Noxious Weed Coordinator

Job Description

Position: Noxious Weed Coordinator
Salary Range: $26.79 per hour to $35.89 per hour, Starting Salary: DOQ, DOE
Location: WSU Extension Office
Employment Type: Part-time (not to exceed 100 hours per month)
Open Until Filled
Part Time Benefits Include:
• Benefited employees shall accrue sick leave benefits at the percentage rate of hours worked per week, to a maximum of eight (8) hours earned per month based on a forty (40) hour workweek but not less than one (1) hour per every forty (40) hours worked per County Policy 30.05.0
Visit Walla Walla County Website for detailed benefits information.
Brief Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating the noxious weed program in Walla Walla County. This position also prepares the annual budget, grant applications, correspondence, reports, news releases, documents, and reference materials. Maintains close working relationships with the Board of County Commissioners, County administration and other resource personnel, WSU Extension, outside agencies, and the general public. The Noxious Weed Coordinator works under the guidance of RCW 17.10, and Walla Walla County policies and Procedures.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversees and supervises all aspects of the Noxious Weed Department functions and responsibilities.
Working Environment/Physical Abilities: Work will be accomplished in an office environment and includes visits to remote work sites, projects, and inspections, including hiking in field terrain in all types of weather conditions. Hours of work will be as necessary to accomplish the functions and responsibilities in providing the noxious weed control programs. Physical abilities required for this position are ones typically related to office and outside environment operations; walking, sitting, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 20 pounds. Manual dexterity and visual acuity to operate computers and other equipment; sufficient hearing and speech ability to communicate verbally.
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor of Science Degree in Weed Science, Crop Science, Range Management, Biology, Agriculture, or a related field AND/OR three (3) years of comparable work experience substituting on a month for month basis, any combination of experience, education or training which would provide the knowledge and ability required. Must successfully pass a background check and a driving record check. Current Pesticide Operators License and any necessary endorsements required by law issued by the Washington State Department of Agriculture or secured within 60 days of the initial date of employment. Maintain a valid driver’s license.
Application: Walla Walla County application, resume and cover letter required. Job description is available on our website at www.co.walla-walla.wa.us where you can apply online.
SELECTION IS BASED ON QUALIFICATIONS, ORAL INTERVIEW, BACKGROUND CHECK AND DRIVING RECORD CHECK.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER / ADA COMPLIANT

Type: Part-time
Pay: $26.79 to $35.89 per HOUR

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Walla Walla County

Walla Walla County (population 62,000) may be Washington State’s best-kept secret. Located in the Southeastern corner of the state, in the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
Rolling green hills lead to Walla Walla’s patchwork of farms and snowy backdrop of the Blues in the distance. A quaint, well-kept downtown district, lined with lovely brick and stone architecture with first-class retail shops of every description. Fine dining abounds, and Walla Walla’s award-winning wine culture is evident everywhere. With three colleges, a thriving viticulture industry (over 100 wineries), and mild “Four-Season” climate, Walla Walla is home to 32,000 residents. Besides our County seat in Walla Walla, we also proudly serve College Place, Waitsburg, Touchet, Wallula, Burbank, Prescott and Dixie. There is the County Fair, hot air balloons in the summer sky, parades down Main Street… and you’re surrounded by fishing, skiing, boating, cycling, hiking, camping – in the uncrowded outdoor spaces.
Walla Walla County is a great place to live, work and play. It is also the perfect place to raise a family, with excellent schools, public libraries, and parks.

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