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13 Dec 2021

Full-Time Public Works Weed Control Technician

Clark County Human Resources – Posted by Clark County Human Resources Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Job Summary


Primary responsibilities include survey and control of noxious weeds on county properties, rights-of-way, and waterways; assist with implementation of environmental restoration and mitigation projects; and support of Vegetation Management Field Inspectors and Leads.


This position operates 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. The 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. Responsibilities also include assisting with inspections of properties to control noxious weeds, preparing reports of weed infestations, and coordination of spray activities with internal Clark County departments and external agencies.



Education and Experience:


  • An associate degree in natural resource management, botany, horticulture, or a closely related field preferred.


  • Two (2) field seasons’ experience in vegetation control and noxious weed identification.


  • Moderate to advanced personal computer skills highly desirable, including experience with global positioning system (GPS) and/or ArcGIS geographic information systems (GIS) software applications.


  • Pesticide applicator’s license must be obtained within the 6-month probationary period after hiring.


Knowledge of:  Weed identification and control measures; botany and native plant identification; installing and maintaining restoration plantings; chemicals and tools used for the control of weeds; mapping using Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) resources; state and local laws and regulations pertaining to weed control; personal computer applications.


Ability to: Clean and repair spray systems and equipment; safely operate required machinery, power and hand tools; read maps and identify locations; maintain complete and accurate written records; prepare required reports; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; interface with the public and other agency personnel in a courteous manner; perform tasks in unfavorable weather conditions; lift and carry fifty (50) pounds on a regular basis.


Other Special Requirements: A valid motor vehicle driver’s license is required.


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Salary Grade: Local 17 Engineers.104 ($19.61 – $25.04) per hour

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

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