District Biologist, Solano County MAD

Description: The Biologist comprises an active component of the District’s support staff that collaborates to assist the District Manager in planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating the District’s mosquito control program. The Biologist works under the direction of the District’s Manager. Responsibilities include setting traps for mosquitoes, identifying mosquitoes, entering results in a database and producing reports. Laboratory duties also include testing dead birds for West Nile virus by the Rapid Analyte Measurement Platform  (RAMP) and monitoring insecticide resistance levels in local mosquitoes. The Biologist also works with the Operations staff in the field to test new control materials and methods in the field. Knowledge of general principles and techniques of mosquito and related vector control, including the proper use of pesticides and safety   precautions; familiarity with life cycles of mosquitoes and other insects.  Ability to use computers and software for text editing, graphing and mapping. Ability and willingness to learn new software programs.  Knowledge of mosquito biology and experience in the use binomial keys to identify insects.

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

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Outside Sales – Mosquito Control Products – Western US (UT, NV, OR), Clarke

Description: For more than 70 years, the companies of Clarke have been setting an unparalleled standard of excellence in the mosquito control industry.  With its expansion into global public health as well as aquatic services, today Clarke seeks to make communities around the world more livable safe and comfortable.  We are committed to three passions: innovation, community and sustainability.

Our outside sales, Control Consultant, for Utah, Oregon and Nevada will develop customer and key partner relationships to support and drive the growth of our business in the Western Region. 

Successful candidates should possess a college degree in business, agribusiness or equivalent combination experience and education, 3+ years outside sales/business development experience in a similar or related industry (i.e., mosquito control, agchem, specialty chemicals, etc.), and work experience that reflects an ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with customers and partners and to serve those stakeholders with integrity and passion.  Experience calling on, and selling to, municipal and governmental accounts is a plus.

Travel up to 50% during season (March through October).  Candidate should reside in the region and be able to work out of a home office (office set-up will be provided).

Outstanding compensation & benefits package that includes salary+commission+bonus, comprehensive health benefits, generous paid time off, 401k, and company vehicle.

Submission Deadline:  Open until filled.

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PROGRAM SUPERVISOR – Vertebrate Program, Contra Costa MVCD

Description: Position oversees, provides direction, and evaluates a mosquito-borne disease surveillance and response program. Coordinates and facilitates field employees, in their assigned areas of Contra Costa County, in achieving program goals and objectives.

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

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Vector Control Technician, Jackson County VCD

Duties will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  1. Survey assigned zone for mosquito larval sources such as irrigated pastures, ditches, marshy areas, sumps, water troughs, etc.
  2. Identify stage of larval development and treat the area as needed.
  3. Operate truck, ATV and hand spray equipment.
  4. Keep records of pesticide applications.
  5. Set out and collect CO2 baited live mosquito traps.
  6. Identify adult mosquitoes and prepare them for testing.
  7. Sample ticks and prepare them for Lyme testing.
  8. Operate chainsaws and other equipment used in vegetation management.
  9. Keep equipment and vehicles clean and ready for use.

Hours: 40 hours per week

Pay Rate: $13 – $16 per hour DOE. Family Health Plan. PERS Retirement.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and feel comfortable driving standard transmission.
  • Must possess ODA Public Pesticide Applicator License within 30 days of hire.
  • Must be able to traverse uneven ground.
  • Must be able to work outside for extended periods of hot weather.
  • Must be able to routinely pick up objects up to 30 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to pass background check and drug test.

Contact:
James J. Lunders, Jackson County Vector Control District Office
Re: Full Time Technician Position
555 Mosquito Lane
Central Point, OR. 97502
541-826-2199

Submission Deadline: 12/31/2018

Field Biologist- Mosquito Control – Florida, Clarke

Description: Clarke’s Field Biologist provides support and partnership to customers through site visits and technical, mechanical, and operational expertise and guidance.  Job responsibilities will include conducting field trials and activities to the application and assessment of mosquito adulticides, larvicides, and pupacides, characterization and calibration of application equipment, deployment and retrieval of meteorological and surveillance equipment, and detailed data recording.  The Field Biologist will work closely with Sales and Marketing teams to provide scientific support in the launch of new products as well as in the support of existing proprietary products in Clarke’s portfolio. And when necessary, the Field Biologist may be called upon to assist with emergency response programs to address mosquito nuisance or mosquito borne disease.

Qualified candidates should possess a B.S. in entomology, biology, environmental science, agribusiness, or related field with a minimum of 1 years of related field research experience.  Experience in mosquito research and control efforts a plus.  Significant travel (sometimes for extended periods of time) and field work is required of the Field Biologist.

This position will support the sales and market activity in Florida, the Eastern U.S., and other parts of the country as needed.  Candidates who are not currently located in geographic proximity to the region can expect a higher degree of travel and may be required to relocate to the region upon hire or shortly thereafter.  

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

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Public Information Officer, Coachella Valley MVCD

Description: The Public Information Officer is an exempt, at-will position responsible for identifying and utilizing appropriate methods for reaching the District’s stakeholders; representing the District in media and community relations appearances; and developing public information programs to raise awareness and provide education about vector control and vector-related public health concerns, including creative video and graphic content for digital, broadcast, and print campaigns. The position requires discretion, judgment, creativity, and will be responsible for supervising other department personnel. Excellent communication skills and sound judgment are required. The PIO reports directly to the Public Information Manager.

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

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Technical Sales Specialist, Valent Biosciences

Description: Responsible for developing Valent BioSciences, LLC (VBC) Public Health products for sales in a multi-State sales territory in the US. This includes servicing accounts, diagnosing and solving customer problems, and working with VBC research, development, and marketing staff to develop account-specific solutions to meet customer needs. In addition, the position will be responsible for providing technical services, advising on the use of VBC Public Health products, properties and modifications of products.

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

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Entomologist IV, State of Hawai’i

Description: State Entomologist are concerned with flies, snails, beetles and other pests (including rodents) of economic and/or medical significance, and with the development, test or application of methods for their propagation or control. Major approaches to problem solving include methods of manipulating the effectiveness of the natural enemy; modifying the environment; changing adverse agricultural practices; introducing predators, parasites, pathogens and other beneficial organisms; devising and adapting abatement practices; applying chemicals; and Integrating biological, chemical, cultural and/or other control measures.

The Entomologist IV independently performs the analysis, evaluation and solution of complex entomological problems with statewide implications; may supervise lower level entomologist as assigned; and performs other related duties as assigned. 

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

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Entomologist V, State of Hawai’i

Description: State Entomologist are concerned with flies, snails, beetles and other pests (including rodents) of economic and/or medical significance, and with the development, test or application of methods for their propagation or control. Major approaches to problem solving include methods of manipulating the effectiveness of the natural enemy; modifying the environment; changing adverse agricultural practices; introducing predators, parasites, pathogens and other beneficial organisms; devising and adapting abatement practices; applying chemicals; and Integrating biological, chemical, cultural and/or other control measures.

The Entomologist V,  is responsible for planing, coordinating, and supervising substantial entomology activities, serving as subject matter specialist and advisor in a highly specialized function and performs other related duties as assigned.

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

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Environmental Programs Manager, Marin/Sonoma MVCD

Description: Reporting directly to the Assistant Manager, the Environmental Programs Manager (EPM) will oversee the District’s California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance, with particular emphasis on ensuring that District’s activities conform with its PEIR. As part of the management team, the successful applicant will play a key role in developing, implementing and monitoring District plans, programs, goals and performance. This position also provides guidance, support, training and direction to the Field Supervisors, Vector Control Technicians, and Laboratory staff pertaining to regulatory compliance and environmental precautions associated with District programs and operations. Another important responsibility will be representing the District in its dealings with regulatory agencies, and acting as a liaison with private property owners in connection with planning and executing mosquito source reduction projects. For more complete information, see the job description.

Submission Deadline: Open until filled.

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Pool Targeting Analyst, Aerial Services

Description: This position is home based, and requires a reasonably fast Windows 7 or later workstation with 2 good monitors, and a fast internet connection. Required licensed software includes Excel, Photoshop CS6 or higher, and free software including Google Earth PRO, CoreFTP-le, as well as the installation of a number of data and image management programs provided by Aerial Services.

Our analytic season starts mid-March and continues demand-based through September. We fly a customer-specified area taking high definition aerial photos, and place data on our secure FTP. You will receive your assignments by email, and will download raw image and tabular data. After completing a carefully scripted set of tasks identifying neglected pools, you will return extracted data to the FTP site. Our goal is to deliver highly accurate results to the customer 5-7 days after the flight, so the work is intermittent but intense.

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

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