Job description    2020-11-25

Under the supervision of an Entomology Technician 1 or Entomology Technician 2, the Technical Assistant Entomology worker performs semi-technical work in the field of entomological research or insect pest management including surveying, collecting, identifying and preserving insect specimens. The Technical Assistant Entomology also responds to public inquiries concerning pest biology and control.
As the Technical Assistant Entomology you will: Survey, collect, identify, and preserve insect specimens under direction. Assist in the evaluation of insecticides and equipment using analytical equipment and methods both in the field and laboratory. Compile information from field notes maps and record forms as requested. Perform scientific literature searches as directed. Respond to public inquiries concerning pest biology and control as directed. Maintain assigned equipment and vehicles in accordance with branch protocol. Perform maintenance duties relating to branch grounds and facilities. Operate vehicles and equipment necessary for the control of urban pests as required. Dispatch staff using a two-way radio system. Record spraying activities using GPS mapping and database software. Your education and qualifications include: Completion of a minimum one year in the biological sciences from a recognized university or technical college. Successful completion of additional courses and training as required by the Department when requested by the immediate supervisor including but not limited to: Manitoba Pesticide Applicators Licence (Landscape/Golf Course, Structural) Ability to safely handle, mix and apply insecticides. Knowledge of insect identification would be an asset. Familiarity with city streets and locations and the ability to navigate through city streets. Demonstrated ability to understand, execute and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization, external contacts and the public, in accordance with the Respectful Workplace Standard. Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precaution policies and regulations and the ability to adhere to and enforce safety rules and policies along with a satisfactory past safety record related to this position which may include a review of past safety violations and infractions. Conditions of employment: Must possess and maintain a valid class 5 Manitoba Driver’s Licence. Successful candidates will be required to provide a valid Notice of Driver’s Licence in Force letter. In accordance with Legislative or the Department’s requirements position require possession of valid licences, certification, or completion of courses as appropriate before appointment: Valid Manitoba Pesticide Applicators Licence (Core and Mosquito) Must be capable of working at various heights, working outdoors in potentially extreme weather conditions, ability to stand and walk for extended periods and over uneven terrain including snow, ice and riverbanks, and the ability to work overhead and at heights for extended periods. Must be able to work various shifts including evenings, weekends, extended hours and/or holidays at both locations, as needed.
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