Crow Wing County is seeking candidates for seasonal watercraft inspector positions.

These positions conduct inspections of entering/exiting watercraft equipment at public water accesses and will have frequent public contact with boaters to educate them about aquatic invasive species.

Inspectors help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species and share the county's vision of being Minnesota’s favorite place. The county encourages those who enjoy working outdoors and possess customer service skills to apply for a seasonal watercraft inspector position.

Starting pay is $14/hour, and hours range from 16-40 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 do so online at or call 218-822-7030.

The proposed 2021 AIS Prevention Plan includes funding for watercraft inspections at approximately 42 boat landings throughout Crow Wing 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.