MVCAC 2017 Annual Conference

March 26-29
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay (San Diego)

Click here for more information

homepage-mosquitoWe Have A Mission:

To provide quality public information, comprehensive mosquito and vector-borne disease surveillance, training to high professional standards, and effective legislative advocacy on behalf of California mosquito and vector control districts. Learn more…

Recent MVCAC Job Listings

Vector Control Biologist, Alameda County VCSD

DATE OPENED 3/20/2017 5:00:00 PM
FILING DEADLINE 4/14/2017 5:00:00 PM
SALARY $31.72 – $38.56/hour; $65,977.60 – $80,204.80/year
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Permanent Full-Time Employment
HR ANALYST Nicole Lewis-Bolton

Click here for more information and to apply

Director of Communications, Orange County MVCD

*This is a continuous recruitment.  First application review on April 1, 2017* 

To apply for this position, an application must be completed using the APPLY link on job:
Communications from the District regarding each candidate’s status will be sent via the email address listed on the application.

***Anticipated Salary Increase April 2017 – $93,200 – $115,800 Annually***

Reporting to the District Manager, this position serves as the District’s director of public and community information and governmental relations, including working with television, radio and print media, and governmental representatives to convey news, information, events, meetings, and other services to District staff and the community; and perform other related duties as required. 


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this position.

  • Develops, directs, oversees, and implements a comprehensive public relations program utilizing various forms of media; oversees distribution of information to the public; represents the District in governmental relations.
  • Oversees the District’s public education efforts through development and execution of specific public information, public education, and community relations programs, events, and procedures.
  • Initiates and writes press releases, public service announcements, articles, speeches, and position papers on District activities, programs and policies; determines methods of presentation and distribution.
  • Attends meetings of the Board, commissions, and committees as required and
  • Promotes District-sponsored community events, activities and programs.
  • Gives informational talks to special groups, including elementary and high school students.
  • Prepares public information response plan for emergency and disaster situations.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of District management.  Methods of gathering, preparing, and disseminating public information.
  • Principles and practices of journalism, public relations, and mass communications.
  • Familiarity with function of Federal, State, and local government operations.
  • Familiarity with California Health and Safety Laws and District policy as they pertain to vector control.
  • Knowledge of vector control practices, biology, and entomology.

Ability to:

  • Develop and coordinate a multitude of communicative programs with District-wide and organizational impact.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State, District and departmental laws, policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Speak effectively before large groups.
  • Perform various reviews and evaluations to determine program compliance.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:  Five years of professional level experience in media and public relations including journalism or news reporting.

Education:  Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Journalism, Public Relations, Public Affairs, Biology, Entomology or a closely related field.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
A valid Class C California State driver’s license issued from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.


Field Program Manager, Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program

Application Deadline: Open until filled

DEPARTMENT: Agricultural Commissioner

LOCATION: Inyo and Mono Counties

SALARY: Range 72 $4601 $4835 $5071 $5320 $5589**

(The above monthly salary is paid over 26 pay periods annually.)

**BENEFITS: CalPERS Retirement System: Existing (“Classic”) CalPERS members as of January 1, 2013, (2% at 55) – Inyo County pays employee contribution for current CalPERS members; new CalPERS members hired after January 1, 2013 (2% at 62) will be required to pay at least 50% of normal cost. Medical Plan – Inyo County pays a portion of employee and dependent monthly premium on PERS medical plans; 100% of employee and dependent monthly premium paid for dental and vision; $20,000 term life insurance policy on employee. Vacation – 10 days per year during the first three years; 15 days per year after three years; 1 additional day for each year of service after ten years to a maximum of 25 days per year. Sick leave – 15 days per year. Flex (personal days) – 5 days per fiscal year. Paid holidays – 11 per year.


Click here for more information.

Mosquito Technician I, Sutter-Yuba MVCD

Description: Under the general direction of the General Foreman and direct supervision of the Field Supervisor and possibly Field Technicians II and III, this position is an entry level position that performs inspections and control operations in an assigned zone or specialized function of a mosquito and vector control agency and does related work as required.

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017

Please click here for more information

Financial Manager, Marin/Sonoma MVCD

Under the general direction and supervision of the District Manager, the Financial Manager performs and oversees a variety of professional, financial, administrative and human resources work. Core functions include budget preparation and monitoring, cost analysis, administrative research and analysis, project analysis and monitoring, risk management, workers’ compensation and general administrative tasks. In addition, this position will administer the District’s benefit programs (health, dental, vision and other plans), draft specifications and monitor District contracts. Supervises and provides technical guidance to assigned administrative support staff.

Key Attributes & Competencies

The successful candidate will be able to work independently. This position requires flexibility and a capacity to adapt quickly. The Financial Manager must be able to maintain and foster working relationships at all levels – field, office, laboratory/scientific and administrative. Occasional interactions with the Board of Trustees can be expected so the successful candidate should be able to analyze data and present his or her findings in a clear and concise manner.

This opportunity is unusual since the successful candidate will have the chance to work with the current Financial Manager through the end of February 2018 to ensure a smooth and seamless transition. The ideal candidate can quickly master the current accounting operating system and unique processes, while proactively assessing the prospect of implementing a more modern system.

The District is seeking someone who enjoys a fast paced environment and can successfully manage the inherent challenges of working with a small staff that produces a large amount of work in a positive working atmosphere.

Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public administration, accounting, human resources or closely related field.

Four years of paid full-time government accounting, human resources and/or administrative duties that includes three or more years in a supervisory or managerial capacity. 

Compensation and Benefits

The pay scale annualized amounts are Step 1: $103,757, Step 2: $107,907, Step 3: $112,223 and Step 4: $116,712

The District offers a benefits package which includes: Medical plan up to family coverage, 80% premium paid by District. Dental, Vision, two $10k life insurance policies and long-term disability plan.

The final filing date for this position is Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

Please complete and send the application materials, which are available at, to