The Aedes Control Technician 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. Assist with service request associated with premises inspection activity; administrative duties as needed; communicate with homeowners/residents, and gather data. 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 procedures 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.
Preferred Language: Bilingual in Spanish.
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 or more. 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 inclduing pesticides 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. with or without accommodations. Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate is required to complete a background clearance prior to assuming this assignment, including Live Scan (fingerprinting). The GLACVCD is committed to maintain a drug free workplace. California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5144, Appendix A requires an employee to comply with mandatory Fit Testing Procedures.
HOW TO APPLY: Please complete and submit a resume to the provided employment link below. Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will result in rejection from further consideration. The interview selection will include a written and practical exam. No applications will be accepted via fax or postal mail; only electronic submission will be considered further. This vacancy will remain open until all positions are filled.
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