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                HIRING in Spring 2018: 

 

             Boat Inspection Attendants

                                &

                 Boat Station Manager

 

 

Boat Inspection Attendants:

 

The Bonner Soil & Water Conservation District will be seeking boat inspection station attendants from May 4th through September 16th. The objective of the boat inspection stations is to prevent aquatic invasive species such as quagga/zebra mussels from invading the waterways of our region.  In addition to inspecting and washing boats thoroughly, attendants must engage in education and boater survey information.Stations are located at Albeni Falls Visitor Center, Samuels Station, and at Clark Fork.The two stations we are hiring for are at Albeni and Clark Fork. Click here for more information on the Idaho Boat Inspection Program.

 

 

Desired applicants are self-motivated, hard-working, outgoing and have the physical ability to crawl under boats and trailers, the eyesight and touch needed to detect mussels, and the hearing capability to ensure safety due to traffic and noise at the job site.  Knowledge of local lakes and rivers, boating issues and power washers is beneficial. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Positions will require extensive training and personal accountability.  On completion of training, applicants must pass a test on aquatic invasive species and boat inspection protocol. Pay is $12.85 per hour. Station hours are dawn to dusk, shifts range from 6 to 8 hours, typical shifts are 5:30am to 1:30pm or 1:00pm to 9:00pm.  Stations are open 7 days a week, inspectors need to be willing to work any day of the week.

 

The shifts for hire will include weekend days, and may be from 12 – 40 hours per week.

 

 

TO APPLY:

 

Please submit the following 3 items:

 

1. Boat Inspection Attendant Application

2. Letter of interest stating why you are applying for the job

3. Personal resume' which includes:

            a) Education applicable to this position including high school information

            b) Work Experience including at least your last 3 positions and why you left those positions

            c) Three work references and their current contact information

 

Submit these items by 4:00 pm March 20, 2018 to:

 

            Bonner Soil and Water Conservation District

            1224 Washington Ave, Ste 101

            Sandpoint, ID 83864

 

 

Your application package may also be submitted by email to Amanda.Abajian@id.nacdnet.net with the same time deadline of 4:00 pm on March 20, 2017.

 

 

Bonner Soil & Water Conservation District

 

Watercraft Inspection Attendant

Job Description

 

The position of Watercraft Inspection Attendant is a temporary seasonal position with the Bonner Soil & Water Conservation District.  Training of up to 3 days will take place before the stations are opened.  Periodic refresher training will be conducted mid-season to assure that District objectives stay on track.  The stations, located at Albeni Falls Dam, Samuels, and Clark Fork are open just prior to Memorial weekend and will close immediately subsequent to the Labor Day weekend.  It is the responsibility of attendants to inspect all watercraft and trailers, portable docks, water-related construction equipment and other appurtenances and equipment as may fall under the authority of the Idaho Invasive Species Act of 2008.This includes the physical ability to crawl under boats and trailers, the eyesight and touch needed to detect mussels, and the hearing capability to ensure safety due to traffic and noise at the job site.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

 

Responsibilities of the Watercraft Inspection Attendants will include but not be limited to the following:

 

1.     Attendant will be available to work up to 40 hours a week any days including Sunday through Saturday, and     from 7am to 7 pm.Attendant will be on time for scheduled work days.

2.     Attendant will complete the following training:

        a.  1 day with Tom Woolf, or another designated trainer with ISDA, and be able to pass the  AIS Watercraft Inspector Certification exam prior to the first day of operation.  Failure to pass the exam may result in District withdrawal of the employment offer.

        b.  2 hours on the tablet data entry unit and be able to pass an exam prior to the first day of operation.  Failure to pass the exam may result in District withdrawal of the employment offer.

        c.   Half hour on the operation and maintenance of the electronic signs.

        d.  At least 2 hours of study on the AIS manual and completing daily and weekly reports.

        e.  At least 2 hours of study on local waterways information and other pertinent information.

        f.    At least 2 hours on operation and maintenance of the hot wash machines.

3.     Attendant will follow procedures set out in the manual regarding:

        a.  Cone and Sign Placement

        b.  Data Entry

        c.  Boat Inspection

        d.  Watercraft & Trailer Washing

        f.    Completion of daily cash box activity forms and weekly wastewater report forms.

4.     Attendant’s communication with the public and fellow employees will be professional and courteous at all times.  Hostile or rude confrontations by boat customers with the attendant will be diffused by the attendant.  Attendant shall promote clear communication with boaters and staff regarding issues regarding aquatic invasive species and their control, regional information for out-of-area boaters, current Idaho legislation regarding aquatic invasive species and state and local boating regulations.

5.     Attendant will keep work station tidy.

6.     Attendant will encourage sales of Aquatic Invasive Species stickers and keep accurate records of sales, including accurate and complete daily accounting of the cash box assigned to each station, as well as see to the security of the cash box and unsold stickers.

7.     The top priority of Attendants is watercraft inspection.  Attendants will promptly notify the proper authorities of any watercraft found to be infested with and/or transporting targeted Aquatic Invasive Species, specifically Zebra or Quagga Mussels.

8.     Employee will be required to wear appropriate clothing while on duty including certain uniform articles provided by Employer composed of a safety vest and name tag.Not permitted are any articles of clothing expressing sexually explicit, offensive, or political messages.  Also not permitted are:  Open toed shoes, Tank tops (sleeveless T-shirts are OK), Shorts above the top of the knee, Skirts, and Shirts exposing the midriff.

 

 

 

Now Hiring:

Boat Inspection/Wash Station Supervisor

 

The Bonner Soil & Water Conservation District is seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to manage three boat inspection/wash stations from April 1, 2018 through October 15, 2018. The stations will be located in Clark Fork, at the Samuels Station on Hwy 95 North, and at the Albeni Falls Dam. The supervisor will oversee all of the 20+ station attendants. The supervisor must have experience managing a budget and multiple staff. Familiarity with boats, boat component functions, and aquatic issues is preferred. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is also preferred, but not required.

 

The supervisor will work 16-20 hrs/week with an option to pick up attendant shifts for a full time position. Applicants must have a reliable vehicle and a valid driver’s license. Pay is $17/hr + mileage.        

 

The objective of the boat inspection stations is to prevent aquatic invasive species (AIS) such as quagga/zebra mussels from invading the waterways of our region. Extensive training on boat inspection and AIS will be provided for the 20+ attendants and for the supervisor. On completion of training, the applicants and the supervisor must pass a test on AIS and boat inspection protocol.

 

The supervisor will be expected to:

  • Assist in training staff and provide follow-up training;

  • Schedule staff and submit payroll every 2 weeks;

  • Work shifts at all stations and travel to each station on a regular schedule;

  • Have a reliable vehicle and valid ID driver’s license (mileage will be reimbursed);

  • Be able to run hot water wash machines;

  • Approach and be comfortable with strangers;

  • Communicate issues with aquatic invasive species to boaters and staff;

  • Provide regional information to out-of-area boaters;

  • Manage cash/money from AIS sticker sales;

  • Manage multiple boat inspection stations;

  • Manage 20+ staff;

  • Occasionally lift heavy equipment and materials;

  • Assist in making connections and providing info to the local communities;

  • Help with station oversight, signage, compliance, and enforcement;

  • Report to Conservation District administrator and board;

  • Report all data from stations on a weekly basis;

  • Provide exit interviews and report suggestions for improvement from staff.

     

     

    TO APPLY:

    Please submit the following items;

    1) Supervisor application   

    2) letter of interest, and

    3) personal resume'

     

    By 4:00 pm March 1, 2018, to:

                Bonner Soil and Water Conservation District

                1224 Washington Ave, Ste 101

                Sandpoint, ID 83864

     

    Your application package may also be submitted by email to amanda.abajian@id.nacdnet.net with the same time deadline of 4:00 pm on March 1, 2018.