Full-Time Weed Control Supervisor
JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision of the Roads Division Manager, performs supervisory, administrative, and technical weed eradication work in overseeing and coordinating operations of the Utah County Weed Control Program.
DUTIES INCLUDE: Supervises the daily activities of assigned personnel including scheduling, assigning, and monitoring work. Assists in making staffing decisions related to the hiring and retention of assigned personnel and the administration of disciplinary action in accordance with county policy and procedure. Oversees safety compliance and provides training in the operation of equipment and use of herbicides. Prepares and submits budget recommendations to the department head; prepares and submits applications for various grants; prepares statistical data and monitors program compliance with grant requirements.
Establishes priorities for repair and purchase of equipment; prepares requisitions for supplies and materials and completes specification sheets on equipment to purchase. Surveys county properties, public and private, for infestations of noxious weeds; informs private owners of potential infestations on their property and their responsibility to eradicate the same; obtains permission to enter property. Receives and investigates complaints of noxious weeds throughout the county; identifies the variety of weed and the most effective herbicide to be used in its eradication; schedules and monitors operation of county spray projects on public and private land; enforces various laws governing the programs; initiates sanctions for violations of laws and regulations.
Consults with farmers and other interested landowners on the benefits, techniques, and costs of weed eradication and control. Compiles data on infestations, areas treated, amounts and types of chemicals used; prepares and submits reports to various state and federal entities. Develops and maintains biological control insectaries for noxious weeds.
Attends Utah County Weed Board meetings and apprises board of noxious weed problems, projects, and activities; works with county officials, other county weed boards, the Department of Agriculture, the Bureau of Land Management, and State Trust Land and Forest Service officials. Assists with road maintenance and snow removal duties; inspects and operates loader, roller, sander, snow plow and other heavy equipment as required.