AVAILABLE POSITION:  Aquatic Invasive Species Limited Term Employment

Washburn County is seeking applicants for limited term employment in the Land and Water Conservation Department.   Primary responsibilities include working with the County Conservation Coordinator to implement countywide prevention and control techniques and public outreach of aquatic invasive species (AIS).  Watercraft inspection at boat landings is required in conjunction with data entry and reporting. Other duties include AIS monitoring of lakes with WI DNR and other partners, working on Zebra Mussel prevention measures and maintaining the Purple Loosestrife bio-control program.  

Experience and Training Required: Position requires a high school diploma.  A Bachelor’s degree or current enrollment in Natural Resource or Biology program or equivalent work experience in water conservation is preferred. Must possess knowledge of aquatic ecology and aquatic plant and animal identification. A majority of the duties will be spent working outside, independently and communicating with the general public.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.  Employee’s personal vehicle must be used and will be reimbursed at $.515 per mile.  No housing will be provided. This is a temporary seasonal position not to exceed 600 hours and the rate of pay is $12.00 per hour. Weekly schedule is somewhat flexible. Weekends and holidays are required, but can be flexible if needed. Start date is negotiable, but preferably early May through Labor Day Weekend.   

Applications due by 4:30 PM Thursday, April 28, 2017


For an application and further information, contact Washburn County Personnel Office, P.O. Box 337, Shell Lake, WI  54871, at 715-468-4624, or visit the website at http://www.co.washburn.wi.us/news/AIS Resumes will be accepted but will not take the place of a completed application.