3 Noxious Weed Control Field Technicians
Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board is accepting applications for 3 Noxious Weed Control Field Technicians. This is a Grade 16, fulltime permanent position with a beginning salary of $ 3,177 per month with excellent benefits that include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Life and Disability Insurance, paid holidays, sick and annual leave accruals.
This individual will assist the Noxious Weed Control Manager (Manager) in all aspects of Okanogan County’s weed control program, including performing regulatory compliance and providing office support. The Field Technician is required to survey private and state lands as indicated for the presence or absence of noxious weeds. This individual is responsible for his/her own record keeping, photos, posting information, and landowner contacts. This position requires working both outdoors to perform work and inspections as well as in the office to keep the proper records as required by Policies & Procedures and RCW 17.10.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
All work is performed as outlined by the Manager in accordance with Washington State Weed Law RCW 17.10 and Okanogan County Policies and Procedures. This individual will act as Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) licensed pesticide consultant/operator offering specialized information regarding safe and legal use of herbicides, hand pulling, noxious weeds, biological control and overall Integrated Weed Management (IWM) principals. Individual needs to know how to trace legal ownership of land and be able to find information on the Okanogan County Assessors’ TaxSifter website. This individual must be able to communicate effectively with landowners to convey RCW requirements and provide control options using current scientific data and best management practices.
- Ability to understand Washington State Weed Laws and ensure compliance on private/state lands, with enforcement actions as outlined in RCW 17.10, including issuing notices of non-compliance and taking regulatory actions as necessary
- Washington State Department of Agriculture Pesticide Consultants/Operator license with an Ag Weed endorsement (Or the ability to acquire this license, and endorsement, within 45 days of employment)
- A valid Washington State Drivers’ License
- A reliable vehicle of their own (the vehicle will be required to travel off of paved roads)
- Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
- Must be able to put in long hours, in extreme heat, during the field season
Interested persons are invited to request an application packet in person, from the Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board at 1234 S 2nd Ave.
To apply, provide a completed Okanogan County employment application with cover letter and resume to the Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board. For further information call, the Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board at 509-422-7165. Position is open until filled. Okanogan County is an equal opportunity employer.
Deadline for Applying : Open until filled