Positions for the 2018 Season
Seasonal Mosquito Control Technicians
Start Monday, April 2 - Friday, September 14
Performs work of routine difficulty in mosquito control operations. Conducts field inspections and application of insecticides in areas such as woodlots, flooded fields, marshes, ditches and other areas with rugged terrain with significant obstacles; will work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions including rain and variable temperatures; performs routine maintenance and repair of equipment; maintains daily records of activities; answers questions and interacts with the public. Onsite training provided for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Registered Applicator exam. Must be able to lift and/or carry 50 lbs over rough terrain. Must be able to work weekends, holidays and shift work. Starting wage is $9.75/hr.
Seasonal Mosquito Control Clerk
Start Monday, March 19 - Friday, September 14
Under immediate supervision; provides office management and support. Familiarity with geographic information systems software preferred (ESRI). Enters treatment records and develops summary reports. Responds to telephone inquiries concerning mosquito control activities. M-F 8 am – 4:30 pm. Starting wage is $11.45/hr.
Requirements for all positions:
Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent, VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE AND GOOD DRIVING RECORD MANDATORY; ability to read maps and perform simple math computations.
Candidates wishing to be considered for this position must pass a physical/ drug screen and background check.
In order to be considered for this position you must fill out a Midland County Employment Application which can be obtained at the Midland County Human Resources Department, 220 W Ellsworth Street, Midland, Ml 48640-5194 or you can apply online at https://www.co.midland.mi.us/HumanResources/JobPostings.aspx. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2018. All positions will remain open until filled.
Seasonal Position Information
April 2 through May 11
Employees will walk through the woodlots spreading control materials into woodland pools using handheld application equipment
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturdays April 21 & April 28 are pre-scheduled mandatory workdays
May 14 through September 14
Employees will treat mosquito breeding sites such as: tires, flooded fields, roadside ditches, city catch basins, swamps, and county drains.
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Employees will perform the same basic larviciding duties as daytime personnel for the first three hours of their shift. At dusk they will begin treating for adult mosquitoes using ULV (ultra low volume) aerosol generator.
Monday - Friday 4:30 pm - midnight
Sunday 8:00 pm - midnight (through July 8)
Weather conditions may require additional time outside of regular shift mandatory
- $9.75/hr. for new employees
- $10.50/hr. for returning employees
- $11.25/hr. for 3rd year employees
- $ .40/hr. long week premium
- Overtime is paid at 1.5 times the hourly wage
Training Session & Applicator's Certification
April 2-4, 2018 are all day training sessions at the Midland County Mosquito Control (MCMC) office. Employees will be required to pass an examination to obtain Registered Pesticide Applicator's license from the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development. The MDARD exam will be given at MCMC on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.