Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Carlisle County





Fire District 6 - Carlisle

03/15/20 - 10/03/20 (29 weeks) @40 hrs

10:00AM-6:00PM TU-SAT, OFF:SUN-MON -- 1 opening(s)

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, trails and parkways.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position of Seasonal State FirefighterII.

Maintains firefighting equipment in proper condition by performing routine maintenance and inspection to ensure preparedness for emergency situations.

Suppresses fires through the use of standard firefighting techniques by using such equipment as fire engines, fire extinguishers, emergency generators, radio equipment, air packs, safety equipment, gas masks, and protective clothing and patrol vehicles.

Responds to calls for emergency assistance.

Utilizes power equipment and motorized equipment for reconstruction and repair of fire towers.

Assists with repairs of fire towers across the state.

Provides information to the public on fire protection, fire prevention and/or the use of equipment, verbally and by posting or updating fire and safety posters to promote public awareness of fire safety.

Operates forest fire observation towers throughout the Commonwealth on high fire danger conditions.

Determines the exact location of fires through the use of topographical maps, charts and/or diagrams to ensure rapid response to fires.

Participates in rescue operations by searching for lost persons, downed aircraft and flood or drowning victims.

Maintains assigned area by constructing fire roads, maintaining fire roads and towers and keeping fire roads and power lines clear to ensure prompt and unobstructed access to emergency sites.

Trains other agency fire personnel and the general public in the methods and techniques of fire prevention and control.

Incumbents work under exposure to the hazards associated with firefighting, works outdoors in all kinds of weather, work varied shifts and irregular hours, and may work in isolated areas.

Performs park or recreation area maintenance during low fire danger periods and performs related duties as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.

Ability to maintain a calm manner, make decisions and act quickly in dangerous and emergency situations.

Ability to work from ladders at heights greater than 20 feet.

Ability to lift and carry heavy objects, including people.

Manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude, physical stamina and endurance.

Ability to exercise sound judgment.

Ability to climb and work on tall structures.

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 may require working weekends and/or holidays.


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

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in firefighting work or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. An Associate's degree with a major in fire science 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 completed.

Special Requirements:

1. Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

2. Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Class 2 Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

3. Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) certificate from the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.

4. Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid standard first aid and personal safety certificate and first respondent certificate issued by the American Red Cross.

5. Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid certificate as a Deputy Environmental Police Officer within one year of employment.

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