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Roadside Vegetation Technician


Posted 11/13/2020
County Fayette
Location Fayette ,Iowa
Salary $18.00 / Hour
Deadline 11/25/2020


Description

The purpose of this position is to assist the Roadside Manager in implementing a comprehensive roadside vegetation management plan for Fayette County.  The Plan includes establishing and maintaining native vegetation, controlling weeds and woody vegetation, and providing erosion control to protect water quality.

Position requires a two year college degree and one year experience in a natural resources or conservation field or equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

*Must be 18 and possess a class A CDL with airbrake and tanker endorsement or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire.

* Certification as a public pesticide applicator in category 6 and 1A within 30 days of hire

*Reside in Fayette County within 6 months of hire

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

The following duties are normal for this position.  This list is not all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required.

Controls weeds on county right-of-ways using chemical and mechanical methods

Controls brush and trees on county right-of-ways using chemical application, and mechanical methods such as chainsaws, chippers, mowers, and heavy equipment

Seeds disturbed areas in county right-of-ways and public property

Performs erosion control and prevention in county right-of-ways

Establishes and maintains native plant communities

Performs duties related to controlled/prescribed burning in grasslands

Plants trees

Maintains and services vehicles, machines, and tools.

Constructs, cleans, maintains and repairs conservation department facilities

Assists in developing and presenting environmental education programs.

Interacts with the public

Assists in planning, planting, improving and maintaining wildlife areas.

Assigns, supervises, and evaluates the work of seasonal employees.

Performs assigned tasks as needed to further improve the Roadside Management Plan

 



Qualifications
Position requires a two year college degree and one year experience in a natural resources field or equivalent in experience. Must be 18 with valid driver's license. Class A CDL and Pesticide applicator license within 6 months of hire.

To Apply
Send resume, cover letter and application to Fayette County Conservation, 18673 Lane Rd, Fayette, IA 52142. Or email to fcroadside1@gmail.com

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