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Herbicide Applicator

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Noxious Weeds 

Pay:  $12.67 per hour | This position has been approved for a salary increase effective January 1, 2022. New rate will be $13.30 per hour. 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm 

Applies herbicides to noxious and common weeds; participates in grounds maintenance and snow/ice removal procedures.


Based on property inspections, mixes, handles, and applies herbicides to noxious and common weeds in a manner that is safe, effective and efficient.

  • Inspects, surveys, maps and reports weed infestations on properties
  • Applies herbicides in a manner that is safe, effective and efficient and in accordance with the label
  • Properly records and reports herbicide applications
  • Competently and safely drives and operates all equipment necessary to perform these tasks.


Participates in grounds maintenance activities

  • Mow, trims, edges, cultivates, seeds, fertilizes and applies mulch or erosion control on road right of way, drain, stream and bridge projects, and private property restoration.
  • Trims and removes trees and brush
  • Treats right of ways, concrete medians, county yards and other properties with long term control herbicides.
  • Competently and safely drives and operates all equipment necessary to perform these maintenance activities.


Participates in snow and ice removal operation procedures

  • Operates a dump truck with blade and spreader to clear roads of snow and ice
  • Operates loader to load material for snow and ice removal
  • Rides in truck as passenger to assist other operators with snow and ice removal
  • Maintains equipment in good condition
  • Ensures equipment is cleaned, fueled and loaded for following shift
  • Reports problems immediately to shift supervisor


Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or Equivalent. Kansas Commercial Driver’s License Class B with Air Brake endorsement; Kansas Department of Agriculture Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License in Category 9A (Noxious Weeds); or ability to acquire both within six months.


Preferred Qualifications: One year commercial pest control, turf pesticide applications or similar activity


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita