Employment opportunities at GLACVCD
• Mosquito Control Technician
MOSQUITO CONTROL TECHNICIAN
Application Deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014 (extended deadline)
Hourly Rate: $13.00 - $20.00 (salary commensurate with experience)
Time-base: Seasonal/Temporary; 30 hours or more per week
Location: Varies; Santa Fe Springs or Sylmar Branch
ABOUT THE DISTRICT
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) is a non-enterprise, independent, special district, enabled and empowered to act as a public health agency as a result of legislation incorporated in the California State Health and Safety Code. GLACVCD is one of five mosquito and vector control districts in Los Angeles County. The District serves approximately 6 million residents in a 1,330 square mile area, making GLACVCD the largest vector control district in Los Angeles County.
Under general direction of the Operations Supervisor and direct supervision of the Vector Control Specialist, the Mosquito Control Technician (MCT) performs inspections (surveillance) and control operations relative to mosquito
vector problems in an assigned area. The MCT exercises safe and proper judgment in the execution of daily vector control assignments. The MCT position does not possess a state certified mosquito control technician, incumbent must be able to perform assignments under the direct supervision of certified District personnel, either a Vector Control Specialist or Operations Supervisor. This classification works relatively independent and is accountable for vehicle safety, the safe use of chemical application equipment, recording work-related data, and presenting a good public image of the District. Other duties as assigned.
This assignment will vary from either the Santa Fe Springs or Sylmar branch. The duration of work is seasonal/temporary, usually beginning with the onset of mosquito season in May and may end on or before November. This assignment does not serve a probation period and will not gain permanency. This assignment is considered “at-will.” This position does not qualify to receive District health benefits, vacation time, sick time or holiday pay.
The MCT will be responsible to inspect sources suspected of producing mosquitoes (i.e., gutters); gather samples and collect mosquito specimens from sources; records daily sampling data accurately; refers all citizen concerns or questions regarding mosquito control to the incumbent’s Vector Control Specialist or Operations Supervisor; operate various types of vehicles for pesticide application; may be assigned to assist in maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds. Incumbent must keep a neat and professional appearance during work hours.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Incumbent shall have the knowledge to perform fundamental arithmetic calculations; basic math skills. Ability to communicate with staff and public in a tactful and courteous manner; ability to write legibly and maintain accurate records. Accept direction and various work assignments, as needed. Skills in using common hand and power tools; operate vehicles in a safe and legal manner record daily work-related activities on paper; able to lift objects weighing 50 or fewer pounds; assist in lifting objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds; adhere to safety policies and procuderes and maintain good judgment at all times. Must possess excellent communication (verbal & written), excellent interpersonal skills, ability to problem solve, and customer service skills. Incumbents must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
Education: Graduation from high school or its equivalent.
Experience: Any experience, education or training which demonstrates the abilities and knowledge to perform the essential functions of the position.
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Medium Work – Incumbent in this class perform work which involves frequent lifting, pushing and/or pulling of objects of approximately 50 pounds. Assisting in lifting heavier objects is an infrequent aspect of this class.
Mobility – Incumbent must have complete and normal mobility of arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects; be able to stand, stoop, reach and bend and to walk on uneven terrain, such as field, dirt banks, natural and improved stream, river or drainage beds, and shallow ponds.
Other Conditions – Incumbent(s) is required to handle hazardous substances and a variety of organisms; work, when necessary, in inclement weather.
Possession of a current valid driver’s is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver’s license and reflects driving records during course of employment with GLACVCD. Must be insurable with the District's insurance carrier. A CURRENT (within 60 days) H-6 PRINTOUT WILL BE REQUIRED UPON FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENT.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment is contingent upon candidate successful passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate is required to complete a background check via Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) consumer report prior to assuming this assignment, including Live Scan (fingerprinting). The cost of the Live Scan will be the responsibitlity of the selected candidate. The GLACVCD is committeed to maintain a drug and alcohol free workplace. GLACVCD utililies E-Verify.
EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=6301451
Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will result in rejection from further consideration. The interview selection will include a written and practical exam. GLACVCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No applications will be accepted via fax or postal mail; only electronic submission will be considered further
Application deadline will be accepted no later than Friday, May 2, 2014.
GLACVCD Employment Application (If required by job description: Download the Word document and follow submission instructions listed in the job description)