NATURE OF WORK
This is technical supervisory work in coordinating a county-wide mosquito control spraying program in the County's Streets & Highways Division.
Work involves responsibility for coordinating a program of identification, inspection and extermination of mosquitoes and other insect pests in the county. Work is performed in accordance with established techniques and administrative procedures. Work involves planning spray flights, maintenance of aerial spray equipment and coordination of aircraft maintenance. Work is reviewed for adherence to control standards and administrative policies. Work is also effectively reviewed by the incidence of public complaints against mosquito nuisance.
Maintains records as required by the Florida Mosquito Control Law.
Coordinates the aerial spray program.
Coordinates reports of mosquito inspectors concerning mosquito breeding problems and assists and guides inspectors in control measures utilizing ground spray equipment.
Assists in planning, assigning and supervising the work of mosquito control inspectors working in urban, rural and saltmarsh areas; reviews reports of inspectors to determine areas where larvicide and adulticide work is needed; performs special complaint inspection as necessary.
Supervises the preparation of insecticides used in the suppression and control of mosquitoes; monitors the field operations of inspectors performing larviciding, adulticiding and domestic mosquito inspection activities.
Prepares written reports of activities, keeps records of yearly activities and assists in preparing annual reports.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of mosquito control and the ability to apply such knowledge to a county-wide operation.
Considerable knowledge of pesticides which are approved for use in controlling mosquitoes.
Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations relating to mosquito control.
Ability to plan, direct and coordinate the work of subordinates as required by work assignments.
Ability to promote and maintain public interest, confidence and cooperation in mosquito control.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from high school, supplemented by additional training/course work in mosquito biology and control techniques; considerable experience in large-scale insect control work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Certification as a Public Health Pest Control Applicator under Florida Statute Chapter 388.
Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association (GSA)
FLSA status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Streets & Highways
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E10/76 R12/96