Seasonal Weed Control Sprayers I and II


Box Elder County has an opening for Seasonal Weed Control Sprayers I and II.  The weed control sprayer/operator performs semi-skilled duties in the operation and maintenance of equipment; must mix and apply pesticides according to label specifications; keeps detailed records of work activities and chemical applications; attends training sessions and must have passed the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Non-Commercial pesticide applicator license exam; sprayer/operator will report equipment failures and problems to supervisor; operate trucks, ATVs, equipment, sprayers and GPS units; ensures proper use of safety equipment, and performs other related duties as required. The Weed Control Sprayers II will be required to operate Tractors, Mowers, Paint Roads and become certified flaggers.

 

Interested parties should submit an application to Box Elder County Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015.  Applications can be obtained at www.boxeldercounty.org.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Weed Control Sprayer/Operator

Position:

Weed/ Control Sprayers I and II

Closing Date:

3/27/2015

Box Elder County

County Weed Department

Supervisor:

Mark A. Anderson

Type of Position:

Seasonal Temp., 24 - 40 hours

Wage:

$11.31 or $11.74

Applications available at Box Elder County Human Resources Department  in Brigham City, Utah. All application materials must be turned in to the Box Elder County Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

Description of Position

The weed control sprayer/operator performs semi-skilled duties in the operation and maintenance of equipment; must mix and apply pesticides according to label specifications; keeps detailed records of work activities and chemical applications; attends training sessions and must have the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Non-Commercial pesticide applicator license exam; sprayer/operator will report equipment failures and problems to supervisor; operate trucks, ATVs, equipment, sprayers and GPS units; ensures proper use of safety equipment, and performs other related duties as required. The Weed Control Sprayers II will be required to operate Tractors, Mowers, Paint Roads and become certified flaggers.

Job Requirements

Knowledge and understanding of: Spraying equipment and trucks; safety rules, procedures and practices; GPS/GIS equipment and associated software; principles of noxious weed identification and control; Principles of Integrated Pest Management.

Skills in: Map reading and accurate recording of all inspections and pesticide applications; performing mathematical computations; basic computer use and data entry; operating a standard or manual transmission vehicle; customer service.

Ability to: Traverse a wide range of physical conditions including: walking long distances with a 35 pound back pack; steep and challenging terrain; muddy, wet and slippery footing; operate specialized chemical application equipment; exercise sound judgment; lift up to 50 pounds; communicate effectively orally and in writing; maintain confidentiality; follow verbal and written instructions; pay attention to detail and accuracy; observe established lines of authority; deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events; establish effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, and the public; observe assigned work hours; demonstrate punctuality; work as a team member or independently as required; deal with the public or other employees in a pleasant and courteous manner.

Education and Experience

The above knowledge, skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience.
At a minimum all applicants must be 18 years old at time of start date.

The successful applicant must take and pass a drug test. The results thereof may disqualify the applicant from consideration for employment with the County. Applicant must possess and submit copy of valid Utah Driver's License issued by the State of Utah or be able to obtain one within 30 days of hire.

Notice to Applicants: Applicants who are claiming Veteran's or Handicap Preference must provide a DD-214 Discharge Document or DPHHS Handicap Certification and Employment Preference Form with their application for employment so Box Elder County may apply the preference during the selection process.

Box Elder County makes reasonable accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with the applicant's ability to compete in the recruitment and selection process or an employee's ability to perform the essential duties of the job. For Box Elder County to consider such arrangements, the applicants must make known any needed accommodations.

Salary: $11.31 or $11.74

Contact Info : Jenica Baggs 435-734-3313; jbaggs@boxeldercounty.org