Position Title: Seasonal Coastal Natural Resources Officer/Assistant Harbormaster
FLSA Status: Non-exempt - Not benefit eligible
Location: Duxbury Beach and Harbormaster Office, Town Pier, Mattakeesett Court, Duxbury, MA.
Hours: Variable including weekends, nights and holidays, 20-40 hours per week
Seasonal Schedule: To start immediately and work through Labor Day
Nature of Work: The purpose of this position is to assist with functions relative to the Harbor, Beach, Fish and Wildlife and endangered species protection and management divisions. Interact with the public to provide information and answer questions as necessary. Communicate bylaws, laws, rules and regulations, and in a polite and professional manner.
Supervision Received: Reports directly to the Harbormaster under the oversight of the Chief of Police, Executive Officer/Assistant Harbormaster I, Coastal Natural Resources (CNR) Operations Officer/Assistant Harbormaster II.
7. Nature and Purpose of Public Contact: Employee interacts constantly with co-workers, the public, groups and/or individuals such as civic leaders, peers from the other organizations, representatives of professional organizations, and news media. The employee serves as a spokesperson or recognized authority of the organization in matters of substance or considerable importance. The employee deals with the public and other individuals on behalf of a department to communicate departmental practices, procedures, regulations or guidelines. Excellent communication and customer service skills are required involving courtesy, tact, and diplomacy in resolving complaints or concerns of the public.
8. Essential Functions: The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.
Manages the lawful access to Duxbury Beach the shoreline, waterways and all associated ways and parking lots.
Communicate and enforce Town of Duxbury beach rules and regulations, Town of Duxbury Waterways Rules and Regulations, MGL Chpt. 90B, in a polite and professional manner.
Educate general public on beach rules, regulations and endangered species habitat management.
Understand and abide by Duxbury Beach Rules/Regulations and Duxbury Beach Management and Conservation Plan.
Wear required uniform dress during shifts.
Maintain field equipment.
Participate in enticement programs as instructed (e.g. ice cream coupons for dog walkers adhering to rules and regulations).
Attend meetings and trainings as requested (and any additional training on how to address specific issues providing an opportunity to ask questions and review information pertinent to the time of the season).
Perform trash removal in assigned area as time allows.
Assist water dependent users as directed.
Attend and complete trainings/meetings provided by the Duxbury Police Department, Duxbury Harbormaster/Coastal Natural Resources Department, Massachusetts Audubon Society, Duxbury Beach Reservation or other trainings/meetings approved by the Harbormaster.
All other assigned tasks.
Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience: High school education or equivalent. Study, or strong interest, in criminal justice, biological sciences, marine sciences, or environmental sciences/protection. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, the public, governmental agencies and carry out specific tasks as assigned by supervisor. Must have experience in fish and wildlife, small boat handling, off-road vehicle use and access. Required to attend and complete trainings/meetings provided by the Harbormaster Department and related agencies.
Special Requirements: Valid Driver’s License required and ability to operate related department equipment and vehicles.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skill
Knowledge: Knowledge of current principles, practices, law, statutes, codes, ordinances, terms and conditions pertaining to endangered species management/protection, applicable Massachusetts General Laws, town bylaws, and regulations relating to the beach environment and maritime law.
Abilities: Ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with government agencies, other town employees and general public, often in highly stressful situations. Ability to enforce rules and regulations firmly and impartially. Ability to deal effectively and cordially with all persons using the waterfront, waterways, beach and shorelines. Basic computer skills. Ability to operate vehicles in hazardous and severe weather conditions.
Skill: Excellent organizational, and communication skills.
Work Environment: Work is performed under varying conditions, either in an office, in a vehicle or in the immediate surrounding shoreline and coastal areas. Work is conducted outdoors with exposure to extreme weather conditions in secluded areas. The incumbent may be required to work outside of normal business hours. In addition, incumbent is required to work on weekends and holidays and may be required to be available to attend evening meetings and emergency situations.
Occupational Risk: Duties regularly present frequent, recurring exposure to hazardous conditions on land and in water, exposure to extreme weather conditions in secluded areas. Job frequently entails the possibility for serious injury or exposure to conditions that could result in total permanent disability or loss of life. Extreme care and safety precautions are required at all times. Special safety precautions, training, or protective clothing such as gowns, coats, gloves, glasses, hats or boots may be required.
Physical and Mental Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, walk, run, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to operate a keyboard and calculator at efficient speed. Regularly climbs, stoops, crouches, kneels, and climbs a ladder. Specific vision abilities required include close, medium, and distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus and distinguish colors; employee is required to detect odors. May lift up to 100 pounds.
Motor Skills: Duties may involve close hand and eye coordination and physical dexterity. Manipulation and motor control under conditions that may require extreme accuracy may be needed in making repairs to electronic instruments or complex equipment, conducting laboratory tests, performing microscopic experiments.
Visual Demands: Visual demands include constantly reading documents for general understanding and for analytical purposes, routinely reviewing non-written materials such as instrumentation for analytical purposes and with a need for color vision.
This position is currently accepting applications.