City of Garland, TX

  • SSW - Field Representative

    Location US-TX-Garland
    Posted Date 2 days ago(7/13/2018 8:33 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-5433
    # of Openings Remaining
    2
    Department
    Health
    Min
    USD $10.61/Hr.
    Mid
    USD $12.73/Hr.
    Target Hiring Range
    12.50
    Type
    Seasonal
    Job Code Category
    General Labor
  • Position Summary

    Responsible for assisting Environmental Health Specialists control vectors of communicable diseases such as mosquitoes and rodents.

    Essential Job Functions

    1) Collect mosquito and avian blood samples for disease testing and surveillance.

    2) Operate a truck-mounted and hand held mosquito spray unit during nighttime and early morning hours.

    3) Apply mosquito larvae control chemicals/biologicals to standing water.

    4) Place rodent control bait stations in residential areas.

    5) Respond to other citizen vector concerns as directed.

    Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

     

    Education/ Experience:     

    • 6 months experience with vector control and surveillance activities such as larviciding, adulticiding, and sample collection

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:           

    • Knowledge of basic biological and chemical principles
    • Ability to work under moderate stress and relate well to a highly varied community public

    Licenses & Certifications

     Forty hours of in-house training on vector control activities required
     Valid Class C Texas driver's license

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    The incumbent works in an outdoor environment; occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Outside work required.

    Competencies

    Adaptability/Flexibility
    Communication
    Customer Service
    Customer Service
    Personal Organization
    Productivity
    Teamwork

    Minimum Education & Work Experience

     High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.)
     No experience required
     Forty hours of in-house training on vector control activities
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

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