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Field Inspector

Lee County Mosquito Control District

Lehigh Acres, Florida

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $25-29.19
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Field Inspector - Perform inspections and spray missions for mosquitoes in assigned area, assist with maintenance of trails, heliports/facilities, assist with loading helicopters with fuel and chemicals as well as other duties as operational needs dictate

Essential Functions

  • Inspects assigned geographical areas for the presence of larvae, pupae and adult mosquitoes and records findings 
  • Monitor rainfall, tide, trap, service requests and other Mapvision data, to determine which areas to inspect and treat, which control method is most appropriate and arrange to have the necessary equipment to execute the mission 
  • Discuss daily inspection/treatment plans with Supervisor and adjust plans as needed to accomplish daily operational priorities 
  • Responsible for inspecting and treating habitats that support larval development including yards around homes, roadside ditches, storm retention/detention areas, and storm drains   
  • Perform ground larviciding and adulticiding spray missions as needed in assigned areas
  • Records and reports the results of all surveillance, larviciding and adulticiding activities to supervisor
  • Responds to resident service requests, as assigned by Mosquito Control Biologist I/II/III, by conducting a field investigation and reporting findings into MapVision on Toughbook at time of inspection
  • Responsible for entering inspection, back check and spray data into database at time of inspection/spray into MapVision via iPhone App and/or Toughbook
  • Conduct back checks as required by FDACS on areas treated, evaluate the efficacy of control practices imposed and determine next course of action to correct any deficiency
  • Survey for any unexpected environmental response to control practices and follow appropriate notification and documentation protocol
  • Transports fuel and chemicals to needed locations
  • Conduct walk around pre-trip vehicle inspections and ensures all necessary supplies and materials are present to complete trip
  • Responsible for wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Communicate with the public in a professional and courteous manner and refer all inquiries outside area of expertise back to the appropriate person at the District
  • Follow District Safety policies and procedures and comply with all local, state and federal regulations at all times
  • Responsible for ensuring all assigned equipment is maintained and repaired as needed
  • Responsible for reporting damage to vehicle/ equipment in a timely manner
  • Must have regular and predictable attendance
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to work a varied schedule including working on weekends
  • Ability to operate a variety of small equipment, as well as towing/operating a trailer
  • Must have basic math skills
  • Must have an ability to learn and identify a variety of mosquito species
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and have the ability to learn and operate internal, web based, GPS and mapping programs including entering data into phone Apps and databases
  • Ability to fly in helicopters
  • Must be able to read, communicate and understand technical instructions in English
  • Must have a valid Class E drivers license and a clean driving record
  • Must hold a current Public Health License or obtain one within six (6) months of employment and maintain certification by earning appropriate CEUs (continuing education units)
  • Must be able to read and understand chemical labels
  • May be required to obtain Part 107 Certification
  • May be required to obtain a CDL license

Supplemental Information

EOE/DFWP.  Veterans’ preference will be given to eligible veterans and spouses of veterans.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lcmcd

or contact hr@lcmcd.org

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Ecology , Wildlife
Tags Entomology