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31 Mar 2022

Full-Time Lead Weed Management Field Inspector

Clark County Human Resources Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Job Summary


This position leads and trains staff in the safe operation of noxious weed survey and vegetation control equipment including, but not limited to, all-terrain vehicles; tractor with mowing deck; personal watercraft; and various hand tools including brush cutters, shovels, machetes, and chainsaws. This position will be required to collect, map, analyze and maintain data on noxious weed infestations using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, and train staff in the use of this




Education and Experience:


  • A Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management, botany, horticulture, or a closely related field is required. The degree must have been conferred by an institution of higher education and have National Recognition of Accrediting Agencies by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.


  • Four (4) years’ experience performing vegetation control and noxious weed identification in a variety of settings to maintain infrastructure, parks facilities, natural areas, or conservation lands.


  • Experience implementing environmental restoration projects preferred.


  • Three (3) years’ experience leading crews in the performance of noxious weed control activities preferred.


  • Advanced personal computer skills highly desirable, including experience with global positioning system (GPS) and ArcGIS geographic information systems (GIS) software application


  • Current Pesticide applicator’s license required, multiple categories (e.g., aquatic pest control, right-of-way weed control, turf and ornamental, agricultural weed, etc.) preferred.


  • Experience coordinating multiple ongoing activities in a team environment.


  • Administrative, oral, and written communication skills, including experience giving presentation


Knowledge of: Advanced skills in weed identification and control measures; botany and native plant identification; chemicals and tools used for the control of weeds; Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping; ArcGIS Geographic Information Systems software; state and local laws and regulations pertaining to noxious weed control; personal computer applications; planning and time management skills; knowledge of correct quality assurance/quality control techniques; conflict resolution and people management/coordination.


Ability to: Lead staff in the proper operation and maintenance of spray systems and equipment, machinery, power and hand tools used for vegetation management; develop, implement and evaluate program plans, processes, and outcomes; review and analyze budget information; effectively communicate with the general public, media, and diverse groups of people in public settings and general meetings; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, other governmental jurisdictions, and County staff; clearly communicate and express ideas both orally and in writing.


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Salary Grade: Local 17 Engineers.769 ($27.96 – $35.68) per hour

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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