Watercraft Inspector, FWP

Job Type(s): Programs / Services
Salary: $13
Deadline: August 16, 2017 12:00 am
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The incumbent is responsible for performing decontaminations on various types of watercraft. This includes removing drain plugs, draining and drying compartments and flushing boat motors. The program uses hot water decontamination units. Incumbent must understand the different decontamination practices for containment of positive and suspect water bodies. Incumbent will also be responsible for directing boaters/watercraft to potential different decontamination station/areas and basic data tracking. Incumbent will be required to categorize watercraft coming through station and assess what needs to be decontaminated immediately on-site, what can be directed elsewhere and how best to do so and what watercraft could potentially be held and decontaminated later. The incumbent is responsible for the installation and removal of the Decontamination station daily. This includes the placement of roadway signs and activation of electronic reader boards, and set up of traffic cones, shelter, and other gear.


Position requires good health and physical condition. Working conditions involve outdoor work, often in inclement weather. Watercraft inspection stations are often located in remote locations without access to amenities. Inspectors are responsible for supplying both food and water on a daily basis in most locations, as well as proper attire for the weather. Inspectors frequently work without an onsite supervisor.

  • Must have excellent customer service skills and enjoy working with the public.
  • Must be responsible, dependable, and can work as part of a team.
  • A background or interest in natural resources is desirable but not required.
  • Must be physically able to lift various signage and equipment throughout the day and on a daily basis. Weight limit i.e. 25 lbs, 50 lbs, etc
  • Must be physically able to routinely utilize strength, dexterity, coordination; ability to climb, bend, stoop, squat, reach and crawl in and around various types of watercraft on a frequent basis
  • Must be physically able to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to properly prepare for long hours exposed to the elements with often only primitive, outdoor shelters (canopy)
  • Able to camp outdoors for several days (in variable weather conditions)
  • Able to work with potentially hostile, uncooperative people on a frequent basis
  • Able to have constant contact with the public, co-workers, and supervisory staff