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WNY PRISM 2023 Watercraft Inspection Steward/Environmental Educator Positions Open!

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

A boat steward inspects a boat for invasive species.

A Steward inspects a boat for invasive species.

WNY PRISM Watercraft Inspection Stewards/Environmental Educators (Stewards) will interact daily with the public at boat launches performing 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. Stewards will also be responsible for public education and distribution of educational materials. Stewards will also 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. Stewards will be assigned to a single, primary launch, however coverage needs may require occasional travel to other launches. 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 Stewards. Lead Stewards will assist the Program Manager with training, scheduling, supervision and reporting for the Watercraft Inspection Stewardship Program.

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

These are all full-time, temporary positions (40 hours/week, $16.00/hr., Leads @ $17.00/hr.) with an expected timeframe of May 22, 2023 – September 4, 2023 (Memorial Day – Labor Day) for Stewards, and May 8, 2023 – September 22, 2023 for Lead Stewards. All Stewards and Lead Stewards will be required to attend a two-day mandatory training May 22 – 23, 2023. The standard work week will be comprised of 4, 10-hour days, Thursday – Sunday, 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM. Weekends and Holidays are mandatory. Housing is not provided.

Please see full job descriptions and apply online at:

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning Friday, March 3, 2023. Please follow all application directions, failure to do so may disqualify you from the position. Please provide cover letter, resume, launch preferences and 3 professional references as a single attachment. Please indicate if you are interested in a Lead Steward position in your cover letter. Questions can be directed to Amanda Cooper, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager at No phone calls please.

Please clearly indicate launch preferences and which position(s) you are applying for.

Blue circles represent boat launches currently staffed by WNY PRISM.
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