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  • ISDH Mosquito Surveillance Summer Internship
  • Elkhart County Seasonal Environmental Technician
  • Allen County Seasonal Mosquito Technician

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2021 IDOH Mosquito Surveillance Summer Internship

West Nile Virus (WNV) Field Technician (5 positions available)

Students enrolled in any Indiana college or university and who will be residing in Indiana from May through August 2021 are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to students who will be living in areas of Indiana where additional surveillance is most needed, especially northwest and southeast Indiana.

Job Duties:

The paid interns will assist with the mosquito-borne virus surveillance program of the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH). Intern duties will include trapping mosquitoes for virus identification using gravid traps designed for disease vector collection. The locations for these collections will be determined in consultation with the IDOH Entomology Director. Successful applicants may also be trained on tick collection techniques and contribute to IDOH tick surveillance efforts on a limited basis. Each intern will receive training in mosquito identification and other tasks needed for their work during a 2-day training session at the IDOH Entomology Laboratory in Indianapolis.

These positions will be available mid- to late-May through August 1, 2021. If an applicant is a Ball state University student, he or she may enroll for internship credit. Each intern must agree to work for at least a 10-week period of the project between May 20, 2021 to August 1, 2021. Each intern must have a valid Driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, and be willing to drive the vehicle on state business. Travel expenses will be reimbursed at $0.39 per mile. The hourly wage is $12 per hour at a maximum of 29 hours per week.

Interested students should submit: 1) a cover letter that includes a statement of interest, a description of any previous background and experience in entomology, disease ecology, or epidemiology, and the Indiana county of summer residence; and 2) one letter of reference from a faculty member to:

Dr. Randy Bernot
Department of Biology
Ball State University
Muncie, IN, 47304-0440
rjbernot@bsu.edu
765-285-8844

Electronic applications (as email attachments) are encouraged. Review of applications will begin immediately and interviews will begin late March 2021.

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Elkhart County Seasonal Environmental Tech (Elkhart, Goshen-area)

DEPARTMENT: Health Department – Environmental Division
HIRING RANGE: $10.00/hour
BENEFITS: No benefits offered
DATE POSITION TO BE FILLED: May 2020
HOURS & DAYS OF WORK: 36 hours/week – May through August
LOCATION OF POSITION: Public Services Building – Dunlap
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Within County (please complete driving page on application)

JOB SUMMARY:

  • Variety of seasonal tasks, including mosquito collection and identification, water quality testing, office work and communicating with the public.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of one year of college; science background preferred
  • Requires good communication and record keeping skills with attention to detail
  • Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Pre-employment background check
  • Training will be provided

For additional information or to apply, visit www.elkhartcountyindiana.com and click “APPLY”

Elkhart County Human Resources
117 N. Second Street, Goshen, IN 46526
Telephone: (574) 535-6725 FAX: (574) 535-6750

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

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Allen County Seasonal Mosquito Tech (Fort Wayne-area)

Day Shift:  $11.00/hour; 37.5 hours/week

Apply online at:  Posted soon

For questions:  (260) 449-7459

Under the direction of the Vector Control & Healthy Homes Program Coordinator, the Seasonal Mosquito Technician is responsible for collecting mosquito samples, treating breeding sites, and setting up mosquito traps.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responds to public complaints concerning mosquitoes.
  • Samples and treats bodies of water breeding mosquitoes and permanent mosquito breeding sites.
  • Places and collects adult mosquito traps.
  • Collects mosquito fish to provide to the public.
  • Assists with night-time adult mosquito spraying when necessary.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Prior pest control experience preferred
  • Must be eligible for employment May 4th through September 30th in order to be considered for this position. Local college students who apply will be considered if able to work a minimum of 20 hours a week (within work hours of 8 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday) during the months of August and September.
  • Valid Driver’s License and a demonstrated safe driving record to operate a County owned vehicle
  • Knowledge of public health laws, regulations and related operations, methods, principles and safety measures
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to read a map to respond to public complaints as part of daily field duties
  • Ability to effectively conduct field visits and resolve related situations, emergencies and/or problems
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all Departmental records and information

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The Seasonal Mosquito Technician works in the field with exposure to temperature extremes having the ability to lift up to forty pounds with some bending, pushing and/or pulling loads, kneeling and climbing required with the ability to move around freely.