Herbicide Applicator - PUBLIC WORKS

Date: Feb 6, 2024

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  PUBLIC WORKS

Pay:  $15.75 per hour $32,760 annually  

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday- 7:00am-3:30pm- 901 Stillwell  


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


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


Performs 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
  • Mixes, loads and applies pesticides in accordance with the product’s label and safety data sheets.
  • Properly records and reports herbicide applications
  • Competently and safely drives and operates all equipment necessary to perform these tasks. This equipment includes spray trucks, all terrain, and utility task vehicles.


Participates in grounds maintenance activities

  • Mow, trims, edges, and maintains county right of way and bike paths.
  • Cultivates, seeds, fertilizes and applies mulch or erosion control on road right of way, drain, stream, bridge and private property restoration.
  • Trims and /or removes trees and brush on county properties.
  • 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. This equipment includes tractors, loaders, and ride on mowers.


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.
  • Maintains equipment in good condition.
  • Ensures equipment is cleaned, fueled and loaded for following shift.
  • Trouble shoot and reports problems immediately to shift supervisor.


Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or Equivalent. 6 months of Pest Control experience. Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License in any category. Kansas Commercial Driver’s License Class B with Air Brake endorsement or ability to acquire within 6 months of employment.


Preferred Qualifications: One year commercial pest control, turf pesticide applications or similar activity. Kansas Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License in Category 9A (Noxious Weeds)


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