AIS Watercraft Inspector

Washington Conservation District
Jobs - Part Time & Seasonal
Oakdale, MN

SEASONAL AIS WATERCRAFT INSPECTOR                                                                                            


LOCATION: Washington Conservation District - Oakdale, MN

CLASSIFICATION: Seasonal Technician – Up to six vacancies are available

SALARY RANGE: $14-$15/hr DOQ

HOURS: Up to 40-hours per week – Requires early morning, evening, and weekend work

STATUS: Seasonal, non-exempt

TERM:  Boating Season 2019


The Washington Conservation District (WCD) in collaboration with Washington County, Valley Branch Watershed District (VBWD), and other partners seeks self-motivated individuals to provide watercraft inspections to prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in Washington County, Minnesota.



  • Serves as a Level 1 watercraft inspector at assigned inspection stations;
  • Interviews watercraft owners and performs watercraft inspections;
  • Educates launch users about the importance of AIS prevention;
  • Attends and completes DNR training to become an authorized inspector
  • Maintains daily inspection reports and data entry;
  • Performs light access maintenance during slow boat use periods
  • Other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified applicants will possess, or be actively pursuing, a bachelor’s degree in water resources, soil science, or related natural resources field.  Must be proficient in verbal and written skills and possess the ability to work independently. Must have good computer skills.  Must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle available for use.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves mostly outside field work (95%). Long duration standing.  Frequent position changes; lifting, pushing, and pulling requirement more than 50 pounds on an infrequent basis; exposures not limited to heat, cold, and wet conditions; and use of the senses of sight and smell are necessary in this work.


SELECTION TECHNIQUE: Finalists for the interview process will be determined after initial screening and assessment of relevant qualifications and experience. Applicant(s) selected for the interview process will be contacted directly by the Washington Conservation District.


APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to  Position open until filled – applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received. Applications will be reviewed and offers will be made on a rolling basis.


CONDITIONS OF ANNOUNCEMENT: Washington Conservation District reserves the right to change the content of this announcement without notification and may at any time withdraw the announcement.


REPORTS TO:  The Senior Water Resource Specialist for daily assignments and to the District Manager on a regular basis.