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Seasonal Watercraft Inspector

Anoka County
United States, Minnesota, Andover
July 09, 2023
The employment period for Seasonal Watercraft Inspector is May through October. List of work locations include (but are not limited to):

*Lake George
*Coon Lake
*Linwood Lake
*Crooked Lake
*Lake Peltier
*Lake Centerville

Pay for this seasonal position is $13.50 per hour.

Join the Anoka County Parks department as a Watercraft Inspector and serve as the first line of defense for the state's lakes and rivers! While at public access sites Watercraft Inspectors inform and educate the public about Minnesota water's biggest threat - aquatic invasive species. Providing information to watercraft users and conducting brief surveys while inspecting watercraft for invasive species is just the beginning. Inspectors are also responsible for assisting the coordinator with access postings, assisting law enforcement with access checks, and invasive plant removal.

This seasonal, non-exempt, position is located at various locations throughout Anoka County. List of work locations include (but are not limited to):

  • Lake George
  • Coon Lake
  • Linwood Lake
  • Crooked Lake
  • Lake Peltier
  • Lake Centerville
  • AND MORE!!!

The employment period for Seasonal Watercraft Inspectors is May through October.

Anoka County strives to challenge employees and promote learning through professional development and wellness campaigns throughout the year. As an employee of Anoka County, you have the opportunity to take part in these activities to further your skills and talents.

Learn more about our robust benefits package by going to our website.


Duties and Responsibilities
These examples are not all-inclusive and are intended to be illustrative of the primary responsibilities of an Anoka County Seasonal Watercraft Inspector.

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


Minimum Qualifications (Required)

  • High school diploma or equivalent education.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • A valid Minnesota Class D driver's license and vehicle available for business use.
  • Must successfully pass criminal history and driver's license background checks.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Upper-level student in a degree program in fisheries biology, natural resources management or a closely related field, or a combination of equivalent knowledge gained through work experience.
  • Knowledge of aquatic invasive species to include identification, laws and regulations and methods of transport.
  • Lift 25 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed

  • Aquatic invasive species-related threats and issues.
  • Accurate record keeping.
  • Aquatic plant identification.
  • Customer service including approaching and communicating effectively with the public.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.

Work Environment

95% of the work performed will be in the field; 5% will be in an office or shop.

The employee will be required to do sustained physical work in all weather conditions. Position functions require manually transporting awkward loads over short distances and walk-through rough terrain. The employee will be required to use his/her personal vehicle on the job.


$13.50 per hour.


Seasonal; up to 40 hours per pay week.
Varied hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays, for20-40 hours per week. This may include extended hours on weekends and holidays as required.

Selection Process

The examination/selection process for this classification will consist of a review of your training and experience from the application materials submitted. The most qualified candidates will be invited for an oral exam and/or interview.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or sufficient applications are received. Recruitment may be closed at any time. Please include responses to all supplemental questions with your application. Resumes not accepted.

Additional Information

Our team of nearly 2,000 employees is united by a common mission to preserve the public's trust.We do this by bringing our very best to work every day and serving Anoka County's 345,000 citizens in a respectful, innovative and fiscally responsible manner. If your career aspirations resonate with our mission, we invite you toFind Your Pathwith Anoka County! Apply today to join our team.

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