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Recruitment #22-002247-0155


This position is limited to current contractual and permanent Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) employees only.




27722 Nanticoke Road Unit 2 Salisbury, MD 21801


This position supervises and implements the Mosquito Control Programs in Dorchester County, Somerset County and Talbot County. These are large, complex mosquito control programs which demand strong supervisory skills, technical lmowledge and the ability to manage substantial cost-share budgets. This position acts as a liaison between the State and County and Local jurisdictions to accomplish program goals under these cooperative agreements. This position also assists the Regional Administrator in the implementation, review and modification of these integrated mosquito management programs.

Directly supervises, manage and ensure compliance with Departmental policies and regulations in the mosquito control programs for Somerset, Dochester and Talbot counties. Independently plans, organizes, and supervises the work of subordinate staff, which may include professional, technical, administrative, clerical, or seasonal workers to conduct activities in the mosquito management program. Provide nuisance abatement services to customers as well as control options to prevent the emergence and spread of mosquito-borne disease for the general public. Oversees and manages a regional Open Marsh Water Management and source reduction projects. Manages fleet operations of vehicles, boats, amphibious heavy equipment, all-terain equipment and spray equipment owned by MDA or County. Coordinates with city, county, and state supervisors to manage these resources. Monitors expenditures against available budget throughout the mosquito season and assists in the preparation of annual billing statements, totaling approximately $600,000. Provides management assistance with communications involving County officials, County Finance Offices, and community HOA's/contacts concerning budget allocations, expenditures and service request/issues. Supervises, plans, and evaluates the mosquito control aerial spray program in the Eastern Shore Region. Collects and reviews data used to plan aerial applications. Schedules and supervises spray and flight crew staff.  Organizes, maintains, and orders equipment necessary for aerial applications to be performed efficiently. Completes all necessary paperwork for each application.


Experience: Seven years experience in administrative staff or professional work.

Notes: 1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year up to four years of the required experience.  

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from a college or university and three years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience. 

3. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours for each year of the required experience. 

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Experience performing work in a local or state government Mosquito Control program.

Experience using ArcGIS, ArcCatalog or any other geospatial database


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.



Online applications are STRONGLY preferred.  If you unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: Maryland Department of Agriculture Human Resource Office, Room 304 50 Harry S Truman Parkway Annapolis, MD 21401.  If you are submitting additional information, such as diplomas and transcripts, the preferred method is to upload them online with your application. If you are unable to upload, you may mail, hand-deliver or fax (HR Fax # 443-602-9831).  All paper applications must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date, no exceptions.  (Postmarks not accepted.)   Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.  TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Kathleen Newhouse at 410-841-5837 or

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