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Beaver Creek Reserve

  • 28561 Wisconsin 40, New Auburn, WI
  • https://www.beavercreekreserve.org/

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Watercraft Inspector: Lower Long Lake


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$13.25 - $13.25 / hour

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Watercraft Inspector: Lower Long Lake, 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 Lower Long Lake District 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 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.

LENGTH OF POSITION: May 22nd – August 27th

WEEKLY SCHEDULE: 16 hours per week. Weekend and holiday work required. Weekly schedule is Saturday and Sunday 8 am – 4 pm.
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: $13.25/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
Lia Landowski
S1 County Rd K
Fall Creek, WI 54742

The water craft inspector work will be conducted at a public boat landing on Lower Long Lake, north of Bloomer in Chippewa County. Qualified candidates will be comfortable spending their days outside in a variety of weather conditions.

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