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HARRIS COUNTY Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Technician - Seasonal in Houston, Texas

Position Description This employee operates Mosquito and Vector Control spray equipment while driving at night for the purpose of controlling mosquito populations and preventing mosquito-borne disease transmission; may also be assigned various other duties according to the needs of our organization. Duties and Responsibilities: ULV Applications: * Performs appropriate control measures at night to mosquito populations in assigned areas as required * Accurately enters data in ULV monitoring systems * Monitors environmental and mechanical conditions during insecticidal applications to ensure accurate delivery of material * Uses pesticides in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines * Records all insecticide usage * Performs minor field maintenance on spray equipment * Performs daily inspection of vehicles and equipment used in duties to include oil, tires, fuel and other items on the maintenance checklist Inspections: * Inspects for mosquitoes or other public health pest problems * Conducts population investigations associated with rainfall, tidal or man-made events during periods of high mosquito production * Records data collected in the field and enters into the computer appropriately * Uses pesticides in accordance with federal, state and local guidelines * Assesses mosquito production based on potential developmental habitats and make recommendations for control Other: * * Performs avian, and/or mosquito surveillance, test and evaluation, and administrative duties * Collects hemoglobin from birds, the setting traps for mosquito activity and customer service calls * Performs other duties as assigned, including special tasks involved in responding to an emergency event *Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net Requirements * High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent; _and * Must be able to read and comprehend road maps * Must be willing to work with control-related chemicals (e.g. insecticides) and comprehend chemical labels * Valid driver's license (Texas upon hire) along with a good driving record required for daily vehicle operation PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: * Ability to lift 70 lbs. * Ability to tolerate high heat and humidity for extended periods of time outdoors while working in a variety of urban and natural environments NOTE: To qualify for this position, required education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. Resumes are welcome, but we do not use _any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration. Preferences * Previous professional driving experience e.g. buses, delivery services, etc. General Information LOCATION: * Houston, TX HOURS: * 40 Hours per Week * Will be Required to work Evenings, Overnight and Weekends SALARY: * Commensurate with Experience * Based on 26 Pay Periods Additional Information - Core Competencies: Organizational Leadership * Understands the organizational mission * Understands ethics and public good; is concerned with public trust * Demonstrates respect for the opinions and beliefs of others Collaboration * Demonstrates a sense of responsibility for the success of the group * Collaborates with others to improve quality and address needs Innovation * Ability to adapt to change Interpersonal Abilities/Personal Characteristics * Uses sound judgement * Self-motivated * Organizes and maintains work environment to allow for maximum productivity Communication * Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing * Written and verbal English competency * Able to read and follow directions Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date. Salary: Depends on Qualifications Location: Houston, TX Job Type: Seasonal Full-time Department: Public Health Services Job Number: 06281 Max Number of Applicants: 180 Closing: Continuous Agency: Harris County Address: 1310 Prairie Street, Ste. 240 Houston, Texas, 77002 Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harriscountytx