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Seasonal Regional Planner I
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State of Massachusetts | West Boylston, MA
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Job Description

The Department ofConservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse stateparks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources andoutdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. DCR is a dynamicagency, and is one of the largest park systems in the nation. The DCR systemincludes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands,beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, golfcourses, trails and parkways.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position of Seasonal Planner I. This is a full-time Seasonal Regional Planner I position which runs from April 28, 2019-October 26, 2019.

The Division of Water Supply Protection holds 143 Watershed Preservation Restrictions (WPRs, similar to Conservation Restrictions) in the Quabbin, Ware, and Wachusett Watershed in Central Massachusetts. The Division is working on developing a new WPR Monitoring Program, utilizing tablets and mobile GIS and a team of staff monitors. The Seasonal WPR Monitoring Assistant will assist the WPR Coordinator in preparing all of the materials to use with the new procedure.

The main duties of this position will be:

* Moving old monitoring data (written reports and photographs) into new forms, in Word and Survey123.
* Using GIS (ArcMap 10 and ArcGIS Online) to combine information from past monitoring reports into new shapefiles and maps.
* Preparing training materials for new staff monitors and assisting with their training.
* Working cooperatively with the GIS staff and other DWSP staff to field test monitoring application.

Occasional duties of this position:

* Conducting detailed field inspections of WPRs using mobile technology; reporting on these visits using the new monitoring procedure.
* Other related duties as required.

The position is a long-term seasonal position which runs from April 28 - October 26, 2019.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Undergraduate degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Geography, Ecology, Biology, Forestry, or Wildlife Biology.
* Interest in land conservation and natural resource protection through conservation easements.
* Ability to use geographic information systems (i.e. ArcGIS) to create maps and manage data.
* Experience using iPads and mobile GIS technology, including Survey123 and Collector for navigation and data collection.
* Ability to read and understand topographic maps, assessor plans, and engineer survey plans.
* Experience with writing reports that include maps, photographs and narrative describing conditions on a property.
* Strong organizational skills
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full time, or equivalent part-time technical or professional experience in urban or regional planning, environmental planning, transportation planning or land use planning, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitution below.


I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in urban or regional planning, environmental planning, urban studies, architecture, landscape architecture, civil, environmental, or transportation engineering or environmental sciences 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 competed.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment, 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.