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Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District
VECTOR CONTROL TECHNICIAN
$4,232 -$5,981 Monthly
Interested parties who meet the qualifications must submit a District application. Resumes alone will not be accepted, but may be included with application. To obtain an application, please visit our website www.shastamosquito.org, and look in section “About Us > Employment.” Submit by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please attach the application materials as a Word or PDF file with the classification title, VECTOR CONTROL TECHNICIAN, in the subject line.
Under the general direction of the District Manager and Assistant Manager, and reporting to the Field Supervisor, the Vector Control Technician (VCT) performs inspections (surveillance) and control operations relative to vector control operations in an assigned area or areas of responsibility, may perform tasks of a specialized function or need and do related work as required within the auspices of a mosquito and vector control agency. The Vector Control Technician reports to the Field Supervisor.
Tasks include but are not limited to:
· Surveys assigned field area(s) of responsibility to locate mosquito breeding habitats (sources) and other vector habitats;
· Inspects sources suspected of producing mosquitoes/vectors;
· When appropriate, selects the proper material, dosage and application rates, is able to read and understand labels, mixes and loads chemicals, chooses proper application equipment and accurately provides chemical control;
· Samples and collects mosquito and vector specimens from sources;
· Identifies mosquitoes/vectors and records sampling and data collection;
· Completes service request reports associated with premises inspection activity;
· Communicates with homeowners and residents, describing and explaining work activities and advising on means of preventing mosquitoes and other vectors;
· Operates/drives various types of motor vehicles, pesticide applications and mechanical equipment;
· Collects and records data associated with daily field activities;
· Prepares and revises operational maps;
· Assists in field training and scheduling work of seasonal support staff;
· Maintains certification by attending technical and job-related training sessions, seminars, and continuing education classes;
· Works occasionally at specialized tasks or functions: i.e., assisting technical staff in data collection and pesticide efficacy in encephalitis virus surveillance;
· Performs mathematical calculations and simple data entry;
· Performs other tasks or functions as assigned not stated in this description, but within the scope of experience and capability;
· Performs some limited herbicide, brush work and heavy equipment operation;
· Provides oversight for assigned zone and zone responsibilities.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
· Thorough knowledge of Vector Control including safe pesticide use and handling, ecology and natural history of vectors, and treatment techniques.
· General knowledge of mosquito and vector control applicable to promote programs to benefit human and animal health, and contribute to the development of effective mosquito and vector control programs.
· Knowledge of state, local and governmental laws, rules and regulations relative to mosquito and vector control.
· Ability to communicate effectively.
· Basic use and operation of a Microsoft Windows-based PC system and MS Office software.
Physical Demands and Essential Duties:
· Lifting- Performs work which involves frequent lifting, pushing and/or pulling of objects approximately 50 or fewer pounds. Lifting more than 50 pounds is an infrequent aspect of this class.
· Other conditions- Incumbent(s) may be exposed to and handle toxic and hazardous substances; be available on call for evening and weekend emergencies, as assigned and be able to occasionally to work extended hours or alternative hours (e.g., overtime, early or late hours, etc.; travel within and out of the county; work, when necessary, in inclement weather exposed to sun, cold, and rain; work in high risk neighborhoods with potential exposure to uncooperative persons and dog (animal) bites.
· High School diploma or equivalent.
· Must possess valid California Department of Public Health Certification in Mosquito Control, Terrestrial Invertebrate Vector Control, and Vertebrate Vector Control (Cat. A, B, C, D) within probationary period. Certificate must be maintained throughout employment.
· A valid California Drivers’ License is required at the time of employment, and must be maintained throughout employment.
· Must be insurable by the District’s insurance carrier.
· All persons selected for appointment must pass a pre-employment medical examination including pre-employment drug testing and background check.
Worksite City: Anderson
Wages / Salary: $4,232 -$5,981 Monthly
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Leave
Number of hours/week: 40 hours/week
Contract Status: Regular
Job closes on: 2019-11-04
Computer/Software Programs: MS Outlook, Word, and Excel
Driver's License Required: Yes
FMCSA Medical Card Required:
Certifications: Must obtain California Department of Public Health Certification in Mosquito Control, (Cat. A, B) within probationary period. Certificate must be maintained throughout employment.
Lifting requirement: Performs work which involves frequent lifting, pushing and/or pulling of objects approximately 50 or fewer pounds. Heavier lifting is an infrequent aspect of this class.
Education Level: Graduation of High School or the G.E.D. equivalent