Position Information

Feb 28, 2020

May 1, 2020



The Prince William County Department of Public Works is seeking candidates for seasonal employment to assist the Mosquito and Forest Pest Management Branch with mosquito surveillance and forest pest related activities. Work will be performed in a variety of functions and will be mostly outdoors. Typical tasks will include, but are not limited to, mosquito surveillance, forest pest monitoring, tree identification and outreach/education; some lab work sorting of mosquitoes and forest pest insects will be involved. Training will be provided.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Sets out and collects adult mosquito traps in an accurate and timely manner
  • Sorts adult mosquitoes and prepares specimens for lab identification and testing
  • Assists in tree plot surveys and tree identification using the i-Tree toolset
  • Conducts forest pest trapping and surveillance
  • Locates, identifies and monitors larval mosquito habitat
  • Maintains and inventories assigned equipment
  • Organizes trap equipment daily and safely transports equipment to trap sites
  • Utilizes and enters data into a comprehensive database
  • Conducts site visits relating to mosquito and forest pest inquiries
  • Educates the general public through a variety of outreach/education adult and child activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English
  • Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm (flexible schedule may be accommodated)


  • Some college coursework in a related field of study (Biology, Environmental Science, Forestry, Agricultural, etc.)
  • Experience performing duties outdoors in a variety of terrain and weather conditions
  • Experience working independently
  • Experience with collecting data in the field
  • Ability to identify tree species native to Virginia

No benefits; however, college students may be eligible to apply for college credit

How to apply:

   Email. Please send resumes to Jean Beard at JBeard@pwcgov.org. For more information, please call

$10-14/hour based on relevant education and experience

Hours per week

Employer Information

Jean Beard



14879 Dumfries Road, Manassas, Virginia,

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