Employment

2022 Employment Opportunities

Updated February 22, 2022

In-Lake Operator (seasonal)

  • Must be 18 to operate our equipment.
  • Will be trained on multiple harvesters, skimmer and/or transport.
  • Typical work week is Monday – Friday, 7am-3:30pm with possible overtime.


Near Shore / Barge Crew (seasonal)

  • Will travel the lake’s perimeter on a work barge cleaning the shoreline and near shore areas.
  • Pitchforks and rakes will be provided.
  • Typical work week is Monday – Friday, 7am-3:30pm with possible overtime.


Supervisor (seasonal)

  • Must be 18. Will supervise from in-lake equipment or via CLA small truck.
  • Must work well with others and be accountable.
  • Will be responsible for picking up roadside weeds weekly.
  • Typical work week is Monday – Friday, 7am-3:30pm with possible overtime.

Boat Steward (seasonal)

  • Will work independently at boat launches speaking to lake users.
  • Must have transportation and space for supplies (sign & tote).
  • Must be available for weekend work.
  • Typical work week is Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday, 8am-4pm
  • Days and hours are flexible if pre-arranged.

Or, you may complete the application below and return via email or postal mail to:
Heather Nolan-Caskey,
Chautauqua Lake Association, Inc.
429 East Terrace Avenue
Lakewood, NY 14750

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Watercraft Stewards

The Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA) is seeking qualified individuals to work as Boat Stewards for a regional spread prevention program across Chautauqua County.

Locations include:

  • Chautauqua Lake
  • Cassadaga Lake
  • Lake Erie

Stewards will gather data and inspect boats for aquatic invasive species as part of an early detection/rapid response spread prevention effort.

Stewards also educate boaters and visitors about aquatic invasive species (AIS) and how the general public can help slow the spread of AIS. This is part of a statewide Clean, Drain, Dry spread prevention and awareness program. 

Position will be approximately 32 hours per week for 12-16 weeks. Weekend work is required. (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday.)

Stewards will be required to provide their own transportation to/from launch sites and ability to transport work related material. All necessary supplies will be provided. 

The Chautauqua Lake Association Boat Steward Program is a regional spread prevention and public education program with the goal of preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) via voluntary watercraft inspections.  Boat Stewards promote public understanding of AIS regulations, as well as educating boaters and lake users on basic management practices that they can implement to avoid spreading AIS to uninfested waterbodies via their boats, trailers, or recreational gear. 

The CLA Boat Steward program is currently in its seventh year of operation and has grown from 3 stewards in 2016 to 13 stewards in 2021. CLA’s boat stewards documented over 19,000 boats in 2020, 10,000 last year, from various waterbodies. Inspections were conducted, invasive species identified and removed from contaminated boats, and education provided to lake users. 

Overall, the program has been very successful and accepted by lake users.

TO APPLY

Applications should include a cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and preferred location.

Or, you may complete the application below and return via email or postal mail to:
Heather Nolan-Caskey,
Chautauqua Lake Association, Inc.
429 East Terrace Avenue
Lakewood, NY 14750

CLA_Application


Shop Laborer / Mechanic

  • Winter work includes equipment maintenance, metal refinishing – sanding and painting
  • Seasonal summer work includes equipment operation
  • Competitive pay based on skill
  • Hours are Monday through Friday from 7am-3:30pm (40 hours a week)
  • Holiday and Illness Leave Benefits
  • Health Plan Participation Eligible

Or, you may complete the application below and return via email or postal mail to:
Heather Nolan-Caskey,
Chautauqua Lake Association, Inc.
429 East Terrace Avenue
Lakewood, NY 14750

CLA_Application

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