Watercraft Inspector: Lake Wissota, Chippewa County
Beaver Creek Reserve Citizen Science Center is seeking an enthusiastic intern to assist with aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention and education. The main duties of a Watercraft Inspector are to increase awareness of AIS by sharing information, laws and prevention steps with boaters, anglers and boat landing visitors.
Responsibilities will be focused on several specific objectives with additional responsibilities that vary. The main duties of this position will include:
Successfully complete a Clean Boats, Clean Waters training session
Disseminate information to boat landing visitors on AIS and prevention
Conduct watercraft inspections, record data and report the data in a Wisconsin DNR online database
Participate in statewide education strategies including Drain Campaign and Landing Blitz
Keep in regular contact with Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association contacts
Meet monthly with AIS Coordinator
Participate in water related outreach programs
Attend AIS trainings as they arise
Submit data to the WDNR surface water data integrated monitoring system (SWIMS)
Complete 200 hours of boat landing work
Complete end of the season report
Be at least 16 years of age with a valid driver’s license. Use of personal vehicle required
Be willing and able to approach, engage and educate diverse citizens at boat landings to encourage a change in behavior and instill a sense of personal responsibility to prevent spread of AIS
Have good verbal and written communication skills to communicate with a variety of audiences
Be able and willing to work outdoors in variable weather conditions
Be well-organized, self-motivated, able to multi-task, and able to work independently
Strong candidates will be college students pursuing biology, natural resources, or ecology based coursework, however high school students with an interest and passion for the outdoors are encouraged to apply. This job is an excellent opportunity to be introduced to and learn about career paths based in the natural resources field. Motivation to learn and reliability are necessary.
The watercraft inspector work will be conducted at a public boat landing on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Qualified candidates will be comfortable spending their days outside in a variety of weather conditions.
LENGTH OF POSITION: May 22nd – August 27th
WEEKLY SCHEDULE: 14 hours per week. Weekend and holiday work required. Weekly schedule is Saturday and Sunday 8 am – 3 pm or 9 am – 4 pm; flexibility in shift hours can be discussed.
Holiday Schedule will include: Memorial Day weekend (Saturday May 27th, Sunday May 28th, & Monday May 29th) & 4th of July weekend (Saturday July 1st, Sunday July 2nd, & Tuesday July 4th).
WAGES: $15.00/hour. Upon season completion, the water craft inspector will receive a $140 gas bonus.
Application Deadline is 03/26/2023. Interviews will be scheduled on April 3rd through April 6th. Please submit your resume, references, and cover letter to [email protected] or mail to:
Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Rd K
Fall Creek, WI 54742
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