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Salary– $2,738.00 – $3,535.00 Monthly

Our Invasive Species Technician,


  • Implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles to manage invasive vegetation using pesticides, planting of competing vegetation, spray equipment and mowing/digging equipment.
  • Based on gathered data and field experience, recommend changes to improve outcomes.
  • Operate and perform maintenance and repair on airboats, marshmasters, trailers, trucks, pumps, and other power equipment.
  • Gathers pre- and post-treatment data on vegetation, weeds and treatment methods using apps, forms, cameras, and notebooks for later analysis.
  • Record herbicide applications.
  • Represent the agency on a site heading and training work crews on equipment and restoration projects, as well as being the liaisons when working with other agencies.


  • Work Setting, including hazards:
    • Intertidal regions of Washington and in remote fields approximately 75% of the time. Outdoors and in all inclement weather.
    • Walk, bend, stoop, and carry or move up to 40 pounds (backpack of equipment, moving channel crossings, herbicides boxes, and water tanks) over difficult terrain, including slippery rocks, steep banks, and mud.
    • Load and transport gear.
    • Work with pesticides. 
  • Schedule:
    • Monday – Friday, 40 hours/week.
    • Start times are set by the best available tides and may require early morning starts.
    • Some mandatory overtime may be required.
  • Travel Requirements:
    • Occasional weekend and overnight travel. Travel may be up to 5 days in a row.
  • Tools and Equipment:
    • Small mechanical equipment (brush cutters), chemical application equipment.
    • Trucks, swamp buggies, airboats, and all-terrain vehicles.
  • Customer Interactions:
    • Interaction with other agencies and the public will occur regularly to explain weed control work to the public.





College level work in the field of fish, wildlife, or habitat management, agriculture, forestry, or a natural resource science may substitute year-for-year for experience.

  • Three (3) years of experience as a Natural Resource Worker or equivalent.


  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Public applicator pesticide license with an aquatic, turf, and ornamental endorsement within 3 months of hire.


Experience with and/or understanding of:

  • Boats and amphibious tractors.
  • Marine environment and biology/botany.
  • Field work.
  • Herbicide application.
  • Basic mechanical/small engine repair.
  • Handheld GPS and other position collecting devices.
  • Developing positive, productive, respectful working relationships with coworkers and collaborators.
  • Leading small work crews.


As a result of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader) issued on August 9, 2021, all Washington State Agencies are requiring employees to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of your employment. Pursuant to this mandate, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination as a part of the hiring process. Please do not upload your vaccination documentation with your application materials – your vaccination status will be verified by your supervisor prior to your first day of work. Exemptions may be granted for religious or medical purposes.

A list of acceptable documents to provide verification can be reviewed here: Vaccination acceptable documents link (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader)


Supplemental Information


Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification.


In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

  • A current resume. 
  • Three professional references.