Monday, February 2, 2009

DNR seeks watercraft inspector applicants

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking watercraft inspector interns for the upcoming boating season. The inspectors are stationed at public accesses on lakes and rivers infested with invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels.

“We’re looking for enthusiastic young adults interested in doing important environmental conservation work,” said Heidi Wolf, DNR watercraft inspection program coordinator.
Watercraft inspectors inform and educate the public about aquatic invasive species and the threat they pose to Minnesota waters.

Other duties may include assisting with access posting, conducting invasive species plant removal and other natural resource projects. These are full-time, temporary internships that start in late April and run through the middle of October, with flexibility for students still in school.

Positions are available throughout the state including the seven-county metro area; Wright and Chisago counties; Cook County; Hubbard, Itasca, and Beltrami counties; Wabasha and Winona counties; Otter Tail and Becker counties; locations along the Mississippi River, as well as Duluth, Brainerd, Rainy Lake, Lake of the Woods and the Spicer/Willmar area.

Applicants must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license, be enrolled in a natural resources or related program and be eligible to receive school credit for the position. The deadline for applications is March 13.

Complete job description and online application is availble .

People can also contact Heidi Wolf at 651-259-5152 or by e-mail.

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