Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is recruiting aquatic invasive species watercraft inspectors for the upcoming season. The job opportunities are part of the state’s on-going effort to prevent the spread of non-native mussels and other aquatic invasive species (AIS).
The seasonal jobs may offer competitive pay with benefits and will generally run from April through October.
In October 2016, Montana’s first-ever detection of invasive mussel larvae showed up in Tiber Reservoir and “suspect” detections turned up in Canyon Ferry Reservoir. The discovery triggered a natural resource emergency in Montana and led to increased watercraft inspection to address the threat of invasive mussels and prevent them from spreading to other areas.
To qualify for a seasonal position on the AIS team, applicants must be at least 18 years old, possesses a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Additional skills should include excellent customer service, a strong public service work ethic and the ability to work in a team atmosphere. Interest in natural resource conservation is desired but not required.
AIS watercraft inspector job information can be found at:
All boaters and anglers are urged to take year-round precautions and to Clean, Drain and Dry their equipment after each use.