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State of Colorado TEMPORARY Watercraft Inspector & Decontaminator – Clear Creek Reservoir in Chaffee County, Colorado

TEMPORARY Watercraft Inspector & Decontaminator – Clear Creek Reservoir

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TEMPORARY Watercraft Inspector & Decontaminator – Clear Creek Reservoir


$18.50 - $19.50 Hourly


Chaffee County, CO

Job Type

Temporary (9 months or less)

Job Number

2024TEMP- PMA118


Department of Natural Resources


Colorado Parks & Wildlife

Opening Date


Closing Date

9/30/2024 12:00 AM Mountain


Determined by Position

Primary Physical Work Address

Clear Creek Reservoir near Buena Vista, Colorado.

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt; position is eligible for overtime compensation.

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Department Information


EMPLOYMENT STARTS 05/01/2024 THROUGH 09/30/2024

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

This Posting is for both LEAD and GENERAL Watercraft Inspector & Decontaminator. In supplemental questions please specify which you are applying.

The mission of theColorado Department of Natural Resources (https://cdnr.us/Pages/DNRDefault.aspx#/start) 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. (http://cpw.state.co.us/)

Description of Job

This Posting is for both LEAD and GENERAL Watercraft Inspector & Decontaminator. In supplemental questions please specify which you are applying.

Perform boat inspector and decontaminator responsibilities according to state regulations and standard protocols at Clear Creek Reservoir near Buena Vista, Colorado.

LEAD AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES (ANS) INSPECTOR: Lead boat inspector will be responsible for providing on the job training to inspection staff, create schedules and make sure all shifts are covered during operational hours.

  • Collect and verify accurate time keeping records for payroll purposes, work with area work lead to resolve challenges with staff and customers, and recommend hiring/firing of employees to area work lead.

  • 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.

  • Provide public outreach on aquatic invasive species.

  • Early morning, evening, and weekend work is required. Please see below for additional duties

    AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES (ANS) INSPECTOR: A customer service based position that involves inspecting for invasive Zebra/Quagga Mussels, Milfoil or other plant species on boats and personal watercraft at an inspection point on the park. This is an important position for the protection of natural resources from non-native species that threaten wildlife, drinking water/irrigation and all water related outdoor recreation in the State of Colorado. Daily interaction with park visitors requires effective communication and public relations skills.

  • Staff the park ANS (aquatic nuisance species) inspection station.

  • Conduct physical boat inspections and boater interviews.

  • Provide information and assistance to the boating public (distributes brochures, promotes ANS education, educates about State Park regulations, etc.)

  • Cleaning and light maintenance duties of interior and exterior of ANS inspection areas. Including maintenance of facilities and grounds.

  • Accurate counting and recording of all boat inspections, either written or by phone application software.

  • Training in boat inspection and decontamination procedures will be provided.

  • Conduct physical boat inspections, decontaminations and boater interviews.

  • May document and report visitor complaints.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • May be required to work at the ANS station for an 8 hour shift and take lunch at the station.

This Posting is for both LEAD and GENERAL Watercraft Inspector & Decontaminator. In supplemental questions please specify which you are applying.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


  • High school diploma.

  • Good driving record and ability to work weekends, early morning and late evenings.

  • Experience working with boats, trailers, power washers, small engines and/or heavy equipment preferred.

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Excellent customer service experience working with the public desired.

  • Reliable and timely.

  • Ability to self-motivate and work independently.

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 dnrhremployeebenefits@state.co.us.

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 dnrhremployeebenefits@state.co.us 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.

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    What skills can you demonstrate that would make you a good Lead Inspector, please describe below: (if not applying for LEAD please type n/a)


    Are you at least 16 years of age or older?

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    Do you currently possess and are you able to maintain a current and valid Driver's License and have a good driving record?

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    Are you willing and able to work early mornings, evenings & weekends?

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    Successful completion and passing of background screening and/or driving record review may be required for placement in this position

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    This is a temporary position starting at $18.50-$19.50 per hour and is anticipated to not exceed 9-months. Please acknowledge your acceptance of these terms:

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