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Crow Wing County seeks seasonal watercraft inspectors

Inspectors receive $14 an hour and staff 16-40 hours a week.


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.


Those interested in applying to be a seasonal watercraft inspector may do so online at www.crowwing.us/careers 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.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at nancy.vogt@pineandlakes.com or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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