Okanogan County Noxious Weed Board
Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board is accepting applications for a Noxious Weed Control Lead Field Technician. This is a fulltime permanent position with a beginning salary of $3,601 per month with excellent benefits.
This individual will assist the Manager in all aspects of Okanogan County’s weed control program including preparing and record keeping of billings, paying vouchers, and supervising and training staff. This individual is responsible for administering RCW’s 17.04, 17.10 and WAC 16-750. Individual is also responsible for enacting the policies, procedures, and directives as so directed by the Manager/Assistant Manager and by the Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board (hereafter referred to as the Board) for the purposes of assisting the Manager, educating the public, and surveying, monitoring and managing noxious weeds in Okanogan County. This individual may serve as team lead for county, state and federal land weed management projects involving multiple stakeholders. The Lead Field Technician will act as a representative of the Weed Board at meetings with agencies, recertification classes, and other meetings. Individual will work outdoors to perform work and inspections as necessary and in the office to keep the proper records as required by Policy/Procedure and RCW17.10. All work is performed as outlined by the Manager/Assistant Manager, in accordance with Washington State Weed Law, and OCNWCB Policies and Procedures.
- Minimum of one year of comparable work experience and increasing
responsibilities in noxious weed control
- Ability to follow outlined work plan developed by Manager/Assistant
- Ability to understand Washington State Noxious Weed Laws and ensure
compliance on private and state land, with enforcement actions as
outlined in RCW 17.10. (i.e. issue notices of non-compliance and take
- A valid Washington State Drivers’ License
- A reliable vehicle of their own (vehicle will be required to travel
off paved roads)
- Full knowledge of OCNWCB & Okanogan County policies and procedures.
- Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
- Must be able to put in long hours (outside of normal work schedule)
during the field season.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team, coordinating
with other agencies and outlining seasonal staff duties
- Experience working with Microsoft Office programs; familiarity with
County; maps and aerial photos
- Ability to plan, manage, and complete multiple complex tasks
simultaneously, under tight deadlines, prioritizing work load and time
- A general familiarity of Okanogan County, being able to navigate to
locations of noxious weed infestations by interpreting aerial
photographs and through aid of GPS/GIS technologies
- Experience utilizing GIS/GPS technology to collect and analyze data
in preparing reports, developing noxious weed trends, and determining
- Experience utilizing Okanogan County Assessor’s Database
- Washington State Department of Agriculture Public Operator Pesticide
license with all of the following endorsements: Agricultural Weed,
Right-of-Way Weed, Turf & Ornamental Weed, and Aquatic Pest Control
endorsements (Or the ability to acquire these licenses within 3 months
Submit a completed Okanogan County employment application with cover letter and resume to the Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board no later than April 23, 2021 at 3:00 PM. For further information call, the Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board at 509-422-7165. Okanogan County is an equal opportunity employer.