Join Our Mosquito and Tick Management Team
You Can Help Protect Public Health From Vector-Borne Diseases
Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) needs intelligent, hard-working individuals to help protect our local communities from mosquitoes and the diseases they carry. Our Mosquito Control Technicians are seasonal employees on the front line in the fight against West Nile virus, Zika virus, and other mosquito-borne illnesses and are critical to the success of our mosquito control programs.
We currently have openings for the 2018 season in the following states:
ARKANSAS - Offices: Blytheville, Conway, Jonesboro, West Memphis
COLORADO - Offices: Boulder County, Cortez, Denver, Gunnison, Loveland, Rifle
IDAHO - Offices: Blackfoot, Payette, Teton
MISSISSIPPI - Offices: Greenville, Jackson
Mosquito Control Technician position:
- 30 – 40 hours per week
- Must be 18 years or older and have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
- Reading maps/aerial photos, prior field biology experience, knowledge of aquatic ecology, and outdoor work experience is helpful but not necessary.
If you enjoy working outdoors and you have an interest in entomology, field biology, and/or public health this is a great job and an excellent way to gain valuable field experience. These positions are a great fit for college students, teachers, school bus drivers, retirees, high school graduates, and anyone dedicated to improving their community through full time outdoor work from May through September.
You will learn all about mosquitoes, their life cycle, their biology, and most importantly, how to reduce their populations safely and effectively. You will learn where mosquitoes breed and spend your days outside looking for larval mosquito habitats and treating it with environmentally safe products that target mosquitoes in their aquatic larval life stage. You will work with residents in our area to resolve their individual mosquito problems and be part of making everyone’s quality of life better.
Additional job details and requirements:
- The work requires periods of strenuous physical exertion and the employee will be required to work alone or in teams, sometimes in remote areas, and communicate effectively with the public.
- The employee must be capable of lifting and using heavy items such as chemical containers and application equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Work includes habitat assessment and pesticide applications that are regularly performed outdoors and may include exposure to extreme weather conditions, challenging and uneven/unstable terrain, pesticides, dust and airborne particulates, loud noise, biting insects, hazardous plants, and wild or domestic animals.
If you have interest in learning more about the position please send your resume or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org