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Vector Control Biologist, Alameda County VCSD

DATE OPENED 3/20/2017 5:00:00 PM
FILING DEADLINE 4/14/2017 5:00:00 PM
SALARY $31.72 – $38.56/hour; $65,977.60 – $80,204.80/year
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Permanent Full-Time Employment
HR ANALYST Nicole Lewis-Bolton
WORK LOCATION Alameda

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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.

 


Field Program Manager, Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program

Application Deadline: Open until filled

DEPARTMENT: Agricultural Commissioner

LOCATION: Inyo and Mono Counties

SALARY: Range 72 $4601 $4835 $5071 $5320 $5589**

(The above monthly salary is paid over 26 pay periods annually.)

**BENEFITS: CalPERS Retirement System: Existing (“Classic”) CalPERS members as of January 1, 2013, (2% at 55) – Inyo County pays employee contribution for current CalPERS members; new CalPERS members hired after January 1, 2013 (2% at 62) will be required to pay at least 50% of normal cost. Medical Plan – Inyo County pays a portion of employee and dependent monthly premium on PERS medical plans; 100% of employee and dependent monthly premium paid for dental and vision; $20,000 term life insurance policy on employee. Vacation – 10 days per year during the first three years; 15 days per year after three years; 1 additional day for each year of service after ten years to a maximum of 25 days per year. Sick leave – 15 days per year. Flex (personal days) – 5 days per fiscal year. Paid holidays – 11 per year.

THIS RECRUITMENT WILL ESTABLISH AN ELIGIBILITY LIST THAT WILL BE USED TO FILL FUTURE VACANCIES IN THIS JOB CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY RANGE.

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Mosquito Technician I, Sutter-Yuba MVCD

Description: Under the general direction of the General Foreman and direct supervision of the Field Supervisor and possibly Field Technicians II and III, this position is an entry level position that performs inspections and control operations in an assigned zone or specialized function of a mosquito and vector control agency and does related work as required.

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017

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Financial Manager, Marin/Sonoma MVCD

Under the general direction and supervision of the District Manager, the Financial Manager performs and oversees a variety of professional, financial, administrative and human resources work. Core functions include budget preparation and monitoring, cost analysis, administrative research and analysis, project analysis and monitoring, risk management, workers’ compensation and general administrative tasks. In addition, this position will administer the District’s benefit programs (health, dental, vision and other plans), draft specifications and monitor District contracts. Supervises and provides technical guidance to assigned administrative support staff.

Key Attributes & Competencies

The successful candidate will be able to work independently. This position requires flexibility and a capacity to adapt quickly. The Financial Manager must be able to maintain and foster working relationships at all levels – field, office, laboratory/scientific and administrative. Occasional interactions with the Board of Trustees can be expected so the successful candidate should be able to analyze data and present his or her findings in a clear and concise manner.

This opportunity is unusual since the successful candidate will have the chance to work with the current Financial Manager through the end of February 2018 to ensure a smooth and seamless transition. The ideal candidate can quickly master the current accounting operating system and unique processes, while proactively assessing the prospect of implementing a more modern system.

The District is seeking someone who enjoys a fast paced environment and can successfully manage the inherent challenges of working with a small staff that produces a large amount of work in a positive working atmosphere.

Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public administration, accounting, human resources or closely related field.

Four years of paid full-time government accounting, human resources and/or administrative duties that includes three or more years in a supervisory or managerial capacity. 

Compensation and Benefits

The pay scale annualized amounts are Step 1: $103,757, Step 2: $107,907, Step 3: $112,223 and Step 4: $116,712

The District offers a benefits package which includes: Medical plan up to family coverage, 80% premium paid by District. Dental, Vision, two $10k life insurance policies and long-term disability plan.

The final filing date for this position is Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

Please complete and send the application materials, which are available at http://www.msmosquito.com/jobs, to recruitment@msmosquito.com


Aircraft A&P, Application Dynamics

A&P/Ground

A&P That specializing in turbine helicopters

Help maintain/build aircraft and equipment ground support in the field.

Salary Starts at $30,000.00 – $45,000.00 a year based on experience plus medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, paid holidays, and paid vacation.  Must be willing to relocate to Florida. This is 01a permanent position.

Please reply by March 31 2017

Please send resume to:  williams@applicationdynamics.net


Helicopter Pilot, Application Dynamics

Year-Round Employment
Salary Starts at $50,000.00 – $75,000.00 a year based on experience plus medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, paid holidays, and paid vacation. Must be willing to relocate to Florida. This is a permanent position.

DEFINITION: performs specialized work in the field of mosquito control by Appling control measures in conformance with State laws, regulations, pesticide labels, and program policies; exercises considerable judgment in all assignments; and performs related duties as required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to carry packs and sprayers weighing up to 40 pounds; field exposure to temperature exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit for prolonged periods of time; working in densely vegetated, flooded environments that are difficult to traverse; assisting in the preparation and field application of pesticides and biological control agents.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Education/Experience: High school graduate or equivalent with experience working in a comparable position. Knowledge of: General biology; safe handling of pesticides; routine maintenance of equipment used in mosquito control operations and safety precautions is desirable.
Ability to: Read and write capably and perform basic math skills; keep accurate logs and records; work dependably and cooperatively with fellow employees and the public; exercise safety precautions; learn to operate specialized equipment; perform heavy labor out-of-doors under adverse weather conditions, including extreme temperatures, sun, wind, water, and insects; walk up to five miles a day over difficult and remote terrain while carrying up to 30 pounds; exercise independent judgment.

Before employment you will be required to obtain aerial applicator license, core and public health licenses.

Please submit application to Williams@applicationdynamics.net by March 31 2017


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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Vector Control Planner, Contra Costa MVCD

FILING DEADLINE: Open until filled

SALARY: $6000-$7500/month

JOB SUMMARY: Under the general direction and supervision of the assistant manager and in collaboration with District management staff, the vector control planner, following policies, regulations and Integrated Vector Management principles, serves as a liaison between the District and private property owners, public agencies (local, state, and federal), and non-governmental agencies (NGOs) to prevent or solve significant vector sources in Contra Costa County. These sources include, but are not limited to, problematic water conveyance structures, such as underground storm drains, flood control channels, ditches, street gutters, storm water Best Management Practices (BMPs), and Low Impact Development (LID) features. Duties involve coordination with public works departments, storm water managers, resource managers, developers, engineers, maintenance and code enforcement staff and others to ensure compliance with the California Health and Safety Code regarding vector production. In addition, the vector control planner acts to enhance the District’s ability to work with municipal and large private property owners to reduce or eliminate major mosquito breeding sources through non-pesticide strategies.

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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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