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Employer: Franklin County
Division: Noxious Weeds
Job Title: Seasonal Chemical Applicator I
Salary: $9.86 Hourly


Job Description:

Position Title:     Chemical Applicator I-Seasonal

Department:        Noxious Weed

Position Summary:

This job involves working closely with the Chemical Applicator II.  The work involves identifying noxious weeds, working with herbicides, and assisting supervisors with shop work.  This job involves mixing and applying chemical and materials to roadside rights-of-way to control noxious vegetation, all related paperwork, and the maintenance of application equipment.  It also involves processing household hazardous materials for storage and shipment.

Seasonal Position (less than 1000 hours annually)

Non-benefit eligible position

How to Apply:  Complete On-Line Application at www.HRePartners.com.

Base Rate:         $9.66 per hour depending on qualifications

Date Opened:    Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Date to Close:   Monday, May 28, 2018

Hours:       Generally 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Some overtime may be required.

Questions regarding this job announcement shall be directed to the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 or via e-mail at humanresources@franklincoks.org.

Additional Information:

High School Diploma or GED required.  Six to twelve months related experience or training required.  Valid Class C driver’s license is required.

Knowledge of spraying equipment including use and minor repairs is required.

Skill in communicating a positive attitude, empathy, energy and helpfulness to customers or co-workers and to provide the assistance customers or co-workers need is required.

Franklin County conducts background checks and drug screenings on all potential candidates.

Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 at least two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.

Duties listed on the job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types to work performed.  Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  The attached job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change as the County’s needs and requirements of the job change.

The State of Kansas and Franklin County are At-Will Employment jurisdictions.

Franklin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

Franklin County, Kansas Job Description

  Title:       Seasonal Chemical Applicator I

  Grade:     0

  Reports To:    Lead Chemical Applicator

  FLSA:      Non-Exempt

  Department:   Noxious Weed

  Modified Date:        03/2018

 

JOB SUMMARY:

This job involves working closely with the Chemical Applicator II.  The work involves identifying noxious weeds, working with herbicides, and assisting supervisors with shop work.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Sprays and controls noxious weeds along roadside rights-of-way; some bare ground spraying;
  • Prepares tank mixes to spray on identified noxious weeds;
  • Loads chemicals under the supervision of Chemical Applicator II;
  • Takes responsibility for unloading the empties from the vehicle daily;
  • Washes vehicle daily;
  • Washes and services sprayers under the direction of the Lead Chemical Applicator or Chemical Applicator II (including backpack sprayers);
  • Maintains a neat appearance around buildings and surrounding areas;
  • Helps maintain shop in an orderly fashion;
  • Assists in shop work;
  • Assists in Recycle Center when needed;
  • Assists in processing Household Hazardous Waste by the following categories:
    • Bulk used oil, anti‑freeze and oil base paints;
    • Bulk and recycle latex paint;
    • Paints equipment and facilities;
    • Performs related work as required.

 

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

Performs other related duties as required.

 

SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS:

None.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Spraying equipment including use and minor repairs;
  • How to properly load chemicals in truck.

 

SKILL IN:

  • Communicating a positive attitude, empathy, energy and helpfulness to customers or co-workers, and to provide the assistance customers or co-workers need;
  • Mixing and applying chemical;
  • Maintenance of application equipment;
  • Interpreting weather conditions as it pertains to applying chemicals.

 

ABILITY TO:

  • Identify noxious weeds;
  • Work effectively with co-workers and supervisors;
  • Load chemicals;
  • Wash trucks and equipment with high pressure washer;
  • Use basic math.

 

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Must hold a valid Class C motor vehicle operator’s license.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.;
  • six months to twelve months related experience or training;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school;
  • or one year to two years related experience and/or training;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear;
  • The employee is frequently required to walk;
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or smell;
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds;
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job:

  • The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals;
  • The employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and explosives;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.



Vacancy Number: FR2018-22

Open Date: 5/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 5/28/2018 11:59:59 PM