Sexton/Chemical Applicator - Sumner County
Close date 7/25/2020
SEXTON / CHEMICAL APPLICATOR
Sumner County Noxious Weed Department
Pay Level 6 $12.23-$20.07 per hour
Performs technical work in the operation and maintenance of the County cemetery. Performs skilled and semi-skilled manual work in the repair and maintenance of equipment. Work involves operating a variety of light duty, specialized equipment and performing related manual tasks. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Noxious Weed Director.
Operates trucks, weed sprayers, ATV’s and related equipment
Operates a riding mower, tractor, backhoe and trucks
Services, maintains and repairs all equipment
Plants and trims hedges and shrubs
Sprays weeds with chemical solutions
Completes forms and reports as required
Plots maps and stakes cemetery plots
Oversees the installation of monuments
Maintains records of burials and locations of graves, as well as assisting in locating graves
Opening and closing of graves
Assists in sales to the public
Assists the Noxious Weed Department
Attends training seminars and classes as required by the Noxious Weed Director
Performs related tasks as required
Noxious Weed Department
Experience: Experience operating light duty equipment. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well after six months in the position.
Education: High school diploma or GED preferred. Valid Kansas driver’s license required. Within two weeks of employment must obtain a private applicator permit.
Technical Skills: Basic mathematical aptitude is required. The ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to proficiently and safely operate various pieces of equipment, riding mower, tractor, backhoe and truck. Ability to service, maintain and perform some repairs of departmental equipment.
Problem Solving: Must be able to determine best method for performing the assigned task. Problem solving as it relates to locating, laying out and digging a grave as well as judging the types of chemicals to use and best conditions and time for application.
Decision Making: Must be able to make decisions based on municipal ordinances, established rules and regulations and state laws.
Supervision: Limited direct supervision provided relating to daily job functions. Work performance reviewed for general procedures and accuracy. This employee will also assist in sales.
Accountability: Employee is accountable for the proper collection and recording of fees relating to sale to the public
Personal Relations: Frequent contact with the general public and other county departments.
Working Conditions: Some adverse working conditions exist. Exposure to equipment, noise, hazardous chemicals and all types of weather conditions exist.
Physical Requirements: Manual labor including lifting and carrying heavy objects, extensive walking and the ability to operate departmental equipment is required
The specific statements in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.