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Job Announcement - Invasive Plant Control Program Coordinator

  • Subject: [cg] Job Announcement - Invasive Plant Control Program Coordinator
  • From: Tom Tyler <ttyler@vt.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 16:55:49 -0500

Please forward to interested parties. My apologies in advance for
cross postings.


Invasive Plant Control Program Coordinator

The Arlington County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension seeks a qualified individual to coordinate a new initiative to control invasive, exotic vegetation in county parks. Work will include (1) developing and implementing educational outreach strategies to teach the public and County staff and volunteers about the issue of invasive species and how to control and/or eradicate such plants to the benefit of our environment (2) training and coordinating volunteers and staff to implement control measures in a systematic manner and (3) surveying County parks to characterize and prioritize problem areas.

This is a half-time position that requires a 2-year degree in a relevant discipline including horticulture, biology, forestry, environmental science, natural resource management or education or related field. Other work experiences may be considered as qualifying in place of education. Bachelor's degree preferred. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers; and experience in developing positive interactions with the public are required. Experience in planning, implementing, marketing, and evaluating educational programs is preferred. Experience in teaching or training preferred; field work experience in biology, horticulture, botany or volunteer management preferred. Driver's license required. Flexible hours including nights and weekends are required. Ability to work independently and set own schedule is required.

Rate: $12.85 - 18.60/hour based on qualifications.

To apply:

Please send a current resume and a completed application for employment to:

Virginia Cooperative Extension
Invasive Plant Control Program
3308 S. Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22206

Blank applications for employment with the Commonwealth of Virginia and Virginia Cooperative Extension may be downloaded from the following website:


or obtain one from any Virginia Employment Commission Office. In this case, electronic submission of applications is not acceptable.

You may also call 703-228-6402 for a blank application.

Faxed copies of resume and completed application accepted at 703-228-6407.

Deadline for application:

Preferred filing date is March 1 or until desirable candidate found.

For more information please contact:

Tom Tyler
Extension Agent - Unit Coordinator
3308 S. Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22206
Fax: 703-228-6407
E-mail: ttyler@vt.edu

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, national origin, disability, or political affiliation. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. J. David Barrett, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Lorenza W. Lyons, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State, Petersburg.

Tom Tyler
Extension Agent - Environmental Horticulture
Unit Coordinator
Virginia Cooperative Extension - Arlington County
3308 S. Stafford St.
Arlington, VA 22206

703-228-6423 (P)
703-228-6407 (F)
E-Mail: ttyler@vt.edu

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