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TEMPORARY Grand County Area Lead Watercraft Inspector & Decontaminator - Grand County

State of Colorado
Glendale, Colorado, US
Closing date
Jun 13, 2024

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Conservation science
Invasive Species
Salary Type
Employment Type
Fellowship, Temporary / Seasonal
Department Information


EMPLOYMENT STARTS 04/01/2024 THROUGH 12/01/2024

To apply, please submit only your application (without attachments such as resumes or cover letters). This announcement will remain open until FILLED. You are encouraged to apply early.

The mission of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources is to develop, preserve, and enhance the state's natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future citizens and visitors. In an effort to build diversity and inclusion we welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.


Our Mission is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado's natural resources. Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Description of Job

Position will be responsible for oversight of watercraft inspection & decontamination stations at Granby, Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain and Williams Fork Reservoirs. Area lead will assist with recruitment, interviewing and hiring of watercraft inspection & decontamination staff.

* Position will obtain state certification to provide standardized hands-on watercraft inspection & decontamination training and will be responsible for providing on the job training to inspection staff. Position will work with ramp leads to create work schedules and ensure all shifts are covered during operational hours, collect and verify accurate time keeping records for payroll purposes, and submit payroll to ANS Program Office.

* Position will work with ramp leads to resolve challenges with staff and customers, and recommend hiring/firing of employees to project lead. Position will ensure stations are equipped with all necessary equipment to perform job duties and will communicate needs with the ANS Program Office.

* Additional responsibilities include ensuring inspection station staff are following standardized protocols by performing quality control assessments on a monthly basis, ensure that data entry is being performed accurately and completely by all inspection station staff, maintain inventory of all required supplies, perform basic maintenance & troubleshooting on power washer/decontamination unit, and provide public outreach on aquatic invasive species. Position will participate in regular meetings with ANS program office staff & fellow WID supervisors and will clearly communicate status of work at their assigned locations. Position will work closely with ANS program office staff to creatively resolve any problems that may arise.

* Early morning, evening, and weekend work is required.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

* Minimum 1 year of experience working in the field of ANS or Invasive Species.
* Current (Stage II) Certification in Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination.
* Experience performing boat inspections and decontaminations.
* Experience working with the public in a customer service related field.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Outstanding public speaking and presentation skills.
* Excellent driving record and ability to work weekends, early mornings and evenings.
* Ability to travel and be away from home every week if needed.

o Employee may be required to camp in rustic settings and must provide own camping equipment and gear when performing biological field work.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences or comparable work experience.

o Employee may be asked to camp in rustic settings and must provide own camping equipment and gear when performing biological field work.

Supplemental Information

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Department of Natural Resources is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator at

ADAAA Accommodations

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact at least five business days before the date that any accommodation will be required to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

E-Verify employer:

The Department of Natural Resources participates in E-Verify in accordance with the program's Right to Work for all newly-hired employees. Employees are queried through the electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify identity and employment eligibility. You may complete section 1 of the I-9 form upon your acceptance of a job offer letter, but no later than your first day of employment and in addition, on your first day, but no later than the third day, you are required to submit original documents to verify your eligibility to work in the U.S. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

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If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV at 855-524-5627, Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time). Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files and second, close the document before you attempt upload (attach) it. The Human Resources Office will be unable to assist with these types of technical issues.

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