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Invasive Species Technician 3

This position plans, organizes, and coordinates technical activities for multiple aquatic noxious weeds and invasive species projects and programs; estimates equipment, materials, and manpower; establishes schedules and priorities and evaluates equipment and materials for adequacy, availability, and serviceability. This position also serves as regional/department expert for multimedia sampling, maintenance, operation and calibration of scientific monitoring equipment for multiple media programs and projects; evaluate permits for monitoring requirements; perform data research and analysis; perform related work. 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Primary area of focus is on the Invasive Species program, with additional duties in the Noxious Weeds program, depending on workload demands. 
  • Assist in survey, treatment and education efforts for invasive species and aquatic noxious weeds
  • Data entry for veliger, invasive species, and noxious weeds projects
  • Assist in coordinating activities with the seasonal employees for survey and eradication efforts
  • Participate in aquatic invasive species plant and animal field surveys (plankton tow, rake-toss, sediment grab, etc.)
  • Prepare and ship specimens and water samples for chemical, taxonomic, or genetic analyses
  • Conduct when possible, or coordinate with Ag Program Specialists, equipment maintenance, repair, storage, and winterization
  • Perform Invasive Species program activities, including inspection, decontamination, troubleshooting, oversight, scheduling, and training 
  • Contact and communicate with training groups and subcontractors
  • Provide education and outreach for public and user groups
  • Research and place orders for supplies and equipment online
  • Investigate reports of potentially invasive weeds, grasshoppers, Mormon crickets, crayfishes, turtles, snakes, etc., as assigned by Supervisor
  • Assist and collaborate with other Technician 3s in media generation by providing pictures, ideas, etc. unique to the assigned Idaho region
  • Other duties as assigned