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MOSQUITO CONTROL FIELD TECHNICIAN

ULV SPRAY TRUCK DRIVER

Recruitment #20-002292-0005

Introduction

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS - This is a seasonal position, August - October 2020.

40 hours/week anticipated, night shift.  Note:  hours may vary due to weather and other factors.  This is contractual employment and workers are paid for actual hours worked only.

+ $.625/hour night shift differential paid where applicable.

GRADE

HRLY 0008

LOCATION OF POSITION

Work is assigned from the Eastern Shore Regional Mosquito Control Office in Salisbury, Maryland.

There are two openings:

1 Opening - to operate a ULV Spray Truck in Dorchester County

1 Opening - to operate a ULV Spray Truck in Worcester County

Main Purpose of Job

Assist with mosquito control surveillance and control activities in Dorchester County and Worcester County, Maryland.

POSITION DUTIES

JOB DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:

  • Handling, mixing and applying pesticides
  • Safe operation of department vehicle and spray equipment
  • Record keeping
  • Interaction with the public

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Each candidate must be at least 18 years of age and possess a driver's license valid in Maryland, with no more than 5 points on the candidate's driving record.  High School Diploma or GED required.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits 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.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: Maryland Department of Agriculture  Human Resource Office, Room 304  50 Harry S. Truman Parkway  Annapolis, MD  21401. If you are submitting additional information, such as diplomas or 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 # 443-602-9831).  All paper applications must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date, no exceptions.  (Postmarks not accepted.)

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

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. TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Mary Darling at 410-841-5847 or mary.darling@maryland.gov.