Sumner County

Sexton/Chemical Applicator - Sumner County


Close date 7/25/2020


Sumner County                                                                                             Noxious Weed Department

Pay Level 6  $12.23-$20.07 per hour

Position Summary

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.

Essential Functions

  • 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

Marginal Functions

  • Assists the Noxious Weed Department

  • Attends training seminars and classes as required by the Noxious Weed Director

  • Performs related tasks as required


Sexton/Chemical Applicator

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.