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Vector Control Technician II, West Valley MVCD

Filing Deadline: May 31, 2017

Salary:  $26.30 – 32.84/hour DOE

Basic FunctionsUnder direction, performs routine vector control operations, maintains awareness of factors conducive to vector breeding, maintains records and maps relevant to vector control, assists supervisors in overseeing seasonal vector control assistants, and performs related work as required.

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General Manager, Contra Costa MVCD

The Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District (CCMVCD) is conducting a national recruitment for an experienced administrator who can lead the District, which serves approximately 1 million residents across a roughly 736-square mile area in Contra Costa County. The position of General Manager is an “at-will” position appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees. With an annual budget of $6.98 million and 33 full-time employees, the General Manager leads the District in its mission to reduce the risk of diseases spread by insects and animals by controlling them in a responsible, environmentally-conscious manner. The ideal candidate will have a broad background in all aspects of organizational leadership along with excellent communication and presentation skills. Requires a Bachelor’s degree along with 5 years of significant, high-level management experience in a public agency or private sector firm; a Master’s degree and/or PhD is a plus. Experience with scientific applications in entomology, biology, or a related technical field is desirable. CCMVCD offers a competitive executive salary and benefits package with a salary range of $145,000 to $175,000 supplemented by an excellent benefits package including membership in Contra Costa County Employees’ Retirement Association. Interested candidates should apply prior to Friday, May 26, 2017 by submitting a comprehensive resume, compelling cover letter, and current salary to apply@ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Mr. Gary Peterson, Ralph Andersen & Associates at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at http://www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/general-manager-contra-costa-mosquito-vector-control-district/


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

Application Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Normal Hiring Rate: $15.30 per hour

Time-base: Full-time w/benefits – One (1) year appointment

FLSA: Non-Exempt; At-will

Location: Santa Fe Springs Location

ABOUT THE DISTRICT

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) is a non-enterprise, independent, special district, enabled and empowered to act as a public health agency as a result of legislation incorporated in the California State Health and Safety Code. GLACVCD is one of five mosquito and vector control districts in Los Angeles County. The District serves approximately 6 million residents in a 1,330 square mile area, making GLACVCD the largest vector control district in Los Angeles County.

JOB SUMMARY

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.

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

 

Application Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Normal Hourly Rate: $14.50 per hour

Time-base: Full-time; Non-exempt (not to exceed 1,000 hours)

Location: Varies; Santa Fe Springs and/or Sylmar Branch

ABOUT THE DISTRICT

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) is a non-enterprise, independent, special district, enabled and empowered to act as a public health agency as a result of legislation incorporated in the California State Health and Safety Code. GLACVCD is one of five mosquito and vector control districts in Los Angeles County. The District serves approximately 6 million residents in a 1,330 square mile area, making GLACVCD the largest vector control district in Los Angeles County.

JOB SUMMARY

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.

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Field Services Supervisor, Merced County MAD

Description: The Merced County Mosquito Abatement District is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Field Services Supervisor.  Under the direction of the General Manager the Field Services Supervisor (FSS) plans, organizes and directs all field activities, facility management, and vehicle and equipment maintenance.

Submission Deadline: May 2, 2017

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Facilities and Fleet Maintenance Supervisor, Greater Los Angeles County VCD

Working Title:              FACILITIES AND FLEET MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR

Application Deadline:   OPEN UNTIL FILLED  

Monthly Rate:               $5,568 – $6,918/month (Salary commensurate with experience)                                

Status:                          Full-time/Exempt/At-Will

Location:                      Santa Fe Springs Headquarters

 

ABOUT THE DISTRICT

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) is a non-enterprise, independent, special district, enabled and empowered to act as a public health agency as a result of legislation incorporated in the California State Health and Safety

Code.  GLACVCD is one of five mosquito and vector control districts in Los Angeles County. The District serves approximately

6.8 million residents in a 1,338 square mile area, making GLACVCD the largest vector control district in Los Angeles County.

JOB SUMMARY

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. 

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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

Physical Location(s):

Florida Keys Mosquito Control Facility – Marathon

Basic Scope/Purpose:

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.

For more information please visit: https://careers-keysmosquito.icims.com/jobs/1019/deputy-director/job

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Seasonal Helper, Sacramento-Yolo MVCD

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled.

Application Process

Interested individuals may download an application from the District web site at www.fightthebite.net/job-listings or in-person at the District Office between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Failure to fully complete an application and the instructions in this job announcement may result in rejection from the process. Please direct all application materials to:

Sacramento/Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District
Attn: Seasonal Helper
8631 Bond Road
Elk Grove, California 95624
(916)685-1022

Or

Submit by e-mail to Jobs@fightthebite.net. Please attach the application materials as a Word or PDF file with the classification title, Seasonal Helper, in the subject line.

Please Note: Applicants are responsible for getting their applications to the District by or before the deadline. Applications must be received by the District no later than 3:30 p.m. PST on the final filing date. No postmarks or faxes are accepted. E-mailed applications are not considered received until opened by District staff.

Job Description

The Seasonal Helper is a temporary position and will be assigned to work under a District supervisor or manager in Administration, Control Operations, Ecological Management, Fisheries, Laboratory, Public Outreach, or Information Technology Department(s) to benefit the goals and mission of the District.

This temporary position requires candidates to be available to work a minimum of 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. The term of the position is anticipated to begin in mid-April and is expected to end on or about September 30, 2017. The term and scheduled days or hours may be increased or decreased depending upon the needs of the program and department.

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Microbiologist, Public Health Foundation Enterprises – CDPH

Public Health Foundation Enterprises

Position: Microbiologist

Location: California Department of Public Health, Richmond, CA

To apply, visit: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1485909

 


SUMMARY

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.

The position reports to the Supervising Public Health Biologist and works closely with the Vector-borne Disease Public Health Biologists, Mosquito Control Specialist, Assistant Microbiologists, and Microbiologists.

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Assistant Microbiologist, Public Health Foundation Enterprises – CDPH

Public Health Foundation Enterprises

Position: Assistant Microbiologist

Location: California Department of Public Health, Richmond, CA

To apply, visit: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1485870


SUMMARY

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.

The position reports to the Supervising Public Health Biologist and works closely with the Vector-borne Disease Public Health Biologists, Mosquito Control Specialist, and Microbiologists.

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Vector Control Technician I/II, County of El Dorado Community Development Agency

To apply visit: www.edcgov.us

The County of El Dorado is conducting this recruitment to fill two (2) extra help seasonal vacancies for the Community Development Agency – Environmental Management Division, located in South Lake Tahoe.  It will also establish a list, for up to three (3) months, which may be used to fill future full time, part time and extra help vacancies at the I and II levels in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe.

*Current vacancies are located in South Lake Tahoe*

DEFINITION
Under general supervision, implements plans to control and eliminate harmful insect infestations throughout the County; assists in the identification of vector-borne diseases and the implementation of practices for their control; assists in the maintenance and repair of vehicles, equipment and facilities.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Vector Control Technician I is the entry-level class of this series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents perform the more routine vector control and maintenance duties while learning the more skilled and complex work. As experience is gained, duties become more diversified and are performed under more general supervision. This class is alternately staffed with Vector Control Technician II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency which meet the qualifications for the higher level class and after obtaining state certification in mosquito, vertebrate and invertebrate vector control.

Vector Control Technician II is the journey level class in this series, fully competent to perform a wide range of vector control and equipment maintenance duties. It is distinguished from Vector Control Supervisor in that the latter is the first full supervisory level of the series and assigns, directs and reviews the work of a staff of Vector Control Technicians.

Education & Experience Requirements (typing “See Resume” in application will not be accepted):

Vector Control Technician I:High School diploma or equivalent GED certificate AND one year of experience in grounds keeping or gardening which has included the safe application of pesticides.

Vector Control Technician II: In addition to the above, one year of experience in vector control at a level equivalent to the County’s class of Vector Control Technician I.

NOTE: The above qualifications are typically accepted ways of obtaining the required knowledge and skills.

 Other Requirements:

Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a four-wheel drive vehicle. Must be available for on-call and overtime duty during winter months for snow-removal operations. Within one year of employment, must obtain certification as a Mosquito Control Technician through the California Department of Health Services. Must possess State certifications in Mosquito Control, Terrestrial Invertebrate Vector Control and Vertebrate Vector Control at the II level.

To apply visit: www.edcgov.us


Program Manager, Placer MVCD

The District is seeking an experienced and dynamic Program Manager to provide leadership and effective and efficient management to daily integrated vector management operations.

Posted: December 27, 2016

Final Filing Date: Open until filled (First review of applications will be January 13, 2017)

Position Status

Full Time, FLSA Exempt, subject to minimum of a twelve-month probationary period.

Application Process

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

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, completed application form and the required Supplemental Questionnaire, which are available on the District website: http://www.placermosquito.org/about-placer/job-opportunities/.

Application materials should be submitted by email, mail, or in-person at: info@placermosquito.org, 2021 Opportunity Drive, Roseville, CA 95678. If submitting by email please put “Program Manager Application” in the subject line.

All required application materials must be complete to be considered. Inquiries may be directed to info@placermosquito.org PMVCD is not responsible for failure of Internet forms or e-mail in submitting your application. No phone calls, please.

Job 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.

This is a single, mid-management level class. The Program Manager, is responsible for performing the full range of duties associated with the District’s vector control operations and vector and vector borne disease surveillance with only occasional instruction or assistance as unusual or unique situations arise. In addition, the Program Manager is responsible for participating in and providing reports and input into the annual District budget process and strategic planning. Assignments may be district-wide or restricted to a specific area.

The Program Manager receives general supervision from the Assistant Manager. Exercised supervision over Molecular Biologist, Vector Control Technicians and Vector Control Assistants.

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Operations Manager, Coachella Valley MVCD

POSITION:    OPERATIONS MANAGER

SALARY:       $7551 – $9,178

BENEFITS:    Full benefit package (retirement, medical, dental, vision, sick leave, 12 ½ paid holidays annually)

STATUS:        Regular full time

CLOSING DATE:      Open Until Filled

Definition of the Position: 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.

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Extra Help Vector Control Technician (Seasonal), San Gabriel Valley MVCD

This seasonal employment period may run from three to six months.

Minimum Qualifications: High School graduate with a good DMV record.

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Integrated Vector Management Compliance Officer, Orange County MVCD

SALARY:

$36.00 – $44.72 Hourly

$6,240.00 – $7,751.50 Monthly

$74,880.00 – $93,018.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 06/13/16

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

DESCRIPTION:

To apply for this position an application must be completed on the link through the District website at http://www.ocvcd.org A resume may be attached.

Communications from the District regarding each candidate’s status will be sent via the email address listed on the application – please be sure to check email for accuracy.

This recruitment is OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

First application review will be June 23, 2016.

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