Seasonal ACEC & Environmental Stewardship Assistant Winter 18-19

Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Boston, MA3.9

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. 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 Conservation Biologist I.
  • Program support for the Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and Ecology Programs.
  • Assists with Research Permitting by processing and tracking applications, providing initial review and comments, responding to inquiries, coordinating internal staff reviews, and preparing permits.
  • Organizes and maintains office files, publications, maps, correspondence, resource information, and permit files.
  • Responds to public inquiries regarding the ACEC Program, existing designations, and program regulations and policies.
  • Provides technical assistance to groups interested in preparing ACEC nominations, amendments, or resource management plans
  • Assists ACEC Program Director with ACEC nominations, and coordination with the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs.
  • Assists the Ecology and ACEC programs with environmental stewardship projects, both administratively and with occasional field work.
  • Assists with reviews of proposed projects in ACECs, preparing written comments and recommendations through the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) and occasionally other regulatory review processes.
  • Coordinates scheduling and planning of occasional public meetings with stakeholders, town officials, agencies and interested parties related to the ACEC Program.
  • Other related duties as required.
Additional qualifications acquired on job in Conservation Biologist I positions:

1. Ability to coordinate the efforts of others in accomplishing assigned work activities.

2. Ability to accomplish work objectives when few precedents or guidelines are

Applicants must have at least (A) 2 years of full-time, or equivalent part-time technical or professional experience in Environmental Planning, Ecology, Environmental Science, Conservation Biology, and (B) of which at least 1 year must have been in a professional capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions: A Bachelor’s degree with a major in environmental planning,

ecology, conservation biology, or environmental science may be substituted for

two years of the required (A) experience.

Class D drivers license required.

Position Information:
Start Date: November 18, 2018
End Date: March 16, 2019


First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: None

Special Requirements: None