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State noxious weed control board—Executive secretary—Definition.

The executive secretary acts as the chief administrative officer for the board and:
(1) Implements and administers the statutes, administrative rules, and policies of the noxious weed control program assigned to the board;
(2) Plans, develops, and prepares administrative rules and policies for the state noxious weed control program in conjunction with the board and the department; arranges public hearings in compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act and acts as chief hearing officer for the board; conducts elections for positions on the board;
(3) Coordinates the educational and weed control efforts of county and regional noxious weed control boards and weed districts;
(4) Coordinates board activities with the department, maintains a liaison and performs coordinating activities with other public and private agencies;
(5) Negotiates agreements, on behalf of the board, with federal agencies, tribes, and other public and private agencies;
(6) Represents the board before the state legislature; coordinates the development, edits, and oversees the production of the biennial report to the county noxious weed boards and weed districts on how state funds were spent and recommendations for the continued best use of state funds for noxious weed control;
(7) Plans, prepares, and presents programs on noxious weed control, specific weed species, and the role of the board; acts as the principal spokesperson of the board to the media, technical audiences, and the public;
(8) Maintains a collection of scientific and technical information relating to noxious weeds and integrated vegetation management; prepares written findings for the inclusion of species on the state noxious weed list;
(9) Develops, maintains, and ensures dissemination of information relating to noxious weeds to county noxious weed control boards and weed districts and keeps the general public and program participants informed of board activities and accomplishments;
(10) Provides technical advice to county noxious weed boards and weed districts on the state noxious weed law and related rules;
(11) Plans and coordinates statewide approaches to selected noxious weeds, assists in the development of statewide noxious weed survey standards, coordinates efforts with department weed specialists;
(12) Coordinates the activities of the board by scheduling all regular and committee meetings; in consultation with the chair, prepares meeting agendas; prepares all board correspondence; updates board on local, state, and federal noxious weed activities; acts as an ex officio, nonvoting member of all committees;
(13) Records the official minutes of the board and ensures their distribution; maintains all board records, acts as public record officer;
(14) Oversees fiscal management of the board's administrative budget and cooperates with the department in budget development;
(15) Supervises all board employees, approves hiring, rehiring, promotion, and termination of all board employees and ensures these processes and any disciplinary actions comply with state and department personnel policies; notifies board and department prior to initiating an adverse personnel action against any employee;
(16) Performs other assignments as determined by the board.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 17.10 RCW. WSR 99-24-029, § 16-750-145, filed 11/23/99, effective 1/3/00; WSR 93-01-004, § 16-750-145, filed 12/2/92, effective 1/2/93.]
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