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Aquatic Invasive Species Inspection and Decontamination Stations

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is hiring 166 seasonal employees as Aquatic Invasive Species Inspectors and Decontamination Technicians. These position are located throughout the state and pay $13.02 per hour. Based on candidate availability and station assignment many of these positions will qualify for benefits. The employment dates are between April and October with some flexibility available based on candidate needs.

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Successful applicants receive competitive pay and benefits and the opportunity to help protect Montana’s precious water resources.

Qualifications include:

  • Must be 18 years old or older.
  • Must possesses a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills and enjoy working with the public.
  • Must be responsible, dependable, and can work as part of a team.
  • A background or interest in natural resources is desirable but not required.

If you are interested, bring your resume or a completed state application to one of the locations listed below. 

For questions call:

Kim Worthy    406-444-1289 or Carol Fah        406-444-4657

Watercraft Inspectors Interviews

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Bring your resume or completed state application to one of the following locations at the specified time.

We will interview as people arrive.

City Location Date Time
Helena Helena College

1115 North Roberts St

February 22 – Interviews

February 23 – Complete Paperwork

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Billings FWP Regional Headquarters

2300 Lake Elmo Drive

March 7 -- Interviews

March 8 – Complete paperwork

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Miles City Miles City Job Service

12 N. 10th Street

March 9 – Interviews

March 10 – Complete Paperwork

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Glendive Astoria

201 California Ave

March 11– Interviews

March 12 – Complete Paperwork

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Glasgow FWP Regional Headquarters

54078 U.S. Hwy 2 W

March 13– Interviews

March 14 – Complete Paperwork

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Havre Havre Job Service

160 First Avenue

March 15– Interviews

March 16 – Complete Paperwork

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Kalispell FWP Regional Headquarters

490 Meridian Road

 

March 17– Interviews

March 18 – Interviews

March 18 – Complete Paperwork

March 19 – Complete Paperwork

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Missoula FWP Regional Headquarters

3201 Spurgin Road

March 20– Interviews

March 21 – Complete Paperwork

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Butte Butte Job Service

2201 White Blvd

March 22– Interviews

March 23 – Complete Paperwork

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Bozeman FWP Regional Headquarters

1400 South 19th Avenue

March 24 – Interviews

March 25 – Complete Paperwork

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 

 

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2017 Western Division Meeting

The annual chapter meeting in 2017 will be in conjunction with the Western Divsion AFS Meeting to be held May 22 - 25, 2017 in Missoula, Montana. For more information please visit the Western Divsion website at:

Welcome to the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Western Division

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Don’t forget to renew your membership!

You can pay for your dues during meeting registration (located at http://www.montanaafs.org/events/annual-chapter-meeting/registration/) or as a separate transaction on the typical membership renewal page (located at http://www.montanaafs.org/membership/options/).  Make sure you are logged into the website to renew.  Forgot your password?

If you are a new member joining for the first time, welcome to the Montana Chapter!  You will receive login information after completing the membership sign-up process.

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Looking to Post a Job?

Don't forget to submit job announcements to the Montana Chapter for posting on the website!

Jobs will be listed on the Job Board and will be highlighted automatically in the next Chapter Newsletter sent out to subscribing members.  You can submit a job announcement by submitting it online.  (Remember, you'll need to log in to access this members-only feature.)

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Resource Action Fund – Request for Grant Applications

$10,000 available!

 The Resource Action Fund (RAF) was established by MTAFS in 1989 and has provided nearly $200,000 in support to a wide variety of projects concerning Montana’s aquatic resources. Originally designed to support small outreach and on-the-ground projects proposed by Chapter members, the fund has evolved to consider all types of RAF proposals, including: habitat, management, conservation, fish passage, research and data management projects from both members and non-members. Focus areas include projects showing clear benefits to native and special concern species.

RAF grant applications must clearly state how the proposed project will provide at least one of the following:

  • Benefits to one or more of Montana’s native species of special concern;
  • Short and/or long-term benefits to Montana’s or regional fisheries resources;
  • Support the objectives of the MTAFS; or
  • Relevance to ongoing and previous work in the area.

Applicants must submit their applications by 15 January 2016 to Dave Moser, the current chapter president (davemoser@mt.gov) or at 406-994-6938, for consideration at the upcoming annual meeting to be held at the Radisson Colonial Hotel in Helena on February 16-19, 2016.  An online application form is available here. Project proposals will be presented to the membership for discussion and action at the business meeting‐luncheon. The EXCOM will review the proposals and solicit input from appropriate committee chairs prior to the business meeting and provide the membership with an EXCOM recommendation. The membership attending the business meeting will approve or decline the RAF requests after considering the EXCOM's recommendations.

Forms for submission and additional evaluation criteria are available on the MTAFS web page: http://www.montanaafs.org/grants/resource-action-fund/. All RAF requests with merit will be posted on the MTAFS web page upon receipt. Members are free to provide comments regarding pending RAF applications to any member of the EXCOM.

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Wally McClure Scholarship Available!

Two students will be awarded $1,750 in honor of Wally McClure as part of the Wally McClure Scholarship program.  Learn more here and apply today!

In 2017, two Wally McClure Student Fisheries Scholarships shall be awarded to students pursuing either undergraduate or graduate degrees in aquatic natural resources from a University/College in Montana. Graduate projects should be focused on native fisheries conservation, management, and/or habitat restoration.

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Looking for Meeting Information?

The 48th Annual Meeting is coming up quickly!

Find information on our website under Events | Annual Chapter Meeting.  Registration is under construction and will be opened soon on the Registration page (Payment accepted online via PayPal).

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University of Montana Student Subunit named Outstanding Student Subunit for 2014

In April, the University of Montana Student Subunit accepted the "2014 Outstanding Student Subunit of the Year" award from the Western Division of AFS as the annual meeting in Mazatlan, Mexico.

President Tracy Wendt and VP Katie Rayfield were on hand to accept the award. Congratulations and well done, UM AFS!

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