Performs a variety of managerial, administrative and supervisory duties related to coordinating and carrying out the mission and goals of the county-wide noxious weed, control programs as established by county ordinance and/or state statutes.
Works under the general supervision of the Road and Weed Department Manager thru the goals and directives of the County Commission and County Weed Control Board.
Considerable knowledge of the types of weeds present in Box Elder County; the types of herbicides most effective on the varieties of weeds and the most effective integrated pest management procedures for their control.
Ability to understand scientific reports relating to weed and pest resistance to herbicides and pesticides; supervise subordinates and to direct work performed by employees in order to maximize weed control services; perform simple bookkeeping and maintain department records as required; develop effective working relationships with elected officials and the public; communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Participate in weed professional organization to stay current with the science; write and administer competitive grants to obtain additional state and federal funding. Working knowledge of tractors and mowers for the use of mowing roadways. Must be willing to snowplow in the winter time and help paint stripe roads in late summer.
Graduation from high school required; plus a bachelor’s degree in Weed Science, Biology, or related life science or agriculture field from accredited college or university desired;
Four (4) years of experience in weed and/or pest control or similar work providing knowledge of herbicides, pesticides; chemicals, and combinations of chemicals for effective weed control;
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must possess and maintain a valid Utah State Commercial Drivers License (CDL).
Must possess a non commercial applicators license (categories: agricultural, right-of-way).
Must maintain current licenses through recertification
Applicants for employment may be required to undergo a drug test as a condition of employment.
Send, fax, or email resume to: Jenica Baggs, Box Elder County Human Resources, 01 South Main Street, Brigham City, UT 84302. Fax: 435-734-2038 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recruiting for this position ends September 12, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Any Questions: (435)257-5450
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