Seasonal Mosquito Technician

Overview

Date Posted:
4/18/2018
Job Code:
XtraDper
Location:
Vector Control
Address:
2242 Carroll Rd
City:
Fort Wayne
Department:
Fort Wayne Allen County Department of Health
Base Pay:
$11.00/hour
Closing Date:
Open until filled

Description

 

Pay is now $11.00/hour!

This position is not eligible for benefits.

This position is temporary, non-exempt, unclassified and not covered as defined under The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

8:00 – 4:30 pm and as needed including the ability to perform night-time mosquito spraying, 37.5 hours per week; approximately 26 weeks

Under the direction of the Vector Control and Environmental Services Director, the Seasonal Mosquito Technician is responsible for collecting mosquito samples, treating breeding sites, and setting up mosquito traps.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responds to public complaints concerning mosquitoes.
  • Samples and treats bodies of water breeding mosquitoes and permanent mosquito breeding sites.
  • Places and collects adult mosquito traps.
  • Collects mosquito fish to provide to the public.
  • Assists with night-time adult mosquito spraying when necessary.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned; including overtime as needed.

Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Prior pest control experience preferred
  • Must be eligible for employment April 30th through September 28th in order to be considered for this position.  Local college students who apply will be considered if able to work a minimum of 20 hours a week (within work hours of 8 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday) during the months of August and September
  • Valid Driver’s License and a demonstrated safe driving record to operate a County owned vehicle
  • Knowledge of public health laws, regulations and related operations, methods, principles and safety measures
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to read a map to respond to public complaints as part of daily field duties
  • Ability to effectively conduct field visits and resolve related situations, emergencies and/or problems
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all Departmental records and information

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The Seasonal Mosquito Technician works in the field with exposure to temperature extremes having the ability to lift up to forty pounds with some bending, pushing and/or pulling loads, kneeling and climbing required with the ability to move around freely.