Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Steward in Catskill, New York
As part of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County’s Capital Region Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) program, Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Watercraft Stewards provide public education and outreach at boat launches regarding statewide Clean, Drain, Dry practices in order to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Watercraft Stewards collect research data daily from interactions with the public using the Survey123 Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Application (WISPA).
Lead Watercraft Stewards assist in providing oversight to Watercraft Stewards. Lead Stewards work independently and travel frequently between various boat launch locations throughout the Capital Region PRISM region.
Watercraft Stewards work independently at various boat launch locations throughout the Capital Region PRISM region.
Watercraft stewards work independently at various boat launch locations along the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. Counties of employment include Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Herkimer, Montgomery, Orange, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Ulster, and Westchester. A list of boat launch location can be found at https://www.capitalregionprism.org/watercraft-inspection-steward-program.html.
Watercraft Stewards work on a full-time, seasonal basis from May through September. Work schedules are typically Thursday - Monday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. though schedules may also vary depending on program needs. Holidays and weekends are mandatory. The Watercraft Steward program runs from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day, with three days of mandatory programmatic training from May 24th to May 26th.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Watercraft Stewards and Lead Stewards provide environmental education and outreach at boat launches regarding statewide Clean, Drain, Dry practices in order to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Stewards interact daily with visitors at the launch sites utilizing knowledge gathered from the New York State Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Handbook.
Watercraft Stewards: $14.00/hr
Lead Watercraft Stewards $15.75/hr
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