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$ 10.00-$ 11.00 hourly

Date Posted:   01/16/2014
Closing Date:   04/18/2014
Working Title:   Watercraft Inspector Intern
Hiring Agency:   Natural Resources Dept
Division/Bureau:   Ecological and Water Resources
Location:   Various
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   149010000003
Employment Conditions:   Limited, Full-time
Work Shift:   Rotating Shift
Days of Work:   Varies , 05:30 AM-09:00 PM
Travel Required:   yes
Job Grouping:   General Administration
Classified Status:   Non-Status
What's Great About This Job:   Our program strives to introduce people to the Minnesota DNR. The Watercraft Inspection Program offers a unique opportunity to learn about natural resource management first hand while at the same time learning about the wide variety of public perceptions about natural resources. Your summer as a watercraft inspector will provide you with extensive knowledge of harmful aquatic invasive species and their impacts on Minnesota resources. Invasive species are a global threat to biodiversity. The prevention of the spread and the control of invasives will only become more important as international trade moves more organisms from one corner of the world to another. As a watercraft inspector you will have the opportunity to talk with experts in the field of invasive species and your educational program.

**The anticipated duration of these internships will be April 12th through October 31st, 2014**

**This posting will remain open until all positions are filled. Initial interviews for these positions will tentatively be held the week of February 10th, 2014**

**Mandatory training sessions will be in April 2014 and will occur over a Friday and Saturday with one session in the Twin Cities area and one in the greater Brainerd Lakes area**

Days of work and hours will vary. Working weekends and holidays is required.

This posting will be used to fill up to 100 vacancies in the following locations including lead worker positions:

Aitkin county, Crow Wing County, Brainerd, Duluth, Pine County, Ely, Tower, Grand Rapids, Anoka County, Benton County, Scott County, Carver County, Dakota County, Goodhue County, Kandiyohi County, Meeker County, Stearns County, Sherburne County, Todd County, Washington County, Ramsey County, Chisago County, Morrison County, Mille Lacs County, Kabebec County, Wright County, Wabasha County, Winona County, Olmstead County, Houston County, Le Sueur County, Rice County, Blue Earth County, Ottertail County, Douglas County, Northern Pope County, Walker, Crookston, Bemidji, Baudette, Warroad, Becker County, Detroit Lakes, Hennepin County.

Please list the locations you are willing to work in order of preference and if you are interested in being a Lead Worker, please see the How To Apply section below.

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 inspecting watercraft for invasive species and educating the public by providing information to watercraft users and conducting a brief survey . Other duties include assisting the Regional Supervisors with access postings, assisting Conservation Officers with access checks, invasive plant removal, and other natural resource projects
Minimum Qualifications:   Have a valid MN class D drivers license or the equivalent.

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Excellent verbal communication skills

Willingness to work odd hours and in adverse weather conditions

In order to hold this position you must be receiving college credit and majoring in one of the following: Biology, Natural Resources, Fisheries and Wildlife, Enforcement, Communications, Recreation Resource Management, Recreation, Park and Leisure studies, Ecology, Environmental Science, Geology, Sociology, Sociology of Law, Criminology and Deviance. If you are unsure if your major qualifies please contact us.

Requires occasionally lifting articles such as 50-pound bags of feed maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

Requires a Class D Driver's License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.
Preferred Qualifications:   Sound understanding of customer relations.

Ability to coordinate multiple tasks within a professional setting.

Demonstrated interest in environmental work through education, volunteer work, and/or hobbies.
Selection Process:   Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as described above.
1a) Apply directly to this posting number by checking the Apply for this job box found near the bottom of this announcement. Submit a resume to the database through the online Resume Builder at <>. You may copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. You may edit your resume later should your contact information or experience change.
1b) Apply with a paper copy: submit your resume AND a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management Budget (MMB), 400 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Be sure to note the posting number on your application. The paper application is available on the State Employment Web and MMB web sites, at any state agency HR office, or by calling 651-259-3637.

2) Submit an e-mail to noting the posting number (149010000003), and which locations in order of preference you are willing to work. If you are interested in being a Lead Worker please also indicate that in your e-mail.

Most State selection processes utilize a resume-based screening process. You will be contacted by agency staff if your background best matches the selection criteria on this job posting. To apply for this position, click the APPLY box found at the bottom of this job announcement. For additional information about the State???s selection process, go to <>.

Contact for More Information:   Adam Doll or Heidi Wolf, 651-259-5152/