Mosquito Trap Technician

Lehigh Acres, FL

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Description

Mosquito Trap Technician

We are currently looking for a self-motivated, action oriented person that likes working outdoors. Mosquito Trap Technicians place and collect Mosquito traps for a research facility in the Fort Myers Lehigh Acres area. This position requires a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and the ability to work outside for extended periods of time.  The purpose of this position is to collects adult mosquitoes and mosquito eggs for use in the SIT program.

 Essential Functions:

  • Sets and collects mosquito traps used for mosquito surveillance
  • Collects adult mosquitoes from field traps and returns to laboratory in good physical condition
  • Maintains, repairs and schedules the purchase of additional/replacement traps
  • Performs a variety of assignments and projects to assist members of the MCSI Department in the field validation of mosquito control and surveillance procedures and protocols
  • Responsible for wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Communicate with the public in a professional and courteous manner and refer all inquiries that are outside area of expertise to the most appropriate person at the District
  • Follow all District’s Safety policies and procedures at all times
  • Responsible for ensuring all assigned equipment is maintained and repaired as needed
  • Refuels and washes vehicle at the end of the shift
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

 Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License with a clean driving record
  • Must have basic computer skills and have the ability to learn and operate internal, web based, GPS and mapping programs including entering data into phone Apps and databases
  • Must be able to work a schedule to accommodate trapping protocol
  • Must be able to read and understand chemical label instructions in English
  • Bilingual Helpful but not necessary 

 Physical Requirements:  Moderate physical activity is required on a regular basis

 Work Environment:  The work environment varies but normally is outdoors or a vehicle.

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