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Available Positions for 2016



Overview

The Flathead Basin Commission is working with partners to strengthen its border protection against the threats of Aquatic Invasive Species. Positions are available for three different programs: Highway 2 Watercraft Inspection Station (February to September), Clearwater Watercraft Inspection Station (February to May) and Dog Handlers/AIS Inspectors (April to September). More details are below.


Details: Highway 2 Watercraft Inspection Station Inspectors

The Highway 2 Watercraft Inspection Team will work to prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species (AIS) to the region by thoroughly inspecting all watercraft and preventing fouled watercraft from launching before being cleaned.  Inspectors will be provided job performance manuals and be responsible to follow the protocols set therein to conduct watercraft user surveys, inspect many different types of watercraft and work with Program Partners to ensure the success of the station in meeting the goals set in the Blackfeet Nation AIS Prevention Strategy.

Interested applicants can pick up an application at the Blackfeet Nation Personnel Office located at the Government Square in Browning. Completed applications can be turned in at the Personnel Office or scanned and emailed to limnal.heidi@gmail.com

Specific Job Duties follow:

Job Duties: Highway 2 WIS Site Supervisor

  • Open and close the watercraft inspection station at specified times
  • Thoroughly inspect watercraft in a timely manner
  • Talk with boaters about aquatic invasive species in a friendly manner
  • Distribute educational materials to boaters and the general public
  • Issue Certificates of Inspection to boaters launching on Blackfeet Nation waters
  • Follow instructions in the protocols to correctly fill out data forms
  • Follow detailed instructions in the manual provided to handle non-compliant boaters and failed inspections
  • Assist Watercraft Inspectors on-site in improving WIS performance and answering on-site questions
  • Inventory supplies at the inspection station and replenish when possible, or inform the Inspection Station Manager in a timely manner
  • Maintain records of staff time and submit completed time sheets once every other week.
  • Assist the Watercraft Inspection Station Manager in scheduling and other duties as specified.

Compensation: Starting wage is $14/hour.

View the complete Job Announcement here.

Job Duties: Highway 2 Watercraft Inspector II

  • Open and close the watercraft inspection station at specified times
  • Thoroughly inspect watercraft in a timely manner
  • Talk with boaters about aquatic invasive species in a friendly manner
  • Distribute educational materials to boaters and the general public
  • Issue Certificates of Inspection to boaters launching on Blackfeet Nation waters
  • Follow instructions in the protocols to correctly fill out data forms
  • Follow detailed instructions in the manual provided to handle non-compliant boaters and failed inspections
  • Enter data on-site from completed forms and email completed spreadsheets to supervisory staff once a week

Compensation: Starting wage is $12/hour. If an inspector satisfactorily completes a full season, a bonus of up to $0.25 per hour will be awarded at the end of the season.

View the complete Job Announcement here.

Job Duties: Highway 2 Watercraft Inspector

  • Open and close the watercraft inspection station at specified times
  • Thoroughly inspect watercraft in a timely manner
  • Talk with boaters about aquatic invasive species in a friendly manner
  • Distribute educational materials to boaters and the general public
  • Issue Certificates of Inspection to boaters launching on Blackfeet Nation waters
  • Follow instructions in the protocols to correctly fill out data forms
  • Follow detailed instructions in the manual provided to handle non-compliant boaters and failed inspections

Compensation: Starting wage is $11/hour. If an inspector satisfactorily completes a full season, a bonus of up to $0.25 per hour will be awarded at the end of the season.

View the complete Job Announcement here.

Details: Clearwater Watercraft Inspection Station Boat Inspectors
$11/hour

The Clearwater Watercraft Inspection Team will work to prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species (AIS) to the region by thoroughly inspecting all watercraft passing through the Clearwater junction.  Inspectors will be provided job performance manuals and be responsible to follow the protocols set therein to conduct watercraft user surveys, inspect many different types of watercraft and work with Program Partners including MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Please send CV/resume to limnal.heidi@gmail.com with 3 references.

Details: Dog Handler/AIS Inspector
$15/hour


Flathead Basin Commission (www.flatheadbasincommission.org) is filling Dog Handler/Aquatic Invasive Species Inspectors positions for seasonal FT positions April-Sept, $15/hr. Successful applicant will be paired with detection dog and trained to work as a team for watercraft inspections. Dog will live with the handler during season of operation with the potential for year-round work. Two positions must be filled: one in the East Glacier/Browning area, one in the  Polson area. Please e-mail limnal.heidi@gmail.com for full job description. Apply by Feb 1. Please, no calls.
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Caryn Miske Executive Director
Flathead Basin Commission
655 Timberwolf Parkway
Kalispell Montana 59901
406-240-3453 e-mail: cmiske@mt.gov

 

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