Aquatic Invasive Species Technician I (Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination) Strawberry Reservoir/Heber City, Utah

Agency
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Location
Strawberry Reservoir/Heber City, Utah
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$14 per hour
Start Date
06/17/2022
Last Date to Apply
09/01/2022
Website
https://naturalresources.utah.gov/dnr-jobpost/2022-05-10-strawberry-reservoir-aquatic-invasive-species-technician-i
Description
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has seasonal positions (no benefits) available at Daniel’s Port of Entry / Strawberry Reservoir Utah. This appointment will last from approximately May 15 to September 5, 2022, with possibility of extension. Housing is not provided. Examples of Duties As a member of a team of technicians, the successful applicant will aid in implementing the Utah Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan, with particular attention given to preventing the spread of Quagga and Zebra Mussels in Utah’s waterways. A large portion of the job is in outreach and communication by which boaters will be educated about Quagga Mussels and what their role is in fighting this threat. Duties will include interviewing boaters and educating them about the threat of Aquatic Invasive Species, data collection and entry, inspecting boats for the presence of AIS or standing water, assessing biological risk that watercraft may pose on Utah’s Waters and decontaminating of boats and equipment with a hot water/high pressure sprayer.
Qualifications
Applicant must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid Utah Drivers license at time of employment. Applicant MUST be willing to work a flexible schedule, with WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS (Memorial Day, Fourth of July, July 24 and Labor Day, etc.) MANDATORY. Applicants must be self-motivated, honest, able and willing to work outdoors in harsh weather conditions. Applicant must be able to work alone and as a contributing member of a team. Preference may be given to “Watercraft-Savvy” applicants with an understanding of boat types and internal water systems (ballast tanks, live wells, cooling systems, etc.); or who are pursuing a degree in Biology, Fisheries, Natural Resources or Criminal Justice. Basic mechanical aptitude is helpful. Applicants who live in or near the Heber City area (or who can arrange such housing) will be given additional preference. Other Applicants must be willing to work in an outdoor setting, communicate well with others and be able to maintain professionalism while in potentially stressful situations. Job may double as an internship, if requested.
Contact Person
Daniel Oler
Contact Phone
435-503-4066
Contact eMail
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