Weed Control Aide TEMP
START DATE: March through May 2012
END DATE: October 5, 2012
Work schedule is full-time. Schedule varies between the hours of 6:00am - 5:00pm.
The Open Lands Weed Management Program functions to control noxious weeds and restore natural areas on Larimer County Open Space, and cooperate as needed with the Larimer County Weed District. See our website for more information at http://www.larimer.org/weeds/.
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 50 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.