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Crow Wing County seeks seasonal watercraft inspectors

Inspectors work mostly weekends at one of 44 different bodies of water.

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CROW WING COUNTY — Crow Wing County is encouraging those who enjoy working outdoors and educating others on the importance of protecting natural resources to apply for a seasonal watercraft inspector position.

These positions conduct inspections of entering and exiting watercraft equipment at public water accesses and educate watercraft users about aquatic invasive species.

Starting pay is $15 per hour, and hours range from 18 to 40 hours per week.

Crow Wing County is looking to fill positions to work from fishing opener in May until Labor Day weekend in September. Work is primarily Friday through Sunday with the possibility for some weekday shifts.

“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,” Nicole Erickson, environmental services specialist, said in a news release.

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Those interested in applying to be a seasonal watercraft inspector may view the full job description and apply online at www.crowwing.us/careers or contact the county's human resources office at 218-822-7030.

The proposed 2022 AIS Prevention Plan includes funding for watercraft inspections at 44 boat landings throughout the county this summer. Watercraft inspections were identified by lake associations and stakeholders as a top priority for AIS prevention.

For more information on Crow Wing County’s AIS plan, visit www.crowwing.us/ais

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