Field Technician- seasonal

JOB DESCRIPTION

This position is seasonal where an employee is hired for a limited period during any calendar year.

Starting Pay $10.00/ Hour

General Purpose

To carry out routine assignments and related operations in mosquito vector control and as required under supervision.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Inspect and make appropriate treatments of designated mosquito breeding locations as directed
  • Maintain an awareness of irrigation patterns and practices in assigned area
  • Dig and clean drainage channels, cut vegetation and perform other labor in source reduction
  • Make light trap collections and bite counts (at dusk, as required and designated by the Supervisors)
  • Keep accurate inspection and treatment records of work performed
  • Maintain assigned equipment and vehicle in a clean and professional appearance, report deficiencies in equipment or vehicle to Supervisor or Managers
  • Keep District buildings and grounds in a clean and orderly condition
  • Do ‘housekeeping’ and perform simple building and equipment repairs as instructed
  • Assist in receiving and maintaining stock inventories
  • Attend all required training sessions

Education and Experience

  • Education equivalent to high school diploma (appropriate work experience which will develop a level of achievement and literacy equivalent to a high school education may be substituted for the required education)
  • Should have or be trained to have a working knowledge and understanding of:
    • Proper safety precautions and use of insecticides being used by the District
    • Mosquito developmental time under prevailing temperatures
    • Mosquito larval habitats
    • Proper application techniques of mosquito larval surveillance and treatments

Key Competencies & Licenses

  • Work dependably and cooperatively with others
  • Maintain and appreciate safety precautions
  • Learn to operate specialized equipment
  • Exercise independent judgment
  • Work outdoors in difficult terrain and weather conditions
  • Must be physically able and willing to do heavy physical labor
  • A valid Utah Motor Vehicle Operators License with an excellent driving record
  • a Non-commercial Pesticide Applicators License in the Public Health Category from the Utah State Department of Agriculture
    • If not in possession, you must schedule to take the test within 1 month of being hired.  You must receive the above license within 2 months of being hired.