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Posted date: 4/25/2018

Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission


200 Parsonage Rd

Edison, NJ 08837


Annual Salary: $30,500 – $79,250

Job Specification 01737

ENTOMOLOGIST MOSQUITO EXTERMINATION: Under  direction,  in a Mosquito Extermination  agency,  performs  laboratory  and  field  work involved in the  identification  and  control  of  mosquitoes;  may handle  and  use  pesticides;  does  related work.

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.


  • Organizes and develops a program of mosquito identification to determine the effectiveness of the mosquito control program.

  • Performs the laboratory work involved in the identification of mosquito larvae.

  • Assists in developing effective mosquito control programs using biometric techniques.

  • Prepares various types of reports.

  • Maintains files and records.

  • Performs mosquito taxonomic and mounting work.

  • Studies mosquitoes to determine their influence on the spread  of diseases.

  • Supervises non-technical personnel  responsible  for  locating, controlling and eradicating mosquitoes.

  • May handle and use pesticides.

  • 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.



EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university  with  a Bachelor's degree and with a major course of study in biology, entomology or related field.

EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of experience in entomology work.

NOTE: Possession of  a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in entomology may be substituted for the above experience.

LICENSE: Appointees is required to possess certification as a Pesticide  Applicator, Commercial as required by the   New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:30-6.

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.


  • Knowledge of the principles and of the science of entomology.

  • Knowledge   of   the   methods  and  procedures   used   in   the identification, control and eradication of mosquitoes.

  • Knowledge of the methods used in applying insecticides and other materials  used  in the extermination and control of  mosquitoes, where required.

  • Ability  to  provide  assignments and  instructions  to  assigned employees.

  • Ability to develop mosquito control programs.

  • Ability to apply pesticides, where required.

  • Ability to prepare clear, accurate and informative reports.

  • Ability  to  learn 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 communication.

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.

This job specification is applicable to the following title code:



Local or

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This job specification is for local government use only.

Mosquito Field Technicians/Laborers

(Multiple positions available)


Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division

1901 Wayside Road

Tinton Falls, NJ  07724


Start Date:      approximately May 15, 2018

End Date:       approximately September 15, 2018

                        (Starting and ending dates flexible based on employee’s school or college schedule)

Salary Range:             $12/hour, 40 hours per week

Work Hours: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday

Job Description: After undergoing NJDEP approved training, a seasonal employee will primarily work as a certified pesticide operator under the supervision and direction of a mosquito control inspector/licensed applicator.   The seasonal employee will become familiar with basic mosquito biology and habitat and participate in an integrated pest management approach to mosquito control.  Working in teams of two, the seasonal employee will be responsible to inspect known mosquito habitats, apply appropriate control and maintain accurate records of inspection and action taken.  Mosquito Field Technician may also be involved in setting and retrieving mosquito surveillance traps and related duties under the supervision of mosquito entomologists. Other related duties as required.  Work is primarily outdoors.  Knowledge of basic biology/ecology is desirable. 

Required Qualifications:

Must be 18 years or older

Must have valid NJ basic driver’s license (no provisional licenses) and good driving record

Must pass drug and alcohol test

Map reading

Record-keeping skills


Interested candidates must:

complete Application to County of Monmouth found at “How to Apply”

Indicate Mosquito Field Technician for “Title applying for”


Email completed application to and


For more information contact:

Vicki Thompson, Acting Superintendent

Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division

1901 Wayside Road

Tinton Falls, NJ  07724

Phone:  732-542-3630

Fax:     732-542-3267


Faculty Position - Vector Ecologist
Department of Biological Sciences
Purdue University

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position (academic year appointment at the Assistant Professor level) in Vector Ecology, addressing fundamental questions on the relationships among vectors, pathogens, and hosts. We seek candidates with research interests including (but not limited to) emerging infectious diseases, zoonotic diseases, epidemiology, vector and pathogen evolution, biodiversity-disease relationships, short- and long-term impacts of climate change, population genetics, and land-use changes.
Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Biology or related field and relevant postdoctoral experience. The successful applicant is expected to maintain an externally funded research program in Vector Ecology, teach undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in ongoing programs in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology area and the Department of Biological Sciences.
Extensive opportunities for collaboration exist across the Purdue campus. The Department of Biological Sciences has over 50 faculty members conducting research in ecology and evolutionary biology, structural biology, neurobiology, virology, microbiology, molecular and cell biology, bioinformatics, and biology education ( These opportunities are enhanced by a highly interactive community of scientists within the Colleges of Science, Agriculture, Pharmacy, Health and Human Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Engineering and interdisciplinary centers in the life sciences including the Purdue Center for the Environment, the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience, and the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery.
Applications should be submitted electronically to as a single PDF file containing a letter of interest, a detailed curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a two to three page summary of research interests, and a one-page teaching statement. Purdue University’s Department of Biological Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Purdue is an ADVANCE institution. Inquiries should be directed to Prof. Esteban Fernandez-Juricic, Chair, Vector Ecologist Biology Search Committee at ( or Vector Ecologist Biology Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 915 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.
Purdue University is an EOE/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women,
individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.