Three Rivers Park District

Seasonal AIS Watercraft Inspection & Dec...

7 days left

Baker Park Reserve, Maple Plain, Minnesota
$10.21 - $19.16 Hourly
Feb 28, 2017
Apr 05, 2017
Employment Status
Job Type

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 invasive species information to watercraft users and conducting a brief survey while inspecting watercraft and providing voluntary watercraft decontamination services utilizing high pressure hot water.

To perform a variety of customer service tasks in the operations of the Park District in a manner that assures an efficient, safe, and clean operation while providing park guests the highest quality service possible.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Greets park patrons at assigned boat access location and provides information on invasive species program and issues.

Inspects watercraft for invasive species, recording findings, and responds appropriately if invasive species are located on watercraft.

Uses given authority to allow or deny launch of watercraft.

Provides written information and a verbal explanation of aquatic invasive species inspections.

Sets-up and operates portable decontamination watercraft wash equipment as needed.

Performs AIS decontaminations on watercraft utilizing high pressure hot water (120 - 140F); operates decontamination equipment.

Keeps work area/equipment clean, orderly and free from hazards.

Performs maintenance on decontamination units.

Performs other related duties as apparent or assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience
Must be at least 18 years of age. Valid Minnesota Class D Driver's License, upon appointment.  Must either be certified as a Level II Watercraft Inspector/Decontaminator by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) upon appointment or be able to obtain certification within two weeks of date of hire.

Language Skills
Ability to read and understand documents such as operating procedures, safety and technical manuals, guidelines and regulations.  Ability to write routine reports.  Ability to effectively explain AIS laws, requirements and procedures and other information to park guests.  Ability to listen well and respond appropriately to answer questions, and to inform watercraft operators of the consequences on non-compliance.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 

Reasoning Ability
Ability to anticipate needs of participants and provide appropriate instruction and assistance.  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple written and verbal instructions.

Other Skills and Abilities
Ability to be diplomatic and pleasant under stress conditions, maintain professional, calm and helpful demeanor in all circumstances. Ability to organize, prioritize, and complete a variety of work tasks.  Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with park guests, organizations, and Park District employees. 

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job class, the employee is regularly required to use hands to operate decontamination equipment, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, balance, stoop, crouch, twist, and bend.  Must be able to physically crawl and/or climb under/around/into watercraft and trailers to visually inspect, to do the same while pulling hoses and operating high pressure, hot water de-contamination equipment, and to load/unload/carry high pressure/hot water equipment weighing up to 75 pounds, using proper Personal Protective Equipment and following safety procedures.

Work Environment
While performing the responsibilities of this position, the employee will work in a humid/wet conditions.  Noise levels can be loud.

Selection Procedure
A fully completed Three Rivers Park District Online Application must be received by Human Resources. This position is open until filled.  Any materials received after the closing date and time will not be considered.
 Applications will be evaluated on the basis of relevant experience and training. The top group of applicants will be invited to participate in further job screening. 
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a background investigation including a criminal history search. Costs of the background will be paid for by Three Rivers Park District.