Seasonal Laboratory Assistant

San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District
San Mateo County
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$26-$31 per hour
Last Date to Apply
Field Activities  Drive to sites throughout San Mateo County to place and retrieve mosquito oviposition traps at selected sites (mostly cemeteries and plant nurseries).  Set, check and maintain other types of mosquito traps.  Drive to collect dead birds as part of the seasonal West Nile virus surveillance program  Assist laboratory staff with other field activities including site investigations, rodent surveys and tick collections.  Assist with care and maintenance of sentinel chicken flocks. Laboratory Activities  Inspect ovicup filter papers for Aedes mosquito eggs using a dissecting microscope.  Assist laboratory staff with sorting and identification of tick and mosquito samples.  Assist with in-house disease testing of mosquitoes, birds and ticks  Enter collection and testing data in the District’s MapVision database program.  Assist with upkeep of mosquito colony  Light maintenance and laboratory clean up  Other duties as assigned.
 Minimum of High School Graduate or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree with coursework in Biology preferred.  18 Years of age or over  Ability to use a dissecting microscope.  Ability to use a binomial key to identify insects or other organisms.  Intermediate level experience in using computer software including Microsoft Word and Excel.  Valid California Driver’s License and ability to qualify for coverage under the District’s insurance with the Vector Control Joint Powers Agency. A District vehicle will be provided for this work.  Ability to pass a pre-employment background check, drug test and a physical ability test.
Contact Person
Angie Nakano
Contact eMail
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