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|Agricultural Aide - Hydrilla (Lakeport, CA)|
This position is in Lakeport, CA, the starting wage is $12/hr. This is a seasonal position that will end in early November.
I. Program/Position Identification
The primary responsibilities of the Integrated Pest Control Branch (IPCB) are the detection and control or eradication of exotic and invasive pests that threaten California’s agricultural and natural resources. This is accomplished through a number of General and/or industry funded Programs. These programs include the following: the Hydrilla Eradication Program, Pink Bollworm Program, Curly Top Virus Program, Vertebrate Program, and Vertebrate Pest Control Research Program.
This position is in the Hydrilla Eradication Program, which is responsible for finding and eradicating hydrilla and other high-priority aquatic weeds in the state. Under close supervision of the Agricultural Pest Control Supervisor or Agricultural Tecnician III leading a Hydrilla Eradication Project, the Agricultural Aide assists with and performs routine seasonal field work that involves finding and treating aquatic weeds, particularly hydrilla. This is an entry-level position meant to develop skills and knowledge with regards to the various aspects of survey and eradication. This particular position will have an emphasis in data collection and management. This position will require both day travel and possibly overnight travel.
Classification: Agricultural Aide (Seasonal)
Working Title: Same
License or Other Requirement: California Driver’s License
16 years old or older
Know how to swim
Position Number: 014-471-0365-982
Location: Clear Lake
Work Hours/Shift: 0700 – 1630 Monday –Thursday; 0700-1100 Friday
II. Essential And Non-Essential Job Functions
A. Essential Functions:
Function #1: Inspection and Survey (40%)
Function #2: Data collection and management (20%)
Function #3: Control of hydrilla and other weeds (15%)
Function #4: Equipment maintenance (10%)
Function #5: Equipment and supply transport (10%)
B. Non-Essential Functions:
Function: Clean facility (5%)
With the exception of record keeping, most of the work is either in the field or in the warehouse. Of the time spent in the field, up to 10% of that time is spent in a pickup going to work sites, and about 90% of the time spent in a boat or canoe once on site. Work conditions in the field can be hot or cold, wet or dry, grimy, noisy due to boat engines, and moderately too highly strenuous.