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Assistant or Associate Vector Scientist, Alameda County MAD

Description: Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District is seeking an exceptional entry or mid-career candidate to support the lab in monitoring mosquito abundance, arbovirus prevalence in mosquitoes, and insecticide resistance.  Candidates must have a strong background in biology, molecular biology and / or ecology as it relates to insects and / or viruses; familiarity with habitats that breed mosquitoes; experience with quantitative PCR and methods for analyzing and visualizing data using computer software.  Preferred expertise includes some or all of the following: identification of larval and adult mosquitoes to species; PCR primer design; analysis of Next Generation nucleotide sequence data; assays for detecting enzyme activity; piloting unmanned air systems (i.e. drone aircraft); independent or mentored research related to monitoring and controlling mosquito abundance; community engagement.

Applicants must possess: a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in biology or related field; a valid California Driver’s License; the ability to maintain and be insurable under the guidelines set forth by the District’s insurance carrier, and to safely operate and navigate District vehicles to perform work-related activities.  The successful candidate will be required to complete a six (6) month probationary period.

Compensation:  annual salary of the Vector Scientist series is $71,105 – $106,739; benefit package (CalPers retirement, medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays).

Submission Deadline:  Applications must be received by May 28, 2018 for consideration.  Preferred application submission is via email: [email protected]

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PROGRAM SUPERVISOR – Mosquito 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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Laboratory Assistant (Seasonal), Contra Costa MVCD

Description: Under the supervision of the Scientific Programs Manager, assists with field surveys for vectors and vector-borne diseases; assists with care/maintenance of sentinel chicken flocks and collection of serological samples for virus testing; assists with laboratory identification of vector specimens; records data and performs routine data entry; assists with laboratory assays and applied research projects; keeps laboratory and lab equipment clean and organized; assists with repair and maintenance of laboratory and field surveillance equipment.

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

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**COMING SOON** Environmental Programs Manager, Marin/Sonoma MVCD

Description: **COMING SOON** Reporting to the Assistant Manager, the Environmental Programs Manager (EPM) will oversee the District’s 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. An 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. The EPM helps conduct annual training of staff regarding compliance with the requirements of the PEIR, BMPs, environmental awareness, special status species, and minimization of ecological impacts while performing vector surveillance and control operations. More complete information will be provided in the job description.

Submission Deadline: **COMING SOON** Position will be open until filled.

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Mosquito Control Technician (Seasonal/Temporary), Greater Los Angeles County VCD

Description: Under general direction of the Operations Supervisor and direct supervision of the Vector Control Specialist, the Mosquito Control Technician (MCT) performs inspections (surveillance) and control operations relative to mosquito vector problems in an assigned area. The MCT exercises safe and proper judgment in the execution of daily vector control assignments. The MCT position does not possess a state certification, an incumbent must be able to perform assignments under the direct supervision of certified District personnel, either a Vector Control Specialist or Operations Supervisor. This classification works relatively independent and is accountable for vehicle safety, the safe use of chemical application equipment, recording work related data, and presenting a good public image of the District. Other duties as assigned.

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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Chief, Departmental Operations, County of San Diego DEH

Description: The County of San Diego invites résumés from candidates with exemplary qualifications for the position of Chief, Departmental Operations, Community Health Division. This position will be assigned to the County’s Land Use and Environment Group, Department of Environmental Health. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and visionary leader who values collaboration and thrives in an environment of multiple stakeholder priorities. The ideal candidate will also have proven experience within a public and/or private sector environmental health program, including occupational health, radiology, and vector control. The ideal candidate will also have full supervisory level experience within an environmental health program. 

First resume review: Week of February 12, 2018 

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Vector Control Aide, Contra Costa MVCD

Description: Under the supervision of a Program Supervisor, assists vector control personnel in performing inspections and control operations for mosquitoes and other vectors, and does other related work and supportive services as required.

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

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Seasonal Mosquito Surveillance Aide, Fresno MVCD

Description: The surveillance aide will perform a variety of laboratory and field work to support the District’s mosquito and vector surveillance, and control programs. The duties listed below are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this position.

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

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Seasonal Mosquito Control Technician, Fresno MVCD

Description: Inspect assigned area for mosquito and other vector breeding sources; maintain an awareness of patterns and practices conducive to mosquito and other vector breeding which are significant to the timing of operations; identify vector species and stages of development; apply insecticides as needed, selecting appropriate material, dosage rates and equipment to obtain optimum coverage and results; maintain an awareness of ecologically sensitive sources and use treatment regime appropriate for habitat; initiate requests for aerial application and provide information required for an effective result; re-inspect treated areas to evaluate efficiency of treatment; stock mosquitofish or other biological control agents as required; maintain records of work done.

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

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Operations Manager, Contra Costa MVCD

Description: Under the direction of the General Manager, provides leadership to, plans, organizes, and directs operational programs. Supervises and coordinates the activities of the Operations Department, demonstrates a full understanding and ensures compliance with federal and state laws, county and city ordinances, District’s policies and procedures, as well as represented employee’s Memorandum of Understanding.

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

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Lecturer, Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES)

Description: Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) invites applications for a full- time faculty teaching position, at the rank of Lecturer beginning in August 2018. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in Environmental Health to support our Bachelor of Science programs in Environmental Health, Environmental Science, and our 5-year dual degree program with the MPH.

Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

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