Boat Inspector (ANS) - Seasonal Full & Part Time

Job ID
Position Type
Full Time - Temporary
Hiring Pay/Range
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Natural Resources
Reporting Location : Location
US-CO-Fort Collins


Carter Lake - Sue Burke (2)

Photo by Sue Burke


Natural Resources manages Larimer County's great outdoor places, including open spaces and magnificent water-based recreation areas, and fosters responsible land stewardship through weed management and healthy forest practices.  The Department of Natural Resources has 40+ benefited employees and 125+ seasonal and part time employees. 


Larimer County values it's seasonal employees and strives to create an environment where you gain the knowledge and experience to be successful. Consider joining our team and see your hard work pay off as we work together to protect the natural resources of Larimer County.


Our mission is to establish, protect, and manage significant regional parks and open lands providing quality outdoor recreational opportunities and stewardship of natural resource values. We are committed to fostering a sense of community and appreciation for the natural and agricultural heritage of Larimer County for present and future generations.


Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is seeking a skilled and talented individual to join our team.


Specifically this position will:

  • Conduct inspections of boats launching and leaving Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir for aquatic invasive species for the purpose of preventing the spread of such invasive species. Quarantine and decontaminate infected vessels.
  • Provide information to visitors on aquatic invasive species and initiatives to prevent their spread. Explain applicable rules and regulations and distribute printed educational materials to visitors.
  • Advise park visitors of recreational opportunities and public use regulations.
  • Greet a wide variety of park visitors in a friendly, welcoming, and helpful manner, and communicate effectively with a wide diversity of individuals and groups.
  • May supervise a crew engaged in boat inspections and/or act as a lead worker to less experienced seasonal workers.


 To review the full job description, please Click Here.



  • Horsetooth and/or Carter Lake 



  • High School Diploma or GED desired
  • Must Successfully complete the Aquatic Nuisance Species training program and exam

Other Information to Note:

  • This is a temporary position.  Both full time and part time positions may be available.
    • Full time: working up to 40 hours/week for up to 6 months within March - November
    • Part time:  working up to 29 hours/week for up to 11 months
  • Shift Work including nights, weekends, early mornings, and holidays are required.
  • Work schedules are subject to change depending on weather and visitation.
  • This position is not eligible for benefits.
  • An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background test. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
  • All application components must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.



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