Massachusetts Veterans Jobs

MassHire JobQuest Logo

Job Information

State of Massachusetts Seasonal Field Technician - Suffolk County in Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources' (MDAR) mission is to help keep the Massachusetts’ food supply safe and secure, and to work to keep Massachusetts agriculture economically and environmentally sound. The Massachusetts State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board (SRB), within the Department of Agricultural Resources, oversees mosquito control in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts including 10 regional programs. SRB establishes administrative and technical policies, guidelines, and best management practices to ensure mosquito control programs are safe and effective. The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project is an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that provides mosquito control services Boston and Chelsea. Job location is 39 Industrial Drive, Hyde Park, MA. SCMCP is seeking applicants for seasonal contract positions for May 15, 2023 - August 17, 2023. A cover letter and resume must be submitted as part of the application process and attached “as relevant” to the requisition. *Job Description:* Seasonal Field Technicians will be involved in survey and control services targeted at mammal biting mosquito species and Culex species related to West Nile virus. Must pass the Massachusetts Pesticide Core License exam or the Catch Basin Applicator Permit exam. *Job responsibilities:* 1. Over 95% of the job involves applying larvicides to catch basins and marking the catch basins with water soluble spray paint. Transportation along assigned routes will include riding bicycles, walking and driving a work vehicle. 1. Working at night as part of a 2-person crew operating a vehicle equipped with an aerosol sprayer that applies adult mosquito control pesticides. 1. Seasonal Field Technicians may also be assigned additional duties and responsibilities as determined by the Superintendent, the Operations Manager or their designee. Preferred qualifications: As a condition of employment, applicants must pass the Massachusetts Pesticide Core License exam or the Catch Basin Applicator Permit exam within 30 days of the hire date.Upon passing the exam, employee will be reimbursed for the exam registration and pesticide licensing. - Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old, possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. - Period of Employment: May 15, 2023 – August 17, 2023 - Work Week: 4 day, 40 hours per week, Monday – Thursday - 3 positions available - Holidays are unpaid days off - Catch Basin Applicator Permit pays $19.00 per hour - Massachusetts Pesticide Core License pays $20.00 per hour Please see Preferred Qualifications. There are no benefits with this position, except earned sick leave. Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Agriculture* *Organization: State Reclamation Board *Title: *Seasonal Field Technician - Suffolk County Location: Massachusetts-Boston-39 Industrial Drive Requisition ID: 230002TG