|CHEM APPL TECH - HERBICIDE|
|Performs skilled chemical spraying work at the various parks right of ways and various within the City. An employee in a position allocated to this class is responsible for evaluating spraying requirements for weeds control, selecting proper herbicides and applying chemicals following approved techniques in order to maintain an effective control of undesirable vegetation and prevent damage to adjacent vegetation.|
|Evaluate weed control requirements by physical inspection and identification of vegetation type and extent of infestation, which may require stooping, reaching and digging.
Select appropriate post emergent chemical agent for control of specific weeds, considering type and environment.
Mix and apply chemicals to destroy or control growth using backpack sprayer.
Perform weed control in park areas by identification of weeds and plant material, selection of appropriate chemicals and application.
Maintain log of all treated areas, chemical used, date and time of treatment and application rate and area size. Set up signage as necessary.
Maintain equipment used for chemical treatment such as sprayers.
Schedule Herbicide applications in areas to be efficient with the ground maintenance crews work schedules.
Report evidence of insects or disease in turf and landscape areas.
Gather soil and plant samples for purpose of evaluation from Orange County Extension Agent or State of Florida Agent.
Perform other related work as assigned.
|Knowledge of spray chemicals used in the growth and control of vegetation. Current Federal and Florida statues as well as changes to the statues as related to chemical spraying.
Knowledge of techniques and equipment used in the application and use of various control chemicals.
Knowledge of plant nomenclatures.
Knowledge of tools, methods, and materials used in general maintenance work.
Ability to perform physical inspection of various turf and vegetation, to include reaching, stooping, digging and walking.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to recognize safety hazards in the work involved and takes precautionary measures to protect self and others.
Ability to meet the public, to give information regarding the parks, facilities and regulations, and to provide for the safety of visitors.
Ability to effectively communicate with the public the hazards involved with the spraying if any.
Ability to lift chemical spray equipment weighing up to 50lbs.
Ability to identify pests (insects, fungus, disease and weeds) as well as signs of mineral and nutrient deficiencies.
Ability to maintain Continuing Education requirements for license.
Ability to work with various chemicals and noxious fumes in various weather conditions, and evaluate weather conditions as it relates to the application on various chemicals.
|High school or an equivalent recognized certification; two (2) years of experience in turf and/or woody, ornamental maintenance involving chemical application, depending on area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:
Must possess a Commercial Driver's license.
Requires a Florida Restricted Pesticide License with ornamental, turf, and right-of-way addendums, as well as limited lawn and ornamental license and additional Licenses may be required depending on area of assignment.
01/21/92 - SV
06/06/01 - VCJ (to Herbicide)