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County

Fremont

Published

August 15, 2019

Closing

November 15, 2019

Seasonal Weed Control Sprayers

Fremont County

Starting Pay: 11.71 - 12.12 Hourly/DOE

Position Summary

Fremont County Weed Control is accepting applications for Seasonal Weed Control Sprayers until filled. Applications can be found at www.co.fremont.id.us.Veterans Preference is given. A background check and drug test is required.  Please return a completed Fremont County Application Form to:

Fremont County Clerk’s Office

151 W 1st N

St. Anthony, ID 83445

 

EMPLOYMENT DURATION: Positions are Seasonal. The spray season usually runs from May- November depending on weather.

 PAY: $11.71-$12.12 per hour depending on experience.

 DUTY HOURS:  6:00 AM- 4:00 PM Monday thru Thursday.

CONTACTS: Fremont County Weed Control: Bryce or Stephenie (208) 624-7442

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Control noxious weeds by spraying, mechanical control methods and by the use of bio-control.     Applicants must possess a current pesticide license or pass the pesticide licensing test within 30 days of hire.  ATV, truck and backpack spraying experience and knowledge in use of GPS units is preferred.  Mechanical knowledge is helpful.

TASKS:

  • Operates sprayer on public and private land such as roads sides, canal banks, range lands, and private fields.
  • Controls noxious weeds without harm or destruction to adjacent vegetation.
  • Mixes various herbicides in the spraying units to the correct proportions for the job.
  • Ensures proper application records are kept of all spray jobs.
  • Cleans and calibrates spraying equipment.
  • Identifies noxious weeds and reports locations to supervisor.
  • Map patches of noxious weeds for tracking of infestations.
  • Performs preventative maintenance such as check fluids, tire wear, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Position involves heavy lifting (at least 100 lbs.), pushing, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, standing, reaching, walking, pulling, & manual dexterity to operate equipment, grasping, talking, and hearing.
  • Have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Able to see color differences.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift and carry 40 pounds on back for extended periods of time – 1-2 hours.
  • Ability to remember (calibrations, etc.).
  • Idaho State applicators license (written test required).
  • Some knowledge of chemistry, basic mathematical computations and weed control practices and techniques
  • Ability to drive a four-wheel drive vehicle.
  • Good public relations skills.
  • Ability to read a map.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to perform essential duties with or without immediate supervision.
  • Mechanical ability to perform preventative maintenance of vehicles

Machines Typically Operated

Four wheel drive vehicle, Spray Equipment, ATV’s, Backpack sprayers, GPS unit, and trailers.