Assistant Regional Director

Assistant Regional Director – Water Supply and Protection, Quabbin Section

Program Manager V
Agency Name: Dept. of Conservation and Recreation
Official Title: Program Manager V
Functional Title: Assistant Regional Director – Water Supply and Protection, Quabbin Section
Occupational Group: Not Used
Position Type: Civil Service
Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time
Salary Range: $38,067.12 to $92,247.08 Annually
Bargaining Unit: M99
Shift: Day
Confidential: No
Number Of Vacancies: 1
City/Town: Belchertown
Facility Location: Division of Water Supply Protection, Quabbin Section, 485 Ware Road Belchertown, Ma
Application Deadline: 05-02-2013
Apply Online: No
Posting ID: J35051


This position is funded from trust funds collected from various sources.


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. 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, skating rinks, golf courses, trails and parkways.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Water Supply Protection, seeks qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Regional Director for Quabbin/Ware Section. The Assistant Regional Director will be oversee operations for the Quabbin/Ware Section of the Division of Water Supply Protection. This individual will have primary oversight of the Quabbin/Ware Section’s daily operations and will be responsible for the planning of all land, facilities and structural activities. The Assistant Regional Director will determine priorities to insure the successful operation of the section in conjunction with all applicable laws, rules and procedures governing watershed protection. In addition this position will be responsible for Fleet Management for the Quabbin/Ware Section. The Assistant Regional Director will assist in budgeting, purchasing, contracting and oversight for operational expenditures and capital improvements.

Oversight and management of Quabbin land and facility based operations and maintenance activities through providing supervision, allocating personnel and funding resources, determine and prioritize work activities, evaluate performance, oversee personnel and equipment needs, resolve conflicts with staffing and priorities.
Regional Fleet Coordinator: Works with Regional Director and senior OWM staff on allocation, maintenance, purchase and lease of vehicle and heavy equipment fleet for OWM, and FAMIS implementation.
Oversight of Capital and operation planning, expenditures and implementation: Assists Regional Director in developing yearly and 5 year capital plans. Responsible for coordinating effort with budget manager to develop contracts for capital expenditures for equipment and facility upgrades, oversee engineering, contractors and other staff in the implementation of capital projects.
Coordinate all forest management activities by DCR staff and private contractors.
Emergency Operations: The Assistant Regional Director will take the lead on emergency operations including forest fire and spill response for the Quabbin and Ware River Watersheds.
Coordinate with Senior Watershed Division Staff to develop and implement policies to protect water quality and natural resources in Quabbin and Ware Watersheds.



Applicants must have at least (A) five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory or managerial experience in business administration, business management, or public administration and (B) of which at least four years must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. A Master’s or higher degree with a major in business administration, management, public administration, industrial engineering, industrial psychology, or hospital administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

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


Preferred Qualifications:

Applicants must have at least five years of full-time of equivalent part-time professional experience in civil/environmental engineering, natural resources management or a related field. A Bachelors degree in civil/environmental engineering, forestry, natural resource management, park management or related field of study is preferred. Masters degree preferred.

The successful candidate has at least four years of managerial experience with supervisory responsibility for the administration, operation, protection and maintenance of publicly and/or privately owned land managed for the purpose of multi-use conservation and outdoor recreation activities. Experience working with staff involved in a variety of disciplines related to the field of environmental park management. Excellent communications skills both written and oral are essential. The ability to work with diverse groups and to foster a coaching and teamwork environment is required.

Thorough knowledge of natural resource management including principles, practices and procedures necessary to the operation of a park system involving land and water resources and developed facilities.

This position requires both field and administrative work. Physical effort is required to walk and review staff field work. The position requires travel by vehicle to attend meetings. The position may be on-call 24 hours a day/7days a week to deal with problems that may occur.

How To Apply:

Interested persons should respond in writing, accompanied by a resume, cover letter and a DCR application for employment, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date to:

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

An application must be completed and returned with a resume. Resumes will not be considered without an application. Applications are available on the DCR WEB site at

The Department of Conservation and Recreation, is an affirmative action employer, is committed to ensuring that all of its programs and facilities are accessible to all members of the public. It is the policy of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. Inquiries regarding compliance by the Department of Conservation Title IX and other civil rights laws may be directed to Human Resources at 617-626-1282. This document is available in other formats to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities.

Agency Web Address:

Diversity Officer:

Ms. Agatha Summons-McGuire, Diversity Officer/ADA Coordinator, (617) 626-1282

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

Belchertown, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Penny Carney, Director of Human Resources