Boat Inspector (ANS)

Job ID
Position Type
Hiring Pay/Range
$12.00- $14.00 / hr
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Natural Resources
Reporting Location : Location
US-CO-Fort Collins


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.



Work in this role is either in Fort Collins, at Horsetooth Reservoir, or in Loveland at Carter Lake.  During the application process, you'll be asked about your preferences for work location.  If selected for this role, we try to match your location preference during placements - though ultimately you'll be offered a position at a location based on our business needs.



  • 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
    • Locations: Horsetooth Reservoir or Carter Lake 
  • Shift Work including nights, weekends, early mornings, and holidays are required.
  • Work schedules are subject to change depending on weather and visitation.
  • 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.
  • This posting is "Open until filled" and may close at any time.  Once we begin the interview process, we may not consider additional applicants unless a candidate is not hired from the interview pool.

Employee Benefits

Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.  Temporary employees may qualify for medical benefits if eligibility requirements are met.


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