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Crew Leader

Date of posting here December 31, 2011
Type of position Full Time Permanent
Employer Ada County Weed Control
Description of Employer County Noxious Weed Control Department
Location Meridian, Idaho
Description of Location Near Boise, Idaho
Salary $15.00 – $17.00 /hr
Benefits Competitive
Closing date of competition January 3rd, 2012
Date position available January 30th, 2012
Description of duties This position is responsible for the leadership for specific crews in field applications and surveillance in Ada County; and ensures that crews follow procedures necessary to execute weed, pest, or mosquito daily operations.PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists with training and monitors field technicians;
  • Assigns chemicals to appropriate employees using the inventory control system;
  • Meets periodically with the Operations Manager to review department operations;
  • Follows instructions on product labels and participates in training of field personnel;
  • Uses GPS and mobile computer equipment and assists employees to use equipment, and basic understanding of computer programs for problem solving;
  • Ensures department policies and procedures are followed;
  • Maintains field responsibilities as a field technician for department crew objectives;
  • Assists field crews with problems or unusual applications;
  • Ensures completion of work orders in a timely manner.


  • May be assigned to assist employees of other Weed, Pest, and Mosquito departments during their peak season;
  • Assists in department development and recommendations;
  • Coordinates the weekly washing and cleaning of all fleet vehicles;
  • Performs regularly scheduled vehicle and equipment maintenance;
  • Ensures complicated repairs are completed;
  • Calibrates pesticide spray equipment, and uses application equipment safely;
  • Mixes pesticides;
  • Assists in the maintenance of equipment; and may recommend needed upgrades and repair of equipment;
  • Operates various types of vehicles, surveillance and mechanical equipment;
  • Performs related duties as required.
Qualifications sought
  • At least 36 credits of college coursework in a biological science or related field; OR 2 years of field or laboratory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education or experience required;
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in team leadership/supervision preferred;
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical computations;
  • Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations preferred;
  • Ability to write legibly and keep accurate records;
  • Ability to read and understand maps, GPS equipment, and personal computer devices;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the general public and coworkers, in person, or over the phone;
  • Ability to understand and follow complex verbal and written instructions and read and understand MSDS sheets and labels;
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with managers and co-workers.
  • Ability to work in office and field independently and with peers and public;
  • Ability to show initiative and work with indirect supervision.


Weed Department:

  • Must be able to obtain a Professional Applicator’s license with the following categories: Law and Safety, Agricultural Herbicide, and Aquatic Weed within one month of hire;
  • Inspects properties on work orders that request weed control and makes recommendations and cost estimates;
  • Knowledge of weed control products and herbicide application techniques;
  • Knowledge of weeds and crops grown in Southern Idaho;
  • Ability to recognize and identify weeds on the State Noxious Weed List; and Assist in fabrication and rebuilding of spray booms and pumps.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid Idaho driver’s license and a good driving record in accordance with Ada County vehicle policy;
  • Must be available to work different shifts as needed;
  • Able to obtain a Professional Applicator’s license;
  • This position has been designated safety sensitive and therefore the incumbent is subject to random drug testing.


  • The nature of the work may require the employee to be in the field for long periods of time under various weather conditions;
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.;
  • May work with hazardous materials, all terrain vehicles, and occasionally must negotiate fences, hazardous steep terrain with rough, rocky or wet surfaces;
  • May be exposed to dogs, farm animals, snakes and biting and stinging insects.
Contact for additional
Desiree, 208-577-4646
Application procedure
Submit what
Fill out application or submit resume at http://www.adaweb.net/Administration/HumanResources/CurrentJobOpenings.aspx
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Online application at http://www.adaweb.net/Administration/HumanResources/CurrentJobOpenings.aspx
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