Seasonal Noxious Weed Mapping Technician
JOB SUMMARY: Identifies and locates invasive vegetation, brush and trees; maps noxious weeds using Global Positioning System (G.P.S.) and GIS (geographic information systems) equipment; maintains weed management data and provides accurate notification to landowners regarding noxious weeds as required in the Colorado Weed Management Act and La Plata County Code.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks. Those responsibilities that are performed are delivered within the framework of intermediate level experience and qualifications recognizing appropriate supervisory review and oversight. • Locates, identifies and maps noxious weeds using a laptop mapping system. • Performs GIS analyzing tasks and post processing of data collected in field. • Generates weed management notices and prepares mailing to appropriate landowners. • Researches files to determine property ownership, mailing addresses, legal description, and acreage. • Other related duties as assigned. • Regular and predictable attendance is required.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED: • Laptop (windows) • Android tablet • Simple Office Equipment • Global Positioning System Field Data Collection Equipment
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Education and Experience: • College courses in GIS and those related to environmental science. • Experience with ArcMap and editing vector data. • Knowledge of how to use ArcGIS Online • Any combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Licenses and Certifications: • Valid Colorado Driver's License
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: • Local flora and native plants • Computer equipment. • Windows operating system. • Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. • ESRI ArcMap • GIS Geo-database systems. • Android mobile operating systems. Skill in: • Quickly learning how to identify several plant species • Estimating accurate measurements, distances and plant crown cover densities • Using tactfulness, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines • Effective oral communication
Mental and Physical Abilities: • Ability to drive or be in a vehicle for extended periods. • Ability to be discrete and confidential regarding land ownership • Ability to see and identify native and non-native vegetation in their various stages of growth • Ability to work independently including identifying, prioritizing, and completing work in a timely manner.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands: • When surveying for weeds on public roads, there may be times when surveys must be done by foot on right of ways of busy highways. • There may be occasional and limited exposure to areas treated by herbicides. • The incumbent's working conditions are typically moderately quiet but may be loud at times. Seasonal Part Time position lasting approximately 6 months. $20/hour DOE. Deadline 4 pm 5/22/22.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.