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Entomologist (Full-Time)

Cape May County Department of Mosquito Control

Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Salary: $36,000.00 - $66,555.00

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Under the direction of the Superintendent the position requires oversight of all mosquito surveillance, identification, data entry, research, public relations and related activities. Both laboratory and field work are required. A New Jersey pesticide applicator license will be required mainly for pesticide efficacy testing and not regular pesticide control applications.                                                                      

Minimum Requirements: New Jersey Civil Service Commission Job Specification 01737. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences with a preference for entomological studies and two years experience in mosquito control or research. An advanced degree (MS, PhD) is preferred but not necessary. Must become a resident of the county within one year of employment, obtain a NJ driverís license and a NJ pesticide applicator commercial license as required by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:30-6. Prospective employees of Cape May County, NJ will undergo a criminal background check, health physical, drug test and functional assessment test.  

Knowledge and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of entomology, mosquito biology/ecology, arboviruses, surveillance trapping methods, scientific research, supervision of laboratory staff and surveillance activities. Must be able to clearly and effectively communicate in English all aspects of the activities listed above to staff, local government officials and the public as needed. Proficiency in MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Word etc. The ability to work effectively and respectfully with others is highly valued. 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.

Physical Demands: This position requires both laboratory and field activities as needed to complete the tasks of the job description. This will include lifting up to 50 lbs.; bending at knees and waist; reaching overhead; traversing uneven ground and aquatic environments; periodically perform repetitive motion associated with computer use and laboratory equipment; periodically work outside the regular scheduled work week to include evenings and weekends when needed.

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Seasonal Assistant, Mosquito Control Middlesex County, NJ

Summer Job Announcement

If you enjoy working outdoors and have an interest in field biology and/or public health this is a great summer job. The Middlesex County Mosquito Commission is hiring seasonal employees to assist in control of mosquitoes for the 2017 season. We are looking for motivated, responsible individuals with the desire to be a part of an environmentally conscious team of professionals serving the Middlesex County residents. No experience necessary, field training will be provided for all aspects of the job. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Commission Supervisor.


  • Be at least 18 years old and possess a valid New Jersey driverís license with a clean driving record;

  • Pass a background check;

  • Obtain a NJ Pesticide Operator License upon hire;

  • Have ability to work independently in a variety of outdoor conditions.

  • Previous classes in biology a plus.

WORK HOURS: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

HOURLY RATE $ 10.50 per hour.

LOCATIONS: May be assigned to work at either- EDISON: 200 Parsonage Rd. Edison NJ (or) SOUTH BRUNSWICK: 81 Broadway Rd, South Brunswick NJ.

 JOB DUTIES include, but are not limited to-

  • Performing inspections of mosquito habitats in assigned areas (urban & sylvan);

  • Collecting samples and applying control procedures including use of appropriate pesticides;

  • Recording and reporting completed assignments;

  • Performing manual labor and other assigned tasks as necessary.

HOW TO APPLY:  Call: 732-549-0665 (or) Apply in Person 7.00 AM to 3.30 PM (MonĖFri).

Contact: William Evegan, Supervisor, Middlesex County Mosquito Commission, 200 Parsonage Road. Edison, NJ 08837.

 ABOUT Middlesex County Mosquito Commission:

 The Middlesex County Mosquito Commission is an autonomous agency within county government.  The Commission was created in 1914 in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, NJSA, Title 26, Chapter 9, Article 2 which mandates provision for mosquito control in every county in state.  The Commissionís primary purpose is to protect the residents of Middlesex County from nuisance mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile Virus by using a comprehensive Integrated Mosquito Management program that includes public education, mosquito surveillance, water management, biological control and chemical control. The Commission works closely with the NJ Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers University and the State of New Jersey (State Mosquito Control Commission, the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services and agencies within the NJ Department of Environmental Protection) as part of a cooperative statewide effort to control mosquitoes.