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Now hiring:  Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Technician/Watercraft Inspector

Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc. (RC&D) is seeking one limited-term AIS Technician for the summer of 2017. This technician will assist the AIS Coordinator while working out of offices based in Green Lake and/or Westfield.  Employment will run from approximately May 22nd to approximately Labor Day. 40% of this position will be inspecting watercraft entering or leaving the water body and offering educational materials to boaters. 60% of the position may include, but is not limited to, assisting with aquatic invasive species monitoring, collecting purple loosestrife biocontrol beetles, training volunteers on invasive species identification and removal techniques, giving presentations, designing educational material, maintaining field supplies, distributing equipment to volunteers, recording new invasive species, collecting data to be reported to WDNR and reporting on various activities.

Golden Sands RC&D staff will provide training on aquatic plant identification, aquatic invasive species identification, and proper watercraft inspection procedures following the WDNR’s Clean Boats, Clean Waters program protocols. Prior experience with these topics is beneficial, but not required. The technician will be required to attend one or more regional or statewide paid training events. Technician must be able to work independently and in a team setting.  Must have good communication skills.  Must be comfortable working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.  Must be comfortable working in and around water, from shore and by various watercraft.  Boater Safety will be required. (Boater Safety courses are available online through WDNR.)

Reliable transportation and proof of vehicle insurance is required for this position.  Mileage from the primary office to the work sites will be reimbursed at the federal mileage rate of $0.535 per mile.

Position Details

  • Primary offices in Green Lake and Westfield and will focus on Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara and Waupaca Counties.

  • 35 hours per week for 16 weeks.  

This position will pay $10.00/hr, with a potential $560.00 end of season bonus, contingent on hours worked and satisfactory completion of all reporting requirements. Employment will run from approximately May 22nd to approximately Labor Day. The AIS Technician will be expected to work most weekends throughout the season, including part of holiday weekends (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE  Send:  1) Cover letter (one page) summarizing how you meet the position qualifications, note that your response will be evaluated for content and written communication skills, 2) Professional resume,  3) Contact information for three (3) professional work references, including at least one person who has been your immediate supervisor. Background checks of final candidates required. Applications open until position is filled.

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For more information contact Chris Hamerla at 715-343-6215

Golden Sands RC&D prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.