Aquatic Invasive Species Program Assistant

Job position / title
Aquatic Invasive Species Program Assistant
Name of business / employer
City of Bellingham
Job description / duties
The Aquatic Invasive Species Program Assistant is responsible for assisting with the coordination and implementation of the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Program to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species to and from Lake Whatcom and Lake Samish. Assists with the hiring, training, and day-to-day oversight of AIS Prevention Program staff. Interacts with members of the public, collects and tracks survey information, provides boat inspection and decontamination services and communicates with other state and local government staff. Responsible for assisting the Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator with development and implementation of early detection monitoring and rapid response plans, communication of management decisions, coordination of daily and weekly job assignments, ensuring provision of professional level of service, and resolution of conflicts.

•High School Diploma OR a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
•2 years of relevant work experience. Course work in environmental science or knowledge of Lake Whatcom and Lake Samish aquatic ecology preferred
•One-year experience in a team leader role.
•One-year experience working with the public on a daily basis in public outreach, customer service or similar experience.
•Two seasons of AIS Prevention Program experience, preferred.

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to provide the applicant with the skills, knowledge and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the job will be considered.

Necessary Special Requirements:
•Valid Washington State driver’s license and satisfactory driving record. Must provide a three-year driver’s abstract prior to hire.
•At least 18 years of age.
•Flexible working hours; including early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays.
•Ability to obtain Watercraft Inspection Training – Level II certification within one year of employment.
•Employment contingent upon passing a Washington State Adult/Child Abuse records check, criminal conviction and local background check.

Application deadline / closing date
Salary / rate of pay
Days and hours of employment
40 hour per week
Person or department to contact
Human Resources
Business address
104 W Magnolia Street, Bellingham, WA
How to apply
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Closing Date/Time: Fri. 10/25/19 4:30 PM Pacific Time