- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $44,898.00-$71,671.00 Yearly
The Assistant Chief, Mosquito Control assists the Chief, Mosquito Control Program in planning, implementing and directing the Department of Agriculture’s mosquito control program. In the absence of the Chief, the employee assumes responsibility for statewide mosquito control activities. Work of this class involves supervising professional, technical and clerical staff.
The incumbent receives general supervision from the Chief, Mosquito Control Program. Work is performed primarily at the Annapolis or Salisbury Office, Mosquito Control Section of the Department of Agriculture.
Plans and directs the Department of Agriculture’s cooperative mosquito control program in conjunction with the Chief, Mosquito Control Program; Supervises entomologists, mosquito control supervisors, automotive mechanics and clerical personnel;
Represents the Chief, Mosquito Control Program at community meetings, county budget hearings and conferences;
Trains and instructs new staff members; Develops mosquito control budget and allotment of funds for county projects; Develops equipment and contract specifications, annual reports and program evaluation reports;
Supervises the maintenance of chemical, supply, and spare parts inventory records and reviews records and invoices for accuracy;
Performs other related duties.
Knowledge of mosquito control techniques and procedures to include water management, biological and chemical measures;
Knowledge of all equipment utilized in various phases of mosquito control work to include heavy equipment, all-terrain vehicles, boats, sprayers, trucks, aircraft and mosquito collecting devices;
Knowledge of basic administrative procedures and practices;
Ability to administer and supervise the technical and administrative phases of the cooperative mosquito control program;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental officials, county officials, community representatives, fellow employees and private citizens; Ability to communicate effectively.
Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree with a major in entomology from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Five years of pest management experience, at least three years of which must have been in the management or supervision of state or local mosquito control activities.
Note: Applicants may substitute graduate education in mosquito control entomology at an accredited college or university at the rate of one year of graduate education for one year of the required experience for up to two years of the nonsupervisory experience.