Seasonal Weed Control Aide
Larimer County - Larimer County, CO

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The successful applicant for this position will be driving a roadside spraying truck, backpack spraying, and ATV spraying.
An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.

Continuation of employment is contingent upon the results of a background investigation and motor vehicle record check.
Work Schedule: Work schedule is full-time. Schedule varies between the hours of 6:00am - 5:00pm.

Job Description: The Larimer County Land Stewardship Program is providing a unique and rewarding seasonal employment opportunity spring and summer 2013, for individuals willing to conduct invasive plant management, as well as other restoration duties as needed on federal, state, county public lands, rights-of-way and private property. Much of the work will take place within the perimeters of the High Park and Hewlett Gulch fires, which burned nearly 100,000 acres along the Upper Poudre River Corridor in 2012. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge pertaining to native and non-native plants, initiative to work unsupervised, desire to work in the back-country and is physically fit. The job will provide the opportunity to work in backcountry areas and observe post-fire plant community progression. All those hired will be trained on the job, and paid to study and get certified with Colorado Dept. of Agriculture for Rangeland herbicide application.

Job Specific Details:
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
Identify noxious weeds.
Record keeping.
Operate and repair spray equipment.
Read and understand pesticide product labels.
Mix, load, and apply herbicides in full accordance with label.
Map noxious weed infestations using GPS.
Interact with park visitors and private property owners.
Work with volunteers.
Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of rangeland ecology and plant life cycles.
Knowledge of noxious weeds and detrimental impacts on the environment.
Rules, regulations, and laws pertaining to Colorado Noxious Weed Law and herbicide application.
Procedures necessary to repair and maintain equipment used in vegetation management.
Natural resources management concepts and principals.
Microsoft Office, GPS and GIS software.
Identify rangeland vegetation, including noxious weed species during different stages of growth.
Operate a truck, trailer, ATV, UTV, and spray equipment skillfully and safely.
Measure and mix pesticides.
Communicate effectively.
Hike and climb to remote backcountry locations while carrying a backpack weighing up to 40 pounds.
Work alone and unsupervised.
Perform arduous physical labor outdoors, during inclement weather, and for extended periods of time.
Assist in producing reports and maps.

Any experience in vegetation management involving the handling and application of pesticides.
Operation of a truck, trailer, ATV, UTV, and spray equipment
Any coursework in biology or physical sciences is a plus.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid State of Colorado Driver's License.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Colorado Pesticide Applicators Certified Operator's License.

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