TEMPORARY ANS Boat Inspection Technician - Yampa River and Elkhead Reservoir State Parks (Palisade)


: $33,550.00 - $52,670.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Hospitality - Lodging/Resort/Travel

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Department Information



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

The mission of theColorado Department of Natural Resourcesis 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. Description of Job

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. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • 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 methods will be provided.
  • May document and report visitor complaints.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


  • Must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Must possess a current and valid driver's license and have reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to work outdoors and on weekends, holidays, and varied shifts.
  • Must be able to climb in and out of vessels, and under trailers.
  • Successful completion and passing of background screening may be required for placement in this position.
  • Possess strong interpersonal communication skills (written and oral).
  • Ability to work with little supervision.
  • May be required to work at the ANS station for an 8 hour shift and take lunch at the station.
  • Must be available for 40 hours per week and commit to a minimum 5-month work season.
  • Some uniform items will be provided, however, employees will be required to purchase limited uniform items at their own expense.

    This position will perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Ability to perceive color differences and to hear verbal and radio communications. 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, Barbara Ring, at ...@state.co.us or call 303-###-#### x8646

    E-Verify employer: The Department of Natural Resources participates in E-Verify in accordance with the program's Right to Work for all newly-hired employees Employees are queried through the electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify identity and employment eligibility. You may complete section 1 of the I-9form upon your acceptance of a job offer letter, but no later than your first day of employment and in addition, on your first day, but no later than thethird day, you are required to submit original documents to verify your eligibility to work in the U.S. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities. TollFree Applicant Support - Technical Help
    If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV at 855-###-####, Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time). Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files and second, close the document before you attempt upload (attach) it. The Human Resources Office will be unable to assist with these types of technical issues.
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