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Hibbing Location:

3131 First Ave Suite B; Hibbing, MN 55746

Bemidji Location:

2522 Hannah Ave NW; Bemidji, MN 56601

Grand Rapids Location:

1009 Pokegama Ave South Unit B; Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Our Hours

Mon to Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Closed

Always There Staffing also offers:

  • Instant Read Drug Screens

  • DOT and Non-DOT Drug Screens

  • Breath Alcohol Testing

(Bemidji and Hibbing locations only)

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  • Random testing

  • Post-accident testing

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Job Listing



Pay Rate:
Depends on Inspector Level 1 or 2
Introduction: The North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District through Always There Staffing is currently seeking aquatic invasive species (AIS) watercraft inspectors to work at public access sites on Bear Island Lake, Birch Lake, Burntside Lake, Crane Lake, Ely Lake, Gilbert-Pit, Johnson Lake, Lake Kabetogama, One Pine Lake, Pelican Lake, Shagawa Lake, Vermilion Lake as well as Fall Lake, Farm Lake, Moose Lake, Snowbank Lake, Tofte Lake, and White Iron Lake for the 2020 boating season.

Job Description: Watercraft Inspectors serve to inform and educate the public to the threats of ecologically harmful AIS to Minnesota’s waters, and teach boaters how to self-inspect their watercraft. Information will be entered into a tablet (provided) and uploaded daily to an inspection database.

Level 1 Watercraft Inspector: Required to pass a MNDNR inspection training course. Responsible for public education, watercraft inspections for Aquatic Invasive Species, documentation and reporting, on-site surveys and sample collection.

Level 2 Watercraft Inspector: Required to attend a MNDNR decontamination training course in addition to a MNDNR inspection training course. A Level 2 inspector will have the same responsibilities as a Level 1, but will also be certified to perform decontamination services using hot, high-pressure water.

Trainings: Level 1 Watercraft Inspector Training: Last week of April, at the Mt. Iron Community Center. Field Training will be within the week at a boat access.
Level 2 Watercraft Inspector Training: Last week of April, at the Mt. Iron Community Center. Field Training will be within the week at a boat access.
Arrangements can be made for applicants who need to attend a training at a different date and/or location.

Enhanced Training: Fourth week of May, at Vermilion Community College. After a few weeks of work, an enhanced training will provide additional tools and knowledge for interacting with the public and answering tough questions.

Hours & Wages: Work assignments run from early May through September/October. Regular working hours will include weekends and holidays, and will include working on Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. Applicants do not have to be available for the entire period.
The number of hours and the days worked is somewhat flexible. Applicants can request from 20-40 hours/week. Applicants can express a preference for assignment locations.

Starting wage for Level 1: $12.50 per hour, and increases after completion of training to $13.50 per hour.

Starting wage for Level 2: $13.00 per hour, and increases after completion of training to $14.00 per hour
Essential Job Functions:

Level 1 & 2 Watercraft Inspector

Educate the public on invasive species program and issues
Distribute written information to watercraft users
Inspect watercraft for invasive species
Conduct electronic surveys and thoroughly inspect watercraft
Provide excellent customer service skills and the ability to work with the public in a field setting.
Work independently with minimal supervision
Communicate effectively
Attend monthly watercraft inspector meetings

Level 2 Watercraft Inspector
Operate decontamination units in order to decontaminate watercraft according to MNDNR protocol.
Conduct preventative maintenance and cleaning on decontamination units and equipment

Minimum Qualifications
At least 18 years of age.
Able to operate tablet devises, and input digital information
Available to work weekends, weekdays and holidays on a regular basis throughout employment (Approximately May through October) between 5am – 8 pm.
A Valid Minnesota Class D Driver’s License, and reliable transportation.

Desired Qualifications:
Enthusiasm for outdoor recreation and ecosystem health
Prior watercraft inspection and decontamination experience
Prior Education and/or Customer Service Experience
Knowledge of federal and state statutes, rules and policies applicable to aquatic invasive species, employment and safety

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time. Squatting and bending required 50% of the time in this job. Must be able to bend/stoop, squat/crouch, climb, kneel and twist. Must be able to work outside in various weather conditions, and around moving equipment. Lifting heavy objects required 20% of the time when a Level 2 Watercraft Inspector.
Northern St. Louis County and Lake County, MN