Crow Wing County is seeking candidates for available seasonal watercraft inspector positions. These positions conduct inspections of watercraft equipment at public water accesses and will have frequent public contact with boaters to inform them about aquatic invasive species rules.

The county encourages those who enjoy working outdoors and possess superior customer service skills to apply for a seasonal watercraft inspector position. Starting pay is $14-$15 per hour dependent upon experience. Crow Wing County is looking to fill positions to work from now until the season ends in October. Work is primarily Friday through Sunday with possibility for some weekday hours.

Those interested in applying to be a seasonal watercraft inspector may do so online at http://crowwing.us/181/Careers or in person at 322 Laurel St., Suite 15, Brainerd.

“These positions provide important face-to-face contact with the public to increase awareness and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species to our waters,” said Jacob Frie, environmental services supervisor.

The 2019 plan for the prevention of the spread of AIS includes funding for watercraft inspections at approximately 43 boat landings throughout the county this summer. Watercraft inspections were identified by lake associations and stakeholders as a top priority for AIS funding. AIS funding is allocated by the state Legislature as part of the program aid given to Minnesota counties.

A map identifying watercraft accesses the county plans to staff with inspectors is available with the approved 2019 AIS plan. The AIS plan can be viewed on the county website at www.crowwing.us/ais.