SEASONAL AIS WATERCRAFT INSPECTOR POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
LOCATION: Washington Conservation District – Oakdale, MN
CLASSIFICATION: Seasonal Technician – Up to twelve vacancies are available
SALARY RANGE: $14-$15/hr DOQ
HOURS: Up to 40-hours per week – Requires early morning, evening, and weekend work
STATUS: Seasonal, non-exempt
TERM: Boating Season 2021
The Washington Conservation District (WCD) in collaboration with Washington County and other partners seeks self-motivated individuals to provide watercraft inspections to prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in Washington County, Minnesota.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Attends and completes DNR training to become an authorized inspector
· Serves as a Level 1 watercraft inspector at assigned inspection stations
· Interviews watercraft owners and performs watercraft inspections
· Educates launch users about the importance of AIS prevention
· Maintains daily inspection reports and data entry
· Performs light access maintenance during slow boat use periods
· Other duties as assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified applicants will possess, or be actively pursuing, an associate’s degree or have two years of relevant experience in communications, education, law enforcement, biology, water resources, soil science, or related natural resources field. Must be proficient in verbal and written skills and possess the ability to work independently. Must have good computer skills. Must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle available for use.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified applicants will possess, or be actively pursuing, a bachelor’s degree in water resources, soil science, or related natural resources field. Have experience in environmental education. Previous customer service experience and/or working with the public preferred.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves mostly outside field work (95%). Long periods of standing and sitting; lifting, pushing, and pulling more than 50 pounds required on an infrequent basis; may be exposed to hot, cold, and wet conditions. Use of the senses of sight and smell are necessary in this work.
SELECTION TECHNIQUE: Finalists for the interview process will be determined after initial screening and assessed of relevant qualifications and experience. Applicant(s) selected for the interview process will be contacted directly by the Washington Conservation District.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Matt Downing, email@example.com. Position open until filled – applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received. Applications will be reviewed and offers will be made on a rolling basis.
CONDITIONS OF ANNOUNCEMENT: Washington Conservation District reserves the right to change the content of this announcement without notification and may at any time withdraw the announcement.
REPORTS TO: The Senior Water Resource Specialist for daily assignments and to the District Manager on a regular basis.