Want to Get Paid to Protect Your Waters?
Watercraft Inspection Stewards provide public education and outreach at boat launches regarding statewide Clean, Drain, Dry practices in order to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
Playing a critical role in invasive species management, Stewards will visit assigned boat launch locations around the region to interact with the public and gather recreational boater information, conduct voluntary watercraft and equipment inspections, and familiarize the public with aquatic invasive species.
The Thousand Island Land Trust and SLELO PRISM are co-administrating a Watercraft Inspection Steward Program in the SLELO region. Positions are open now for the upcoming 2021 summer season.
Stewards will be responsible for monitoring two (2) boat launches within close geographic proximity to each other and will operate with a high degree of independence. These responsibilities include: conducting watercraft inspections, data collection and administering voluntary surveys, identification and management of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), and interactions with the public, and distribution of educational materials.
The Watercraft Inspection Steward is a full-time seasonal position, beginning with a paid, mandatory 3-day training from May 26th -28th and starting their roles on May 29th. The position is expected to end on Monday, September 6th with some opportunities for extension. TILT is looking to hire a total of 10 Stewards. The typical work week is Thursday through Monday, with some holiday weekend work required (Memorial Day, Monday following July 4th, Labor Day). Some local travel is required. Wages will start at $14/hour.
Applications are due by March 31st and will be reviewed as received, starting January 15th.