State of Massachusetts Seasonal Forestry Assistant - ALB Eradication in Worcester, Massachusetts

Position title: Seasonal Forestry Assistant

Position #: 00183784 & 00261209

Location: Asian Longhorned Beetle Program; Worcester Office

Start Date: 08/26/2018

End Date: 12/08/2018

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 Forestry Assistant for ALB Ground Survey.

Seasonal positions may be subject to the recall process and will be filled in accordance with collective bargaining agreements, positions not filled using this process will be interviewed for.


Uses appropriate methods to survey and manage insect pests, diseases and invasive exotic plants utilizing the knowledge of the lifecycles and control methodologies for exotic non-native insect and diseases that can affect Massachusetts forests.

Identify Asian Longhorned Beetle damage as well as all genera of host trees.

Conducts inventories of trees: identifies trees to species, measures DBH (diameter at breast height), records locations of trees using GPS equipment and maps, records data on paper, forms or electronic data recorders.

Work in a team environment, working cooperatively with the USDA APHIS on the Asian Longhorned Beetle eradication duties including but not limited to preparation of reports, data collection, and other collateral duties as assigned.

Forestry Assistants work outdoors in all types of weather; all types of terrains .

Cooperates with federal, state and municipal authorities during emergencies and natural disasters such as forest fires, wind or ice storms, and insect infestations.

Performs related duties such as maintaining records and attending staff meetings.

  • A cover letter and resume must be submitted as part of the application process and attached “as relevant” to the requisition. *

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

Note: All federal funded jobs are subject to a potential background check

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.


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 encourage

Job: *Agriculture

Organization: *Department of Conservation & Recreation

Title: Seasonal Forestry Assistant - ALB Eradication

Location: Massachusetts-Worcester-151 West Boylston Dr

Requisition ID: 1800053S