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Job Specification


 Under direction and close supervision as a trainee and productive
 worker, performs work involved in learning to locate and recognize
 mosquito breeding areas; does other related duties as required.

 NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform
 all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties
 performed on the job may not be listed.


 Performs visual inspection of mosquitos in their hiding or breeding
 areas (such as ditches, private roads, or other similar areas where
 stagnant water exists) to site evidence of their presence.

 Answers to complaints and inquiries from the public by giving out
 basic information on government extermination efforts, insect habits,
 and other related topics.

 Learns and applies approved chemicals and biological controls using
 protective clothing such as gloves, face masks, goggles, and
 respirators according to specific manufacturers= directions.

 Learns to select and apply different chemicals in designated areas
 according to appropriate methods and techniques using manual or power
 equipment such as pressurized spray pumps.

 Drives truck or other automotive vehicle and follows road map or
 directions to answer a complaint or to reach area that needs
 inspection or fumigation.

 Learns to weigh, measure, and mix chemicals and mediums according to
 specific directions to prepare commonly used insecticides for insects
 such as mosquitos.

 Cuts brush using power saw or hand cutting tools to aid in the general
 effort to control and exterminate mosquitos.

 Drives truck and uses power spraying equipment to apply chemicals to
 designated area.

 Collects samples of insect larva for identification by supervisor or

 May perform minor maintenance work on extermination equipment such as
 oil change, replacement of belts, and minor repairs to maintain
 equipment in working order.

 May perform unskilled laboring work when there is a lull in inspection
 and extermination assignments.

 May be assisted by unskilled helpers to carry out various assignments
 such as spraying, loading equipment on trucks, and so forth.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
 office, or related units.



 Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid
 in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
 mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.


 Ability to understand information about insects, mosquitos in
 particular, including basic physical characteristics in various stages
 of development, habits, living or breeding patterns, and their
 breeding areas.

 Ability to identify characteristics and purposes of commonly used
 insecticides and to select the appropriate ones after a period of

 Ability and skill to weigh, measure, and mix chemicals and mediums
 according to specific directions.

 Ability and skill to cover breeding areas with chemicals while
 avoiding contamination to food and water sources and danger to people.

 Ability and skill to use manual or power spraying and fumigating

 Ability to lift and/or carry materials and equipment weighing over 30

 Ability and skill in carrying out inspection to detect areas needing
 spraying and fumigation.

 Ability to keep records of areas and type of chemical or biological
 controls used.

 Ability and skill in following road directions and maps.

 Ability to follow instructions on work methods and techniques.

 Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording
 and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English
 sufficiently to perform duties of this position. American Sign
 Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as
 they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable
 accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation
 cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship,
 such persons may not be eligible.


 Appointees who successfully complete the 12-month training period will
 be eligible for advancement to the title Inspector, Mosquito
 Extermination for which they have been trained.

 The inability of an employee in this title to attain a level of
 performance warranting advancement to a title listed above shall be
 considered as cause for separation.

This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Local or
Class of
07032LN N/A01-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.