Jobs & RFPs

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Field Assistant (Seasonal), Marin/Sonoma MVCD

Description: Under the direction of the Field Supervisors (FS), the Field Assistant (FA) is responsible for all tasks assigned in support of the District’s daily field operations.

  • Provides support on various projects and assists the Vector Control Technicians in their daily mosquito and vector surveillance and control work. Duties include but are not limited to: performing service requests, mosquito surveillance, and mosquito control work associated with catch basins and fish ponds.
  • This is a full-time seasonal position, not to exceed 1500 hours per calendar year.

Submission Deadline:  3:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2019

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General Manager, MVMD of Santa Barbara County

Description: The Mosquito and Vector Management District of Santa Barbara County is seeking talented candidates for general manager.  The general manager is the chief administrative officer responsible directly, or through delegation, for administration of a mosquito and mosquito-borne disease control and surveillance program; administration of all financial activity including budgeting, accounts management, and payroll; human resources including hiring, benefits, staff evaluation, and union interactions; and preparing, administering, and enforcing the board of trustees agenda.

Submission Deadline:  Open until filled

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Seasonal Assistant – Extra Help, Orange County MVCD

Description: Under supervision, to carry out routine assignments and related operations in a vector control agency, and to do related work as required.  The Seasonal Assistant carries out assignments, the details of which have been planned and organized by persons working at a higher level. These assignments may include working as part of a vector crew, abating designated sources, and performing general unskilled labor in source reduction.The typical employment period for this position is March through October, with a typical work week of Monday – Thursday.  However, employees may be asked to work alternate schedules which could include Fridays.

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

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Director of Human Resources, Greater Los Angeles County VCD

Description: Under the general direction and supervision of the General Manager, and in collaboration with other departmental Directors, the Director of Human Resources leads a full-service human resources operation planning, coordinating and directing the activities of the Human Resources Department. This includes the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the Human Resources programs and services including employee health benefit administration, classification and compensation, recruitment and selection, employee relations, risk management, workers’ compensation, and safety training.  The incumbent also provides professional advice and counsel to department management staff in resolving HR related issues and develops and evaluates human resources policies, programs, and practices. The Human Resources Director, in conjunction with the General Manager, originates and leads practices and objectives that provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes accountability, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and high employee morale to produce a highly motivated and quality workforce. 

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled. An initial screening of applications will be conducted January 30, 2019.

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Vector Control Assistant – Seasonal, West Valley MVCD

Description: This is an entry level position in vector control.  The Vector Control Assistant gives assistance to an experienced technician in the inspection of vector sources, applying vector control related materials, and pursuing source reduction projects.  Work is performed in accordance with established methods and techniques.  The employee is closely supervised and receives specific assignments and guidance accompanied by detailed oral or written instructions. 

Submission Deadline: February 8, 2019

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Seasonal Surveillance Assistant (Laboratory technician), West Valley MVCD

Description: Under direction, perform duties related to the District’s invasive Aedes mosquito surveillance program which would include but not be limited to, setting up various types of traps to collect invasive Aedes species, maintaining traps, processing collections, entering data and assisting in any other relevant laboratory work as directed.  

Submission Deadline: February 8, 2019

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Accounting Specialist *Limited Term*, Orange County MVCD

Description: Under general supervision, performs a variety of specialized, para-professional accounting work in connection with the preparation, review, and maintenance of financial and statistical records; verifies, posts and records a variety of financial transactions; generates reports; and performs related work as required.

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

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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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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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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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