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Noxious Weed Manager

Department: 
Weed Control
Starting Salary: 
$59,820 annually
Grade: 
39
Date Posted: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 2:00pm
Summary: 

Plans, promotes, directs, coordinates, and provides for the County’s compliance with state regulations for management of noxious weeds within Fremont and surrounding counties.

Duties: 

Manages the Fremont County Weed Management Department to ensure efficient and safe weed management practices in Fremont and surrounding counties. Assists with the development of Integrated Weed Management Plans for mining operations and other land managers. Establishes records management standards in accordance with State and Federal requirements and oversees the maintenance of daily records, calibration records, site monitoring records, and all required permits and documentation. Participates in project planning and coordination of all aspects of projects. Researches, directs the preparation of, submits and administers related grants. Ensures proper permits and compliance with relevant regulations are maintained. Prepares annual budgets for department and works with the County Manager/Finance Director in monitoring expenditures to ensure proper and efficient management of funds. Develops and administers contracts for field projects requiring specialized equipment and services (such as HydroAxe projects or aerial applications). Interfaces with state and federal agencies as well as elected representatives to ensure funding of related programs and compliance with weed management laws.

Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university and High School Diploma/GED; minimum 5 years’ experience in a related field (i.e.: weed management, forestry, range management, resource conservation, soil science, wildlife biology, etc.); or a Master’s Degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous management experience, field experience related to noxious weed control and Integrated Weed Management, and a strong background in noxious weed management practices and procedures is strongly preferred.

Additional Requirements: 
  1. and current Colorado Driver’s License. Possession of (or ability to obtain within 3 months of hire) a Colorado Department of Agriculture Qualified Supervisor License or provide a similar license from a state with a reciprocal agreement with Colorado. Requires annual attendance at training seminars offering Continuing Education Credits to maintain licensure.