BAYFIELD COUNTY Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Project Coordinator Position Description Purpose of position: The Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Project Coordinator is a full time position (37.5 hours), based on grant funding, coordinating and implementing the Bayfield County Aquatic Invasive Species Program. Primary responsibilities include: Coordinating, updating, and implementing the county-wide AIS strategic plan Maintaining working relationships and providing technical support on AIS control with partners Preparing grant applications and reporting to fund AIS education, prevention, and control work in Bayfield County Essential duties and responsibilities: Facilitate and coordinate the on-going activities of the Bayfield County Aquatic Invasive Species Strategic Plan overseeing and assisting the executors of each activity. Provide educational outreach support, technical assistance, social media and other multi-media information on aquatic invasive species via news releases, trainings, workshops, displays, and other presentations to groups such as lake associations, school groups, elected officials, and at county (county fair, etc) and regional events as needed. Organize and provide logistical support of the Bayfield County AIS Committee and serve in advisory role on committee. Coordinate efforts and network with other county departments, Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Association, municipalities, community and lake leaders, WDNR, UW-Extension, conservation organizations, and other individuals involved with the project. Work with the Bayfield County AIS Committee and community groups and organizations to determine how funding will be used in support of Bayfield County AIS Strategic Plan and to fulfill grant project products/deliverables. Review the WDNR AIS Control Grant process and provide application and reporting documentation as required within the timelines established. Supervise interns and other department staff involved in AIS work All other duties assigned, as deemed necessary to perform the responsibilities of this position. Knowledge and skills required: 1. A Bachelor’s degree in a natural resource related field is required 2. Strong verbal and written communication skills 3. Ability to work with a diverse group of partners and stakeholders 4. Ability to develop and implement action plans that address major socioeconomic and/or natural resource conservation issues 5. Aptitude in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 6. Familiar with budgeting and financial record keeping 7. Experience in strategic planning and annual operating plan development 8. Experience and knowledge in the identification, prevention, control and ecology of aquatic invasive species preferred 9. Supervisory experience preferred 10. ArcMap/GIS experience preferred 11. Experience in conducting educational presentations with a variety of age groups 12. Valid driver’s license Potential field activities may require the ability to work in rough, wet or hilly terrain, or on the water doing arduous tasks. Work may also need to be done during inclement weather. Drivers license is required to travel to work sites and meeting locations. County vehicle provided. The candidate must be available to work evening meetings and weekends as required. Work station / travel required: The AIS Project Coordinator will be housed in the Bayfield County Land & Water Conservation Department and overseen by the County Conservationist with policy direction from the AIS and Land Conservation Committees. Proof of valid auto insurance is required. Hours and Scheduling This position is 37.5 hours per week generally Monday through Friday. Some work may involve evening meetings, overnight travel, and weekend work as required. Salary & Benefits Hourly wage is $16.00-$19.00 dependent upon experience and qualifications. Vacation (one week after first year, two weeks after second year, and Holiday pay (11 recognized holidays) provided. This position is a grant funded position. Continued employment is contingent upon future funding availability.