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State of Montana AIS Watercraft Inspector - Roving Site Lead in Helena, Montana

/THEOUTSIDEIS IN US ALL./ This position is open until filled and first review of applicants will be February 9, 2024.Please remember to attach the required documents listed in this announcement: * Completed state application Applications missing the requested documents will be considered incomplete and may not progress further in the process.Documents not requested will not be considered in the recruitment process.You must apply through the State of Montana Career site. Special Information: The Fisheries Division develops programs and budgets to manage for aquatic resources. The Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Bureau is managed and coordinated by staff within the Department headquarters. Implementation of programs are accomplished by the respective AIS coordinators. The AIS Watercraft Inspector - Roving Site Lead position assists the AIS Area Supervisors, the AIS Prevention Specialist and the AIS Prevention Coordinator in carrying out specified lead inspector duties and tasks at watercraft inspection stations to prevent the movement of AIS and educate the public on AIS and best prevention practices. This announcement looks to fill one seasonal position. This position will work at watercraft inspections stations across Montana. A department vehicle is provided, and overnight travel is required. Identity of applicants who become finalists may be released to the public if the Department deems it necessary. Employees who exceed 1,040 hours in a calendar year are also provided health, dental and life insurance. Other benefits include retirement, paid vacation, sick and holidays. This position may be covered by a VEBA (Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association). A successful applicant will be subject to a background investigation. Women and minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply. Job Duties: AIS Roving Site Leads assist supervisors to maintain consistency and quality control at watercraft inspection stations across the state. The incumbent coaches and leads co-workers on protocols and procedures, assigns work tasks, establishes work pace, and demonstrates proper work methods. Must understand correct operation of equipment and of data collection to ensure co-workers conduct work properly. Resolves basic problems (i.e.: data entries, Wi-Fi issues, equipment) and refers challenges to station supervisor. They recommend process and procedural changes to supervisor to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the workflow. They provide excellent customer service to the public. Using different inspection/decontamination practices for containment of positive and suspect waterbodies, the incumbent performs inspections and decontaminations on various types of watercrafts. This includes removing drain plugs, draining and drying compartments, and flushing boat motors, ballast tanks, etc. Performs surveys of the public to assess risk of AIS transport and provides education and documentation to increase best AIS prevention practices. Must be able to approach occasionally heated situations in a calm manner, deescalate situations as able, and follow training and protocols to resolve issues. Assists with the set up and take down of the inspection station daily. This includes the placement of roadway signs and activation of electronic reader boards, and set up of traffic cones, shelter, and other gear. Trailering of decontamination equipment, water haulers, and other equipment is also required. Physical and Environmental Demands: Working conditions involve outdoor work, often in inclement weather. Watercraft inspection stations are often located in remote locations without access to amenities. Inspectors are responsible for supplying both food and water daily in most locations, as well as proper attire for the weather. Work requires periodic exposure to hazardous materials, dust and fumes and equipment exhaust and high noise levels while performing decontaminations and repair and maintenance work. Work requires constant interaction with the public as a representative of the state of Montana, and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Daily and overnight travel is required in variable road conditions. Requires availability to work weekends, evenings, some holidays; as well as working long hours outdoors. Applicants will be expected to sit, bend, stoop, crawl, climb, and move up to 75 pounds. This position will often work with little supervision. Able to have constant contact with the public, co-workers, and supervisory staff. This position requires travel 100% of the time. Schedule may include extended weeks which may be 8 days on and 6 days off. Must have valid driver's license. The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Minimum Qualifications: The knowledge, skills, and abilities of this position are normally attained through combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. Experience or training in resource management, biology, laboratory, or work closely related to the specific duties of this position is preferred. Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Title: AIS Watercraft Inspector - Roving Site Lead Location: Helena Requisition ID: 24140317 Other Locations: Kalispell, Bozeman, Billings, Missoula, Miles City, Glasgow

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