Vector Surveillance Control Intern (Former Employee) – Grapevine, TX – January 1, 2019
The vector surveillance control intern is a temporary internship that runs from July to December. The main responsibilities were setting out traps and transporting them to Tarrant County Public Health for analysis. At the end of the year the intern must complete a project report detailing what they did and their project results.
Apart from the inconsistent hours and delays caused by higher prioritized trains, working for the Tarantula was very enjoyable. Holiday seasons were tough with long hours and thousands of people, but when the crowd was having fun so were you.
Fun place to work and I have a lot of great memories and friends there. When the city enlarged the recreation center it was awesome. However, in a way, it lost some of its charm and family feel that it had.
A typical day at work is normally really casual but always fun. As of late I have learned to be patient with clients Management has always been very good to me in catering to my needs. Sometimes the hardest part of the job is working late hours and the heavy lifting. The most enjoyable part of the job are the people I work around. All of whom are hard working.
Wonderful city. Environment is very pleasant. Only draw back is the pay scale seems on the low side. They have very strict requirements and high standards for new hires but I do not think the pay reflects that very well. Good retirement program. Best to start young and get 20 years. If you start later, you will not reap those benefits.
Great experience to be gained from highly professional individuals who have awesome tenure with the City. I am very much enjoying my opportunity and believe the experience I am gaining from the internship in Human Resources is invaluable.