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SEASONAL HOURLY (CONTRACTUAL)

MOSQUITO CONTROL FIELD TECHNICIANS

Recruitment #17-002292-0037

Introduction

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

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

GRADE

9998 

LOCATION OF POSITION

Anne Arundel and Prince George's Counties.

Main Purpose of Job

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

POSITION DUTIES

HOURLY PAY RATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Field Technicians: $11.00 - $13.75

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

18 for Technicians years if age.

High School Diploma or GED required for Technicians.

Technicians 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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work 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

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.



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