Watershed Management Technician III
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Evaluates vegetation and weed control requirements by physical inspection, identification and extent of infestation.
- Selects appropriate herbicide, mixes and applies chemicals according to manufacturers label specifications and following approved application techniques.
- Applies chemicals to weeds and vegetation from truck, boats and all terrain vehicles.
- Maintains powered spray equipment, backpack sprayers and hand-held spray equipment.
- Operates and performs preventative maintenance on mechanical aquatic weed harvester, watercraft, and related equipment.
- Prepares and maintains records of chemical applications, completes field reports and time sheets.
- May plan, prioritize and schedule aquatic weed harvesting, algaecide and herbicide applications depending on assignment and conditions.
- Operates and performs preventative maintenance on Go-Devil water craft.
- Operates and performs preventative maintenance on Weedoo Weed Harvester.
- Observes standard operating procedures and safety practices, supports and participates in City safety programs.
- Must possess responsible crew-leader skills to advance daily work schedules.
- Knowledge of basic native plant and animal species of Southeast Florida.
- Knowledge of watercraft operation and safety practices.
- Knowledge of safety, practices in mixing, application and disposal of pesticides and herbicides.
- Knowledge of spray equipment and calibration procedures.
- Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
- Knowledge of basic preventive maintenance on assigned equipment.
- Skill in utilizing a variety of chemicals, pesticides and herbicides.
- Skill in following oral and written instructions.
- Skill in operating and working around moving equipment, watercraft.
- Skill in utilizing public relations techniques in responding to inquiries and complaints.
- Skill in following safety practices and recognizing hazards.
- Skill in maintaining required records of chemicals applied and frequency.
- Skill in interpreting and disseminate relevant information to individual personnel.
- Skill in collecting water samples and all necessary custody protocol.
- Skill in developing work plans specific to instructions from immediate supervisor.
- Skill in navigation, mapping, GPS for way finding & directional location within vast wilderness.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED, and two (2) years of related experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A State of Florida Pesticide/Herbicide License and Aquatic Certification is required, or ability to obtain within one (1) year of employment. Natural area certification within 18 months of employment. A valid Florida driver’s license is required. Additional certification may include: Commercial Driver’s License, Class B and City of West Palm Beach Respirator Operator and other applicable certifications as required.
Last revision date: October 2012