Lee County, Florida, Mosquito Control District has posted a Biologist position:
Mosquito Control Biologist
After successful completion of an extensive training program, this full-time field position will lead to a supervisory role in an assigned geographical area performing aerial control and overseeing marine and ground mosquito control operations.
Minimum Qualifications • Bachelors Degree in a biological science from an accredited college or university • Must have a valid Class E Florida’s driver’s license and a clean driving record • Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and have the ability to learn and operate internal programs including GIS systems and databases • Must be able to work a varied schedule including working on weekends and nights • Ability to ride in helicopters and boats and operate a variety of small equipment • Must be able to communicate effectively in English and be able to read and understand chemical label instructions in English • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Florida Public Health Pest Control License within six months of hire Preferred Qualifications •
Previous mosquito control experience, preferably in Florida • Supervisory experience • Current Florida Public Health Pest Control License and/or Advanced Public Health Pest Control License • Bachelors Degree in Entomology from an accredited college or university • Course work in Biology 1 and 2 w/lab, Chemistry 1 and 2 w/lab, Physics 1 and 2 w/lab, Ecology, Genetics, Organic Chemistry, Statistics 1, and Calculus 1
Compensation The pay range to which this position is assigned starts at $22.14 per hour but final offer will depend on experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package including Florida Retirement System, medical, dental, life/long/short term disability and generous paid time off package.
About Us The Lee County Mosquito Control District (LCMCD) is an independent special taxing district, with an operating budget of 24 million dollars, which is overseen by seven elected Commissioners. Our facility occupies the Buckingham Airbase of WWII located in Southwest Florida near Ft. Myers. It is the largest single county mosquito control program in Florida and probably in the United States. Lee County contains 56,000 acres of salt marsh, the most prolific breeding habitat for mosquitoes in Florida. In addition to salt marsh, LCMCD is responsible for controlling mosquitoes in approximately 900 square miles of intermixed urban, residential, rural and freshwater wetland habitats.
To Apply: Submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the application instructions on the Job Information Page on our website www.lcmcd.org no later than June 1, 2018. EOE/DFWP. Veterans’ preference will be given to eligible veterans and spouses of veterans.