GGC Forestry Assistant - Outreach
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, golf courses, trails and parkways.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified
applicants for the position of Seasonal Forestry Assistant.
A cover letter and resume must be submitted as part of the
application process and attached "as relevant" to the
The Seasonal Forestry Assistant will work outdoors in all types
Assists with leading the canvassing and outreach efforts for the
Greening the Gateway Cities Program; able to communicate the
objective of the program effectively to a diverse community of
homeowners and residents.
Able to read maps, record and maintain canvassing and data
Interacts with the public to encourage participation in the
GGCP; promotes the program effectively and clearly.
Assists Forester with scheduling and attending site visits.
Assists in the tree planting operations for the GGCP to increase
tree canopy cover for the purpose of reducing heating and cooling
energy costs to residences and businesses; educates private
landowners and the public about proper tree selection, care, and
Works outdoors in all types of weather.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Ability to speak and write (foreign language, if applicable) and
translate materials for homeowners who speak (foreign language, if
Knowledge of the principles and practices of applied forestry
and wood harvesting.
Ability to identify tree species.
Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment used in
Knowledge of safety practices used in forestry.
Knowledge of the types and uses of hand held power tools such as
chainsaws, hedge trimmers, etc.
Knowledge of the terminology and standard abbreviations used in
Ability to understand, explain and interpret the laws, rules,
regulations, policy, procedures, standards and practices governing
assigned agency activities.
Ability to follow written instructions.
Ability to maintain harmonious working relationships with
Ability to assemble items of information in accordance with
Ability to act quickly and make decisions in dangerous and
Ability to give oral instructions in a precise, understandable
Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written
Ability to maintain accurate records.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as plans,
specifications, blueprints, maps, etc.
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.
I. An Associate's or higher degree with a major in forestry or
forestry management may be substituted for the required
* 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.