Seasonal Ranger I

State Of Massachusetts Hopkinton , MA 01748

Posted 2 months ago


Seasonal Ranger I

Hopkinton State Park

71 Cedar Street Hopkinton, MA 01748


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. 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 Seasonal Ranger I.

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is seeking Park Rangers to patrol facilities to promote compliance with rules and regulations, protect natural and park resources, and enhance visitor experience through providing a presence and being available for visitor information; coordinate with law enforcement officials for appropriate regulatory action; and perform related work as required.

A cover letter and resume expressing your interest in this position must be submitted as part of the application process. These documents must be specifically attached "as relevant" to the requisition for which you are applying.

Park Rangers normally work a forty-hour week (which includes nights, weekends, and holidays). Uniforms and training are provided; park housing is not.

Successful candidates must attend the Seasonal Ranger Academy.

Conduct patrols, either in a vehicle, on a bicycle or on foot, effectively utilizing techniques and available resources, to enforce applicable laws and regulations, provide visitor services, assess facility resources, assist visitors with first aid, and other public services as required.

Maintain an inventory of and maintain the condition of issued equipment.

Complete Bureau records, reports, files, and logs.

Attend seminars, workshops, training sessions, etc., in order to maintain proficiencies.

Participate in search and rescue operations in accordance with agency policy.

Provide informal and, occasionally, formal information/educational programs, demonstrations, and materials for schools and civic groups as requires, in areas such as Ranger programs, park activities and services, outdoor skills, natural and cultural history and search and rescue.

Respond and assist park staff at major incidents, assist at special events, and occasionally assist at statewide incidents or functions.

Preferred Qualications:

Knowledge of the standard procedures and techniques followed in foot, auto or other types of patrols.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of park or resource management.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of recreational programming.

Knowledge of general ecology and cultural history study, practice and principles.

Knowledge of the methods and techniques for presenting media productions, and drafting brochures and exhibits.

Ability to understand, explain and apply the rules, regulations, policies, procedures standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.

Ability to communicate effectively in oral expression.

Ability to give written and oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner.

Ability to speak effectively before the public

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to gather information by examining records and documents and through observing and interviewing individuals.

Ability to accurately record information provided orally

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

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time experience in park or resource management, environmental education, water resources or water supply management, or natural/cultural history interpretation or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. An Associate's degree or higher with a major in park or recreation management, natural resource management, water resources management, environmental education, or park interpretation may be substituted for the required experience.*

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

Special Requirements:

1.Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts 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.

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

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Seasonal Ranger I

State Of Massachusetts