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.
- 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