Seasonal Jobs (multiple locations): Mussel Response Inspection and Decontamination Stations, FWPDeadline: March 22, 2017 6:00 am
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The seasonal jobs, which offer competitive pay and benefits, will generally run from April through October.
In October 2016, Montana’s first-ever detection of invasive mussel larvae showed up in Tiber Reservoir – and “suspect” detections turned up in Canyon Ferry Reservoir, the Missouri River below Toston Dam, and the Milk River. The discovery triggered a natural resource emergency in Montana and led to several strategies to manage the threat of invasive mussels spreading to other areas.
Recent Joint Mussel Response Implementation Team recommendations to the Montana Legislature addressed annual preventative actions including additional mandatory Montana watercraft inspection stations; deployment of watercraft decontamination stations at Tiber and Canyon Ferry reservoirs; and doubling sample collection to more than 1,500 taken from more than 200 waterbodies.
To qualify for one of the seasonal positions on the AIS team, applicants must be at least 18 years old, possesses a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Additional skills should include excellent customer service, a strong public service work ethic, and the ability to work in a team atmosphere. Interest in natural resource conservation is desired but not required.