DNR seeks watercraft inspector applicants in Mankato/Waterville area

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking watercraft inspector interns in the Mankato/Waterville area. These are full-time temporary internships that start immediately and run through the middle of October. “We’re looking for enthusiastic young adults interested in doing important environmental conservation work,” said Heidi Wolf, DNR watercraft inspection program coordinator. Watercraft inspectors inform and educate the public about aquatic invasive species and the threat they pose to Minnesota waters. These inspectors are stationed at public accesses on lakes and rivers infested with invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels. Other duties may include assisting with access posting, conducting invasive species plant removal and other natural resource projects. Applicants must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license, be enrolled in a natural resources or related program and eligible to receive school credit for the position. Applications are open until all positions are filled. To view a complete job description or apply online go to www.dnr.state.mn.us/jobs/watercraft/index.html or contact Heidi Wolf at 651-259-5152 or heidi.wolf@state.mn.us with questions.