Environmental Technician/Noxious Weed Treatments | Utah Office

Job Description

BIO-WEST’s Logan, Utah, office is seeking seasonal environmental technicians to help treat invasive and noxious weed species within several restoration and mitigation projects. Most of the areas occur in wetland and riparian habitats and are part of ongoing efforts to restore native wetland habitat along the Wasatch front. Weed control techniques include applying herbicide with backpack sprayers, tank mounted off highway vehicles (OHV)’s, cutting and mowing invasive plant species with a variety of equipment, and occasional hand removal with shovels and other garden tools. The technician would also be responsible for helping collect data to describe the effectiveness of the noxious weed treatments. Fieldwork may include noxious weed inventory and mapping using a hand held global positioning system (GPS).


High School Diploma (minimum), some university coursework preferred but not required.


Previous noxious weed work preferred, and natural resources or science classes/experience are advantageous. Utah/Idaho herbicide applicator certification a plus.


Weed treatment events are expected to begin Mid-April and extend through October. Applicants are required to be available to work during this time frame. The majority of the work would take place during a Monday through Friday work week. Some weekend scheduling may be necessary.


Work sites will be primarily be located in northern Utah and Southern Idaho, mostly along the Wasatch Front and in the Logan, Salt Lake City, Heber City, and Provo areas.


  • Operate four-wheeled drive vehicles and OHV’s through rough terrain and operate spray equipment.
  • Able to tow and back up equipment trailers.
  • Able to identify state listed noxious weed species and native plants using field guides and other literature.
  • Must be able to work effectively as part of a team, be reliable and punctual.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds and work outside up to 12 hours per day.
  • Follow safety protocols for the application of herbicides, perform maintenance and equipment calibration checks, and proper disposal of herbicides and cleaning of spray equipment.
  • Must be able to walk with a 40 pound backpack sprayer at times. 
  • Must have a valid Driver’s license.
  • Must pass an herbicide applicator certification test which implores basic math skills required for certification. 
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Experience collecting data with GPS units a plus.


    $15 per hour to start, depending on experience.

    Working Conditions

    Position requires employee flexibility and overtime:

    • Must be able to conduct field work outside of office hours (8 am-5 pm), including some evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
    • Work week hours will vary according to project needs.Work weeks can be up to 50–60 hours per week with overtime.
    • Hotel and meals will be covered at US Government rate while working out of town.
    • Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions and extreme environments.
    • Must be able to travel overnight as needed. Travel may comprise 80% of job.
    • Must be able to perform physical labor including hiking through rough terrain for extended periods.


    Submit a letter of application or resume to [email protected]

    The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job function. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned by BIO-WEST, Inc.