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The Town of Lake Mills has received a grant to participate in the Department of Natural Resources' Clean Boats Clean Waters invasive species awareness program in summer 2017.  Watercraft Inspectors hired by the Town through this DNR grant will be educating boaters at Rock Lake boat launches throughout the summer.  


Watercraft Inspector for the Town of Lake Mills   (pdf version)

Position Description:

The Town of Lake Mills is seeking enthusiastic individuals to serve as Watercraft Inspectors to achieve aquatic invasive species prevention and education on Rock Lake for the 2017 summer season.  The main duties of a Watercraft Inspector are to increase awareness of aquatic invasive species by sharing information about regulations and prevention steps with boaters, anglers, and other visitors at boat landings and to help these individuals check their watercraft and equipment for aquatic plants and animals before they enter or leave the water.  During these checks, inspectors collect valuable data on boater behaviors and knowledge, and regularly report the data to an online database.



  • Hourly rate is $12/hr
  • The desired time frame is May through September, but a shortened timeframe can be arranged for college students.
  •  Time commitment is 15-20 hours per week, including weekends.
  • The work will be primarily at boat landings of Rock Lake. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Successfully complete a Clean Boats, Clean Waters training session (provided).
  • Provide information to boat landing visitors and the general public on aquatic invasive species prevention
  • Provide information to boat landing visitors and the public on compliance with WI laws prohibiting launching or transporting boats and related equipment with aquatic plants, animals, or water on board.
  • Show boaters how to inspect boats, trailers, tow vehicles and related equipment for the presence/absence of aquatic plants, animals or water.
  • Collect and record data in accordance with the Clean Boats, Clean Waters program interview protocol.
  • Coordinate efforts with other local watercraft inspectors and AIS Coordinator.
  • Enter collected data to a State database.


Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Attend any special events (such as fishing tournaments, sailing regattas, and local lake events) to educate citizens on prevention steps and how to properly clean boats, trailers, and equipment.
  • Assist boaters in determining if parking is available before they launch at the North End.



  • Must have a valid driver’s license and private vehicle.
  • Be able and willing to work early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays, including July 4th and Labor Day weekends to match peak use of public boat landings.
  • Be willing and able to approach, engage, and educate citizens.
  • Be well organized, self-motivated, able to multi-task, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Access to a cellular phone while at work is preferred, but not mandatory.


To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Town of Lake Mills

1111 South Main Street

Lake Mills, WI 53551


Electronic versions can be e-mailed to the Town Clerk at townoflakemillsclerk@gmail.com


Deadline for submission:  April 4, 2017