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Mosquito Surveillance Tech- seasonal 

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Mosquito Surveillance Tech- seasonal (updated 3-13-23)

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

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 a 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:
  1.  Proper safety precautions and use of insecticides being used by the District
  2. Mosquito developmental time under prevailing temperatures
  3.  Mosquito larval habitats
  4. 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.

Salary/ wage range:

                -$16 - $20 per hour, no benefits