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DNR practicing age discrimination?

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DNR seeks watercraft inspector applicants (February 2, 2009) The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking watercraft inspector interns for the upcoming boatingseason. The inspectors are stationed at public accesses on lakes and rivers infested with invasive species such as Eurasian wa-termilfoil and zebra mussels. “We’re looking for enthusiastic young adults interested indoing important environmental conservation work,” said Heidi Wolf, DNR watercraft inspection program coordinator. Water-craft inspectors inform and educate the public about aquatic in-vasive species and the threat they pose to Minnesota waters. Other duties may include assisting with access posting, conducting invasive species plant removal and other natural re-source projects. These are full-time, temporary internships that start in late April and run through the middle of October, with flexibility for students still in school. Positions are available throughout the state including the seven-county metro area; Wright and Chisago counties; Cook County; Hubbard, Itasca, and Beltrami counties; Wabasha and Winona counties; Otter Tail and Becker counties; locations along the Mississippi River, as well as Duluth, Brainerd, Rainy Lake, Lake of the Woods and the Spicer/Willmar area. Applicants must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license, beenrolled in a natural resources or related program and be eligi-ble to receive school credit for the position. The deadline for applications is March 13. Complete job description and online application is avail-ble . People can also contact Heidi Wolf at 651-259-5152

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The "young adults" is a bit badly worded. I am familiar with this position and it is geared towards students. That is why they used "young adults". But trust me when I write this. The people hiring would not descriminate on age. You should get a hobby. wink

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I applied and she said this was not open to high school students.

I was pretty mad after I filled out the app. for 15 mins.

You must have a way to get college credit for this job...which I think is boggis.."young adults" they should be specific and not waste someone's time

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I applied and she said this was not open to high school students.

I was pretty mad after I filled out the app. for 15 mins.

You must have a way to get college credit for this job...which I think is boggis.."young adults" they should be specific and not waste someone's time

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DNR practicing age discrimination?

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I dont think they intended it to discriminate on age, but to offer a learning experience for those enrolled in conservation classes, and for them to earn a few $ doing it.

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you "can" apply this work to your required internship for a natural resources degree.

For the highschool kid,

Put the app in anyway. Offer up your services. maybe even volunteer your time. They should direct you in the right place to make something happen. Than put it on your resume.... Or just go get a job at DQ.

Anyone who thinks this age discrimination, needs to find other things to wine about. They shouldnt have used the words "young adults", I know many not so young adults in NR programs at ICC. and they are applying for this position(s)

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you "can" apply this work to your required internship for a natural resources degree.

For the highschool kid,

Put the app in anyway. Offer up your services. maybe even volunteer your time. They should direct you in the right place to make something happen. Than put it on your resume.... Or just go get a job at DQ.

Anyone who thinks this age discrimination, needs to find other things to wine about. They shouldnt have used the words "young adults", I know many not so young adults in NR programs at ICC. and they are applying for this position(s)

DQ huh...I dont know about you, and your job status, but trying to find a job is near impossible this day and age.

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The DNR has many internship programs and many are geared towards.....young adults.

I worked in the MCC "Young Adults" program when it was still a part of the DNR. It was funded by Americorps and the rules state ages 18-25. This is not age discrimination. It is a rule of the reward program.

If a 50yr old man was in school again and needed an internship to complete his college degree they would take him.

The line you highlighted was a direct quote from the woman as part of a news release. There is no mention of young adult in the actual job posting.

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A bit of advice Bigslugger, sign up for an internship at your local community college and you will have eligibility as well. However, keep in mind that a transcript review and a JUCO application, as well as course credits, could set you back around $1,000. Good luck.

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Nice catch Powerstroke. Thanks for posting.

Very good catch! The way I saw it in another post it was definitely worded as discrimination, which did surprise me a bit. Always helps to have the complete picture smile

BTW, I wasn't wining, just doing a little pot stirring. A little bored right now waiting to come out of hibernation!

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ha you have to think from the DNR's or anyone elses point of view, why would they want to hire some 55 year old that only has a fue years of work left? why not hire some kid that will work for 8 bucks per hour ?

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I got really excited when I read this but would not apply to me. I am a Law Enforcement student not Natural Resources but plan on using my degree to work for the DNR or county Sheriff dept. maybe Law enforcement would be a related program?

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