AIS Watercraft Inspectors
Visit Always There Staffing
3131 First Ave Suite B; Hibbing, MN 55746
2522 Hannah Ave NW; Bemidji, MN 56601
Grand Rapids Location:
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)
Use Always There Staffing for
Reasonable suspicion testing
No appointment necessary during regular business hours.
Call 218-444-6533 Bemidji
or 218-440-1022 Hibbing
to schedule a test after hours.
AIS WATERCRAFT INSPECTOR - North St. Louis County
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
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
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
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.
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
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.