|AQUATIC CHEMICAL TECHNICIAN|
|Performs skilled herbicide application work at numerous aquatic and terrestrial sites throughout the City. The employee in this position is responsible for following Supervisor's instructions in applying herbicides. Herbicides are applied to control unwanted vegetation without damage to desired vegetation and private property. In addition, performs normal and some specialized maintenance in above-mentioned work areas. Work is performed under the supervision of a licensed Supervisor.|
|Applies herbicides to unwanted vegetation in a specific area, operating back pack sprayers, granular herbicide applicators, and related equipment.
Mixes herbicides and related chemicals in proper proportion and strength for control of vegetation.
Performs and assists in calibration of application equipment to ensure proper distribution of herbicides.
Assists the Aquatic Chemical Technician Senior in surveying areas in need of spraying and inspects areas after treatments to ascertain results.
Assists lead worker with maintaining herbicide inventory.
Assists in logging daily activities and preparing daily herbicides and equipment usage reports as required by Department and State of Florida.
Performs and assists mechanic with repairs and maintenance of boats and application equipment when necessary.
Performs other related duties as required.
|Knowledge of tools, methods, and materials used in general maintenance work in a storm water management program.
Knowledge of techniques and equipment used in herbicide application.
Knowledge of herbicides and chemicals used in aquatic and terrestrial vegetation control.
Ability to mix herbicides and related chemicals in proper proportion and strength for control of vegetation.
Ability to read, write, and communicate orally; must follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to recognize safety hazards in the work involved and to take precautionary measures to protect self and others.
Ability to walk, reach, stoop, dig, and push or lift heavy objects up to 75 pounds.
Ability to swim and stay afloat in water.
Ability to identify aquatic and some terrestrial vegetation.
Ability to drive a vehicle while towing a boat and other equipment.
Ability to operate air boats, pontoon boats, and jon boats in Aquatic Chemical Technican Senior's absence.
|High school diploma or an equivalent recognized certification; one (1) year of experience in right-of-way and aquatic herbicide application or equivalent combination of related training and experience. Valid FL driver's license required. Valid Florida Restricted Pesticide License in the aquatic and right-of-way categories required. C.P.R. and first aid certification required.
5/11/09-CF-Removed CDL class B requirement per Dept. request.