The Tangipahoa Mosquito Abatement District began in 2003 in Hammond, Louisiana. Our mission is to protect public health and welfare of district citizens by using comprehensive, integrated mosquito management strategies.


This is a professional position concerned primarily with laboratory and field evaluation of the techniques employed by the mosquito abatement district and will provide the director with all relevant data and statistics on a daily basis. Work involves creative studies in mosquito biology, ecology, population dynamics, and mosquito susceptibility


  • Under direction, plans and conducts studies on mosquito breeding and mosquito population dynamics
  • Performs annual reviews and evaluates all treatment and inspection data for use in preparing District directives and plans for the future
  • Plans, supervises, participates and evaluates adult mosquito cage tests
  • Plans, supervises, participates and evaluates laboratory and field tests of larvicides and adulticides
  • Plans, supervises, participates and evaluates particle size determination of ground ULV equipment
  • Supervises and coordinates the calibration of ground ULV equipment
  • Supervises and performs identification of mosquito adults and larvae
  • Provides training for mosquito identification
  • Ensures that job responsibilities of immediate subordinates are closely followed and carried out promptly
  • Performs periodic “follow up” of all work performed by subordinates in order to evaluate and measure performance levels
  • Receives daily briefings from subordinates at the end of each day on work performed
  • Works with Public Outreach Specialist to provide educational presentations to local schools and events
  • Works with GIS Specialist to develop maps and reports on mosquito and disease activities
  • Supervises ground adulticide operations, assigns nightly zones to be sprayed
  • Coordinates the disposal of chemical waste materials
  • Presents at annual Louisiana Mosquito Control Association and American Mosquito Control Association conferences
  • Other duties as assigned by the director


The qualifications for this position are a Bachelor of Science degree in entomology, zoology, or other related biological science. Master of Science degree in entomology, biological science, or related field strongly preferred. In addition, within six months of employment, employee must obtain certification as a Mosquito Control Applicator (Category 8A) by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Proficiency with computers and common office computer applications (word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software, etc.) is necessary. The District reserves the right to change duties and qualifications as business requires.


  • Full time position: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm
  • Starting hourly pay rate: $29.40 with excellent benefits package
  • Please email Colby Colona with questions or to send resume: colby@tangimosquito.org
  • For more information on our program, visit: tangimosquito.org
  • TMAD is a drug-free workplace. EOE.