Range Technician (Invasive Species)

US Fish and Wildlife Service Commerce City, Colorado
Deadline Nov 22, 2018
Job Type Paid permanent


Assist with the implementation of established natural resource management projects and identifies exotic plant species.

Assess the degree of infestation using a GPS receiver to mark location.

Use hand tools, chainsaws, and herbicides to remove or treat identified exotic plants. When herbicide use is indicated, determines the appropriate amount of chemical needed for treatment and mixes the chemical with a dispersant for use in a spray mechanism.

Gather pre-treatment data, including GPS files, weather information, herbicide type and method, digital photos, and other relevant information prior to treatment applications.

Make field observations of exotic plant conditions. Evaluates observed conditions and problems and makes preliminary determination on the cause of problem noted. Provides results to higher level specialist for analysis.

Assist in the preparation of reports, plans and guidelines.

Utilize a variety of computer programs to compile, reduce, store, retrieve, analyze, and report data and other resource management information.

Install, operate, and/or maintain equipment such as chainsaws, backpack sprayers, All-Terrain vehicles, equipment, mounted broadcast sprayers, hand tools, etc.

May participate in general wildlife surveys, censuses, and disease monitoring/clean-up.

Must be able to obtain a State Pesticide Use Certification/License within one month of employment.

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Category Botany, Forestry