Noxious Weed Specialist – Chehalis, Lewis County, WA

Lewis County Noxious Weed Control
Chehalis, WA
Job Category
Full time Positions
$3,857 - $5,186 / month
Last Date to Apply
Under general supervision, plans, develops, and coordinates the County’s weed management and invasive species control programs for the Lewis County Weed Control Board; develops and coordinates a variety of informational activities to promote public awareness and community involvement in weed reduction programs. 1. Plans, organizes, coordinates, and conducts weed reduction outreach programs, activities, and special events for the Lewis County Weed Control Board, including invasive plant species control; duties may vary according to job assignment. 2. Coordinates programs to educate the public on weed reduction programs and on community services available through the County and other regional resources. 3. Delivers educational services and information to target population through educational programs, classroom presentations, public work shops, and community events. 4. Promotes weed reduction programs, activities, and special events; coordinates with other community services organizations. 5. Prepares monthly reports in accordance with grant reporting requirements; tracks program expenses and accomplishments; identifies and evaluates program grants. 6. Attends and participates in program meetings and advisory board meetings as required. 7. Provides technical assistance to residents and businesses on weed reduction programs and local projects; collects field survey data as required. 8. Monitors and evaluates program compliance with laws, rules, regulations, and standards; monitors and evaluates program performance; recommends and implements modifications to policies and procedures. 9. Represents the County to schools and public and private organizations on weed reduction issues. 10. Compiles program participation data and maintains records, reports and statistical information. 11. Maintains records and develops reports concerning new or ongoing programs and program effectiveness; prepares statistical reports as required.
Must submit on Lewis County Job website ( ): 1. Lewis County Employment Application 2. Authorization to Release Information 3. Criminal background check 4. Cover Letter 5. Resume MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ► Associate’s Degree in Bio Science, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field ► AND two (2) year’s community service program management experience. Experience in environmental science and natural resources programs is preferred. ► A valid Driver’s License is required. ► Specific technical training and certifications in pesticide management from the Washington State Department of Agriculture are required. PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Knowledge of: 1. County policies and procedures. 2. Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, Department of Ecology, US Forest Service and Noxious Weed Control Board policies and procedures. 3. Applicable laws, rules, and regulations covering weed reduction programs. 4. Principles, practices and techniques of weed reduction and management. 5. Processes and standards for developing and implementing community service programs. 6. Community service grant programs, funding sources, and program reporting requirements. 7. Methods for providing weed reduction program information to the public. 8. Principles and practices of GIS computer systems and software applications. 9. Principles of record keeping and records management. Skills in: 1. Coordinating, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating community service programs and services. 2. Soliciting and administering Federal and State grants for weed reduction projects and programs. 3. Effectively presenting information in classroom environments and at community events. 4. Interacting with people of all social, economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. 5. Maintaining accurate records. 6. Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software. 7. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers. 8. Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
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Charles J Edmonson
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