State to invest more money in beach jobs, equipment

The Patriot Ledger

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation will spend $2.4 million on new jobs at its coastal and inland beaches and $1 million for equipment at ocean beaches.

The new jobs, recommended by the Metropolitan Beaches Commission, are designed to increase the cleanliness, safety and programming at DCR-operated beaches.

Several of the jobs will be for coordinators who will oversee a cluster of ocean beaches, supervise beach staff and serve as a contact person for the community.

Other positions include laborers, equipment operators and mechanics, coastal ecologists, visitor services supervisors, recreation facilities repairers, beach program managers, horticulturalists and rangers. All are year-round.

The jobs will be filled through either the state’s Civil Service process or an open, competitive interview process.

For more information, visit or call 617-626-1415.

To help maintain beaches, the Department of Conservation and Recreation will also buy new equipment including two tractor beach sanitizors; 20 solar-powered trash compactors; several pickup trucks, 5-ton trucks and half-ton trucks; dog waste bag dispensers; 66 trash barrels; two new storage sheds; outdoor information boards; and six new lifeguard chairs.