Research Analyst III - posted 5/9/19

Research Analyst III - posted 5/9/19

Company Name: 
Commonwealth of Mass- Department of Conservation and Recreation
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Full Time
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Job Summary: 

Research Analyst III - (190003IK)

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) 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, golf courses, swimming pools, skating rinks, trails and parkways.
The Department administers a wide array of recreation and conservation programs and facilities throughout the Commonwealth, including but not limited to: protecting, preserving and managing approximately a 1/2 million acres of land for a variety of recreation, scenic, historic, open space, habitat protection, natural resource and water supply purposes; operating and maintaining important flood control facilities and a network of historic parkways; providing environmental education programs; providing oversight of the environmental integrity of natural resources of the Commonwealth, for example regulating public and private forestry and dam safety.. Given the broad mission and activities of the agency, the Office of General Counsel serves the Department by providing legal services on a wide-range of issues that concern the Department and its more than 800 employees.

The primary function of this position is to review, research and respond to internal requests for records and plans, property boundary locations, property title narratives and ownership history; performs related work as required.

Incumbents of this position conduct research in an assigned subject area; determine the methods and procedures to be used in collecting data; analyze information to draw conclusions and make recommendations; prepare reports; collect and compare information from various reference sources and/or by consulting experts; and perform related work as required.

  • Maintains, supplements and cross-references real estate records of the DCR, including, but not limited to, identifying and replacing missing instruments and plans; adding certificate numbers, book and page references and plan book citations; and culling and disposing of preliminary copies, unexecuted drafts and surplus copies;
  • As directed by the Deputy General Counsels or General Counsel, researches real estate matters, including performing title searches, affecting DCR properties, including abutting properties, at Registries of Deeds, Land Court offices, the State Library, the State Archives and other government offices;
  •  As directed by the Deputy General Counsels or General Counsel, locates and obtains information from existing agency records to respond to inquiries from city and town officials, other state agencies, legislators, surveyors, co-workers and abutters, and to assist DCR staff in responding to public records requests;
  • Reviews and compiles records regarding land dispositions, easements, permits and encroachments on public land, as assigned; reviews reports for accuracy, completeness and content.
  • Reviews updated city and town maps to determine whether DCR properties are depicted accurately, and comments accordingly;
  •  Assists staff attorneys with review of proposed legislation by providing information about relevant DCR properties;
  • Produces and contributes to various OGC reports; attends meetings as required; performs such other tasks as may be requested by the Deputy General Counsels or General Counsel and provides support to OGC staff as requested.
  • Collects information from various reference sources and consults with experts in related fields in order to complete assigned work. 

A cover letter and resume must be submitted as part of the application process and attached “as relevant” to the requisition.


  1. Experience in land/real estate title research or records management
  2. Two years of experience working as a real estate paralegal.
  3. Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License

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


Applicants must have (A) at least four (4) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, administrative, professional or technical experience in work involving research, data analysis, compliance, records management or program administration (B) an equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitution below.

Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license at a class level specific to assignment.


  1. A Bachelor’s degree in a related filed may be substituted for a maximum of two (2) years of the required experience.
  2. A Master’s degree or higher in a related filed may be substituted for a maximum of three (3) years of the required experience

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

Official Title: Research Analyst III
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston - 251 Causeway Street
Job: Legal Services
Agency: Department of Conservation & Recreation
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Apr 30, 2019, 4:00:33 PM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 57,245.50 - 81,952.52 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: John Viola - 617-626-1607
Bargaining Unit: 06-NAGE - Professional Admin.
Confidential: No
Research Analyst III - (190003IK)

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