This person will work with the Weed Control Coordinator and other Field Weed Control Technicians in the application of herbicides for the Washington County Weed Control Program spray service. Supervision is received from the Coordinator and the Maryland Department of Agriculture-Weed Control Section.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTION/TYPICAL TASKS:
These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Apply herbicides to control noxious and invasive plants on farms, right of ways and other properties, as assigned.
Assist with maintaining accurate inventory and safe storage of herbicides and other materials assigned to the program.
Keep daily records of applications of herbicides, hours worked, mileage and maintenance of equipment.
Perform general upkeep of vehicle and equipment (fuel, water, oil, etc.) and report any problems that require special repair.
Perform other related duties as requested.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Minimum age 18 years.
Accurate math and (English) reading comprehension skills including the ability to read and understand chemical use and warning labels and follow specified application instructions.
Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills including the ability to prepare necessary forms and reports, and to explain weed control regulations to others.
Ability to learn the safe use and maintenance of pumps, motors and spray equipment and to effectively apply these procedures.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public.
Possession of a valid automobile operator’s license.
Available for varied working hours as needed.
Ability to move/travel over any terrain to access inspection and treatment sites, to move/carry heavy objects (chemical containers, spraying equipment, etc.), to work with and around chemical substances and to work outside for extended periods of time in various weather conditions.
Grade 4 Step 5 @ $15.30 per hour.
This role has a Position Differential of $2.50 per hour.
The Grade 4 Step 5 @ $15.30 per hour plus the Position Differential of $2.50 per hour equals a total pay of$17.70 per hour.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.
Applicant must be legally authorized to work in the United States and willing to provide unexpired USCIS Form I-9 employment eligibility verification documentation upon request.
Internal Candidates are required to use an Internal Application (including resume) when applying.
Washington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals requiring special accommodations or assistance are requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 240-313-2350, Voice or TDD (D/HH use 711) M/F/H/V.
DEADLINE FOR FILING APPLICATIONS WITH HUMAN RESOURCES IS:
May 21st, 2023 @ 4:00p.m.
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WASHINGTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
100 W. WASHINGTON ST., Room 2300
HAGERSTOWN, MD 21740-4735
Telephone: (240) 313-2350
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