Crow Wing County hiring seasonal watercraft inspectors

Watercraft inspections were identified by lake associations and stakeholders as a top priority for aquatic invasive species prevention.

Crow Wing County Sheriff boat
Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office boat division.
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BRAINERD — Crow Wing County is hiring seasonal watercraft inspectors to inspect entering and exiting watercraft at public water accesses.

Inspectors will have frequent contact with boaters to educate them about aquatic invasive species.

Starting pay is $15 per hour and hours range from 18 to 40 hours per week. Work is primarily Friday through Sunday with the possibility for some weekday shifts. These positions work from the fishing opener in May until Labor Day weekend in September.

“These positions provide important face-to-face contact with the public to increase awareness and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species to our waters,” stated Nicole Erickson, an environmental services specialist, in a news release.

Those who enjoy working outdoors and possess customer service skills should apply, the news release stated. Those interested may apply online at or contact the county human resources office at 218-822-7030.


The county’s 2022 aquatic invasive species prevention plan includes funding for inspections at 42 boat landings throughout the county this summer. Watercraft inspections were identified by lake associations and stakeholders as a top priority for aquatic invasive species funding.

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