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at State of Hawaii

Posted: 9/28/2019
Job Reference #: 2153125
Categories: General Labor

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 218339 - Halawa to Kalihi, Island of Oahu Employment Only

This continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of our website.

Duties Summary

Independently conduct vector control surveillance and abatement activities following standard methods and procedures. Positions perform work alone in the field or may perform work as a member of a team when hazardous and unsafe field conditions exist. The work involves the assessment of breeding sources for degrees of vermin infestation and related factors such as terrain, water, plant vegetation, weather, and proximity of livestock animals and neighboring communities; and selection of the appropriate vector control measure, and the safe and correct application of chemical and/or biological control agents.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

Prerequisite Knowledge and Abilities Required:

Knowledge of:
Effectiveness of methods and materials in various vector control situations; classification, function, toxicity and use of pesticides (e.g. insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides, larvicides, adulticides, etc.); methods and techniques of pesticides application; tools and equipment used in vector control work and their proper maintenance; calibration principles and procedures; habits of rodents and small mammals; life cycle of mosquitoes; and hazards and safety procedures, practices and precautions applicable to performance of vector control work.

Ability to: Read, understand and carry out oral and written instructions; learn and apply the vector control methods and techniques, including safe use of pesticides such as insecticides, rodenticides, herbicides and other substances; perform simple arithmetic computations including multiplication and division; perform manual work tasks; operate a light truck; lift and carry, with the assistance of one other person, containers of mosquito fish weighing up to one hundred twenty (120) pounds. Applicants must also have the ability to conduct vector control surveillance and abatement activities in accordance with standard methods and procedures; read and understand pesticide labels and vector control program policies and procedures; calibrate pesticide application equipment; utilize personal protective equipment; and fill out appropriate report forms.

General Experience: Work experience which demonstrated the ability to read and follow oral and written instructions and perform simple arithmetic computations including multiplication and division, or graduation from high school or equivalent.

Specialized Experience: One (1) year of work experience in the field of vector control which involved the application of various mechanical, chemical and biological measures to control vectors. The work experience must have included the mixing and applying of pesticides in field operations to abate infestations of vectors such as insects, rodents and small mammals; and operation and calibration of various application tools and equipment.

Certification Requirement:  Applicants are required to qualify for Department of Agriculture Certificate for Commercial Applicators of Restricted Pesticides within the six months probationary period.

Special Requirement:  Applicants must possess the Department of Transportation (DOT), Airports Division, Airport Motor Vehicle Operator's permit within the six months probationary period.

License:  Applicants must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.


Other Information

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.  To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.  For more information, please click:

The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner.  In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.

The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of the application.

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