Watercraft Inspection internships

Jobs

Watercraft Inspection contact

Heidi Wolf
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Ecological Services
500 Lafayette Rd., Box 25
St. Paul, MN 55155-4025
tel: (651) 259-5152
fax: (651) 296-1811
Email: heidi.wolf@
dnr.state.mn.us


Internship description

Title

Watercraft Inspector - Intern

Position

Temporary full-time (in all areas)

  • Must work weekends and some holidays from April 2014 - October 2014
    • start and end dates flexible based on school schedules
  • Watercraft Inspector pay rate $10-$11 per hour
    • The mileage reimbursement rate is around $0.55 per mile

Application deadline

Apply online! - This link leads to the State of Minnesota Job Search site. Choose Natural Resources Dept from the Department section and Intern/Student Worker from the Position Type.

Eligibility

To qualify for the Watercraft Inspection Program applicants must pass a criminal background check and have a valid MN 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. In order to hold this position employees must receive college credit.

General description

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.

Duties

  • Educate the public on invasive species program and issues
  • Distribute written information to watercraft users
  • Inspect watercraft for invasive species
  • Conduct a verbal survey & inspection inventory
  • Document and record research activities

Program structure

Watercraft Inspectors will be assigned to a specific area of responsibility which may include up to 10 public water accesses. Personal transportation is required and mileage will be reimbursed.

Locations

Locations by County

Aitkin

Hennepin

Ramsey

Anoka

Houston

Rice

Becker

Hubbard

Scott

Beltrami

Itasca

Sherburne

Benton

Kanabec

St Louis

Blue Earth

Kandiyohi

Stearns

Carver

Lake of the Woods

Todd

Cass

Le Sueur

Wabasha

Cass

Meeker

Washington

Chisago

Mille Lacs

Winona

Cook

Morrsion

Wright

Crow Wing

Olmstead

 

Dakota

Otter Tail

 

Douglas

Pine

 

Goodhue

Pope

 

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

For more information, contact:

Northwest Inspection Supervisor
(Fergus Falls)
Mike Bolinkski
218-739-7576 ext 259

Northwest Program Assistant
(Fergus Falls)
Anna Ness
218-739-7576 ext 247

Northwest Program Assistant
(Park Rapids)
Bruce Anspach
218-699-7295

Northeast Inspection Supervisor
(Brainerd)
Keri Hull
218-833-8737

Northeast Program Assistant
(Brainerd)
Justin Swart
218-833-8730

Central Inspection Supervisor
(St. Cloud)
Evan Freeman
320-223-7845

Central Inspection Supervisor
(St. Paul)
Adam Doll
651-259-5835

Central Program Assistant
(St. Paul)
Sara Okstad

Central Program Assistant
(St. Paul)
Maureen Ziskovsky
651-259-5146

 

Females and protected class persons encouraged to apply.