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Employer: Marion County
Job Title: Noxious Weed/HHW Director & Transfer Station Mgr - Dual Position
Salary: $0 

Job Description:




Department:  Noxious Weed/HHW

Reports To:   County Commission

Position Summary

Under the administrative supervision of the County Commission, the Noxious Weed /HHW Director is an exempt position under the FLSA that performs administrative duties, as well as skilled and semi-skilled work, in directing the Noxious Weed and HHW Departments.  The employee in this position is responsible for  department budgets, report preparation, land and machinery inspections, chemical purchase, chemical sales and usage, the control and eradication of noxious weeds, and equipment repair, maintenance and purchase, waste segregation and identification, waste packaging and bulking, spill and contamination avoidance and safety of the facility, employees and the community.  The Noxious Weed/HHW Director will work with citizens, private industry, and other municipalities, Kansas Department of Health and Environment and other agencies to enforce the Kansas Noxious Weed Law and keep the County’s HHW program in compliance with all regulations as well as providing education to citizens regarding HHW.

Essential Functions

  • Works with farmers, townships, cities, state KDOT and railroads in weed problems and noxious weed eradication;
  • Maintains visual and analytical evaluations;
  • Maintains records on all work performed;
  • Prepares annual department budgets;
  • Purchases chemicals and maintains chemical inventory, purchases equipment and supplies;
  • Prepares reports for State Board of Agriculture; KDHE and County Commission;
  • Prepares non-compliance notices and legal notices;
  • Attends training sessions on new chemicals, label changes and procedures, and new laws and regulations concerning the use of pesticides, and HHW disposal and handling;
  • Inspects land, machinery and feed;
  • Prepares chemical and pesticide solutions and operates spray truck and related equipment;
  • Maintains equipment calibration and makes repairs where appropriate;
  • Performs brush and weed control work;
  • Unloads, identifies, segregates, packages, bulks and recycles wastes;
  • Works with the extension office, Farm Service Agency, etc. promoting public outreach through seminars informational meetings; and other means;
  • Provides training for employees and directs their work;
  • Works to educate citizens regarding the handling of HHW;
  • Maintains facility for safety and functionality and monitors facility and equipment weekly;
  • Conducts inspections according to state regulations;
  • Subject to callouts for pickup of non-hazardous meth lab debris

Marginal Functions

  • Other related duties as deemed necessary or as assigned.

Noxious Weed  / HHW Director

Minimum Position Requirements

Experience:  At least three years experience in noxious weed control and chemical application is required.  At least two years of HHW management experience is required.  Two years of experience in office management / employee supervision is required.  Must have a thorough understanding of the Kansas Noxious Weed Law and KDHE Regulations regarding hazardous waste.  Employee is expected to have the necessary skills to perform the job reasonably well after one year in this position.

Education:  Technical degree or two years college credit required.  Certificate of training in hazardous waste management.  24 Hour Hazpower course, 8 hour annual refresher certificates, hazardous waste management training, DOT classification training and commercial applicator’s license in general and 9A categories, KSBA basic weed course certificate.

Skills:   Thorough knowledge of state noxious weed laws, pesticides, chemicals and their application and label recommendations as well as HHW facility management and procedures.  Mathematical aptitude required and bookkeeping experience.  The ability to read, understand and analyze label recommendations including chemistry labels.  The ability to interpret reports and maps.  The ability to interpret and analyze information and evaluate alternatives.  The ability to develop and organize staff and work.  Budget preparation and personnel management skills.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Thorough knowledge of calibrating equipment and equipment maintenance.  The ability to operate a spray truck, broadcast spreader, back-pack applicator and other related equipment.  Thorough knowledge of hazard communications and hazardous spill incident commanding and first response.  Thorough knowledge of local contingency plan within 60 days of employment.  Requires a valid Kansas Drivers License.

Problem Solving:  Problem solving is a factor in this position.  Problems include handling citizens concerns and complaints, plant identification, and equipment calibration as well as public negligence, waste identification and determination and spill response and proper safety.

Decision Making:  Decision making is a factor in this position.  Decisions include what pesticides to use on specific plants, and when weather conditions will be a factor in spraying chemicals, and proper rates of applications, proper waste handling and proper cleanup procedures.  Timeliness is a factor in decisions regarding spills.

Accountability:  Employee is responsible for budgetary control of the departments and participates in the annual department budget process.

Supervision:  Limited supervision is provided and job related decisions are seldom reviewed by the County Commissioners.  Directly supervises the entire department.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the county’s policies and procedures.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, terminating and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Personal Relations:  Frequent contact with other county employees, city employees, state employees, local businesses and continual contact with the general public and other farm and civic leaders.

Working Conditions:  Extreme weather conditions, chemicals and being able to work wearing safety equipment and gear are factors in this position.  Chemicals, toxic fumes, hazardous materials and dangerous wastes are factors in this position.

Physical Requirements:  The ability to perform physical activity such as lifting, bending, pushing and walking over rough terrain and carrying hazardous materials.  The ability to exchange or express ideas by means of communication.  No facial hair except above the upper lip.  Persons with sensitive skin and bronchial conditions should take additional safety precautions if working in this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.



Department:  Solid Waste Department

Reports To:   Marion County Commission

Position Summary

            Under the administrative supervision of the Marion County Commission, the Transfer Station Manager is an exempt position under the FLSA.  This position performs administrative duties, as well as skilled and semi-skilled labor in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations relating to solid waste disposal.  This employee is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the Marion County Transfer Station. This employee should possess excellent organizational, communication and public relation skills.

Essential Functions

*Works with citizens and governmental entities regarding solid waste management;

  • Compiles and maintains historical data for projections, evaluations and reports for county, state and federal agencies;
  • Responsible for assuring that the transfer station is open and operating;
  • Assures all equipment and machinery is kept in good operating condition;
  • Oversees the safe and lawful disposal of municipal solid waste;
  • Maintains accurate records and time sheets;
  • Determines unacceptable wastes.
Marginal Functions
  • Investigation of violations for noncompliance with county, state and federal law regarding the disposal of solid and hazardous waste and participates as required in the prosecution of violations;
  • Organizes and participates in educational training sessions for department employees;
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.

Minimum Position Requirements

Experience:  Three years of similar or related experience in solid waste management is required.  Two years experience in office management and employee supervision is required.  Thorough understanding of KDHE regulations regarding solid waste management.  Employee is expected to have the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within one year of employment.

Education:  A high school diploma is required.  With technical degree or two years college preferred.  Certificate of attending Transfer Station Managers Training from KDHE.

Skills:  A thorough knowledge of state and federal law regarding solid and hazardous waste is essential.  This employee must be able to operate equipment and machinery required in the daily functioning of the transfer station.  This employee must be able to perform basic mathematical and bookkeeping functions.  This employee should have excellent supervisory, managerial, organizational, public relations and oral and written communication skills.  A Kansas Commercial Driver’s License is preferred.

Problem Solving:  Independent problem solving is a factor in this position.  This employee encounters problems with equipment malfunctions, adverse weather, personnel issues and citizen concerns.

Decision Making:  Independent decision-making is a factor in this position.  This employee makes decisions about resolving personnel issues, citizen concerns, handling of unacceptable wastes, assigning daily work assignments, and performing daily duties in the most efficient manner.

Accountability:  This employee is responsible for county equipment and resources.  This employee does have the authority to purchase equipment and supplies for the county.  This employee does participate in the annual budget process.

Supervision:  This employee works under the direction of the Marion County Commission.  This employee exercises frequent supervision over subordinate personnel.

Personal Relations: Daily contact with the general public, subordinate personnel, other governmental organizations and the governing body is expected.

Working Conditions:  Some adverse working conditions exist within this position.  Exposure to heavy machinery, hazardous chemicals and excessive noise is expected.

Physical Requirements:  Manual labor including lifting and carrying heavy objects, extensive walking and the ability to operate department equipment is required daily in this position.


Vacancy Number: MNCO34

Open Date: 10/28/2019 12:00:00 AM
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