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Invasive Species Management Specialist Posted Apr 13
Jefferson County , Golden, CO
 
Are you seeking more than a paycheck on your new adventure? Then Jefferson County wants to bring to your attention to positions that we currently have open here in the County. If you're a solid Invasive Species Management Specialist with proven experience, Jefferson County Invasive Species Management is currently hiring limited-term Invasive Species Management Specialists to assist with our invasive species management program. These positions provide you the opportunity to work for a county that thrives on working collaboratively and overcoming challenges. We are seeking game changers, people that love what they do and who are motivated to share their knowledge with those that they work with.

This is a Limited Term position projected to work 4-10 hr days per week (Typically Monday thru Thursday). Employment is projected to run May 1, 2018 - August 15, 2018.

Must be able to work some evenings and weekend hours.

Under general supervision, work involves monitoring and evaluating noxious weed infestations, and insect pest, vertebrate pest and disease problems. Employee is responsible for conducting inventories and implementing weed and pest management involving operation of light and heavy equipment. May include the application of pesticides. Reports to the Invasive Species Management Coordinator.

About Jefferson County:
A career with Jefferson County Government offers the best candidates career growth and a diverse workforce. More than a paycheck, your job enriches the lives of the citizens of Jefferson County. Jefferson County is a major stop along RTD's Light Rail West Line.

Living and working in Jefferson County offers the quintessential Colorado lifestyle sought after by many. Residents enjoy easy access to mountain activities such as hiking, skiing and rafting, while also being able to take advantage of the eclectic amenities offered by the greater metropolitan Denver area.

Located at the heart of the foothills of Golden, city life, bike paths, hiking and adventure are just a step away. When you're ready to learn, grow, and make a contribution to your community, find your career with us.

Essential Duties:

Conducts inventory and gathers data gathers information on invasive species.
Monitors and evaluates noxious weed infestations, insect pest, vertebrate pest and disease problems.
Prepares and maintains maps of weed and pest infestations.
Performs data entry and other miscellaneous administrative tasks.
Performs weed and forest management field work; identifies, inventories and compiles data pertaining to size, condition and characteristics of resources; marks trees of specified species, conditions and size; and identifies, reports and treats noxious weed infestations.
Functions as a lead worker in the field.
May include the application of pesticides.

Qualifications:

Required:

Bachelor's degree in Biology, Botany, Conservation, Ecology, Range Management, or related field or equivalent combination of work experience and education.
Minimum one year experience of weed and pest related experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred:

Ability to identify native and nonnative plants
CO Dept. of Agriculture Qualified Supervisors Pesticide Applicator License
Experience with natural resource management in Colorado ecosystems
Offer of employment contingent on criminal history, motor vehicle record checks and education verification.

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