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.
* 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.
* 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.
* A Colorado Department of Agriculture pesticide applicators
license is highly recommended. * Two seasons of noxious weed
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
Vail Valley Relocation Guide (Courtesy of Vail Valley