100 Years of Fighting Mosquitoes in California

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Recent MVCAC Job Listings

Public Health Educator, California Department of Public Health / Public Health Foundation Enterprises Chikungunya Surveillance and Education Program

Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease, poses an increasing threat in the Western hemisphere with over 1.2 million cases reported since December 2013, including cases from several states in northern Mexico. Given the establishment of Aedes mosquito vectors of chikungunya in California and the extensive travel between Mexico, other regions of Latin America, and California, the threat of local chikungunya transmission is growing. The candidate for this position will develop an education program for physicians, travelers, and the general public to enhance preparedness and response to travel-related and locally transmitted chikungunya in California.  

The Public Health Educator position is a full time position that is grant funded for eight to 12 months, depending on funding.  This position is at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), in Sacramento, CA. The Chikungunya Surveillance and Education program is part of broader program focusing on the prevention and control of mosquito-borne diseases in California, such as West Nile virus. 

For more information and to apply: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1090427

Vector Control Manager, Alameda County VCSD

Recruitment #15-5693-01

DATE OPENED 7/13/2015
FILING DEADLINE 8/7/2015 5:00:00 PM
SALARY $38.56 – $45.84/hour; $80,204.80 – $95,347.20/year
HR ANALYST Sylvia Perez
WORK LOCATION Alameda
INTRODUCTION

THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION.  The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.

Application and Supplemental Questionnaire:  A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application.  Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification. Applications will only be accepted on-line.

Assistant Mosquito Technician, Alameda County MAD

Job Announcement

Position:                Assistant Mosquito Technician

Filing Period:         Open until filled

Salary Range:      $5318.70 – $6801.44 per month

Benefits:                 Full benefit package (retirement, medical, dental, vacation, sick leave, holidays)

Status:                    Regular full time

Application:           Complete and return a District application available online at www.mosquitoes.org.

Definition

Under supervision by the Field Supervisor, the Assistant Mosquito Technician conducts a planned program of mosquito detection and abatement in an assigned zone, assists support staff and does related work as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Includes but is not limited to:

·       Carries out a thorough inspection and treatment program for mosquito control

·       Identifies both larval and adult stages of mosquito species found in Alameda County

·       Coordinates the work of team members within assigned zones(s)

·       Follows District safety procedures and other regulatory requirements when using pesticides and District equipment

·       Participates in disease surveillance, entomological research, mapping, public education, public relations (including interviews with TV, radio and print media)

·       Assists in the training of new employees

·       Participates in the maintenance of equipment and facilities

·       Prepares daily work reports, maintains a record of activities and uploads field information into the District database

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General Manager, Coachella Valley MVCD

Application Deadline:

First review of applications on August 14, 2015

About the District:

The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District is a non-enterprise special district accountable to the residents of the Coachella Valley and charged with protecting the public health within its boundaries through the control of vectors (such as mosquitoes) and vector-borne diseases.

The District boundary encompasses 2400 square miles, including Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and unincorporated sections of Riverside County.

The District operates under the California Health and Safety Code, Division 3, Sections 2000-2910 and is governed by an 11-member Board of Trustees. There are 57 full-time employees and 3-6 seasonal staff from April to November.

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CHIEF PILOT (Mosquito Control), Beaufort County South Carolina

CHIEF PILOT (Mosquito Control) – Duties include management of fixed wing and rotor wing aircraft;

supervision of several part-time pilots (as needed); aerial application of public health insecticides;

surveillance; pre- and post-flight checks; assistance with maintenance and/or repair of aircraft and

spray equipment; compliance with applicable FAA and EPA regulations and directives; support of

Sheriff’s Office/Emergency Management activities (only as needed with prior approval); and record

keeping. Aircraft consist of 1967 OV-10D Bronco (operated under public use) and 1980 Hughes

369D/MD-500D (operated under public use and Part 91).

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