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State of Massachusetts Seasonal Field Technician in Waltham, 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. NOTICE OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY * The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project (EMMCP) is an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that provides mosquito control services to 27 cities and towns. EMMCP is seeking applicants for seasonal contract positions during the 2024 summer. Job location is 11 Sun St., Waltham, MA. THE EAST MIDDLESEX MOSQUITO CONTROL PROJECT IS ACCEPTINGAPPLICATIONS FOR SEASONAL FIELD TECHNICIANS *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 each catch basin grate with water soluble spray paint. Transportation along assigned routes will include riding bicycles, walking and driving a work vehicle. 2) Working at night as part of a 2-person crew operating a vehicle equipped with an aerosol sprayer that applies adult mosquito control pesticides. 3) Seasonal Field Technicians may also be assigned additional duties and responsibilities as determined by the Superintendent, the Operations Manager or their designee. As a condition of employment, applicants must pass theMassachusetts 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 licensing fees. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old, possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. - Period of Employment: May 5, 2024 – August 24, 2024 - Work Week: 4 day, 40 hours per week, Monday – Thursday - 6 positions available - Holidays are unpaid days off - Catch Basin Applicator Permit pays $20.00 per hour - Massachusetts Pesticide Core License pays $21.00 per hour A cover letter and resume must be submitted as part of the application process and attached “as relevant” to the requisition * Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old, possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. 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: Contractor* *Organization: State Reclamation Board *Title: *Seasonal Field Technician Location: Massachusetts-Waltham-11 Sun Street Requisition ID: 24000136