Mosquito Field Technician: Minnesota

Metropolitan Mosquito Control District
Twin Cities Metro, Minnesota
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
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Brief Definition To promote health and well-being by protecting the public from disease and annoyance caused by mosquitoes, gnats (black flies), and ticks in an environmentally safe manner. Working outdoors under general direction, locate and treat mosquito and black fly larval habitats, and perform surveillance of deer ticks according to District guidelines. Essential Duties: Locating, sampling, and treating mosquito larvae habitats including wetlands, and water-holding containers. Performing manual labor in waterlogged uneven terrain for extended periods of time under adverse weather conditions Calculating proper dosage and applying granular pesticides to larval habitats. Collecting adult mosquito samples and occasionally operating ULV (ultra-low volume) sprayers to control adult populations especially if disease vectors are found. Documenting all field activities and insecticide use in our database. Communicating effectively with coworkers and the public. Promoting a diverse, culturally competent, and respectful workplace. Occasionally duties include: Helping load control material into helicopters for aerial treatment of large wetlands. Picking up tires that may be breeding mosquitoes for recycling. Sampling and treating black fly larval populations in rivers and streams. Sampling for deer tick populations. Participating in outreach activities like county and state fair information booths or parades. Performing other job-related duties as required or directed.
Employment Standards Experience: No previous experience is required. Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: Ability to learn mosquito control methods. Ability to read maps. Ability to obtain an MN pesticide applicator license through provided study time and materials. Ability to use GPS navigation, smartphone, and relevant computer software. Read, write, and follow written and oral instructions. Perform math and understand units of measure. Perform moderately demanding physical activities. Learn and perform the operation of District vehicles and mosquito control equipment. Follow all District and OSHA safety requirements. Be at least 18 of age. Possess a valid driver’s license and maintain a good driving record. MMCD has predetermined that all seasonal classification positions are six (6) months or less in duration. Physical Requirements: Positions in this class typically require stooping, kneeling crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions on wet and uneven terrain. Move and transport up to 50 pounds occasionally and/or use force frequently or constantly to manipulate, lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Certain work involves bike riding. Some sedentary work involves maintaining a stationary position. Jobs are sedentary if moving is required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Incumbents will be subjected to outdoor work and operation of District vehicles and equipment. Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer
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