Ultra Low Volume Spray Truck Driver -Seasonal

Harris County Houston , TX 77020

Posted 4 weeks ago

Position Description

Under the primary supervision of the assistant supervisors, this position is responsible for the safe, efficient applications of products to control mosquito populations in response to surveillance data. During periods of low to no mosquito-borne disease transmission, this position will assist other areas of Mosquito and Vector Control as needed. Primary supervision for this position will be the responsibility of the ULV Night Supervisor and Assistant ULV Night Supervisors.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Applies insecticides by driving truck-mounted Ultra Low Volume (ULV) spray equipment through assigned areas at night and enters data into the ULV monitoring system.

  • Performs appropriate control measures to mosquito populations in assigned areas as required.

  • Monitors environmental and mechanical conditions during insecticidal applications to ensure accurate delivery of material

  • Uses pesticides in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines, and records all usage.

  • Assists in washing trucks, preventative maintenance on ULV equipment, building and grounds maintenance, cleaning duties, testing ULV, and tracking equipment performance before spray season starts.


  • Other duties as assigned, including special tasks involved in responding to an emergency event

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email.


This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.


Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Licenses/Certifications Required:

  • Valid Driver's License (Texas upon hire) along with a good driving record required for daily surveillance and collection of species

Experience Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work evening and night schedules when required

  • Ability to read and comprehend road maps

  • Must comprehend chemical labels and be willing to work with control-related chemicals (e.g., insecticides)

  • Willing to cooperate and assist other sections in MVCD to accomplish the division's mission

Computer Proficiency:

  • Basic skills using Microsoft Office Suite

  • Must be able to operate the keyboard interface of the ULV Monitor 4 spray system used in the spray truck fleet

Special Skills:

  • Possesses the mechanical technical skills and knowledge required to perform essential tasks in an efficient and effective manner. Demonstrates the willingness and ability to train or coach others in the technical arena.

  • Keeps manager informed of progress and obstacles related to ongoing tasks or projects. Uses written or verbal status reports to ensure that manager is up-to-date and will not be surprised by the status of key activities, actual expenses, or end results.

  • Has established a pattern of working independently, meeting reasonable deadlines, and accepting responsibility for his or her actions.

  • Communicates effectively and appropriately. Uses good judgment as to what to communicate to whom as well as the best way to get that accomplished. Speaks in a clear and credible manner, selecting the right tone for the situation and audience

NOTE:Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation, butONLY the information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume"will not be accepted for qualifications. General Information

Core Competencies Organizational Leadership

  • Understands the organizational mission

  • Understands ethics and public good; is concerned with public trust

  • Demonstrates respect for the opinions and beliefs of others


  • Contributes to an inclusive workplace where equity, diversity, inclusion, and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission

  • Demonstrates a sense of responsibility for the success of the group

  • Collaborates with others to improve quality and address needs


  • Ability to adapt to change

Interpersonal Abilities/Personal Characteristics

  • Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect

  • Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner

  • Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses


  • Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing

Typical Hours of Work

  • Part-Time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt. up to 40 hrs per week

  • During season: ULV - (overnight) 8:30PM- 5:00AM

  • Period of low disease transmission: 7:30-4:00 PM


  • Must be able to lift at least 70lbs, be in good physical health, able to tolerate high heat and humidity for extended periods of time outdoors while working in a variety of urban and natural environments.

  • Must be able to sit and drive with occasional breaks.

  • Field work may require walking on an incline, through brush and fields, lifting, stooping, and bending.

Other Requirements:

  • Must work nights, weekends, and holidays as required to accomplish the mission of MVCD.

  • Must have a good driving record. (Will be verified)


  • LV - Position will primarily be assigned to operate a truck and application equipment in the assigned area at night while maintaining radio communication.

  • Must work nights, weekends, and holidays as required to accomplish the mission of MVCD.

Employment may be contingent on passing a drug screen and meeting other standards.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department

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Ultra Low Volume Spray Truck Driver -Seasonal

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