Supervising Vector Ecologist – County of San Diego

Job description: Supervising Vector Ecologists are assigned to the Department of Environmental Health and Quality and supervise the work of professional, technical and support personnel, and are responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating multiple program areas throughout the county involved in vector-borne disease and vector nuisance abatement through surveillance, identification, analysis, prevention, and control of vertebrate and invertebrate vectors, their hosts, and sources. This position oversees compilation, preparation, analysis, and presentation of reports, records, documents, and other information pertaining to vector biology, vector-borne disease surveillance, and vector prevention efforts.

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District Manager – Churchill County Mosquito, Vector, & Noxious Weed Abatement District

Job description: This position will be selected by a Board of Trustees and in a public meeting. All application paperwork, memos, and resumes may be considered public records. Definition: The District Manager, under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, acts as the executive officer of the District. This person organizes, plans, directs, and delegates the operations of the District, and represents the District and the Board of Trustees in its relations with the community, media, and other agencies. The District Manager handles a wide variety of complex managerial and technical mosquito and weed ecology functions, and programs and performs related work as required. This person acts with a high degree of discretion and integrity in making program, fiscal, operational, personnel, and technical entomological decisions under routine and emergency conditions.

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Territory Sales Representative – Mosquito Control Products – Southern CA

Job description: Clarke – the leading provider of solutions for public health mosquito control is seeking to hire an Outside Sales professional to drive the growth of our Mosquito Control products business in Southern California and surrounding geographies. With Clarke, you are a trusted consultant – designing and offering solutions to help your customers to control mosquitoes and the risk of mosquito borne disease within their communities. As you would expect in an outside sales role, your schedule will vary depending on the time of the year. During the Spring and Summer months, you can expect to spend a significant amount of time traveling and calling on mosquito control districts and municipalities to help them to prepare for and manage their busy mosquito season. During other parts of the year, you will conduct educational workshops, attend regional and national meetings, develop your sales strategy, plan, forecast and budget, and participate in customer trials to provide support and stewardship in the launch of Clarke’s innovative mosquito control products. 

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Vector Field Assistant – Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District

Job Description: Under general supervision, performs support work associated with surveillance activities, including setting and collecting mosquito traps along assigned routes; cares for and maintains sentinel chicken flocks; and performs related work as required.

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Seasonal Vector Control Assistant – Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District is seeking seasonal staff to assist in mosquito and vector surveillance, control, and other support roles. Our District is based in Roseville, CA and serves all of Placer County.

Position Status: Temporary, Full-Time
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Positions will be assigned to mosquito duties that may involve field work, laboratory work or a combination of both and will necessitate driving around the County in a District vehicle. This position can expect to be assigned a range of duties that support the District’s mission to protect
public health.

All positions will be based at District headquarters in Roseville; however, work area may change depending on need and be anywhere in Placer County.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, some or all of the following:

• Observe, assess, and inspect areas for immature and adult mosquito presence or habitat
• Collect samples of mosquito larvae that occur in many different habitats both urban and rural
• Apply mosquito control insecticides under the supervision of a certified vector control technician
• Assist with mosquito control efficacy testing operations during daytime and nighttime hours as requested
• Collect and prepare mosquito samples for further identification or disease testing
• Communicate District messages when interacting with members of the public
• Use a laptop or other device to collect and enter field data
• Safely operate and navigate District vehicles to perform work-related activities

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Laboratory Aid (Seasonal), Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District

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; 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 field surveillance equipment, but may include other work needed by the District.

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Program Supervisor, Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District

Description: Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the Program Supervisor supervises assigned employees and oversees related vector programs; performs quality control inspections; provides field and classroom instruction and training to field staff; assists field employees with problematic service requests, vector inspections, and control work; coordinates various projects with other agencies concerning the implementation of code enforcement/administrative citation processes, field surveys, community education projects, and other related vector projects; and does other related supportive services as required

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Biologist, Delta Mosquito and Vector Control District

Description: Under the general direction of the Scientific Program Manager, the Biologist conducts a variety of field and laboratory procedures to support the District’s vector and vector-borne disease surveillance programs and completes other related tasks that support the District mission as required.

POSITION STATUS Full-time, FLSA exempt, probationary position.

APPLICATION PROCESS Please send CV/Resume, cover letter and application to:

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Biologist position differs from the lower class of Laboratory Technician II in that the Biologist must obtain and maintain the California Department of Public Health Vector Control Technician certification in Categories A, B, C, and D. Biologists are qualified to perform laboratory operations including vector surveillance, vector-borne pathogen surveillance, insecticide resistance monitoring, insectary tasks, and fish hatchery tasks. Additionally, Biologists assist in purchasing laboratory supplies, inventory, preparing reports, maintaining laboratory equipment and facilities, and are encouraged to actively participate in Mosquito and Vector Control Association (MVCAC) and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

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Field Supervisor, West Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District

Description: Under direction, plans, organizes, and supervises the field inspection and control operations of the District; supervises employees engaged in such operations; and performs related work as required.  May be required to cover any program for the District so must have a thorough knowledge of each program in the District.

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Communications Manager, Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District

Description: Under general direction, plans, organizes, and manages the staff and operations of the Communications Department including public relations, outreach, public education, communications, media relations, government relations, and community events; assists with formulation of departmental policies, goals, and directives; coordinates assigned activities with other District departments, officials, outside agencies, and the public; fosters cooperative working relationships among District departments and with intergovernmental, regulatory agencies, and various public and private groups; provides responsible and complex professional assistance to the General Manager in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required. 

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