Field Operations Supervisor (Mosquito Management)

Recruitment #1812-FOSUPVCPP3-005



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


The Hillsborough County Public Works Department is seeking a Field Operations Supervisor to supervise the day-to-day field operations of Mosquito Management Inspectors. The ideal candidate should have knowledge of the principles, techniques, equipment and supplies used in mosquito management; ability to plan, implement and direct mosquito management field activities and; ability to operate a variety of computer programs; ability to train and motivate subordinates; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public; be a self-starter with the ability to organize multiple projects, manage rapidly shifting priorities and produce tangible, measurable results. Candidate must have the ability to work alongside busy roadways, in swamplands, in brushy areas performing manual labor in outside environment, exposed to heat, sun, high humidity, rain and other adverse weather conditions. The job also requires frequent fine manipulations, repetitive motion, lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds, and occasional bending, crawling, climbing and stooping. Candidate will be required to obtain a Public Health Applicators License and an Aquatic Public Applicator License within six months of being hired.


Performs supervisory duties directing the activities of one or more mosquito inspectors in the performance of mosquito operations to include surveillance tasks, property and larval inspections, and pesticide applications to manage mosquito populations.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Two years of experience as a supervisor of a construction, maintenance or landscaping crew; and
A valid Driver License or Commercial Driver License (CDL).


An equivalent combination of education (Not less than a high school diploma/GED,) training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted above; and
A valid Driver License or Commercial Driver License (CDL).


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


  • In the performance of the job duties, the employee will work in a variety of outdoor/indoor environments including construction sites roadway maintenance, maintenance shops and natural resource areas.
  • This position will work in all types of weather conditions and environments including but not limited to possible high, precarious places and is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration. The noise level in the environment is quiet to loud.
  • The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear; and smell.


    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. 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. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below:

    • Supervises the work of one or more crews engaged in mosquito management operations.
    • Effectively interact and communicate with the public and staff. Communicate detailed reports and observations. Follows detailed verbal instructions. Ability to read and understand instructions.
    • Proficient in computer operation, file management and directory structure. Perform data entry functions and keeps detailed, accurate records. Skilled in MS Windows operating system, MS Office software and a variety of GIS/GPS programs. Ability to learn new programs.
    • Make detailed field observations and give detailed written and verbal descriptions of findings.
    • Provides training, guidance, and assistance to subordinates.
    • Helps resolve job related problems; and reviews work for compliance with applicable mosquito Federal, State, and County laws and regulations.
    • Knowledge of the life cycle of mosquitoes and control methods used and the ability to identify typically encountered mosquito larvae and adults to species.
    • Requisitions necessary tools, supplies, materials, and equipment needed for job completion.
    • Maintains operational records and prepares special and routine reports.
    • Make detailed field observations and give detailed written and verbal descriptions of findings. Generate and maintain accurate records.
    • Conducts inspections of properties to determine mosquito breeding areas and identify types of larvae.
    • Notifies owners or occupants of survey findings.
    • Operates vehicle and mounted spray equipment and applies larvicide and adulticide to mosquito breeding areas.
    • Enforces the observance of safety regulations pertaining to tools, machinery, vehicles, work areas, and equipment utilized.
    • Operates equipment.
    • Performs other related duties as required.


      • Ability to plan, organize, directly supervise, delegate responsibilities, motivate, evaluate, and complete performance management for subordinates.
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, organizations and the public.
      • Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
      • Ability to handle confidential information.
      • Ability to make sound decisions quickly under stressful conditions.
      • Ability to communicate effectively orally, non-verbally, and in writing.
      • Ability to use office software such as Excel, Word, Power Point, and GIS software such as MapInfo or ArcGIS.
      • Ability to work evenings, night shifts including week-ends and holidays.
      • Ability and willingness to work outside in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions and high noise levels.
      • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
      • Some knowledge of applicable mosquito Federal, State, and County laws and regulations.
      • Some knowledge of mosquito breeding habitats, sampling and collection methods.
      • Some knowledge of adult and larvae specimen identification.
      • Some knowledge of mosquito management operational methods, materials, and equipment.
      • Ability to conduct arbovirus investigations in conformance with legal requirements and procedures.
      • Working knowledge of equipment used to manage both larval and adult mosquitoes.
      • Working knowledge of Units of Measurement (i.e. liquids, solids and acreage).
      • Skill in the operation, calibration, and maintenance of spray equipment.


        • Possession of a State of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Public Health Pest Control License.
        • Possession of a State of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Public Applicator License in Aquatic Pest Control.


          WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

          We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

          • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
          • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
          • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
          • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
          • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
          • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

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          Veteran’s Preference:

          Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

          Equal Opportunity Employer:

          Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

          Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

          Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

          Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

          Response/Recovery Activities:

          Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*