State of Massachusetts Field Operation Team Leader, Mohawk Complex in Charlemont, 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.

This position monitors and coordinates the opera­tion of state-operated forest and park areas and facilities in the Mohawk Complex; inspects the condition of such areas and facilities in an assigned region; confers with management staff concerning assigned activities; maintains liaison with local and state agencies; provides technical assistance to state and local agencies; and inspects land sites to determine suitability for agency use.

The basic purpose of this work is to coordinate the administration of state programs for forest, park and conservation areas.

Specific Duties:

Supervise and monitor the operation, administration and maintenance to meet operational needs and scheduling of staff and it recreation areas and facilities, such as parks, swimming pools, beaches and camp grounds.

Performs maintenance, operations and visitor services functions in the facilities within the complex. This is a working supervisor and performs duties consistent with those of their staff.

Initiates, develops and monitors the implementation of programs for the public use of the facilities. Ensures areas assigned are clean, safe and monitored according to DCR policies. Ensures enforcement of rules and regulations for safety of park/facility and protection of resources.

Coordinates all activities concerning the administration, maintenance, operations, visitor use and the appropriate activities for assigned areas in accordance with the perimeters as established within the Department policies and procedures. Ensures DCR staff levels are properly staffed within the complex.

Prepares and submits computer generated administrative and operational reports such as payrolls and reports on incidents, narratives, operations, administration, budgets, and safety issues. Develops and implements park emergency action plans.

Issues and manages permits or gives permission for the use of recreational facilities, and park areas. Provides visitor information on park facilities, availability, fees, and regulations through meetings, telephone and direct contact with the public.

Administers the collection and processing of day use fees, permits for youth groups/recreational activities, conservation trust funds and related fees per Departmental policy/procedure.

Represents the agency at meetings and develops and/or maintains professional and/or service relationships with the public, within the DCR, and also with local lake commissions, local communities, Friends/Advisory Groups, users and other organizations having a particular interest in the assigned areas. Cultivates relationships with the abutters of these facilities and Forest units. Establishes and maintains harmonious working relationships with others.

Coordinates and oversees all storm and emergency related activities at the facilities within the complex including snow storm response efforts and emergency protocols, including but not limited to all calls initiated by the Department. Provides timely status and completion reports.

Identifies facility needs, prepares drafts, scope work for deferred maintenance/capital projects for repairs, purchase orders for supplies and equipment, monitors expenditures and evaluates future needs for operational and capital projects. Proposes, prioritizes and supervises park/facility projects including the construction, maintenance and repair of all trails and facilities. Monitors daily maintenance construction activities at facilities in complex as well as post construction issues and report any issues to DCR.

Exercises supervision and enforces public compliance rules and regulations of the DCR Complex and areas assigned via Departmental and Agency policies and regulations. Ensures all staff and areas within this complex are in Departmental and Agency compliance with guidelines and standard operating procedures.

Supervises, coordinates and evaluates all staff assigned to complex including but not limited to facility maintenance, ranger and interpretive services, resource protection and park facility administrative functions. Ensures employee performance reviews are completed in a timely manner in accordance with DCR Human Resources policies and procedures.

Interviews candidates, assigns work, monitors scheduling, reviews and evaluates work performance, encourages staff development and training, and initiates progressive disciplinary action when necessary per DCR policy/procedures.

Communicates facility activities, incidents and programs in a timely fashion. Departmental communication includes preparation of various written reports, electronic communication via computer, use of telephone, facsimile and radio transmission. Ensures appropriate staff is trained and are utilizing the DCR office and communications equipment for authorized DCR purposes.

Coordinates regional projects/initiatives/programs as assigned. Inspect the condition of areas and facilities and land sites to determine suitability for agency use as assigned.

Provides technical and/or assistance to other DCR divisions, state and local agencies concerning agency programs, including conservation, natural resource and forest protection.

Ensures staff work schedules are prepared and submitted in a timely fashion and provides staff coverage as required by the region director.

Reviews reports of subordinates and others to determine progress and to provide information and make recommendations to superiors concerning assigned work and training opportunities.

Performs related duties such as attending meetings, speaking before groups, preparing groups, which may include night and weekend meetings.

Will be assigned and perform other related duties as assigned



_/ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $52,196.04 - $70,915.00/ _



Salary placement is determined by years of experience and education directly related to the position and the Human Resources Division’s Recruiting Guidelines. In the case of a promotional opportunity, the salary provisions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement will apply to placement within the salary range.

Please attach a resume along when applying for this position.

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) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in the field of forestry or park 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, natural resources management or park management may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience.*

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

NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of two years of the required experience.

Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's License may be required.

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

Job: *Community and Social Services

Organization: *Department of Conservation & Recreation

Title: Field Operation Team Leader, Mohawk Complex

Location: Massachusetts-Charlemont-Route 2

Requisition ID: 1700015P