Kan. Admin. Regs. § 4-8-38 - Weed supervisor employment

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Each individual hired to serve as a county, city, township, or district weed supervisor shall be hired as an employee of the county, city, township, or district and not as an independent contractor. Any county, city, township, or district weed supervisor serving as an independent contractor when this regulation becomes effective may continue to serve as an independent contractor until the expiration of the current term under that individual's existing contract, which shall not be renewed or extended.
(b) Any individual seeking employment as a county, city, township, or district weed supervisor may be conditionally approved for employment by the secretary if the individual has education, training, or experience sufficient to allow the individual to carry out the employment duties of a county, city, township, or district weed supervisor.
(c) Final approval of the employment of each individual who has been conditionally approved to be employed as a county, city, township, or district weed supervisor may be issued by the secretary when the individual has met the following requirements:
(1) Obtained certification as a pesticide applicator in category 9a, regulatory pest control, noxious weed control, pursuant to K.S.A. 2-2438a et seq. and amendments thereto; and
(2) successfully completed the noxious weed basic short course offered by the Kansas department of agriculture, plant protection and weed control program.
(d) Approval of the employment of each individual previously approved for employment as a county, city, township, or district weed supervisor may be renewed by the secretary on or before January 1 of each year if the individual meets the following requirements:
(1) Is still employed as a county, city, township, or district weed supervisor by the same county, city, township, or district when renewal is sought;
(2) is currently certified as a pesticide applicator as specified in paragraph (b)(1); and
(3) has timely fled the annual weed eradication progress report and any other records or reports requested by the secretary.
(e) Approval of the employment of any county, city, township, or district weed supervisor shall be withdrawn by the secretary if the county, city, township, or district weed supervisor has failed, without just cause, to comply with any of the requirements specified in subsection (c).

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 4-8-38
Authorized by K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 2-1315; implementing K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 2-1316; effective May 1, 1988; amended by Kansas Register Volume 40, No. 10; effective March 26, 2021.

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