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Kooskia Watercraft Station Inspector

Posting Begin Date: 2024/05/21
Category: Agriculture
Sub Category: Natural Resources
Work Type: Temporary
Location: Kooskia, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 16.20
Maximum Salary: 16.20
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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"Serving consumers and agriculture by safeguarding the public, plants, animals and the environment through promotion, education and regulation."

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for temporary Watercraft Station Inspectors located in the Kooskia, ID area.

Applications are being accepted now and will be reviewed periodically. The successful candidates will start working May 14, 2024 and continue through October 6th, 2024. Apply as soon as possible to ensure you will be considered for this position.

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION: This non-classified position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission. It does not come with benefits.


Example of Duties:

Successful candidates will conduct watercraft inspections and decontaminations at the Kooskia watercraft inspection station in Kooskia, Idaho. This job is part of the agency’s statewide invasive species prevention program and the inspectors will be responsible for examining and inspecting watercraft to prevent the spread of zebra/quagga mussels and other Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) from infested states. The use of policy and systematic procedures is of the utmost importance. Collecting, documenting and properly storing samples; following proper sanitation protocol; and the ability to read maps are all essential skills. The ability to keep accurate records is required for such information as inspection locations, mileage, samples, and time spent conducting an inspection.

The position will use an established protocol to inspect watercraft and conduct decontaminations on high-risk conveyances; conducting quality control activities at watercraft inspection stations; setting up and taking down portable traffic signs on daily basis; and properly entering detailed watercraft data on an electronic inspection form.

Minimum Qualifications: 

The successful applicant must be able to fulfill the following duties:

·Good communication skills

·Ability to pay attention to detail when conducting watercraft inspections

·Work in various types of weather conditions (heat, cold, wind, rain, etc.)

·Ability to lift 50 lbs. with or without a reasonable accommodation

·Ability to bend and crawl underneath watercraft, when necessary and with or without a reasonable accommodation

·Possibility of working evenings, weekends, or long hours

·Valid driver’s license

·Must be 18 years of age or older

Desired Qualifications

·Aquatic biology, ecology or field inspection experience

·Experience with pressure washers

·Familiarity with troubleshooting field equipment


Thank you for your interest in the Department of Agriculture!
If you have questions, 
please contact us at: 
[email protected] or at (208) 332-8520

 EEO/ADA/Veteran's Preference 

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. 

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. 

    The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities; auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].