NATURE OF WORK
This is supervisory work and participation in the control and extermination of mosquitoes.
Work involves responsibility for participating, assigning, and supervising subordinate inspectors engaged in controlling the breeding of mosquitoes in urban and rural areas of the County. Work policies and procedures are outlined by an administrative and entomological superior who leaves detailed plan execution and supervision to the employee. Superiors review work by analyzing reports, by making inspectional field trips, and by consultation on unusual or difficult problems. Work is also reviewed by the incidence of public complaints against mosquito nuisance.
This classification is distinguished from Mosquito Control Inspector I by the supervisory responsibility over subordinate Mosquito Control Inspectors and by the responsibility for planning and execution of programs.
Answers public complaints regarding annoyances by mosquitoes; determines the breed of mosquito involved and locates breeding places in the area; takes routine corrective measures as indicated.
Confers with superiors in the analysis of scientific and procedural problems involved and works out plans to abate or prevent the development of mosquito nuisance; assigns and supervises subordinate mosquito inspectors in various areas of the County; prepares and maintains survey maps.
Advises the public on methods and procedures to prevent mosquito breeding and to abate mosquito nuisance.
Requisitions, issues, and maintains adequate stock levels of supplies and equipment.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
Knowledge of methods and procedures that apply to the inspection of urban and rural properties and areas for the control and extermination of mosquitoes.
Knowledge of breeding habits and identification characteristics of the principal species of mosquitoes common to South Florida.
Ability to assign; and supervise the work of subordinate field inspectors in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to secure facts through investigation and inspection.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from high school; experience in mosquito control and inspection work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Possession of a Public Health Applicators License by the Florida Department of Agriculture under the Florida Administrative Code 5E-13.
Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Location: Streets & Highways
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/76 R10/97