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WNY PRISM is hiring for its Watercraft Inspection Boat Steward Program! We are currently accepting applications for Boat Stewards/Environmental Educators (16) and Lead Stewards (2). Job sites will be located throughout the WNY PRISM region.

WNY PRISM Boat Steward/Environmental Educators will interact daily with the public at boat launches. Boat Stewards will perform voluntary boat inspections to remove visible aquatic plants and animals from all types of watercraft. Removal of aquatic plants and animals will help to prevent the transport and spread of aquatic invasive species. Boat Stewards will also be responsible for public education and distribution of educational materials. Boat Stewards may have the opportunity to assist with invasive species removal projects such as early detection/rapid response and control efforts, to reduce established populations of both aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. Boat Stewards will be assigned to a single, primary launch, however there is the potential that coverage needs may require occasional travel to other launches. Boat Stewards are required to attend a mandatory, two-day training prior to beginning work at their assigned sites.
WNY PRISM is also hiring 2 Lead Boat Stewards. In addition to the Boat Steward/Environmental Educator qualifications listed above the Lead Boat Stewards will assist the Program Manager with training, scheduling, supervision and reporting for the Watercraft Inspection Stewardship Program.

A boat steward interacting with kayakers while he performs an inspection for invasive species on their kayaks.

This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week, $16.00/hr., Leads @ $17.00/hr.) with an expected timeframe of mid-May – early September (Memorial Day – Labor Day), approximately 15 weeks. Lead Boat Stewards must be available May 16, 2022 – September 16, 2022. Boat Stewards will be required to attend a two-day mandatory training May 23 -24, 2022. The standard work week will be comprised of 4, 10-hour days, Thursday – Sunday, 7:00 – 5:30.

Please see full job descriptions and apply online at: https://www.rfhiring.com/jobs.asp

Questions can be directed to Nicole Smeenk, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager at smeenknm@buffalostate.edu

Blue circles represent boat launches currently staffed by WNY PRISM. Please indicate preferred boat launch in application.