Role, responsibilities, and expectations of the Golden Valley County Weed Control Officer
Role: Golden Valley County Control Officer
Responsibility: Have all endorsements and knowledge required of a Weed Control Officer.
- Have a current commercial applicators certification.
- Have knowledge on Golden Valley County Risk Management Safety Program requirements and ability to train commercial applicators on program.
- Follow all Workman’s Compensation and EPA personal safety requirements.
- Have good knowledge of the ND Dept. of Agriculture Pesticide Act and resource when needed.
- Attend all required county, state, and federal meetings and workshops.
- Have good knowledge of state and county noxious weed list and keep current with best control methods.
- Obtain knowledge of ND State Weed Management Plan and keep the GVCWB Management Plan current and assist in carrying it out.
- Must have valid ND driver’s license.
- Must agree to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing and random drug and alcohol testing program.
Responsibility: Lead and manage all employees involved with the GVCWB.
- Ensure that all employees are properly trained on ND State and GVCWB safety program.
- Train or outsource all required training under the Golden Valley County Risk Management Program.
- Ensure that county commercial applicators have required training and can prove with up-to-date certification.
- Ensure that employees have a good understanding of the ND Dept. of Agriculture Pesticide Act.
- Train applicators the current GPS and mapping system.
- Work firsthand with applicators to ensure that they are following proper application procedures with chemical applications.
- Other duties as assigned
Responsibility: Customer Relations
- Have knowledge of all customers and the counties involvement with them. (USFS, MGA, NDDOT, Golden Valley County Residents, and Golden Valley County Road & Bridge Dept.)
- Be willing to communicate in public on current noxious weed requirements and current control methods.
- Participate with State and Federal programs. (State and Federal grants, contracts, and cost share programs).
- Have the ability to work with the Golden Valley County Courthouse support groups, GVCWB and the local County Extension Service.
- Work with and educate all land managers on developing a noxious weed control management plan.
- Understand the enforcement procedure for land managers that do not control their noxious weeds and be able to carry enforcement out with the help of the GVCWB.
- Implement newsletter to inform all land managers and landowners on GVCWB activities and information that could be beneficial to them.
- Administer Chemical and Bio- Control programs for the GVCWB.
- Other duties as assigned
Responsibility: Technical Skills
- Basic computer skills.
- Basic Writing and Communication skills
- Ability to teach and train employees on their responsibilities as GVCWB employees.
- Ability to administer grants and basic accounting skills to track and bill customer accounts.
- The ability to understand and oversee the record keeping required by the FS, State and GVCWB.
- Provide the GVCWB members a monthly report on all activities, accounting and developments with the county weed board.
- Ability to understand mapping and GPS program and complete and maintain an annual county noxious weed and bio control inventory.
- A good understanding of spray equipment and its maintenance
- A good understanding and knowledge of biological control methods.
- Other duties as assigned.
This job will include Golden Valley County full-time benefits and the wage will be a monthly salary. Salary will start at $39,500 annually and up depending on experience. Individual needs to be flexible with workdays and work hours during the spraying season.