reports as required; maintains records and logs on such matters as time and attendance of assigned personnel; performs routine vehicle maintenance inspections; and operates motor vehicles and other park machinery and equipment as required.

  • Inspects damage to park areas, roadways, parking lots, equipment, etc. as a result of storms, vandalism and accidents to estimate the cost of labor and materials required for repairs and/or replacements

  • Determines work priorities and assigns staff to specific tasks such as spraying, watering, planting trees, cleaning catch basins, trash removal, and snow removal etc.

  • Performs related work as assigned.

  • Ability to work in a team setting.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment.

  • Required to work outdoors in all types of weather.

  • Work varied shifts and/or irregular hours; and stand for prolonged periods of time.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work on complex issues and deal with multiple situations that may arise.

  • Excellent communications skills.

  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of forest and park management, including terminology, safety practices and procedures, and the types of materials and equipment used.

  • Ability to use a personal computer.

  • Experience supervising staff participating in diverse park/facility management and operations.


Current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 Motor Vehicle Operators License is required.


Salary placement is determined by years of experience and education directly related to the position and the Human Resources Division's Recruiting Guidelines. In the case of a promotional opportunity, the salary provisions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement will apply to placement within the salary range.

This requisition will remain open for 90 days however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


Applicants must have at least (A) four 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 two years must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


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 (A) 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.

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

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