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Watercraft Inspection Internships

The Watercraft Inspector serves to inform and educate the public to the threats of ecologically harmful aquatic invasive species to Minnesota's waters. 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 coordinator with access postings, assisting Conservation Officers with access checks, invasive plant removal, and other natural resource projects.

Position

Temporary full-time (in all areas)

Application deadline

Apply on the State of Minnesota jobs website.This link leads to an external site.Complete application instructions will be outlined in each internship posting.

Eligibility

To qualify for the Watercraft Inspection Program applicants must pass a criminal background check and have a valid Minnesota class D drivers license or the equivalent. In order to hold this position employees must receive college credit and major in one of the following: Biology, Natural Resources, Fisheries and Wildlife, Enforcement, Communications, Recreation Resource Management, Recreation, Park and Leisure studies, Ecology, Environmental Science, Forestry, Geology, Sociology, Sociology of Law, Criminology and Deviance, Urban and Community Forestry.

Program structure

Watercraft Inspectors will be assigned to a specific area of responsibility which will include multiple public water accesses. Personal transportation is required and mileage will be reimbursed.

Locations (counties)

Aitkin

Anoka

Becker

Beltrami

Benton

Blue Earth

Carver

Cass

Chisago

Cook

Crow Wing

Dakota

Douglas

Goodhuge

Hennepin

Houston

Hubbard

Isanti

Itasca

Kandiyohi

Koochiching

Lake

Lake of the Woods

Le Sueur

Meeker

Mille Lacs

Morrison

Olmstead

Otter Tail

Pine

Ramsey

Roseau

Scott

Sherburne

St. Louis

Stearns

Todd

Wabasha

Washington

Winona

Wright

Skills

  1. Excellent verbal communication skills
  2. Sound understanding of customer relations
  3. Ability to coordinate multiple tasks within a professional setting
  4. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  5. Willingness to work odd hours and in adverse weather conditions
  6. Sense of humor
  7. Demonstrated interest in environmental work through education, volunteer work, and/or hobbies

Contact information

Northwest Region

Fergus Falls

Northeast Region

Brainerd

Central Region

St. Cloud

St. Paul

Southwest Region

Hutchinson