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City of Lakewood Variable ANS Watercraft Inspector in City of Lakewood, Colorado

Variable ANS Watercraft Inspector

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Variable ANS Watercraft Inspector


$13.00 Hourly


City of Lakewood, CO

Job Type

Variable Part-Time


Community Resources UP1

Job Number

R0137 - February 2021


3/26/2021 5:00 PM Mountain

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City of Lakewood's Statement of Excellence

The City of Lakewood is dedicated to upholding City values to include: Performance Excellence, Leadership, Respect and Collaboration. Best fit candidates will demonstrate innovation, customer service, dedication, passion and engagement. All people, citizens and employees, will be treated with respect, relevance, and importance.


Community Resources is committed to providing high quality park, recreation, family and cultural services and facilities that inspire enjoyment, learning and wellness in the lives of those who live, work and play in Lakewood. We value leadership, integrity, communication and connection, diversity and adaptability.

This position will be assigned to the boat inspection station and surrounding area. The inspector's main priority will be preventing the introduction of Aquatic Nuisance Species into the park through boat inspections and decontaminations. Other resource protection and maintenance duties will be performed between boat inspection duties.

Work will be performed primarily outdoors in all weather conditions


Starting at $13.00/ hour depending on experience


March – November, Negotiable


Four or five day work week, 6:00am – 8:00pm, Monday through Sunday, days will be discussed during interview. Weekends, evenings and holiday shifts required. 30-40 hours per week.

Major Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities

Aquatic Nuisance Species / Watercraft Inspector and Decontamination• Must get a state certified Boat inspector and decontaminator certification.• Inspector will work close to inspection station and perform inspections as boats arrive. Gate house:

  • Working the front gate will be required at any time.

  • Cover the front gate during lunch breaks for gate house employees daily.


  • Trash emptying and litter cleanup

  • Cleaning of restrooms, picnic shelters and other facilities

  • General upkeep of park areas, trails and facilities

  • Other duties and projects as assigned

    Must maintain and utilize City-provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when conducting activities where the employee is exposed to risks above those encountered in a traditional office setting. If injured on-the-job due to failure to utilize PPE a safety violation can be taken.

Essential Qualifications


Experience/knowledge of boats and Aquatic Nuisance Species preferred. Must be self-motivated and able to work on your own.

Age Requirements

18 or older; valid driver's license and good driving record required. Criminal Background check

KSA's and Physical/Mental Reqs




Lifting and Carrying:

Must be able to lift, carry and/or maneuver printed materials, rocks, signs, trash bags hand tools that weigh up to 20 pounds on a frequent basis, up to waist level.

Must occasionally lift the following that may weigh between 10 to 50 pounds. Printed materials, rocks, tools, post pounders, signs, post removers, trash bags, bike, post-hole diggers, logs, bird seed, lumber and animal carcasses, up to waist level.

Will occasionally lift with assistance (two-person or team lift). The following that may weigh 51 pounds and up: picnic tables, animal carcasses, logs, buoys, trash bags, canoes, seed bags, body weight for water rescues/medical incidents.

Pushing and Pulling:

Must occasionally push and pull post fences and buoys. Must tow a variety of trailers using truck and hand crank.

Must be able to use basic rescue equipment including tossing a throw bags or ring and pulling body weight.

Must be able to trailer a boat; load and unload a 15-foot boat into water; operate boat in all types of weather conditions.

Body Positions:

Work requires some sitting in both truck and in the office.

Work requires frequent standing and walking.

Work requires frequent moving about the park for up to 10 hours per day.

Work requires frequent: pinching and gripping (when driving, pulling signs, working with tools and performing revenue duties): reaching for tools, ladders, materials, ect., frequent climbing in and out of vehicle and some climbing on ladders.

Work requires frequent bending, kneeling, balancing, including during boat operations.

Work requires occasional crawling as well as occasional maneuvering and/or balancing on ladders.

Requires occasional pushing to set posts and fences and trailering boats and equipment and occasional pulling of buoys.

Manipulates tools, construction materials, printed materials, cash and computer.


Must be able to respond to telephone and in-person requests and to communicate via two-way radio.



Must have basic mathematic knowledge. for revenue, construction and herbicide application duties.


Must know and follow proper lifting procedures.

Remember rules and regulations, city ordinances, ect., or have ability to locate resources.

Language Ability:

Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing with visitors and city staff. May interact occasionally with upset citizens.


Must be able to take direction and follow instruction from supervisor.

Must be able to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.


Hours of work will vary but will include weekends, holidays and nights.

Work is performed frequently in outdoor environment in all temperatures and weather conditions.

Uses computer occasionally.


Hand and power tools



Painting Equipment



Variable Part-Time employees receive limited benefits, including a pension plan. Medical and dental care are not provided.


Do you have a valid drivers license and a good driving record?

  • Yes

  • No


    Are you at least 18 years of age?

  • Yes

  • No


    Are you currently certified as a Colorado Aquatic Nuisance Species Watercraft inspector?

  • Yes

  • No



The City of Lakewood is committed to the safety of all staff and participants. A thorough background investigation of all prospective employees will be conducted for those who will be working with vulnerable populations, sensitive information, in sensitive locations or with financial data or money. Candidates/staff/volunteers who will have regular interactions with youth and/or vulnerable populations may also be subject to a child abuse background check and must participate in additional abuse awareness and reporting trainings.

Please select Yes to acknowledge the background process for this position.

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City of Lakewood (CO)


480 S. Allison Parkway

Lakewood, Colorado, 80226