Aquatic Invasive Species Technician

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  • Sheboygan, WI
  • Application deadline: 2021-03-19

Sheboygan County Planning and Conservation Department

Want to join a great team? Love to work outdoors? Excel at problem solving with limited supervision? If so, the Planning & Conservation Department has an opening for one (1) Part Time Employee. This part time, 10-20 hour per week position has a starting pay range of approximately $12-15 hour depending on qualifications and experience.

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY

The primary duty of this position will be implementing a Clean Boats Clean Waters Program by conducting boat inspections at local boat landings, educating the public about preventing aquatic invasive species, and collecting and submitting data to the Wisconsin DNR. This is a grant-funded position.

Inspectors work at public water access sites educating the public by providing information to watercraft users and conducting a brief survey while inspecting watercraft for invasive species. Other duties include assisting the AIS coordinator and working closely with Clean Boats Clean Waters volunteers.

The Watercraft Inspector will:
-Inspect watercraft and trailers for invasive species
-Educate the public on how to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species
-Distribute informational materials to boaters
-Conduct a verbal survey and enter data to the SWIMS online database
-Participate in State-wide led efforts including Drain Campaign, AIS Bridge Snapshot Day, Landing Blitz, and Project RED

Some work experience in conservation, preferably relating to natural resources, and an associates’ degree or better in natural resources, planning, or a related field; or some other combination of work experience and education which demonstrates to a similar degree the ability to perform the essential requirements of the position at a high level.

The ability to lift 50 pounds, communication skills, reliable transportation and attention to detail and record-keeping are required. Ability to work during peak boating hours including weekends and holidays is required.

Valid Driver’s License Required.

Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 19, 2021. Position will begin on or around Memorial Day weekend if not before. Please include a cover letter and resume.

To apply for this job please visit www.sheboygancounty.com.