Jobs & RFPs

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Vector Control Technician IV, San Diego County VCP

Description: The County of San Diego is currently accepting job applications for Vector Control Technician IV. Vector Control Technicians perform vector detection, prevention, and control of mosquitoes, rodents, and other vectors within an assigned geographical or program area.  The Vector Control Technician IV supervises, trains, and evaluates all lower level Vector Control Technicians in either a major geographical section or program area.

Submission Deadline:  June 30, 2017

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Aedes Control Technician (Limited Term/Temporary), Greater Los Angeles County VCD

Description: Under general direction of the Operations Supervisor and direct supervision of the Vector Control Specialist, the Aedes Control Technician performs inspections (surveillance) and control operations relative to mosquito vector problems in an assigned area. The Aedes Control Technician will exercise safe and proper judgment in the execution of daily vector control assignments. The Aedes Control Technician 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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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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Facilities and Fleet Maintenance Supervisor, Greater Los Angeles County VCD

Description: Under the general direction of the District’s General Manager (GM), the Facilities and Fleet Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for planning, directing, organizing, supervising, and coordinating the activities and operations of the Facilities and Maintenance Department. This includes repair of all District vehicles, specialized and spray equipment, and all District facilities, including general building and yards maintenance, procurement, and implementing short and long term goals and objectives for the District.  The incumbent plans, coordinates and manages the daily operational work activities of the Maintenance Mechanics (MM), and is expected to assist them in the execution of their duties. The Facilities and Fleet Maintenance Supervisor occasionally designs and fabricates special equipment for the operational control and scientific-technical programs; maintains a computerized inventory of shop tools, vehicles and spray equipment parts; is responsible for the stocking and release of inventory items; prepares and manages an annual maintenance budget under the direction of the GM and is responsible for ordering and procuring items and reconciling expenses associated with that budget; generates and maintains various reports and forms relative to his/her duties; and coordinates work with outside vendors and contractors for maintenance and automotive services; and performs related work as required. 

Submission Deadline: Open until filled

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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:  http://www.ocvector.org/employment.html
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. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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.

QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES:

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.

Education/Training/Experience:

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.

 

Seasonal Vector Assistant, Shasta MVCD

Interested parties who meet the qualifications must submit a District application. Resumes alone will not be accepted, but may be included with application. To obtain an application, please visit our website www.shastamosquito.org, look in “About Us.”
Submit by e-mail to contact@shastamosquito.org. Please attach the application materials as a Word or PDF file with the classification title, Seasonal VCA in the subject line.

SALARY: $14.25-$17.32/hour DOE

OPENING DATE: 2/17/2017

CLOSING DATE: Until filled

STATUS: Seasonal

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Deputy Director, Florida Keys Mosquito Control District

Description: The Deputy Director is required to develop, evaluate, and administer all aspects of the District’s operations including but not limited to ground and aerial operations, aircraft and airport facilities, operational budgeting, construction, safety, and other general operations. This is an experienced administrative/technical/logistical position involving the coordination of the District’s operations, maintenance, building, and safety programs. This position requires substantial travel throughout the District.

Submission Deadline: Open until filled

More Information: https://careers-keysmosquito.icims.com/jobs/1019/deputy-director/job

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Microbiologist, Public Health Foundation Enterprises – CDPH

Description: The Vector-Borne Disease Laboratory (VBDL) supports statewide surveillance and control of vector-borne diseases such as endemic and emerging arboviruses, Lyme disease, and plague.  In addition to testing environmental samples such as ticks, fleas, and animal blood for vector-borne and zoonotic disease agents, VBDL tests mosquitoes for molecular markers that indicate potential pesticide resistance to commonly used insecticides. In order to support effective statewide control of invasive Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus mosquitoes, that have the potential to transmit Zika virus, the VBDL will increase laboratory testing capacity to determine susceptibility of mosquitoes to the range of pesticides that may be used by local vector control agencies. The Microbiologist will independently develop novel molecular assays, such as an assay to test field-collected Ae. albopictus mosquitoes for pesticide resistance in California. In addition, the Microbiologist will work with VBDS staff to make and distribute screening bottle bioassays for local vector control agency pesticide resistance preliminary testing. Results are used to inform control or education activities by state and local governmental agencies.

Submission Deadline: Open until filled

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Assistant Microbiologist, Public Health Foundation Enterprises – CDPH

Description: The Vector-Borne Disease Laboratory (VBDL) supports statewide surveillance and control of vector-borne diseases such as endemic and emerging arboviruses, Lyme disease, and plague.  In addition to testing environmental samples such as ticks, fleas, and animal blood for vector-borne and zoonotic disease agents, VBDL tests mosquitoes for molecular markers that indicate potential pesticide resistance. In order to support effective statewide control of invasive Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that have the potential to transmit Zika virus, the VBDL will increase laboratory testing capacity to determine susceptibility of mosquitoes to the range of pesticides that may be used by local vector control agencies. The Assistant Microbiologist will conduct biochemical (microplate) and molecular assays on mosquitoes submitted for resistance testing. The Assistant Microbiologist may also assist in bottle bioassays for local vector control agency pesticide resistance preliminary testing. Results are used to inform control or education activities by state and local government.

Submission Deadline: Open until filled

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Program Manager, Placer MVCD

Description: Under the general direction of the Assistant Manager, the Program Manager(PM) is responsible for the leadership and execution of the District’s Integrated Vector Management Program including but not limited to: Vector Surveillance Program, Vector Control Program, and other support duties as assigned. Incumbent is responsible for strategic planning and department budget.

Submission Deadline: Open until filled (First review of applications will be January 13, 2017)

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Operations Manager, Coachella Valley MVCD

Description: The Operations Manager is an at-will, exempt, confidential, managerial position responsible for supervising and managing the District’s vector control operations department.  The Operations Manager plans, directs, organizes, and coordinates; prioritizes, assigns, and reviews work of vector control operations program and department staff. This position performs advanced professional work which requires the interpretation and application of advanced concepts, methods, procedures and technologies related to mosquito and vector control.  Excellent communication, leadership skills and sound judgment are required.  This position also performs other related duties as assigned to meet the District’s overall operations workflow needs.

Submission Deadline: Open until filled

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