NATURE OF WORK
This is routine field inspection work in the control and extermination of mosquitoes.
Work involves responsibility for making inspections of suspected mosquito breeding places in residential and rural areas. Work follows established routines with specific instructions received from superiors on all new assignments. Work is reviewed by the incidence of public complaints against mosquito nuisance and field inspections by supervisors.
Makes systematic daily checks of assigned area in the salt marshes during mosquito breeding periods; inspects ditches at regular intervals to determine incidence of mosquito breeding; determines breed of mosquito and the stage of the breeding process; keeps constant watch to prevent new breeding areas from developing; watches for incoming flights of adult mosquitoes.
Makes site inspections in an assigned residential area; identifies him/herself to residents; looks for containers holding water, pools, elevator shafts, sumps, and other places where mosquitoes could breed; calls undesirable situations to the attention of the occupant or owner; keeps work records of inspec tions made.
Makes count of adult mosquitoes at established stations throughout the County.
Drives spray truck and operates spraying machinery; operates larvicide equipment to combat early stages of mosquitoes.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
Some knowledge of the breeding characteristics of mosquitoes, and of the identifying characteristics of the principal species common to South Florida.
Ability to learn rapidly the rules and regulations that apply to the control of mosquitoes and to apply this knowledge to specific inspectional work.
Ability to make mosquito control inspections.
Ability to prepare simple records and reports.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
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, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from high school; one (1) year experience in mosquito control work; or any equivalent combination of relevant 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, must be obtained within 6-months of employment.
Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/76 R5/13