LTE AIS (Aquatic Invasive Species) Program Assistant

Application Deadline: 2022-05-15
Job Type: County
Job Description:

If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding summer job in Oneida County that combines aquatic invasive species (AIS) field work, education, and outreach, this job this for you! The Oneida County Land & Water Conservation Department’s AIS Program is accepting applications for a highly motivated AIS Program Assistant Limited Term Employees (LTE) for the 2022 summer season. This position will assist the AIS Coordinator with countywide AIS education, prevention, monitoring, management, control, and outreach activities that protect and enhance our beautiful water resources for today and future generations!

The AIS Program Assistant LTE position is based upon a 40-hour a week schedule throughout the summer for up to 475 hours at $13.00 per hour. May be required to work an occasional evening and weekend. Employment will run from May through Labor Day weekend, start and end dates are flexible based on LTE’s availability.

AIS Program Assistant responsibilities include, but are not limited to: watercraft inspections, water quality monitoring, aquatic plant identification, purple loosestrife biocontrol, and AIS prevention, monitoring, sampling, removal, management and control; habitat enhancement/restoration; GPS data collection, mapping, and reporting. Assist with AIS education, outreach, workshops, trainings, and campaigns. Develop and distribute outreach material, update website, write articles, and report on activities. Maintain, prepare, and decontaminate field equipment, supplies and gear.

Qualified individuals must be 18 or older, have a high school degree or equivalent, and a valid WI driver’s license. A reliable vehicle and proof of vehicle insurance is required. Mileage reimbursement is provided. Must be comfortable conducting field work in a wide range of aquatic habitats and terrain, in variable weather conditions, and in various watercrafts. Must be able to work with a team and independently; have excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and courteously with the public and coworkers in a friendly, positive manner; good work ethic, flexible and make good independent decisions based on practices, rules, and procedures. Prior experience with AIS or aquatic plant identification is preferred, but not necessary. Training is provided.

Interested applicants must complete the required Oneida County application, available at Completed application along with resume and cover letter should be submitted to [email protected] or mailed to Oneida County LRES, P.O. Box 400, Rhinelander, WI, 54501. Please call Jenni at 715-369-6153 with any questions. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Oneida County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Deadline Note:

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