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RANGE TECHNICIAN | Dillon, MT

May 31 2017

The individuals (two positions available) will be employed between approximately June 1 and September 1.  This is seasonal employment with the opportunity to expand seasons of future work up to nine months per year (April through December).  Paid college internship can be arranged.  In general, the employer provides environmental consulting and services for ongoing and long-term land rehabilitation, vegetation management, and habitat improvement projects in the mining, energy, agriculture, forestry, recreation, real estate, and construction industries.  Typical activities for the employees include noxious weed control, wildfire fuel reduction, erosion and sediment control, road and trail maintenance, custom seeding and planting, resource mapping and data collection.  Daily duties require extensive use of FWD trucks and ATVs, backpacking, application of herbicides, operation of power equipment including mowers and chainsaws, working with and around heavy equipment, winch and cable systems, installation of erosion control blankets, and general labor.  Employees must be able to lift over 50 pounds on a regular basis.  Employees must also endure long hours, severe weather, insects, and hard work.  Position requires working from Dillon, Montana, with extensive daily travel to job sites.  Camping or lodging is occasionally required.  Client communication skills, data collection, use of GPS and GIS technologies, and report writing may be required if employees advance into consecutive seasons of employment.  Employees will be required to have First Aid and CPR.  Employees may also be required to become MSHA, OSHA, and/or MDA certified

Education:  High School Diploma or GED required.  Advanced education in range, soils, botany, forestry or other natural resources is strongly preferred.  Individuals with Bachelors or Associate degrees will receive preference, but this is hard field work.

Starting Pay:  $12.00 to $18.00 per hour, DOE.

Applicants:  Apply with a cover letter, resume, and 3 recent employment references.
List Job # 10271903 in application.

To apply on-line, go to:  https://montanaworks.mt.gov
Enter:  Job # 10271903 and Area code 59725

Or, deliver to:  Montana Job Service Center
730 N. Montana St
Dillon, MT 59725
(406) 683-4259

Stillwater County Weed District Coordinator

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Stillwater County Position Announcement

Position Title: Weed District Coordinator

Salary range: $17.00 to 19.00 per hour plus full County benefits

Department: Weed Department

Hours: 40 hours per week

Union Status: Non-Union position

Accepting Applications until filled.

See Job Description for Details.

Function: This position is responsible for the weed programs in Stillwater County. The function of this program is to provide education, organizational skills, prepare contracts, negotiate with contractors, the public and private agencies as well as assist in research on specific problems in the county, and mapping of weed areas using GPS/GIS applications.

Required: A Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or natural resource related field or 4 or more years’ experience in a related academic field. Supervisory experience or skills requiring attention to detail and safety. Must be able to identify weeds found in Stillwater County. Work is performed indoors and out and, during the growing season especially, incumbent will be expected to work early hours, late hours and occasionally on weekends, if needed. Must be able to operate cars, pickups, 4-wheelers, GPS units, spray equipment, and other equipment as well as travel to various locations for work or meetings.

Special Requirements: Must have or be able to obtain within 6 months, a Government Applicator’s License and a Pesticide Dealer’s License for purchasing and distributing chemicals. Must have or be able to obtain within 6 months, a Weed-Free Seed, Hay and Forage Inspector’s License

Desired: Course work in Agronomy, Weed Science, Plant and Soil Science, Plant Pathology and Entomology. Working knowledge of GPS and able to use ArcView, CountyCad, spreadsheets, and other computer programs as necessary.

To Apply:
Submit County Application, resume, and references to Finance and Human Resources Office, Stillwater County Courthouse, PO Box 795, Columbus, MT 59019. More information can be found at www.stillwatercountymt.gov. Late, incomplete or unsigned applications will not be considered.

Current County employees must also submit a county application and all required documents as described above.

Stillwater County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants who require special accommodation due to disability should contact the Human Resources Office at 322-8014.

USDA APHIS Plant Protection & Quarantine Aid/Technician

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USDA APHIS

APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITION:

POSITION, TITLE, SERIES, GRADE:
Plant Protection & Quarantine Aid/Technician
Position Information  
GS-0421-03/04
(More than one position may be filled.)    

PROMOTIONAL POTENTIAL: NONE

LOCATION OF POSITION:  
USDA, APHIS
Plant Protection and Quarantine
Billings or Helena, Montana         

RECRUITMENT NO: MSPHD-020 

OPENING DATE: immediately                                      

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled/ASAP             

CONTACT OFFICE:
Ryan Richter
USDA APHIS PPQ
1220 Cole Ave.
Helena MT 59601
(406) 449-5210
Fax: (406) 449-5212
Ryan.N.Richter@aphis.usda.gov


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