Vector Control Technician II - 3283

Career Purpose

Operates a variety of equipment used to dispense chemicals for the control of mosquitoes and other nuisance insects. Properly handles and stores chemicals used for mosquito abatement. Inspects ditches for erosion, vegetative cover and possible breeding sites for mosquitoes. Produces work orders for the maintenance and repair of ditches and abatement scheduling. Work is performed independently and uses documentation to monitor workflow. Fields phone calls and corresponds with public concerning mosquito related issues. Travel to complaint locations; educate property owners/inhabitants and eliminate perceived breeding sites. During the non-abatement season, creates, schedules and presents public education activities covering mosquito abatement, water quality, and other drainage maintenance topics.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION:

  • Operates various vehicles to travel to ditch sites for inspections and dispensing of chemicals.
  • Operates pesticide and herbicide dispensing equipment at scheduled and unscheduled locations.
  • Maintains chemical inventory.
  • Mixes chemicals to prescribed concentrations.
  • Drives trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment and materials.
  • Performs required labor, individually or as part of a crew, involved in Drainage Maintenance projects.
  • Obtains all required certifications for the application of required chemicals.
  • Corresponds with public and visits complaint sites at public or private properties.
  • Organizes seminars, workshops, presentations and outreach events relating to mosquito abatement, water quality and other drainage maintenance topics. Presentations will take place in a variety of venues including, but not limited to schools, clubs and neighborhood groups.                            

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working around and preparation of chemical mixtures, in order to apply them effectively to prescribed locations.
  • Operates a variety of power construction, maintenance equipment, and hand tools used in Drainage Maintenance Division.
  • Insures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use.
  • Maintains work order database and documentation of all work activities.
  • Installs and maintains water quality Best Management Practices (BMPs) where required.
  • Establishes vegetative cover on exposed areas of drainage easements and rights-of-way by seeding, sprigging, hydro mulching or other methods.
  • Performs and documents water quality monitoring by taking and analyzing samples or by other means.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

POSITION STANDARDS:

To perform this job satisfactorily, the individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and four years prior experience related to pesticide application or environmental programs or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Possession of valid Oklahoma driver's license and possession of or the ability to obtain a Class "B" Oklahoma Commercial driver’s license within 6 months of date of hire.
  • Possession of or the ability to obtain an appropriate State of Oklahoma pesticide applicator license within one year of date of hire.
  • Considerable knowledge of equipment, materials, methods and procedures used in the application of chemicals for the control of mosquitoes and vegetation.
  • Skill in the operation of the following tools and equipment: motorized vehicles and equipment, including pickup truck, utility truck, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, mobile radio, phone.
  • Ability to perform manual tasks for extended periods of time; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to work safely; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and public; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to perform public speaking and effectively deliver subject matter to individuals and groups of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Ability to utilize PC and Laptop computers and MS Office programs.

JOB LOCATION:

The Drainage Maintenance Division is located within the compound of the City of Lawton Public Works Department facilities located at 2100 SW 6th Street. Drainage Maintenance Vector Control Technicians primarily perform his/her duties in the field, throughout the City, wherever mosquito related issues are located.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS ON THE POSITION:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly: Required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Occasionally: Smell materials to better identify or insure purity (lack of contamination).

Frequently: Required to stand and talk or hear, walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 50 pounds

Rarely:  Exerting 20 to 100 pounds of force.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequently:  Works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions. Works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions.

Occasionally:  Exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy which requires hearing protection. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet in the office setting with occasional exposure to high noise levels at construction sites.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in the outdoors and will be exposed to areas of insect habitation and variable weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, and vibration.  The employee occasionally works in precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

First Application Review:

The first application review date will commence on December 18, 2020.  All application submitted after that date will be placed in a separate folder awaiting the outcome of the initial review.  Should none of the original applicants be selected, the second set will be available for review.

 

Safety Sensitive:

This position is a “safety sensitive” position as defined by the US DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations, the Oklahoma Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act and/or Oklahoma Medical Marijuana laws. The “safety sensitive” positions in the following categories may be subject to periodic random drug testing pursuant to City of Lawton Administrative Policy 3-02: Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace. Marijuana is one of the substances included in the drug panel screening. Possession of a medical marijuana license will not excuse you from the testing process, or the consequences of testing positive for marijuana. The categories listed are inclusive of City of Lawton jobs only.

  1. Police Officers or Peace Officers;
  2. Employees authorized to carry firearms;
  3. Employees with drug interdiction responsibilities;
  4. Employees that work in direct contact with inmates;
  5. Employees engaged in activities which directly affect the safety of others.

 

FMCSA-DOT Clearinghouse Requirement

Licensed commercial drivers are required to register and create a profile with the Federal Motor Carrier Clearinghouse at https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/register.   Positive drug screen information shall be reported in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Clearinghouse.  Periodic queries shall be ran on all commercial licensed drivers.

If you are a CDL holder or ever have been, you may need to complete a supplemental Employment form and add to your application if you have worked for more employers utilizing a CDL.

 

Notice:

The duties listed in this description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.  

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability status or genetic information. Persons selected for employment into any position must pass a drug test. Some positions may require passing an alcohol test. Previous employment and any additional experience will be subject to verification prior to employment processing. A driver’s license and driving record check will be conducted if driving is a job requirement. A post offer employment medical examination may be conducted prior to job placement.

Vacancy #
3283
Closing Date
Career Type
Full-time
Salary
$1,156.80 Bi-weekly
Hiring Organization
Drainage Maintenance

How To Apply ?

Application Instructions

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