Noxious Weed Inspector - 1308

  • Kitsap County
  • Port Orchard, Washington
  • Feb 19, 2020
Full Time Agriculture / Farm / Ranch Related Animal Control or Services Code Enforcement and Inspections
  • Salary: $13.50 - $19.05 Hourly USD

Job Description


Enjoy working in the great outdoors? We've got the perfect spring/summer job for you!
Join our Noxious Weed Team!

Mission Statement
The mission of the Kitsap County Noxious weed Control Board is to educate county residents, property owners and managers to be responsible stewards of the land and resources of Kitsap County by protecting and preserving all lands and natural resources of the county from the degrading impact of invasive noxious weeds

Position Information
Under direction of the assigned supervisor, the inspector assists in implementation of the Noxious Weed Board programs by performinglabor related tasks in the fieldtocontrol of noxious weeds in Kitsap County.


No experience required! We will train you to become aWSDA licensed applicator!

Driving Requirements
  • The successful incumbent must meet the driving requirements of this position and submit a copy a current driving record/abstract (from state of residency) to review for eligibility to drive for Kitsap County prior to employment.The successful incumbent must obtain a valid Washington State Driver's License prior to hire and maintain a satisfactory driving record as outlined in the Kitsap County Vehicle Use Policy. This position is categorized as Category 1: Driver operates County-owned vehicle.
Criminal Conviction Standards:
  • The successful incumbent will or may have unsupervised access to children under 18 years of age, a vulnerable adult, or a vulnerable person, or access to a secured/confidential facility or computer system(s). As a result, Kitsap County will be conducting an extensive criminal background check by law enforcement agencies, which may include fingerprinting.
    • Please review the following list of disqualifying crimes and negative actions to determine if you meet our standard for this position:

Required Licenses, Certificates, Examinations/Tests and Other Requirements
Please note: The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all of the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements.

Prior to employment the successful candidate must:
  • Pass a criminal background check through law enforcement agencies.
  • Submit a copy of their State employment driving record abstract to verify their eligibility to drive for Kitsap County.
  • Pass all job-related examinations/tests necessary to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities, as determined by the hiring authority at time of job posting - including a pre-employment medical examination.
Within one week of employment:
  • Obtain thethe license for a WSDAapplicator

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to learn techniques and methods of weed identification, general safety precautions for working on roadways, and general safety precautions for working with chemicals and registered herbicides.
  • Appear for scheduled work with regular, reliable and punctual attendance.
  • Learn and retain general procedures and workflow practices.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative, effective, and productive working relationships using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Effectively plan and organize work and complete tasks within prescribed timeframes.
  • Understand and follow both written and oral instructions.
  • Comply with safety protocol. Operate weed eradication equipment.
  • Work in adverse and physically taxing field conditions.
  • Take good and legible notes.
  • Read and apply directions from maps or GPS system and travel throughout Kitsap County.
  • Follow labels and specific directions on them.
  • Physically perform the work and workwith registered herbicides.

Working Condition/Physical Activities
(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).
Positions in this class typically require:
  • Work is performed primarily in a field environment with travel throughout Kitsap County to perform on-site weed control work.
  • May be exposed to pesticides while performing on-site weed control.
  • Positions typically require bending, balancing, reaching, and/or stooping while traversing all types of terrain.
  • May be required to walk and stand for long periods of time while pulling weeds, etc.Must be able to safely operate power equipment/tools.
  • Requires exertion of force of 50 pounds intermittently, 35 pounds occasionally and/or 10 pounds frequently to lift/carry/move objects, materials or equipment.
Incumbents may be exposed to:
  • Dust, chemical fumes, herbicide, insecticides and pesticides.
  • Potentially hazardous conditions when driving or maintaining spraying at various locations in a variety of weather conditions.


(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks that may be found in positions of this class).
Essential Job Functions:
  • Perform manual labor tasks, proper use of herbicides, light equipment maintenance, plant ID, data collection and record keeping, GPS/Smart phone infestation mapping, communicate rules/regulations/technical information to landowners.
  • Work with the County Weed Coordinator to detect, identify and eradicate noxious weed infestations.
  • Take notes and maintain records related to noxious weed reports and complaints.
  • Assist with administrative duties associated with RCW 17.10
Other Job Functions:
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Who May Apply: This position is open to the general public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms.

  • Thisseasonal positionis pending approval ofa resolution for"Regular, Limited Term" designation and will be covered underthe Kitsap County Personnel Manual.
  • Classified as eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • This position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement with AFSCME 1308.(Pending Memorandum of Understanding with AFSCME 1308)Internal applicants should be aware that a change in union status or bargaining unit may impact your benefits and accruals. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions.
  • Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.
This position is open continuously until filled.Applications will be reviewed weekly and interviews will be scheduled as soon as there is a qualified applicant pool.
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

Port Orchard, Washington United States View Map