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State of Massachusetts Forest And Park Supervisor III - Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park in Uxbridge, 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, golf courses, skating rinks, trails and parkways. The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position of Forest & Park Supervisor III, Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park,287 Oak St. , Uxbridge, MA /This position is part of the Strategic Readiness Initiative./ The Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park, 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. SPECIFIC DUTIES: -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. -Represents the agency at meetings and conferences with representatives of federal, state and municipal agencies and community and other groups to provide information concerning agency objectives and to obtain their cooperation in achieving those goals and/or to resolve problems. -Prepares budgets for assigned areas by projecting resource needs and preparing required documentation for agency’s budget request. -Initiates requests for capital outlay funds and monitor capital outlay expenditures -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. LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: -Current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 Motor Vehicle Operators License is required. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: 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. 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 (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. _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 III - Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park Location: Massachusetts-Uxbridge-287 Oak Street Requisition ID: 22000D42

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