Position Summary NOW HIRING! Benton County is continuing to accept applications for the position of Seasonal Water Patrol with the Benton County Sheriff's Office. This is a Part-Time position expected to work approximately 12 hours, every other weekend with an intended 2021 hiring wage of $14.48 per hour. Recruitment Efforts For This Position Will Be Maintained Until The Positions are Filled. The First Application Pull For Evaluation Will Be At 8:00 am on Friday, April 16th, 2021. Purpose of position: Promote a safe boating environment by enforcing watercraft laws on all Waterways in Benton County. Candidates should expect to work approximately 12 hours, every other weekend. Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following duties are normal for this position. These duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned . Respond to watercraft related situations (boat accidents, drowning, medicals, and citizen complaints). Ensure watercraft laws are being followed. Assist in placing and retrieving regulatory buoys at the beginning and end of the boating season. Operate County vehicles and equipment according to department procedures. Develop and maintain respectful and cooperative working relationships. Be able to work a schedule which includes mostly weekend shifts. Complete written reports to water patrol supervisor at end of shift. Interact in a positive manner with the public, to include the possible de-escalating of angry individuals. Complete other duties that may be requested of you by patrol staff. Minimum Qualifications - Training and Experience Required Education and Experience: Must be 18 years or older. Prior boating experience preferred. License and Certification: Valid MN Driver's license First responder certification preferred (not required) Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required to Perform Essential Functions Physical Requirements: Must be able to physically operate equipment such as pickup truck pulling a boat trailer, including loading and unloading boat from the trailer. Must be able to operate patrol boat. Must be able to perform moderately physically demanding work in variety of weather situations (heat, wind, cold, precipitation). May involve the lifting or carrying of moderately heavy objects. Must be able to lift 60 pounds. (weight of buoy anchors). Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability: Must possess ability to solve problems and determine appropriate course of action. Must possess ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrams or schedule forms. Must possess ability to use independent judgment and react quickly in emergency situations. Communication Skills: Requires the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with other law enforcement staff, court personnel, other county employees and the public. Environmental Adaptability: This job requires extensive time spent outdoors. Will be exposed to various elements of weather including heat, cold and rain. Possible confrontation with public. Benton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
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