Aquatic Invasive Species Educator and Watercraft Inspector – Minnesota

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Last Date to Apply
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking educators to work in our Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) education and inspection program. Educators will work at Lakes Calhoun, Harriet, and Nokomis. • Inspect watercraft and educate boaters as they enter and exit the lakes in the Minneapolis Parks • Serve as a customer service agent for the Minneapolis Parks; provide information and respond to inquiries Season/Hours: The program officially started May 1 and goes through Dec 1. Applicant commitment through Dec 1 is preferred, but not 100% necessary. Boat launches are staffed 6am-10pm, seven days per week. Shifts are 6-8 hours on weekdays and weekends. • Provide interactive AIS education for all ages at boat landings in Minneapolis Parks • Track interactions with boaters and the general public • Survey boat landings with AIS early detection tools • Complete other duties as assigned Application Deadline: August 11, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received. Please email cover letter and resume to: Chris Anderson, AIS Program Coordinator Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board 3800 Bryant Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55409
Requirements/Qualifications: • Knowledge of basic ecology and interest in environmental education and outreach • Outgoing personality with an interest in people, the outdoors, and water-based recreation • Independent, self-motivated worker • Good communication skills with an ability to interact positively with a wide range of customers • Ability to work a flexible schedule • High School Diploma or equivalent Preferred Qualifications: • Experience in customer service • Working knowledge of aquatic invasive species and/or aquatic ecology • Ability to communicate the reasons for invasive species programs, policies, and actions • Experience in education (formal or non-formal) • Ability to communicate in multiple languages (Spanish or Hmong preferred)
Contact Person
Chris Anderson
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