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CLOSED: Lewis & Clark County Recruiting for a Weed Control Coordinator


Posted Date: 
December 13, 2017

Lewis and Clark County is currently recruiting for a Weed Control Coordinator. Located in the Rocky Mountains, Lewis and Clark County is in a beautiful part of Montana and offers a mix of history, art, theater, and outdoor recreational activities. If you are interested in making a difference in your own community, consider applying for this position.

Position Details

Title:  Weed Control Coordinator
Status:  Regular, Full-time
Pay:  $45,427 - $53,456
Closing Date:  January 8, 2018

Under general supervision of the Public Works Director, this position manages the Weed Control Program and develops, updates and implements the County Noxious Weed Management Plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position manages the Weed Control Program and develops, updates and implements the County Noxious Weed Management Plan; Implements and enforces district compliance with provisions of 7-22-2123 of the County Noxious Weed Control Act; Assists with writing grant proposals to Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund and other funding opportunities; Implements weed inventory and monitors weed inventory to determine the effectiveness of the county weed management plan; notifies landowners of weed infested areas on their property and assist with the development, implementation and monitoring results of weed management plans; develops and implements prevention programs including public education on new invading weed species, inspections of gravel pits and stock piles, monitoring of roadsides, railroad rights-of-way, and other areas highly susceptible to newly invading weed species; issues work directive, prepares employee work schedules and establish deadlines to insure completion of projects;  provides public education about invasive plants and weed management techniques; coordinates duties with other governmental agencies and departments; works closely with the county weed board; hires and trains staff; participates in the chemical application process and adherence to safety standards; prepares estimates of materials, chemicals and supplies needed for projects; determines program needs and priorities; inspects application sites to ensure proper and safe chemical usage; determines and establishes work priorities, methods and procedures; prepares and submits preliminary budgets; participates in the maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment; and performs related work as required or directed.

Required Qualifications – Experience & Education

The knowledge skills and abilities required for this position are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, weed science, agronomy, or related field, two (2) years’ experience in weed management or related field and at least one (1) year supervisory experience. Possession of a weed free hay inspection certification issued by the State of Montana is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of federal statutes and the Montana Code Annotated related to noxious weed control and mitigation; County policies and procedures; County weed regulations; Public Works Department policies and procedures; chemical application safety regulations; noxious weed identification; noxious weed control and mitigation techniques; safe operating practices; personal protection equipment. Ability to select, supervise, train and evaluate staff; use chemical application devices according to prescribed standards and guidelines; identify noxious weeds correctly in all stages of development; follow verbal and written instructions; maintain records; ability to use common office machines; operate computer and applicable software (Windows, MS Office, GroupWise); establish and meet work priorities; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, and citizens.

Application Instructions

Applications for this position are accepted online only through our career portal at https://mt-lewisandclarkcounty.civicplushrms.com/careers/.

This position is closes January 8, 2018.