Work under the direction of the Supervisor, Senior
Mosquito Control Technician and/or Director of the District.
Be assigned to work areas in Franklin County which
he/she performs mosquito surveillance, larviciding
and adulticiding activities using biological, cultural
or chemical methods of control. Perform mosquito ULV
spraying as needed. Keep accurate record of sites visited
and/or treated, using forms provided by the District.
Update field maps as needed. Cut and maintain trails
that provide access to mosquito breeding sites. Perform
equipment, facility and grounds maintenance as needed.
Attend training/safety sessions/courses as needed for
Keep informed and follow the District policies and
procedures. Drive District provided vehicles and operate
specialized spray equipment with care and safety. Perform
other job duties as assigned by the Senior Mosquito Control
Technician, Supervisor and/or Director. Normal work
hours are 7:00 am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday with
possible work hours in the evening and on Saturday.
Washington State Department of Motor Vehicles, drivers
abstract will be required prior to employment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES NEEDED FOR THIS
the supervision and training of the Supervisor, Senior
Mosquito Control Technician and/or Director gain knowledge
of the techniques of integrated pest management control;
specifically in the use of public health insecticides,
worker safety, and equipment used in public health
- Compile, analyze and maintain operating records
and prepare definitive reports
- Work effectively and cooperatively with superiors,
subordinates and the public
EXAMPLES OF FIELD OPERATIONS DUTIES:
- Plans and organizes inspections and control operations
in conformance with federal/state laws, District
policy and program objectives and methods and findings
determined by the Supervisor and/or Director.
- Carries out the District’s safety program
in pesticide applicator and application equipment
safety as required by federal/state laws.
- Monitors and reviews inspection and application
records for accuracy, completeness, and efficacy
- Maintains and updates maps and breeding site
inventories used in the daily operations of the District.
- Manage public relations situations resulting
from field operations; calls on property owners and
others concerned and explains the Districts program
and solicits property owners' cooperation in public
health pest control.
- Performs inspector/sprayer technician personnel
duties as needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned to
carry out essential functions as directed by the
District’s Supervisor and/or Director.
Be a high school graduate or equivalent. Be at least
18 years of age, have a valid Washington State Driver's
License and be insurable under the District's current
insurance policy. (Applicants must supply a current
abstract of their driving record. An abstract may be
obtained from the driver's license examining office).
Must obtain a current certified Washington State Department
of Agriculture Public Operators License in law and
safety and public operator categories within one week
Be able to walk over uneven sloping
terrain while carrying backpack spray equipment up to
65 pounds. Be
able to accurately interpret pesticide labels and make
proper pesticide applications using information contained
within the label. Be able to learn the operation of
specialized equipment. Be safety minded with the ability
to keep detailed records and evaluate situations while
accurately adopting an effective course of action.
Be able to work independently and cooperatively with
other employees and the public. Be able to adapt to
the irregular hours inherently involved in public pest
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