* * * * * * * * * * * * IMPORTANT * * * * * * * * * * * EXAMINATION DATES: Candidates who meet the employment standards will be invited to take an online written examination tentatively scheduled for the week of May 24, 2021. Qualifying candidates will be notified with examination instructions.
Inspects public and private properties for mosquito breeding sources and vertebrate vectors;
Makes field identification of mosquitoes and vertebrate vectors;
Assists in or conducts the surveillance activities for encephalitis, malaria, plague and other vector-borne diseases;
Applies pesticides as needed;
Plants mosquitofish in private and public ponds and waterways;
Operates tractors and other off-road vehicles;
Operates a variety of hand and power tools;
Accesses database and mapping systems through mobile computing devices;
Assists in the maintenance and repair of specialized equipment;
Responds to public service requests;
Prepares daily field service reports and keeps accurate records of pesticide applications and other field activities;
Collects samples and submits them to the laboratory for identification;
May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker;
Performs related work as required.
Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent;
One (1) year experience in record keeping and customer service.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Drivers Permit.
Customer service principles;
Common office software applications such as email, word processing and internet browsers.
Learn the laws, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to the control and prevention of mosquitoes and/or rodents and situational awareness related to vector control;
Apply appropriate control methods and techniques in the control of mosquitoes and/or rodents;
Formulate and apply pesticides according to specific directions;
Operate power tools, specialized equipment and off-road vehicles;
Deal with the general public in a tactful manner;
Follow oral and written instructions and procedures;
Keep detailed records and write accurate reports;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
Perform manual labor.
About County of Santa Clara Vector Control District
The County of Santa Clara Vector Control District detects and minimizes vector-borne disease by abating mosquitoes and assisting the public in resolving problems with rodents, wildlife, and insects that can cause disease, discomfort or injury in humans.
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