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Class Code:B6407

AQUATIC CONTROL WORKER I

NATURE OF WORK

This is technical work in the field of aquatic plant control and canal maintenance.

Work involves assisting in applying herbicides to control aquatic plants, operation and maintenance of flood gates, cleaning of canals, and the use and repair of necessary equipment. Assignments involve varying amounts of physical labor. Work is performed under close supervision and in accordance with established procedures. Work is subject to review in progress, upon completion, and through reports.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Drives and operates spray vehicles and boats.

Assists in the mixing and application of herbicides and biological agents.

Repairs, maintains and cleans spray equipment, vehicles and boats.

Operates flood control gates, sometimes during heavy rain and high wind, subject to call-out during non-duty hours.

Assists in emergency operations before and after severe storms and hurricanes.

Removes extraneous material from waterways; may include heavy objects, dead fish and containers of unknown contents.

Assists in the construction and maintenance of barriers for the control of aquatic plants.

Attends training courses and seminars.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Some knowledge of the formulation of chemicals used in aquatic plant control.

Some knowledge of safety precautions to be used when working with toxic materials.

Ability to repair and maintain vehicles, boats, engines, and spray equipment.

Ability to engage in active field work for extended periods of time, occasionally under adverse weather conditions.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to keep accurate records.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, or political affiliation.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school; some experience working with herbicides or pesticides and/or spraying operations; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Eligible for herbicide applicator's license issued by the State of Florida. Possession of a valid Florida Operator Driver's License.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: No
Work Locations: Water Management
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E2/77 R7/95


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