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.
- 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.
- 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 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.