Employment Opportunities

Please note: To be considered for any District employment opportunity,
you MUST complete and then submit a job application via email, regular mail, fax, or deliver the application in person to our office:

Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District
155 Mason Circle
Concord, California 94520
Phone: (925) 685-9301
Fax: (925) 685-0266
Email: ccmvcd@contracostamosquito.com

Click here to download a job application

Along with your job application, you may also send us your resume, which we will keep on file for a period of two years. The employment application will also be kept on file for a period of two years. Should any openings occur during that time, your application will be automatically considered.

Opening(s) currently available:

Administrative Analyst I

Laboratory Technician I

 

Job Title: Administrative Analyst I
Salary Range Monthly: $3,481 - $4,664
Department: Administration
FLSA Employment Status: Non-Exempt

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Under the direction of the Administrative Services Manager, performs a wide variety of specialized administrative, accounting and clerical duties. Secretarial work ranging from average to complex assignments, including but not limited to reception services, data entering, file archiving, emails, answering telephone, email inquiries and complaints on behalf of the public, and dictation and transcription. The Administrative Analyst I must work cooperatively and effectively with others encountered in the course of work including the public, exercising diplomacy and tact, and must establish and maintain effective working relationships.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The duties of this classification involve initial interface with members of the public and general office support for District. The Administrative Analyst I performs a variety of administrative duties and must be able to prioritize, organize, and process own workload, initiate procedures to ensure that projects are completed and deadlines are met, and monitor workflow. Must be able to operate a variety of standard office machines and communication devices.

PRIMARY DUTIES

• Deals effectively with public officials and the general public, including answering questions about District programs and facilitating mosquitofish pick up
• Enters data from requests from the public for District service into a database
• Plans, develops and implements office procedures, maintains and revises complex filing and record-keeping systems
• Operates computer and uses a wide variety of computer software systems
• Assists and addresses the public, staff and others in a professional and cooperative manner
• Communicates effectively verbally and in writing
• Classifies a wide variety of materials by subject
• Understands and implements oral and written directions
• Performs related work as required

Knowledge of the following is required to perform the essential function:
• Modern office methods, procedure and techniques
• Proper punctuation, spelling and grammatical usage
• Basic mathematics
• Various filing systems
•Rules, regulations, policies and procedures as they apply to program responsibilities

Ability to do the following is required to perform the essential function:
• Answer questions regarding general District programs and procedures via different media, such as online, by phone, and in person
• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees and the public using principles of good customer service
• Compose letters, memoranda and other written materials independently, properly applying District policies and procedures
• Classify an extensive variety of materials by subject
• Deal successfully with employees, members of the Board of Trustees, and the general public
• Handle matters discreetly and effectively
• Gather, research, compile, tabulate, and analyze data
• Interpret rules and regulations
• Plan, develop and implement office procedures
• Understand and implement oral and written directions
• Perform related duties as assigned

QUALIFYING TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of training and experience which demonstrates that a person has obtained the required knowledge and is able to perform the required work (with reasonable accommodation, if needed). Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination will be required. A person with the following combined training and experience would typically qualify to compete in a selection process:

EDUCATION: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency, or a high school proficiency certificate or other training program certificate.

EXPERIENCE: No professional experience required.

REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS: Must have a valid California driver’s license, with a good driving record and be insurable with the District’s Insurance Carrier, using the accepted guidelines of the insurance provider.

Employment Conditions: Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime: Non-exempt Appointment and Removal Authority: General Manager
An Employment Application must be submitted to be considered for this position.

 

Job Title: Laboratory Technician I
Salary Range Monthly: $6,157 - $8,251
Department: Laboratory
FLSA Employment Status: Non-Exempt

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Under the direction of the Scientific Program Manager, the Laboratory Technician I assists with field surveys for vectors and vector-borne diseases, identifies mosquitoes and other organisms to species and submits them for testing, assists with care/maintenance of sentinel chicken flocks, records data and performs routine data entry, assists with laboratory assays and field research projects, keeps laboratory and lab equipment clean and organized, assists with repair and maintenance of field surveillance equipment, and performs other work as needed by the District.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This position is responsible for daily assistance with the District’s vector surveillance and laboratory programs and for collecting, analyzing, recording and entering surveillance data. The Laboratory Technician I assists with studies and research performed by the laboratory.

PRIMARY DUTIES
• Aids in the trapping, collection, identification and processing of mosquitoes and other vectors
including ticks and rodents, in accordance with established protocols for disease surveillance monitoring
Inspects, services, and prepares supplies and laboratory equipment
• Performs identification of mosquitoes to the genus and species levels using published identification keys
• Accurately records data using standard forms and specialized desktop or mobile software
• Assists with mosquito colony maintenance
• Collects and processes bird carcasses for disease surveillance
• Is responsible for the maintenance and well-being of sentinel chicken flocks and collection and processing of blood samples
• Assists with field surveys and applied research projects
• Performs related work as required

Knowledge of the following is required to perform the essential function:
• Basic knowledge of mosquito biology, surveillance equipment and laboratory techniques
• Good laboratory practices
• District, State and Federal rules, regulations, policies and procedures as they apply to program responsibilities
• Basic knowledge of computers and mobile devices for data collection and processing

Ability to do the following is required to perform the essential function:
• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees and the public using principles of good customer service
• Gather, research, compile, tabulate, and analyze data accurately and efficiently
• Interpret rules and regulations
• Read and understand Safety Data Sheets and pesticide label information
• Work independently and responsibly in a safe environment
• Safely operate a motor vehicle, on or off-road
• Safely handle and work with chemicals and potentially infectious biological materials
• Communicate effectively with staff and the public, verbally and in writing, in a professional and cooperative manner
• Understand and implement oral and written directions
• Perform related duties as assigned

QUALIFYING TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of training and experience which demonstrates that a person has obtained the required knowledge and is able to perform the required work (with reasonable accommodation, if needed). Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination will be required. A person with the following combined training and experience would typically qualify to compete in a selection process:

EDUCATION: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in Biological Sciences or a related field.

EXPERIENCE: No professional experience required.

REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS: Must have a valid California driver’s license, with a good driving record and be insurable with the District’s Insurance Carrier, using the accepted guidelines of the insurance provider. Must obtain and maintain Vector Control Technician certifications issued by California Department of Public Health Public Health in Category A, B, C and D within two years of employment.

Employment Conditions:
Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime: Non-exempt
Appointment and Removal Authority: General Manager
An Employment Application must be submitted to be considered for this position.

 
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