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State of Massachusetts SEASONAL Catchbasin Applicator (Mosquito Control) in Plymouth, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources' (MDAR) mission is to cultivate a robust and equitable agricultural economy, promote sage and resilient food system, and preserve a healthy environment for Massachusetts farmers, animals, and consumers. 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. The Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project, located at 272 South Meadow Road Plymouth, MA is an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that provides mosquito control services. The Project is seeking applicants for a Seasonal Catch Basin Applicator (short-term seasonal contract position) during the 2024 season. A cover letter and resume must be submitted as part of the application process and attached “as relevant” to the requisition. * * Job Description: Seasonal Catch Basin Applicator will be involved in survey and control services targeted at mammal biting mosquito species and Culex species related to West Nile virus. Job responsibilities: 1. Over 90% of the job requires sampling and applying larvicides to catch basins and marking treated catch basins. Transportation along assigned routes will include driving a state truck. 2. Setting and retrieving survey traps. 3. Working as part of a 2-person crew operating a vehicle to apply larval mosquito control pesticides. 4. Seasonal Field Technicians may also be assigned additional duties and responsibilities as determined by the Superintendent, the Assistant Superintendent or their designee. As a condition of employment, the applicant must obtain a Catch Basin Larvicide Permit. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old, possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and be physically fit. Period of Employment: May 10, 2024 – August 31, 2024; depending on the need and funding, possible employment may be available in September Position # 00198630 See qualifications and job requirements above. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old, possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and be physically fit. There are no benefits with this position, except earned sick leave. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Agriculture* *Organization: State Reclamation Board *Title: *SEASONAL Catchbasin Applicator (Mosquito Control) Location: Massachusetts-Plymouth-272 South Meadow Road Requisition ID: 240001L3