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Mosquito Control Technician II, San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District

Summary: This is limited supervisory work with some technical responsibility in the general field of mosquito control. Work involves assisting in leadership over technicians and equipment in an assigned area. Some technical responsibility is required for calculating and applying pesticides, mosquito detection, surveillance, source reduction techniques and water management practices. Work is performed in accordance with established methods/techniques and requires the exercise of some independent judgment in making decisions within the scope of various duties. General supervision is exercised by the Regional Mosquito Control Supervisor, or person designated by Management. Occasional inspection of work, reports, conferences, and performance in the assigned area will be
reviewed by designated supervisor.

Working Conditions: Successful candidates will be required to perform in a variety of environments, such as carrying loads in excess of 50 pounds over rough terrain; walking and carrying loads through marshes and creeks; performing outdoor mosquito control operations in above
average heat temperatures.

FILING DEADLINE: Until filled

MCT II Job Announcement 2024 

 

Mosquito Control Technician I, San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District

Summary: This is skilled and specialized work in mosquito control. Work involves inspection of mosquito sources and applying control measures in compliance with State laws, regulations, and district policies. Responsibility for the safe application of pesticides and the efficient operation of spray equipment, motor vehicles, and similar equipment. Work is performed in accordance with established methods and techniques, but employee exercises considerable independent judgment in inspection and spraying
assignments. Supervision is received from a supervisor through review of work and reports, and through conferences.

Working Conditions: Successful candidates will be required to perform in a variety of environments, such as carrying loads in excess of 50 pounds over rough terrain; walking and carrying loads through marshes and creeks; performing outdoor mosquito control operations in above average heat temperatures.

FILING DEADLINE: Until filled

MCT I Job Announcement 2024 

Director of Research, Collier Mosquito Control District

($79,348 – $132,092 Annually)

Who We Are

The Collier Mosquito Control District (the District) has been in existence since 1950 and has evolved with the changes in the community. The District exists to control populations of both pestiferous and potentially disease-carrying mosquitoes throughout the community in which we all live. We contribute to a healthy, high quality of life in southwest Florida and beyond by upholding public trust, applying sound science, using best practices in mosquito control, economic responsibility, and an enduring search for solutions.

Requirements Brief Job Description:

The Director of Research plays a crucial leadership role, overseeing the supervision, evaluation, and performance management of a diverse team of research personnel, including Entomologists, Biologists, Technicians, and Interns. This position is responsible for spearheading the design, execution, and analysis of surveillance activities and research programs, ensuring that data collection and analyses adhere to high standards. The Director of Research evaluates research outcomes, communicates key findings to stakeholders, and keeps the executive team updated on advancements in mosquito control techniques and methodologies. Additionally, this role is pivotal in the development of strategic partnerships and collaborative projects across industry, academia, and government sectors. The position oversees the department’s budgeting and goal setting and disseminates research findings through scientific publications and presentations. While the successful candidate will have an office in the Administration building, they will frequently work in the field. Fieldwork includes but is not limited to schools, businesses, governmental organizations, media outlets, in District aircraft, laboratory, mosquito habitat, professional and political gatherings, conferences, symposia, and more. The

Person We Are Looking for Will Have

• Knowledge of mosquito taxonomy and biology and all aspects of mosquito control

• Ability to posit relevant hypotheses and utilize appropriate research methods to gain accurate, relevant and actionable data • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Demonstrated computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft 365, database design and management and digital presentation tools

• Ability to communicate effectively to large audiences as well as a variety of news media (television, radio, newspaper)

• Help to maintain a favorable public image for the organization through a wide variety of interactions with citizens

• General mechanical ability and operating knowledge of basic handheld and power operated tools (wrenches, wire cutters, heat gun, soldering iron, voltmeter, flowmeter) • Must be able to read, speak and write in English, including technical and scientific jargon What We Would Like You to Have

• Master’s degree in entomology or related science from an accredited college or university; Ph.D. degree preferred

• Five years of mosquito control experience preferred (Ph.D. may supplement experience) • Demonstrated management experience required

• Must obtain Florida Public Health Pest Control license within 6 months of employment

• Class “E” Florida Driver’s License; clean driving record Our Partnership with You This full-time, Exempt position offers a salary that is commensurate with experience and typically includes an annual performance review.

The benefits package comprises health, vision, dental insurance, 457 matching, Florida Retirement System, paid vacation, sick time, holidays, short and long-term disability coverage, voluntary life insurance, and continuing education assistance.

Interested Applicants Email your resume/CV to the HR Team at Careers@cmcd.org. If selected for the position, you will be asked to fill out an official CMCD application. Collier Mosquito Control District is a Drug-Free and Equal Opportunity Employer. This organization participates in E-Verify, Background, Drug & Alcohol Screening.

Submission Deadline: 4/19/2024

Technical Development Specialist I, Collier Mosquito Control District

Technical Development Specialist I

Pay Range $50,956 – $67,391 (annually)

Who We Are

The Collier Mosquito Control District (the District) has been in existence since 1950 and has evolved with the changes in the community. The District exists to control populations of both pestiferous and (potentially) disease-carrying mosquitoes throughout the community in which we all live. Contributing to a healthy, high quality of life in southwest Florida and beyond by upholding public trust, applying sound science, using best practices in mosquito control, economic responsibility, and an enduring search for solutions.

Brief Job Description

The Technical Development I position exists to evaluate and implement new technologies for use by the District. This role will involve collaborating across departments to evaluate available and emerging technologies to enhance the District’s integrated pest management (IPM) program. Key areas include but are not limited to geographic information systems (GIS), uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), surveillance and control hardware, and flight navigation systems software. The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic team on the cutting-edge of innovative ideas.

They will have an office on-site and work closely with the Director of Technical Development.

The position is non-exempt.

The Person We Are Looking for Will Have

•Proficiency operating UAS and related ground control software (GCS), with a strong understanding of relevant FAA regulations and flight procedures; experience in performing aerial photogrammetry, surveying and spray applications highly desirable

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively at all levels both internally and externally

•Experience in ArcGIS Online applications and tools, including dashboards, web maps, notebooks, and Web AppBuilder.

•Knowledge of geographic information systems, including coordinate systems, acquisition of remote sensing data, and the use geoprocessing tools preferred

•Experience or interest in Python, R, or ArcGIS Arcade programming and GIS workflow automation preferred

•General mechanical ability and operating knowledge of basic handheld and power operated tools

•Class “E” Florida Driver’s License; clean driving record

What We Would Like You to Have

•Associates degree with GIS, computational or aviation-related coursework from an accredited college or university; Bachelor’s degree preferred •Experience with integrated pest management practices and mosquito control experience preferred

•Experience maintaining UAS hardware, flight guidance systems, and post-processing software (Drone2Map, OpenDroneMap, DroneDeploy) preferred

•Florida Public Health Pest Control, Aerial Applicator and FAA Part 107 license required or must obtain within 6 months of employment

Our Partnership with You

This full-time, non-exempt position offers a salary that is commensurate with experience, benefits package includes health, vision, dental insurance, Florida Retirement System, paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, short and long-term disability, voluntary life insurance, and continuing education assistance.

Interested Applicants

Email your resume to the HR Team at Careers@cmcd.org. If selected for the position, you will be asked to fill out an official CMCD application. Position will be open until filled.

Collier Mosquito Control District is a Drug-Free and Equal Opportunity Employer. This organization participates in E-Verify.

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Submission Deadline: 4/19/2024

 

Surveillance Assistant (Seasonal), Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District

Description: Under the direction of the Scientific Programs Manager (SPM) and Lead Biologist (LB), the
Surveillance Assistant (SA) supports the daily workings of the laboratory by carrying out all
tasks assigned by the SPM and LB.

The SA may participate in various fieldwork activities and research projects as assigned by the
SPM and LB. This laboratory and fieldwork supports the primary objectives of the District in
its effortsto control disease-carrying vectors and minimize their potential threat to public health
and comfort. This is a full-time seasonal position, not to exceed 1,500 hours per calendar year.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include but are not limited to:
▪ Field collection of mosquitoes and trap placement.
▪ May assist in larval and adult mosquito identification.
▪ Collection of ticks and other vectors in the field.
▪ May assist in maintenance of the District’s insectary and mosquito colonies.
▪ Participate in the field collection of wild birds submitted by the public via the California
Department of Public Health dead bird program.
▪ Process various biological specimens (tissues, blood, whole carcasses, etc.) to be tested at
the District laboratory or sent to diagnostic laboratories for evaluation of disease pathogens
in vectors.
▪ Maintain the laboratory in a clean and efficient manner.
▪ Maintenance and care of sentinel chicken flocks may be assigned.
▪ Field work including mosquito and vector control and related research projects may be
assigned as needed.
WORK HOURS
▪ 40 hour workweek, Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Hours may vary according to
daily work schedule.)
▪ Overtime work may be required

Pay rate is $23/hr

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Submission Deadline: April 12, 2024

Vector Control Ecologist, County of Santa Clara Vector Control District

Under general direction, plan, organize, coordinate and perform professional biological or entomological evaluation and identification in the assigned program areas of surveillance, census and control of vertebrate and invertebrate vectors and vector-borne diseases, and to serve as a technical advisor to staff and the general public.

Submission Deadline: 04/03/2024

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Vector Control Community Resource Specialist, County of Santa Clara Vector Control District

Under general direction, to plan, develop and implement public awareness programs on the services provided by the Vector Control District; and to develop effective methods of conveying information concerning the prevention of vector-borne diseases through public education. Typical Tasks: 1- Establishes and maintains working relationships with schools, libraries, and governmental agencies to coordinate Vector Control Education Programs. 2- Plans and conducts orientation programs, workshops and education programs for District staff, schools, community groups and other agencies regarding vector control education and information. 3- Researches, prepares, edits and updates materials such as brochures, flyers, and other educational materials to disseminate vector control information and services.

Submission Deadline: 03/29/2024

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Field Assistant (Seasonal), Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District

Job Description:

The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District (MSMVCD) is accepting applications for the Field Assistant (Seasonal) position. 

DEFINITION

Under the direction of the Field Supervisors (FS), the Field Assistant (FA) is responsible for all tasks assigned in support of the District’s daily field operations.

SCOPE OF POSITION

  • Provides support on various projects and assists the Vector Control Technicians in their daily mosquito and vector surveillance and control work. Duties include but are not limited to performing service requests, mosquito surveillance, and mosquito control work associated with catch basins and ponds.
  • This is a full-time seasonal position, not to exceed 1500 hours per calendar year.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Include but are not limited to:

  • Routine mosquito control and surveillance operations
  • Assisting with service requests
  • Collecting mosquitofish
  • Assisting in maintenance of equipment, vehicles, and grounds
  • Responding to service requests pertaining to yellowjackets and performing yellowjacket control

WORK HOURS

  • 40-hour work week, Monday-Friday. Hours may vary according to daily work schedule. Overtime work may be required.

The starting hourly pay rate for the position is $23.00 and increases with each season of service to a current maximum of $27/hour in year five.

To apply, please complete the MSMVCD Employment Application, attach a resume´ and submit via e-mail to recruitment@msmosquito.org , by U.S. Mail or in person at the following address: 595 Helman Lane, Cotati, CA. 94931.

Website to apply: www.msmosquito.org

Deadline to submit: April 12, 2024

 

Utility Worker (Seasonal), San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District

This is a seasonal position that runs from April 29th, 2024 through mid-October 2024. Under general supervision of the District Assistant Entomologist, and/or Mosquito Control Supervisor, utility worker assists in the surveillance, inspection, and control of mosquitoes and other vectors; performs supportive work such as lab and facilities maintenance,
record keeping, and other related work.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Successful candidates will be required to perform in a variety of environments, such as carrying loads in excess of 50 pounds over rough terrain; walking and carrying loads through marshes and creeks; performing outdoor mosquito control operations in above average heat temperatures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Education equivalent to completion of the 12th grade. Education and Experience: A combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the typical duties of this position at the level specified.

AND
License: Possession and maintenance of a valid California Department of Motor Vehicles Driver’s License. Incumbent must be insurable and maintain insurability by the District’s insurance provider during the course of employment.

Ability to: Plan and perform the required tasks; operate and maintain field and laboratory equipment; maintain detailed and accurate records; perform basic mathematical calculations, follow instructions and communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Physical and Mental Requirements: Mobility – Pushing/pulling, climbing, crawling, and frequently standing for long periods, walking, driving and bending/squatting; Lifting –
Frequently lifting 25 pounds or greater without assistance; occasionally lifting 50 pounds or greater without assistance; Vision – Individual must be sighted with ability to demonstrate measurable depth perception; frequent reading and close-up work; normal hand and eye coordination; Dexterity – Normal dexterity with frequent holding, reaching, grasping and writing; Hearing/Talking – Frequent hearing and talking on the telephone/radio and in person; Emotional/Psychological – Frequent concentration, public contact and decision making; Special Conditions – May require occasional overtime, weekend or evening work.

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Laboratory Seasonal Vector Assistant, Shasta Mosquito & Vector Control District

The position of Seasonal Vector Assistant (SVA) is a temporary position which 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 April and is expected to go through the end of September. The term and scheduled days or hours may be increased or decreased depending upon the needs of the program and department. This position will be limited to work no more than 1,000 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Under the direction of the District Manager and the direct supervision of the Operations Manager and/or Scientific Operations Manager, the SVA carries out routine assignments and related operations at SMVCD. The SVA carries out assignments, the details of which have been planned and organized by persons working at a higher level. These assignments may include working as part of a vector crew, as part of lab staff, or other work as directed.

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Extra Help Vector Control Technician, San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District

Description: The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District is seeking dedicated and self-motivated individuals to join the Operations Department. A successful candidate will have a passion for learning, enjoy working outdoors and be dedicated to protecting the residents of the San Gabriel Valley from vectors and vector-borne diseases. Extra-Help Vector Control Technicians (EHVCT) act as a layer of support for District activities during times of peak activity. Candidates hired will assist in a variety of functions within the District, working with the Operations Department and/or Surveillance Department. EHVCTs report to respective department directors. The Extra Help Vector Control Technician is an at-will, full-time, temporary, and non-benefited position. The duration of work is seasonal beginning in April and ending in October (approximately 6 months). The typical work week is Monday through Thursday 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Fridays off. RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE: Application Deadline: Thursday, March 14, 2024 Oral Interview: Week of March 18th. Exact date TBA. Position Start Date: Monday, April 8, 2024 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. Extra-help vector control technicians apply pesticides with low toxicity in areas where vectors are found or areas conducive to vector activity. May also perform house-to-house surveys to locate sources of vectors and implement assignments that are planned and organized by their supervisors. Assignments involve working individually or cooperatively within a team and include identifying, removing and/or treating sources of vectors, identifying and counting arthropods, collecting specimens, assisting in maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds, using hand tools to remove vegetation from sources of vectors, operating spray units and automotive equipment, using a back tank sprayer to apply pesticides, monitoring and maintaining surveillance equipment, recording work performed and performing related work as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Factors that are considered include, but are not limited to: Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent. Experience: Any experience, education, or training which demonstrates the ability and knowledge to perform the essential duties of the position. Licenses Required: Must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License and maintain it throughout employment. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver’s license and reflects driving records during course of employment with the District. Extra-help Vector Control Technicians must be insurable with District’s insurance carrier. Knowledge of: General biology and arithmetic Ability to: Work cooperatively and effectively with other employees and the public; Practice safety and good judgment; Operate a vehicle safely; Accept and implement reasonable assignments; Operate and maintain specialized vector control tools, vehicles and equipment; Apply pesticides according to instructions; Maintain field notes, records, and maps; Prepare reports; Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; Read, interpret and use policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Extra-help Vector Control Technicians must be sighted with measurable depth perception; have a minimum of single ear aided hearing; be able to speak and write effectively in English; frequently* operate a motor vehicle; frequently* traverse uneven ground such as fields, dirt banks, stream beds, and shallow ponds; frequently* bend at the knees and waist to inspect sources; regularly* carry a 40 pound sprayer on one’s back over uneven surfaces; occasionally* operate specialized equipment such as boats, all-terrain vehicles, and other mechanized equipment; periodically* climb ladders; and periodically* assist in lifting objects overhead weighing more than 60 pounds. * Periodically – Activity or condition exists less than 25% of the time. * Occasionally -Activity or condition exists 25 – 50% of the time. * Regularly – Activity or condition exists 50 – 75% of the time. * Frequently – Activity or condition exists more than 75% of the time. WORKING CONDITIONS: Extra Help Vector Control Technicians work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, hazardous physical substances, and fumes, dust, and air contaminants, and exposure to vermin, insects, and parasites. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. BACKGROUND CHECK AND POST-OFFER PHYSICAL EXAMINATION Qualifying candidates must complete a background check and physical examination. A medical doctor must certify that a candidate is physically able to perform the duties of the position and is free of illegal substances as determined by a drug screening. A medical doctor and/or laboratory designated by the District shall perform the post-offer physical examination and drug screening and the District shall pay all costs. APPLICATION PROCESS The application process may consist of a written test of the applicant’s ability to read, write, perform simple arithmetic, and read a map and/or oral interview. THIS ORGANIZATION PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with an employee’s Form I-9 information to confirm that they are authorized to work in the U.S. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In accordance, the District will provide the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration, with information from each employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information regarding E-Verify, the Federal Government’s online employment eligibility verification system, please visit www.dhs.gov/e-verify. The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability. The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District reserves the right to modify, delete, augment, or supplement the duties, qualifications, and requirements stated at its sole and absolute discretion.

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Deadline to apply: 03/14/2024

Mosquito Control Lead Operator, Turlock Mosquito Abatement District

Description: Under the general direction of the Mosquito Control Supervisor, to perform inspections and control operations relative to mosquito control in assigned areas or areas of responsibility. In addition, the individual is responsible for conducting site assessments and directing source reduction activities utilizing mosquito source reduction Best Management Practices (BMPs). May perform tasks of a specialized function or need and do related work as necessary within the auspices of a mosquito control agency. During the mosquito breeding season, under general direction, this may include mosquito surveillance, mosquito control operations, and public outreach within the District’s service area; communicating with landowners regarding mosquito reduction practices; occasional direct supervision of mosquito control operators; and performing work as required. During the offseason, under general direction, this may include annual maintenance of spray equipment/machines, ATVs, vehicles, and facility; performing equipment characterization and calibration; performing and assisting with special projects; occasional direct supervision of mosquito control operators; and receiving training and attend continuing education courses.

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Deadline to apply: 03/15/2024

Technical Services Entomologist, Central Life Sciences

Description: The Central Life Sciences (CLS) business unit of Central Garden & Pet is dedicated to improving the health, well-being, and the protection of companion animals, economic animals, plants, stored grains and the environment. We are actively seeking a Technical Services Entomologist to provide field support to our Professional sales groups with primary focus on the Vector & PCO business verticals. The position will also provide support to Vector & PCO distributors, partners, mosquito control districts and their technical directors. The Technical Services Entomologist will also assist in supporting the development of new products via field research and in house studies.

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Seasonal Vector Assistant, Shasta Mosquito & Vector Control District

Description: SALARY: $18.00-$22.00/hour The position of Seasonal Vector Assistant is a temporary position which 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 April and is expected to go through the end of September. The term and scheduled days or hours may be increased or decreased depending upon the needs of the program and department. This position will be limited to work no more than 1,000 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Under the direction of the District Manager and the direct supervision of the Operations Manager and/or Scientific Operations Manager, the SVA carries out routine assignments and related operations at SMVCD. The SVA carries out assignments, the details of which have been planned and organized by persons working at a higher level. These assignments may include working as part of a vector crew, as part of lab staff, or other work as directed.

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Seasonal Vector Control Assistant, West Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District

Description: Basic Functions: This is an entry level position in vector control. The Vector Control Assistant gives assistance to an experienced technician in the inspection of vector sources, applying vector control related materials, and pursuing source reduction projects. Work is performed in accordance with established methods and techniques. The employee is closely supervised and receives specific assignments and guidance accompanied by detailed oral or written instructions. Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge of: • Basic arithmetic and biology of vectors; • Vector control equipment, vehicle operation, and safety practices; • Laws and regulations pertaining to vector control. Ability to: • Work independently and responsibly in the field; • Communicate effectively orally and in writing and understand and carry out written and oral instructions; • Work cooperatively with other personnel and the general public; • Accept assignments from persons working at a higher level; • Maintain field notes, records and maps; • Practice safety techniques and use good judgment in the use of vector control equipment. Education and Experience: • Minimum education equivalent to or graduation from high school. • Prior work experience or course work in pest or vector control related fields helps but not required. • Bilingual capabilities a plus but not required. Functional requirements • Must be sighted with the ability to demonstrate measurable depth perception; • Minimum of single ear aided hearing; • Ability to speak and write effectively in English; • Ability to frequently traverse uneven ground such as fields, dirt banks, stream beds, and shallow ponds; • Ability to frequently operate a motor vehicle; • Ability to frequently bend at the knees and waist to inspect sources; • Ability to regularly carry a 50-pound sprayer on one’s back over uneven surfaces; • Ability to occasionally operate specialized equipment such as boats, all-terrain vehicles, and other mechanized equipment; • Ability to occasionally climb ladders with a 25-pound sprayer on one’s back; • Ability to periodically assist in the lifting of objects overhead weighing in excess of 60 pounds; • Ability to periodically perform repetitive motion associated with computer and electronic device usage; • Ability to tolerate insect bites and stings; • Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance; • Ability to periodically sit for extended periods of time. Certificate: The appointee must be certified by the California Department of Health Services as a technician in Mosquito Control, Terrestrial Invertebrate Vector Control and Vertebrate Vector Control within twelve (12) months of the date of employment. Failure to obtain certification will result in separation from the District. License: The appointee must have a valid and appropriate California driver’s license and must be insurable with the District’s insurance carrier at all times throughout the employment. Post-Offer Physical Examination: A qualified physician must certify that a candidate is physically able to perform the duties of the position and is free of illegal substances as determined by a drug screen. The post-offer physical examination and drug screen shall be performed by a qualified medical doctor and/or laboratory as designated by the District and all costs shall be paid by the District. Post-Offer Background Investigation: A thorough background investigation will be conducted by an investigator designated by the District and all costs shall be paid by the District. Until the candidate successfully completes and satisfies the requirements of the post-offer physical exam and background investigation, all employment offers are conditional and not guaranteed. The District reserves the right to modify, delete, augment, or supplement the duties, qualifications and requirements stated at its sole and absolute discretion. An electronic version of the application along with a detailed job description can be found on our website: www.wvmvcd.org. West Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District is an equal opportunity employer.

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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: a.troupin@deltamvcd.gov.

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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