Invasive Species Seasonal Positions
Title: Clean Boats Clean Waters Assistant (Includes work treating terrestrial weeds and washing boats with a high pressure boat wash)
Pay Rate: $12.31 per hour
Application due date: March 30, 2019
Location: Bayfield County Land & Water Conservation Department in Washburn, Wisconsin, just a few minutes away from beautiful Lake Superior.
Description: One position will include work treating and surveying for terrestrial invasive species, using pesticides and mechanical methods. The other four positions will primarily focus on Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) outreach, education, and watercraft inspections at boat landings in Bayfield and Douglas County. The CBCW project involves conducting invasive species outreach with area boaters, ATV users, and other recreationists in the Lake Superior basin; at times helping people clean their equipment with a portable pressure washing unit at boat launches and other public venues. Both projects allow for providing invasive species information to residents and tourists through informal conversations and scheduled programs and events. Most of the work will be in the ﬁeld without direct supervision, interacting with residents and tourists daily. Data entry will be a regular part of the position to prevent an end-of-season datasheet pileup. Successful candidates will also assist the staff with program activities as needed including, but not limited to, organizing and hosting volunteer events and other outreach programs, working with local agencies to carry out invasive species management, aquatic invasive species surveys, and assisting landowners with invasive species or surface water-related issues. Positions are funded through grants of the Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Area and the Bayfield County AIS Project.
Number of Positions: 5
Experience/Qualiﬁcations: Prefer experience in identifying terrestrial and aquatic invasive species, and familiarity with invasive species concepts. Successful candidates must be independently motivated, responsible, detail-oriented, ﬂexible, and have good interpersonal communication. Must be able to occasionally lift a maximum of 50 pounds and work outdoors in inclement weather. Prefer candidates comfortable in a boat and around water and backing up trailers. Valid driver’s license required; reliable, insured vehicle preferred. Mileage expenses will be reimbursed.
Details: Positions are up to 40 hours/week from late May to Labor Day weekend, with flexibility. One position could start early May. Pay is $12.31 per hour. A typical schedule is four-ten hour days: Friday to Sunday for fieldwork, and Monday in the office to enter data and other duties. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and application through the Bayfield County Employment Opportunities webpage at: https://www.bayfieldcounty.org/jobs. Apply to the "Clean Boats Clean Waters Assistant" for these positions. Please contact Andrew Teal at ATeal@bayfieldcounty.org or Ramona Shackleford at RShackleford@bayfieldcounty.org or call us at 715-373-6167 if you have any questions.