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*REPOSTED* SEASONAL HOURLY (CONTRACTUAL)

MOSQUITO CONTROL FIELD AIDES, TECHNICIANS, SUPERVISORS

Recruitment #17-002292-0034

Introduction

REPOSTED: If you have already applied for this position, you do not need to reapply.

Applications are currently being accepted for Seasonal Hourly Employment in the Maryland Department of Agriculture Mosquito Control Program.

Hiring begins in March and continues into the summer months.

This contractual employment and employees will be paid for actual hours worked only.

GRADE

9998

LOCATION OF POSITION

Employees will be assigned to one of four regional offices in Maryland.

Annapolis -Anne Arundel, Harford Counties, Baltimore City

College Park - Prince George's, Howard, Montgomery Counties

Hollywood - St. Mary's, Charles Counties

Salisbury - Wicomico, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Worcester Counties (Maryland Eastern Shore Counties)

Each applicant must indicate each County in which you are available to work on the application and must also complete the Supplemental Questionnaire attached to the announcement, indicating in which region(s) you are willing to accept employment.

Main Purpose of Job

This is seasonal employment needed to assist with surveillance and control of mosquito population in Maryland. Work involves: handling, mixing and applying pesticides; mosquito collection, field inspection; mosquito surveillance.

A Laboratory/Field Supervisor may supervise one or more contractual employees.

POSITION DUTIES

HOURLY PAY RATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Field Aides: $10.00 - $12.25
  • Field Technicians: $11.00 - $13.75
  • Field Supervisor: $12.00 - $14.75

JOB DUTIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Handling, mixing and applying pesticides.
  • Mosquito Collection
  • Field Inspection
  • Record Keeping
  • Supervision                                                                                                              

Involves contact with the public, exposure to biting/stinging insects, ticks, poison ivy, pesticides, extensive walking in the suburban, wooded and wetland areas, and driving spray truck. Employees may be required to wear protective equipment. Some shifts involve working evenings and early morning hours.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Age: 16 for Aides and 18 for Technicians and Supervisors

High School Diploma or GED required for Technicians and Supervisors

Technicians and Supervisors must possess a driver's license valid in Maryland, with no more than 5 points on driving record.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Valid driver's license required, with no more than 5 points on driving record.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who works for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred, however paper applications will be accepted from candidates who may not have internet access.  All paper applications must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date, no exceptions.  (Postmarks not accepted.)  

If you are submitting additional information, such as transcripts, the preferred method is to upload them online with your application.  If you are unable to upload, you may mail, hand-deliver or fax (HR Fax # 410-841-5846).  Mailing Address: Maryland Department of Agriculture, Human Resource Office, Room 304, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD  21401.

For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Hazel Day at 410-841-5840 or hazel.day@maryland.gov

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.



Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.