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Seasonal Noxious Weed Control Technician

Company: Eagle County
Location: Wolcott
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Hiring Range: $18.01 - $22.52

Do you enjoy working outside in the summer? We are currently hiring experienced and non-experienced Noxious Weed Control Technicians to join the great team at Eagle County. This position will assist with integrated pest management control methods that includes mapping, identifying, spraying, mowing, or other functions associated with pest control. Assists with department programs that includes community outreach events, chemical resale, inventory tracking, and other duties as assigned. Assists with the Road and Bridge department crews as needed.

Schedule: 4 x 10 hour days: Mon-Thurs, 6am-4:30pm, generally mid-May to end of August, however, this can be a bit flexible.

Job Duties:

* Performs or assists with integrated vegetation management duties to County right-of-ways, County owned properties, or County managed properties to regulate the growth of state listed noxious weeds, local nuisance weeds and undesirable vegetation. This includes: applying herbicides using chemical application equipment, operating mowing/cutting equipment and utilizing hand tools. * Performs or assists with cleaning chemical application equipment, vehicles, tools, safety equipment and shop. * Performs or assists with mixing chemicals for application equipment. * Performs or assists with plant identification and mapping of state listed noxious weeds using GPS software or mobile applications. * Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

* One season of construction, horticulture, noxious weed control or related experience or any combination of education and experience that allows for the required knowledge skills and abilities. * Valid state driver's license and satisfactory motor vehicle driving record. * Ability to safely and effectively operate and maintain pesticide application equipment and vehicles such as trucks, ATVs, tractors, and trailers. * Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. * Ability to identify vegetation (both desirable and noxious weeds). * Ability to conduct technical mathematical calculations. * Ability to read, understand and follow pesticide labels and Material Safety Data Sheets. * Ability to keep accurate records of job duties and responsibilities. * Ability to perform minor repairs and calibration of spray equipment. * Ability to read, interpret and understand maps and GPS equipment. * Ability to work collaboratively with others and establish and maintain effective relationships. * Proficient in the use of computer technology; including Microsoft Office and Google applications. * Field work requires physical effort to sit on heavy equipment as well as walk, stand and carry up to 50lbs for extended periods of time over mountainous terrain. * Ability to function early in the morning and work long days. * Ability to pay close attention to detail with constant interruptions associated with operating equipment and sprayers on uneven terrain and around roadside obstacles. * Physical discomforts from changes in weather such as rain, cold, heat or other factors such as insects, dust, dirt and odors can be expected.

Preferred:

* A Colorado Department of Agriculture pesticide applicators license is highly recommended. * Two seasons of noxious weed control experience.

Additional Information

A career with Eagle County Government impacts and enriches the lives of our community members by following our mission: Creating a Better Eagle County for All. With nearly 500 amazing employees, Eagle County is a progressive and values-driven organization located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

Outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking a small town community are attracted to Eagle County for the amazing lifestyle. Although we are best known for our world-class skiing, hiking, biking, fishing and outdoor activities, it is really the people that make our valley so great!

Benefits for seasonal employees:

* Free classes at Colorado Mountain College * Eagle County University classes (internal trainings) * Tuition discount program * Free bus pass and more

As a certified healthy workplace our culture recognizes the importance of individual needs and enjoying life outside of work. Other perks may include flexible work arrangements, paid volunteer time and daytime fitness classes/bike rides.

Eagle County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Working in a diverse, respectful and inclusive environment is essential for our employees be successful in serving our community. We do not discriminate with regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Eagle, CO Relocation Guide (Courtesy of Town of Eagle & Eagle Chamber)

Vail Valley Relocation Guide (Courtesy of Vail Valley Partnership)

Keywords: Eagle County, Vail , Seasonal Noxious Weed Control Technician, Other , Wolcott, Colorado

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