Seasonal Forestry Assistant (Forest Health Program/Amherst) Summer 2020

State Of Massachusetts Amherst , MA 01003

Posted 2 months ago

POSITION INFORMATION:

Position: Seasonal Forestry Assistant (Forest Health Program)

Location: Moore House, Military Road, Amherst

Start Date: 3/15/20

End Date: 10/10/20

About the Department of Conservation and Recreation:

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. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, campgrounds, swimming pools, golf courses, skating rinks, trails and parkways.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position of Seasonal Forestry Assistant.

Forestry Assistants work outdoors in all types of weather; work in isolated areas; may be exposed to the hazards of power tools and equipment such as chainsaws and hoists and travel for job related purposes.

Duties:

Inspect trees to ascertain forest health including invasive insects.

Prune hazard trees where necessary to promote tree health. Remove hazard trees as necessary to provide a safe environment for the public visiting DCR facilities.

Cooperates with state and municipal authorities during emergencies and natural disasters such as winter storms, forest fires, hurricanes, tornadoes and forest insect and disease infestations.

Conduct environmental field inspections and inspections of DCR sites.

Assist with insect collection.

Provide research and field assistance for natural resource projects in Massachusetts.

Assist with computer data entry and the compilation of forest health reports

Represent DCR at public meetings and give presentations when necessary.

Evaluate environmental conditions related to recreational use.

Develop a working relationship with other DCR staff.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time experience in forestry or natural resource management, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. An Associate's or higher degree with a major in forestry or forestry management may be substituted for the required experience.*

  • Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Special Requirements:
Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D 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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