Trapping Technician- Morning

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 pick up mosquito surveillance traps used for the West Nile Virus program in order to identify and test mosquitoes.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Pick up traps according to the procedure at different locations previously identified before 9:00 am
    • A list of locations to pick up traps is provided for each morning
    • The number of traps to pick up may vary every day according to the season
  • Keep accurate records all data gathered during a trapping session
  • Coordinate with the evening Trapping Technician to report any changes to the schedule or trapping locations
  • Maintain traps including proper care of CO2 cylinders, regulators, and batteries
  • Sort and identify mosquitoes (to the species level) caught in the traps
  • Identify or maintain the larvae brought from the field during the week by the larviciding staff
  • Collect lab data and enter into computer system
  • Produce daily or weekly reports to the Lab Technician/Supervisor
  • Perform any other related duties as required by management

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:
    • Entomology or other closely-related field with experience in vector surveillance and control
    • Application of scientific principles to practical situations
    • Basic knowledge of computer software (Outlook, Microsoft Office, etc.)
    • Operate specialized equipment

 

 

Key Competencies & Licenses

  • Work outdoors in difficult terrain and weather conditions
  • Coordinate various operational functions of the District
  • Work dependably and cooperatively with others
  • Maintain and appreciate safety precautions
  • Exercise independent judgment
  • Must be physically able and willing to do heavy physical labor
  • Must be able to sit for many hours using a microscope
  • A valid Utah Motor Vehicle Operators License with an excellent driving record