Mosquito COntrol – Internship

Ross County Health District

This is a Intermittent position in Chillicothe, Ohio posted February 9, 2018.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS and CHARACTERISTICS:

• Must have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in natural science, environmental science, public health or related field, and previous experience in environmental health, or an equivalent combination of training, education, and/or experience OR a student working on a Bachelor’s Degree or Masters Degree in natural science, environmental science, public health or similar field.
• Ability to work some evenings, weekends, and possibly holidays.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

• Must have a valid State of Ohio driver’s license and remain insurable in accordance with the agency’s insurance policy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

• Receives and responds to complaints regarding mosquito problems, stagnant water sources, scrap tires, solid waste, stagnant pools, tall grass/vegetation, and poorly drained areas to investigate possible mosquito harborage conditions.
• Plans, organizes, and conducts mosquito surveillance throughout the county.
• Collects, organizes, and prepares reports with mosquito surveillance data and analyzes data to present to EH Director or Board of Health for possible changes or implementation of policy in regard to mosquito control activities or improvements.
• Applies larvicide under direct supervision of EH Director to water sources with confirmed presence of mosquito larvae.
• Analyzes stagnant surface water locations for potential source reduction activities.
• Attends meetings, conferences, and seminars dealing with mosquito control and disease prevention.
• Completes outreach to general public, schools, and county officials regarding mosquito control and disease prevention which includes public presentation, phone calls, emails, site visits, and attending events.
• Makes purchasing recommendations for equipment and services to be utilized under the Mosquito Control Grant.
• Assures program compliance with the agency’s records retention policy.
• Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.
• Leads by example with regard to regular and predictable attendance.
• Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.
• Responds to public health emergencies in accordance with response plans using the incident command system.
• Performs any and all other related duties as assigned or directed by the EH Director in order to promote, further, and ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Ross County Health District.
• Prepares documents, publications, and media releases for mosquito control and disease prevention.

Closing Date: 02 24 18

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Package

Benefits: Sick Leave