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Seasonal Environmental Permitting Assistant Winter 2019-2020

Boston MA

The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation. The DCR is a dynamic agency responsible for the stewardship of over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, trails and parkways. DCR is responsible for protecting and enhancing its natural and cultural resources and providing diverse recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts.

The incumbent will conduct site assessments and provide environmental permitting support for Dept of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) maintenance projects, with a focus on Massachusetts Wetlands protection Act permitting.


The incumbernt will provide program support for the Office of Regional Planning and Resource Protection Bureau including but not limited to the following:

Organizes and maintains office files, publications, maps, correspondence, resource information, and permit files.

Prepares Wetlands Protection Act and other environmental permitting documents.

Supports DCR Project teams with wetland assessments of DCR properties, including tracking of permit filings and coordination with appropriate DCR staff and municipal Conservation Commissions and other regulatory agencies, in order to achieve environmental compliance.


Preferred qualifications:

Familiarity with Massachusetts environmental laws and regulations, with a focus on the Masschusetts Wetlands Protection Act (WPA).

Experience with reading and interpreting site development plans, environmental studies, floodplain maps, and site restoration documents.

Ability to use compass and/or Global Positioning System (GPS) units.

Field survey experience and knowledge of wetland resource areas, natural communities, wildlife, or ecology of New England.

Ability to conduct site or habitat monitoring related to protection of flora or fauna.

Experience with EXCEL and ArcMap


Start Date: 11/17/2019

End Date: 03/21/2020


* BI weekly Salary is $1949.12



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



Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, paraprofessional or technical experience in work involving the protection, preservation and/or management of endangered and protected species, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.



I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in zoology, botany, ornithology or herpetology, may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of experience.*

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


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license may be required .



Posted November 5, 2019

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