State of Connecticut Executive Branch

Mosquito Control Specialist (37.5 Hour) (5760TC)

$30.41-$39.20 Hourly / $2,280.12-$2,939.97 BiWeekly /
$59,511.00-$76,733.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for performing mosquito elimination work as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives general direction from an Environmental Analyst or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May supervise Environmental Protection Maintainers and other staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Performs ditching and draining of mosquito breeding areas;
  • Inspects ditches for proper function and removes debris;
  • Maintains and repairs existing control structures such as ditches, tide gates and culverts;
  • Performs minor construction duties such as small tide gates and culverts;
  • Operates spray equipment, investigates complaints on mosquito breeding areas;
  • Inspects meadows for possible breeding areas;
  • Performs open marsh water management construction duties;
  • Operates heavy equipment such as clamshell diggers and rotary diggers;
  • Keeps records and prepares reports;
  • During winter, repairs and maintains equipment;
  • Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Knowledge of
    • methods of mosquito control;
    • physical properties of standard construction materials;
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Four (4) years of experience in agricultural, construction or general maintenance and repair work.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Incumbents in this class will be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications includinga¬† valid pesticide applicator license.
  • Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility, visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
  • A physical examination may be required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and exposed to discomfort from extreme weather conditions, mosquitos and risk of injury from equipment.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(16)-Labor-Trades, Laundry

BARGAINING UNIT

(06)-SERVICE/MAINT (NP-2)

EEO

(8)-Service Maintenance

SALARY INFORMATION

TC 18

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Mosquito Control Specialist in Salary Group TC 18 approved November 11, 2013. (Revised to update terminology, modernize format and add an Acknowledgement section). Final No. 23-319

EFFECTIVE DATE

12/18/2023

CLASS: 5760TC; EST: 2/19/1943; REV: 12/22/2023;