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Division Coordinator - Noxious Weed Control

Hiring Wage: $20.28/hr
Status:  Full-time with benefits
Closing Date: Until Filled
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Responsible for the leadership for specific divisions in field applications, mapping and surveillance in Ada County. Ensures the implementation and execution of procedures necessary for weed, pest, or mosquito daily operations. Prepares reports through the use of computer software, and performs related work as required.

·       Coordinates Weed, Pest, or Mosquito crews to achieve departmental goals;
·       Assists management in implementing new projects, policies and procedures;
·       Trains employees on the use of GPS and mobile computer equipment;
·       Reviews field operations with management;
·       Leads and implements approved projects and ensures timely completion;
·       Coordinates work orders with crews and reports on completion;
·       Reports field application, enforcement and work order problems to manager;
·       Compiles data and performs data analysis relating to workflow, productivity, efficiency, and uses data to recommend improvements and coordination of activities;
·       Uses GIS software for data analysis, map generation, planning and routing;
·       Recommends upgrades and equipment repairs;
·       Ensures that department policies and procedures are followed;
·       Recommends appropriate staffing levels;
·       Reviews field staff time records;
·       Keeps management apprised of personnel issues;
·       Assists in completing employee performance evaluations;
·       Conducts presentations for training and outreach.

·       May act as backup for the Deputy Director;
·       May assist field technicians in performing their duties;
·       Leads approved research and controlled field experimentation;
·       Provides training recommendations based on experiences from the field crews;
·       Reviews and follows information on chemical labels and SDS sheets;
·       Performs other duties as assigned.

·       Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Biological, Environmental Science, or a related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience required;
·       A minimum of one year of experience working in weed, vector or pest control, or related field;
·       A minimum of one year of experience using GIS and Microsoft Access software preferred;
·       A minimum of one year experience in team leadership/supervision preferred;
·       Knowledge of pesticide products, application techniques, safety, and handling;
·       Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations;
·       Skill using MS Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint software at an intermediate level;
·       Ability to compile data and information for reports, and make presentations in group settings;
·       Ability to make field observations and develop recommendations for department activities;
·       Ability to show initiative and work with indirect supervision;
·       Ability to train and supervise the work crews;
·       Ability to coordinate and lead volunteer and special event crews;
·       Ability to display professionalism when working with the public;
·       Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
·       Ability to use GPS equipment for mapping and pesticide applications;
·       Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with managers and co-workers.

·       Must obtain a Professional Applicator's license with the following categories: Law and Safety, Agricultural Herbicide, Ornamental Herbicide and Aquatic Weed within one month of hire;
·       Coordinates activities that achieve departmental goals related to weed control;
·       Performs inspections to certify areas as noxious weed free;
·       Knowledge of weed control products and herbicide application techniques;
·       Knowledge of noxious, nuisance, aquatic, invasive weeds, and crops in Southern Idaho;
·       Ability to recognize and identify weeds on the State Noxious Weed List;
·       Ability to make responsible pesticide recommendations;
·       Ability to support and assume Compliance Lead duties as necessary;
·       Ability to create and implement land management plans;
·       Ability to develop and implement aquatic weed mapping, monitoring, and treatment plans;
·       Ability to coordinate noxious weed control education and outreach programs.

·       Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a good driving record in accordance with Ada County policy;
·       This position has been designated safety sensitive and therefore the incumbent is subject to random drug testing.

·       The nature of the work may require the incumbent to be in the field for long periods of time under various weather conditions;
·       The work requires moving, transporting, and using of pesticides;
·       The incumbent is required to move over the land and through fields;
·       Must negotiate fences, hazardous or steep terrain with rough, rocky and/or wet surfaces;
·       Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.;
Will be exposed to dogs, farm animals, snakes, and biting and stinging insects.