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Seasonal Employment Opportunities 

All positions start at $15/hr

Field Technician

( Positions Available:  Wheeling - 18, Bartlett - 20, Elk Grove - 15 )

Field Technicians protect the public’s health by inspecting standing water for mosquito larvae and treating the water as required.  During heavy mosquito outbreaks employees may be required to work additional hours to control mosquito larvae and the biting adults. No experience is required.

Lab Technician

( 3 positions available )

Lab Technician's perform collection and identification of Mosquitoes in our district.  Using 3 different methods of collections (BG Sentinel, Gravid, and NJ Light).  Lab Technicians also test mosquitoes for mosquito-borne diseases, like West Nile Virus.

Radio Dispatch/Data Entry

( 1 positions available  )

The focus of this job is the entry of all hard copy data, (Field reports, time sheets, service calls, etc.).    Radio operation duty requires the employee to maintain communications with Field Trucks, record vehicle locations and treatments.  No experience required.

Criteria for Seasonal Employment

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Must possess a valid Driver's License

  • Pass the Illinois Department of Agriculture General Standards Exam with a score of 70% or above. Study materials will be supplied.  The District will pay all testing and licensing fees AND you'll be paid for your time to take the exam!

  • Meet additional District requirements outlined on the job application and explained in detail during the interview process



Monday–Friday:  7:00am to 3:30pm

Employment duration:


Hiring Process


Interested applicants look below for application information.

Email to: 

Fax to: 847-537-2583

Once an application is processed, qualified applicants will be contacted to complete an in-person interview at the Wheeling facility location

The Northwest Mosquito Abatement is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, or disability status.


Contact our Chief of Field Operations John Blankenberg at if you have any additional question about the position.

Application for Seasonal Employment

There are two ways to apply for a seasonal position with Northwest Mosquito Abatement District. 

  • Download either the Word or PDF document linked, fill it out, and follow the return directions above. 

  • Fill out the online application below.

Seasonal Employment Application

Applicant Information

Available start and end dates

(Note: failure to include & abide by stated start & end dates may result in employment disqualification, dismissal and/or loss of length-of-stay bonus, Seasonal mosquito control work may be available to Sept. 30th)

Work location preference

For the 2024 season, Wheeling shop will be closed due to renovations. Lab and radio will be located at temporary offices at 1500 Hicks Road Suite 100, Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008. 


For Field Technicians, please choose your first and second choices the two operational shops. Following are addresses for each to determine which the best option for you. Elk Grove address:  Bartlett address:  

Note: At times, due to the unpredictable nature of mosquito control work, extended hours may be required of all field operations personnel in the form of 9 hour shifts, evening adulticiding work and Saturday day-time work.

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