Invasive Species Technician

Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District
Published
May 13, 2019
Location
Hillsboro, Oregon
Category
Job Type

Description

The Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District (TSWCD) is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for an Invasive Species Technician! The application deadline is Friday, June 7th at 12 PM.  A full job announcement with application instructions can be found at: https://www.swcd.net/news/employment/employment-opportunity-invasive-species-technician/

This position will assist and report to the Invasive Species Program Coordinator regarding invasive species (plant or animal) data collection in the field, data processing in the office, and herbicide application to control smaller infestations of priority invasive plants at various new and existing properties within Washington County. The Invasive Species Technician will also communicate and/or coordinate (verbally or in writing) with landowners and provide presentations to the public about identifying and reporting priority invasive species.

The following education, experience, and certification is required to perform the duties of the position:
• Minimum of 18 months professional experience conducting invasive weed or plant surveys, applying herbicides to control weeds, and working with private landowners.
• A working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint;
• Working knowledge of ESRI products; i.e. ArcGIS, ArcCollector;
• Minimum of one year’s experience communicating orally to small and large groups.
• Strong written and oral communication skills;
• A strong knowledge of native and non-native plant species.

Must have a valid Oregon driver’s license and clean driving record. (Clean to be determined by the TSWCD insurance carrier)

The following experience is preferred to perform the duties of the position:
• Bachelor’s degree in biology, botany, ecology, environmental science, crop science or forestry;
• Oregon Public Pesticide Applicator license with:
o Laws and Safety
o One additional category, i.e. Aquatic, Forestry, Right of Way, Herbicide Ag, Regulatory Weed, Turf & Ornamental Herbicide, etc.
• At least two years of field experience in the Pacific Northwest identifying native and invasive species (plant or animal). (Be prepared to identify species);
• At least one year of working experience using ArcGIS (bring in sample work);
• At least one year of current working relationships with Washington County, Oregon landowners.

The position is full-time starting at $42,000-$48,400 per year plus benefits. Medical and dental insurance are available after 60 days. 100% TSWCD-paid short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance available after 180 days. TSWCD will contribute 5% of the gross earnings per pay period to a 457(b) retirement plan after 180 days.

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