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State of Massachusetts Field Technician 1 in Northborough, 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 12 regional programs. SRB establishes administrative and technical policies, guidelines, and best management practices to ensure mosquito control programs are safe and effective. Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP): CMMCP was created by the Massachusetts State Legislature in 1973, and currently consists of 44 cities and towns in Central Massachusetts, from both Worcester and Middlesex Counties, covering over 809 square miles from the NH to the RI & CT borders. CMMCP's headquarters is located at 111 Otis Street in Northborough, MA. CMMCP employs Integrated Pest Management (IPM), blending state of the art methods with expertise, experience, and scientific research using environmentally sound practices and cost effective mosquito control techniques, thus reducing mosquito annoyance and the potential for the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases to residents of our member communities. A cover letter and resume must be submitted as part of the application process and attached “as relevant” to the requisition. * FIELD TECHNICIAN - SALARY $22.50/HOUR. $2.00/HOUR SHIFT DEFERENTIAL FOR 2ND SHIFT IN SUMMER * Under the direction of a Crew Leader, the Field Technician is assigned to perform work in the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control District and performs mosquito surveillance, larviciding, and adulticiding activities using various methods of control. reports to the Crew Leader, who is assigned to supervise and direct the work. * Safely operative truck and equipment used in mosquito control work. * Maintain drainage systems and cut and maintain areas and provide access to mosquito breeding sites with the tools provided. * To learn and practice the safe way to work and to use tools. Be alert for unsafe conditions you might encounter each day in the course of your work. * Clean the trucks, equipment and Project facilities. * Safely use and maintain assigned equipment and secure against loss or careless damage through misuse. * Maintain, repair and make adjustment to trucks, spray equipment, power tools, and hand tools. * To gain and remember the general layout of streets in the towns in which you work. * Keep accurate records of sites visited and/or treated using proper forms / protocols required by the District. * Recognize adult mosquitoes, mosquito larvae, mosquito pupa, and mosquito eggs. * Conduct elements of mosquito control * Attend training / safety sessions and courses to keep up to date on mosquito control protocols as needed for certification and to maintain appropriate pesticide licenses as needed in preparation for advance in classification. * Keep informed and follow the Districts policies and procedures. * To know the exact location of all pesticide exclusions within your area and to honor their requests per 333CMR 13.03 and/or all other applicable policies, regulations & laws. * To be properly licensed and/or certified by the State Pesticide Board after having studied and passed the examinations of this Board. * Safely operate and maintain the following equipment: chain saws, rakes, shovels, clippers, U.L.V. sprayers, portable U.L.V. sprayers, hand held pump cans, dippers and all maintenance tools. * Perform sprayer technician duties as needed. * To learn how to mix, apply, and read labels of pesticides used by the Project. * Communicate with the general public in a professional and courteous manner. Explain District’s program to public. Must be able to communicate effectively in English. Must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds over uneven terrain. Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License and a good driving record. * Minimum Qualifications: Be able to walk over uneven sloping terrain while carry equipment up to 40 pounds. Be able to accurately interpret and follow pesticide labels and make proper pesticide applications as required by manufacturer and District requirements. Be able to operate specialize equipment and be safety minded. Be able to work independently and cooperatively with other employees and the public. Be able to adapt to the irregular hours inherently involved with mosquito control. Regularly perform work outdoors in various weather conditions (cold, heat, wet). PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a license to apply pesticides in the Commonwealth is preferred but not required. Ability to acquire a pesticide license within a specified time period to be determined by the Executive Director is required for employment. Previous related experience is a plus. Each qualified candidate will be initially hired into a probationary period. The candidate will be required upon hire to study for and pass the Massachusetts CORE and/or specialty category 47 pesticide license exam. We reserve the right to terminate the employment of any candidate if unable to acquire pesticide license. Preference may be given to current Mass. Pesticide license holders. Possession of additional licenses such as CDL A or B or hoisting engineer license is a plus but is not required. If the applicant selected for this position does not have a current pesticide license, then he or she must pass a written examination and obtain the CORE pesticide license within 3 months of hire or employment may be terminated. Preferred Qualifications Preference may be given to current Mass. Pesticide license holders. Possession of additional licenses such as CDL A or B or hoisting engineer license is a plus but is not required. If the applicant selected for this position does not have a current pesticide license, then he or she must pass a written examination and obtain the CORE pesticide license within 3 months of hire or employment may be terminated. 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: Equipment, Facilities & Services* *Organization: State Reclamation Board *Title: *Field Technician 1 Location: Massachusetts-Northborough-111 Otis Street Requisition ID: 22000AEA

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