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General Job Function:

Under the supervision of the Division Supervisor, the field operator inspects and abates nuisance and vector mosquito in a safe, effective and systematic manner, using prescribes techniques.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Routinely inspects all known or suspected mosquito production sites in his/her assigned area.
  • Applies the prescribed insecticides at designated dosage rates with truck mounted or portable spray equipment
  • Prepares and submits daily work sheets and maintains operator’s log, vehicle and equipment reports, etc.
  • At the discretion of the Operations Superintendent, works extra hours on weekdays, weekends, or holidays at over-time pay rate of time and a half.
  • Any all duties as assigned by supervisory staff.

EXPERIENCE/ABILITIES/SKILLS

  • Must be in good general health and have good eyesight.
  • Must be able to pass a physical exam
  • Must be able to carry out strenuous activity daily.
  • Upon receipt of training, can identify important mosquito larvae and adults to take corrective action.
  • Upon completion of training, have a thorough working knowledge of the vehicles, spray equipment and chemicals.
  • Upon completion of training, have thorough working knowledge of safety rules for operation and use of the same.
  • Must have the ability to pass all required pesticide license exams deemed necessary from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
  • Must be able to consistently walk safely through grassy field areas that are uneven and marshy while in adverse weather conditions.
  • Physical agility and body strength to lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs..
  • Physically able to sit, stand, walk, bend and stair climb frequently.

EDUCATION

  • Education equivalent to High School graduation.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the maintenance and repair of automotive equipment
  • Possession of a valid Illinois driver’s license, clean driving record and must meet minimum requirements to be insurable with the District’s insurance carrier; must maintain valid license and insurability throughout employment.