[jobs] Summit Lake Paiute Tribe seeking Noxious Weed Technicians
The Summit Lake Paiute Tribe has a job opening for a full time, seasonal Noxious Weed Technician Crew Leader. An announcement for Noxious Weed Technicians will be be forthcoming on March 14. Please post the attached announcement or distribute to those who may be interested. Among other things, the Noxious Weed Technician Crew Leader will be responsible for serving as a crew leader to treat noxious weeds on the Summit Lake Indian Reservation, which is remotely located in northwestern Nevada. For the full job announcement and application instructions, visit the Tribe's website at www.summitlaketribe.org.
We are also hiring a Maintenance Worker (see website).
Summit Lake Paiute Tribe
SUMMIT LAKE PAIUTE TRIBE
1708 H Street
NOXIOUS WEED TECHNICIAN – CREW LEADER
Rate of Pay: $14.00 - $20.00 per hour (DOE)
Opening Date: March 6, 2012
Closing Date: Open until filled
Duration of Employment: Dependant on weather, April – August. Regular, Full-Time (DOF), Not to Exceed 5 months
Duty Station: Summit Lake Indian Reservation, Humboldt County, Nevada
JOB SUMMARY: Incumbent is responsible for serving as a crew leader to treat noxious weeds on the Summit Lake Paiute Reservation.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for the safe and proper application of herbicides to treat noxious weeds.
2. Responsible for the maintenance of Tribal equipment, property and facilities.
3. Operate, repair and maintain various types of equipment and tools, including backpack sprayers and ATV mounted spray tanks, water tanks, trailers, hand tools, pumps, personal protective equipment, and power tools.
4. Assist with the collection and recording of data, including daily and weekly herbicide application reports.
5. Implement a work plan and schedule regarding noxious weed treatment, maintenance needs and priorities.
6. Responsible for the operation, repair maintenance and record keeping for GSA and Tribal vehicles (if and when applicable).
7. Will perform other duties as assigned.
1. Must be at least 18 years old.
2. Must be in good physical condition, be able to carry a backpack weighing 35 pounds for an eight hour shift and be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.
3. Incumbent must be certified or satisfy certification tests by the Nevada Department of Agriculture as a Nonprimary Principal Commercial Applicator to apply or supervise the application of restricted use pesticides in the category of right of way and aquatic pest control.
4. Experience operating ATV’s and be familiar with safe operation or completed safety related training.
5. Experience operating Garmin GPS Technology.
6. Incumbent must have a minimum of one field season serving as an herbicide applicator.
7. Incumbent must be able to live and work as a team leader and member in a remote area for an extended time, under primitive conditions and inclement weather.
8. Must be self motivated, able to understand verbal and written instructions.
9. Must have mechanical skills and work experience operating and maintaining hand and power tools.
10. Incumbent must have valid state drivers license and be insurable by Tribe’s insurance carrier.
1. One year work experience treating noxious weeds and/or pests.
2. Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) certified for construction or general industry safety and health hazard recognition and prevention, or completion of equivalent safety training.
3. Ability to keep records and accurate data, be flexible with work schedules and maintain data inventory.
4. Experience with GIS technology.
5. Ability to interpret and follow instructions, work at own initiative, and apply various rules, regulations policies and procedures.
6. Ability to identify plants.
7. High School Diploma or GED.
8. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid certified
TO WHOM POSITION REPORTS: Natural Resource Technician
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Dependent on employee’s residence, travel to and from the Reservation may be employee’s responsibility. Overnight travel expenses will be reimbursed pursuant to Tribal policy if employee is required to attend training workshops away from the Reservation.
DRIVER'S LICENSE: Must possess a valid driver's license and be insurable by Tribe’s insurance company. A copy of applicant’s driving record issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles issued 30 or less days prior to of the date of application, must accompany the application.
OVERTIME STATUS: Non-exempt
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Dependent on employee’s place of residence, personal transportation to and from the work place on the reservation may be required. Primitive and rustic housing is provided.
Job Applications may be obtained by contacting the Tribal office or from the tribal website cited in header of this announcement.
TRIBAL MEMBER AND INDIAN PREFERENCE
Summit Lake Paiute Tribe is a Tribal member and Indian preference employer, in accordance with Section 7(b)(c) of Public Law 93-638, the Indian Self-Determination Act. However, in all other instances the Tribe complies with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion or national origin.