Forest & Park Supervisor II Charles Complex

State Of Massachusetts Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 2 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, skating rinks, trails and parkways.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position of Forest & Park Supervisor II for Charles Complex.


  • Supervises Seasonal Staff, preparing their work duties, work schedules and performing seasonal performance reviews. Also responsible for training Seasonal Forest & Park Supervisors on their responsibilities for other seasonal staff such as Laborers and Park Interpreter.

  • Supervises the maintenance of assigned recreational areas, including such activities as grounds maintenance, building and equipment maintenance, snow and ice operations, 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.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • 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 such as chain saws.

  • 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.

Additional qualifications required at hire for Forest and Park Supervisor II positions

  • 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.

Salaries are based upon full-time/40 hours worked per week. Work schedules and days off are at the discretion of the Regional Area Coordinator. This position may require working weekends and/or holidays.

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) 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.


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.

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

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Forest & Park Supervisor II Charles Complex

State Of Massachusetts