This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to be responsible for performing a variety of complex and recurring technical duties in support of the unit noxious weed control program.Learn more about this agency
Performs a variety of routine and complex technical tasks to prevent and control noxious weeds in the Forest involving a full range of integrated weed management techniques, e.g., biological, cultural, mechanical, chemical, and prevention.
Schedules, organizes, and conducts field surveys to identify, document, and map noxious weed infestations. Collects data and enters data into databases; generates reports from databases; prepares written and graphical reports of findings in a variety of formats; and assembles information for development of noxious weeds control project plans. Compiles, manages, analyzes, and interprets data collected by the incumbent and others; provides noxious weed information for project analysis which may include written reports and/or summaries; links tabular data to locational parameters using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) database technologies and Geographical Positioning Systems (GPS) location technology; makes recommendations based upon analysis of data and research on the best methods for control and eradication of noxious weeds. Produces accurate maps of noxious weed infestations using GIS database technology and GPS location technology. Participates in weed control activities including the physical removal of invasive weeds. Provides work direction and guidance to seasonal employees and volunteers in the accomplishment of similar projects including safe handling of tools and operation of motorized vehicles.
Operates a variety of field equipment commonly used in treating, preventing, and eradicating noxious weeds such as all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s), utility terrain vehicles (UTV’s), herbicide application equipment, GPS equipment, and cameras.
Serves as the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) on a variety of noxious weed control projects. These projects may include, but are not limited to; monitoring sites of weed infestations to ensure control plans are being implemented and assisting with evaluation of the plan’s effectiveness; taking photographs of areas in violation, and collecting, tagging, and securing samples of weeds; and documenting visits and maintaining files and records on site control programs. Performs routine established inspection duties under close supervision of the Contracting Officer (CO). Insures that noxious weed control plans are accomplished in accordance with established operations criteria, rules, methods, and contracts. Notifies COR of non-compliance with written noxious weed control agreements.
Assists in preparing and presenting noxious weed informational and/or educational materials to employees, partners, volunteers, contractors, and permittees to improve early detection of new weed infestations.
Provides timely input to supervisor regarding program needs, including estimated costs, e.g., for supplies. Summarizes and tracks actual expenditures. Conducts purchases as needed during project implementation and keeps supervisor informed of purchases for tracking and work plan preparation purposes.
NOTE: The duties of this position require the incumbent to obtain and maintain a State Herbicide Applicator’s License. The incumbent must obtain the license within 120 days of the initial appointment to the position.
Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment.
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