Disease Prevention Officer Little Cayman
- Agency: Mosquito Research and Control Unit
- Reference: R02782018
- Posted: 10-Oct-2018
- Closing Date: 24-Oct-2018
- Salary: $34,164 - $45,984
- Job Description
THE MOSQUITO RESEARCH & CONTROL UNIT
Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing
invites applications for the post of:
DISEASE PREVENTION OFFICER - Little Cayman
The Mosquito Research & Control Unit is charged with the responsibility of protecting residents and visitors from mosquito-borne diseases and the irritation of mosquito biting. To achieve this, the Department employs a wide range of control techniques under a professional regime of Integrated Mosquito Management, and also conducts scientific research with the aim of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of control measures. The emphasis of work for the Disease Prevention Officer (DPO) will vary and is dependent upon the status of disease transmitting mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands. However, the core function of the position will be to survey and control nuisance mosquito species.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
- Mosquito survey and control of container breeding mosquitoes.
- Mosquito survey and control of swamp and grassland breeding mosquitoes.
- Mosquito trap surveillance.
- Disease outbreak response.
- Assist loading of MRCU aircraft with bulk insecticide when necessary.
Qualifications, Experience & Skills:
Applicants are required to possess at least 3 CXC or equivalent passes; including Mathematics and English. A candidate with an Associate’s (two year) degree from an accredited college/university would be desirable.
- Be capable of using hand held electronic devices such as handheld GPS units, tablets, laptops, vehicle tracking units and be capable of accurately recording information obtained on paper and in an electronic format.
- Trained in the correct procedure for using cutting equipment such as chainsaws and machetes.
- Literate with basic computer skills in MS Word, Excel and Access.
- Possess the ability to communicate and interact appropriately with the public.
- Have the ability to understand and follow instructions effectively.
Benefits will be determined in accordance with the Public Service Management Law and Regulations, the Public Service Pensions Law and the CINICO Health Plan as may be amended from time to time. Pension and health benefits are non-contributory.
Please submit an application form and resume to:
Ligia.Whitaker2@gov.ky via email or mail to
Mosquito Research & Control Unit
99 Red Gate Road
P.O. Box 486
Grand Cayman KY1-1106
APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 24th, 2018
Benefits will be determined in accordance with the Public Service Management Law, Personnel Regulations, the Public Service Pensions Law and the CINICO Health Plan as may be amended from time to time. Pension and health benefits are non-contributory.