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Field Supervisor - spend your summer outdoors and your winter indoors! (Entry level supervisor)

Company: Clarke Mosquito Control
Location: Ankeny
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management is looking for a Field Supervisor that will provide support to the Site Manager in the field and office based in Des Moines, IA. This person will be responsible for helping with the administration of the office including crew scheduling, quality assurance checks, mapping problems, crew check outs, showroom sales and reports etc., in order to ensure customer expectations and objectives for all contracts in assigned territories are met. The Field Supervisor will participate in crew orientations and field training for Seasonal Field Technicians and will spend considerable amounts of time performing field operations alone and alongside the Seasonal Field Technicians.Mosquito field activities may include but are not limited to inspection of breeding site using sample cup and dipper to sample water sources, setting and collection of mosquito traps and identification of those mosquitoes collected. Larviciding activities include treating water sources by using a backpack sprayer or hand application to street catchbasins or ponds. Adulticiding includes treatment of residential areas with a backpack or truck ULV (ultra-low volume) with attached sprayer while following an established route, and participating as ground support for aerial missions. The field work will be performed outdoors, in an environment that may include heavy vegetation, uneven terrain, various species of wildlife and varying weather conditions utilizing various types of equipment such as boats and ATV's. We're seeking an independent, self-motivated, detail oriented, and safety conscious individual with a passion for the outdoors and previous experience both with field work and scheduling to join us in our mission to make communities around the world more livable, safe and comfortable.***PLEASE NOTE*** Due to the nature of our work in mosquito control this position will have day-to-day oversight of a day team and a night team and flexibility in hours worked is a must. The Field Supervisor will be expected to work 2-4 eves per week during the months of May - October to ensure adequate training and time spent with our night crew. Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate or assist as necessary in scheduling of crew and operational activities.
  • Assists in the job ticket flow process.
  • Perform data entry of daily job tickets and contract information to ensure accurate and timely billing of services.
  • Communicates with customers, management and Control Consultants as appropriate to resolve issues or complaints.
  • Works closely with Site Manager and Control Consultant to ensure accurate understanding of contract specifications and customer expectations.
  • Actively seeks ways to improve the quality and efficiency of operations within department and throughout organization.
  • Advises the Site Manager or other appropriate personnel regarding schedule conflicts, service related issues, equipment problems/issues, employee issues and any other job related issues.
  • Assists with the training of all seasonal personnel.
  • Keeps seasonal staff informed on the status of weekly schedule by preparing and communicating schedule, reviewing any problems, and encouraging feedback.
  • Ensures that chemical inventory is maintained such that shortages do not occur and contract requirements are met. Keeps Site Manager and staff informed of chemical status and usage.
  • Performs weekly inventory cycle counts, orders chemical as necessary and prepares reports.
  • Assigns trucks and equipment on a daily basis.
  • Promptly advises appropriate personnel of vehicle and/or equipment damage or malfunction and follows up to make sure that action is taken to return vehicle or equipment to safe and proper working condition.
  • Participates in recruiting activities as necessary to support staffing efforts.
  • Participates as necessary in crew orientation, field training and on-going education activities to insure that employees know proper techniques, procedures and work rules.
  • Performs quality assurance checks in the field.
  • Performs field work often and particularly during times of peak demand or staffing shortage.
  • Performs basic maintenance on field equipment as necessary.
  • Participates in and engages in programs and work practices designed to foster and maintain effective team atmosphere.
  • Responsible for making sure safe work practices and procedures are followed at all timesSuccessful Candidate Must:
    • Previous experience working in a fast paced service operation with some scheduling or dispatching preferred
    • Previous management or team lead experience preferred
    • Previous experience in mosquito control, aquatics or pest control operations is preferred
    • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
    • Strong computer skills including a proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications
    • Ability to obtain necessary state licenses
    • Proficiency with maps
    • Excellent communication and customer service skills
    • Capability to lift up to 75 pounds occasionally and good physical dexterity
    • Communicate effectively in English in both written and verbal forms
    • Have a valid Driver's License with an excellent driving record
    • College degree in related field (Biological/Environmental sciences etc.) preferred or equivalent combination of education and work experience
    • Possess high school level math skills
    • Ability to effectively partner with cross functional teams to meet performance objectives and to support mission and vision of the Company
    • Ability to travel (sometimes at short notice) to multiple site locations to meet the needs of the business as necessary
    • The desire to learn and go "above and beyond" are an absolute must! We are Clarke, a privately-held global environmental products and services company. For over 75 years, Clarke has been making communities around the world more livable, safe and comfortable by pioneering, developing and delivering environmentally responsible public health mosquito control and aquatic services. Our services help prevent disease, control nuisances and create healthy waterways. Our global customers include governments, commercial and residential groups, and international institutions such as UNICEF and U.S. AID.Working at Clarke, you will have the opportunity to grow personally and professionally. You will learn from some of the most talented people in your field and make an impact on the world around us. With Clarke, you join an innovative and passionate team where people are the heart and soul of the organization, working together to create an environment where the employees thrive and nature flourishes. We offer an outstanding compensation and benefits package including training and development (including LinkedIn Learning) medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401k, profit sharing, bonus opportunities, tuition reimbursement, PTO, holidays, and a paid winter break between Christmas and New Years! At Clarke, each individual can AND does make a difference. If you're looking for an opportunity to utilize your skills to impact the success and growth of a business...Clarke is the place! Clarke is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplaceIf you're looking to get your foot in the door with a growing company that truly values our people and the planet, please visit Clarke's website, click on careers and submit resume online today!

Keywords: Clarke Mosquito Control, Ankeny , Field Supervisor - spend your summer outdoors and your winter indoors! (Entry level supervisor), Other , Ankeny, Iowa

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