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DCR Seasonal Shorebird Monitoring

by Savannah Dix on April 24, 2013

The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position of Seasonal Ranger I. 

The Seasonal Ranger will be dedicated to Winthrop Beach, Revere Beache and other urban beaches as needed; Horseneck Beach, Demarest Lloyd and West Island State Beaches in the South Coast District; and will include a seven day presence throughout the shorebird nesting season.

The Seasonal Ranger will be trained at the beginning of the season with the Mass Audubon Shorebird Stewards and/or the Lloyd Center for the Environment Shorebird Stewardson on the ecology and protection of nesting Piping Plovers and Least Terns and other shroebird species at the at the beaches listed.


  • Train the Shorebird Stewards on the enforcement role and authority of DCR’s Park Rangers, so that all personnel involved have a complete understanding of their roles and responsibilities relative to enforcement issues.
  • Develop an enforcement protocol in coordination with the DCR Coastal Ecologist, the Shorebird Stewards, local police and animal control officers to improve compliance and protection of these shorebirds.
  • Make recommendations for future enforcement activities to DCR at the end of each nesting season to help improve shorebird protection.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Law enforcement efforts by this Seasonal Ranger will be timed to coincide with high beach use periods including weekends and holidays; as well some lower use periods.

The enforcement schedule will vary from day to day, week to week to be unpredictable, to interact with as many different beach users as possible, and to provide maximum coverage.

Minimum Qualifications:

(A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time experience in park or resource management, environmental education, water resources or water supply management, or natural/cultural history interpretation

or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below:

I. An Associate’s degree or higher with a major in park or recreation management, natural resource management, water resources management, environmental education, or park interpretation may be substituted for the required experience.*

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

Special Requirements: 
1. Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D motor vehicle operator’s license and reliable transportation.

2. Possession of a current and valid CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) certificate from the American Red Cross or the American heart Association.

3. Possession of a current and valid standard first aid and personal safety certificate and first responder certificate issued by the American Red Cross.

Desired qualifications include an interest and respect for shorebird conservation and exceptional communication skills. Background and/or experience in Ecology projects is preferred. Binoculars to effectively perform duties is a plus.


$1,257.42 Biweekly. Salaries are based upon full-time/40 hours worked per week. Work schedules and days off are at the discretion of the Supervisor. This position will require working weekends and/or holidays.

How To Apply:

Interested persons should respond in writing, accompanied by a RESUME, COVER letter and a DCR SEASONAL APPLICATION for employment, no later than 5:00 p.m. on 4/24/13 to:

Penny Carney, Director of Human Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation
251 Causeway Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02114
Attn: Harry Pierre-Mike

Position interviews will be completed within 2-3 days after the official closing date of this position posting.
 Applications are available on the DCR WEB site at

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