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State of Massachusetts SUMMER21 Seasonal Forestry Assistant Carver Office in South Carver, Massachusetts

Position: Seasonal Forestry Assistant Location: Carver Office Start date: 3/7/2021 End date: 11/20/2021 Number of Positions: 1 Please note, if you are selected for this position and will be working less than 90 days, the position will automatically revert to a short-term position. Our short-term positions are not part of the salary scale that is advertised within this job posting. Should this position revert to a short-term seasonal position (less than 90 days), your salary rate will be discussed with you during the interview phase of the process. 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. Assists in the preparation of multiple use forestry management plans; assists in the interpretation of aerial photos and other cartographic work regarding forests; assists in the inventory of natural resources and establishing and maintaining state forest boundary lines. Conducts vegetation surveys and collects information on deer impacts on DCR properties. Cooperates with state and municipal authorities during emergencies and natural disasters such as forest fires and insect infestations. Perform tree measurements on DCR Continuous Forest Inventory (CFI) plots. Assist with locating and marking DCR boundaries. Perform habitat management to maintain and expand existing meadow habitats. Operate, maintain and repair chainsaws, brushsaws, power pruners, and other equipment used to accomplish goals. Performs related duties such as maintaining records and attending staff meetings. Salaries are based upon full-time/40 hours worked per week. Work schedules and days off are at the discretion of the Supervisor. 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. 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. Job: Agriculture* *Organization: Department of Conservation & Recreation *Title: *SUMMER21 Seasonal Forestry Assistant Carver Office * Location: *Massachusetts-South Carver - Myles Standish Requisition ID: 21000215