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
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.
Accepting Applications For:
Vector Control Technician
Vector Control Technician
Job Title: Vector Control Technician I
Salary Range (Monthly): $6378.39 - $8547.65
FLSA Employment Status: Non-exempt
Under the supervision of a Program Supervisor, performs inspections and control operations for mosquitoes and
other vectors, provides assistance and support to Vector Control personnel, provides oversight of Vector
Control Aides (VCAs), and does related work and supportive services as required.
The Vector Control Technician I is responsible for tasks associated with Integrated Pest Management within the county related to mosquito and vector control. Responsibilities include the application of comprehensive vector control measures with major emphasis on activities designed to inspect for and/or progressively reduce the vector population within an assigned area, or to assist the public with related vector problems. The Vector Control Technician I needs to be, with training, proficient and capable in accomplishing duties in a District vector program.
Mosquito Program Operations: Conducts surveys of the assigned zone for mosquito breeding sources, such as ponds, creeks, catch basins, marshes, tree holes and irrigated pastures. Maintains records of flooding patterns and practices and other factors conducive to mosquito breeding and of significance to timing of control operations. Inspects sources for mosquito breeding and collects samples for identification of species, stage of larval development and notes other environmental factors such as drainage patterns, water related plants and biological control agents. Sprays areas for temporary control when there is no other practical means of preventing mosquitoes from developing into the adult stage. Re-inspects sprayed areas to evaluate effective kill; keeps records of work done; advises the public regarding mosquito problems and the need for mosquito control, and source reduction. Responds to service requests in an effort to eliminate or suppress mosquito-breeding sources. Places and retrieves mosquito traps in an effort to determine mosquito populations in designated areas. Tows ATVs or boats on trailers with trucks. The VCT I is responsible for scheduling assigned VCAs to assist with operations, in a productive and efficient manner. Rat and Mice Program Operations: Responds to service requests for rodent prevention and control advice. Performs premises inspections, gives advice, and leaves literature. Conducts baiting and trapping operations as needed. Records data and keeps accurate and legible records of field activities. Is responsible for and coordinates the operations in the assigned zone. The VCT I is responsible for scheduling assigned VCAs to assist with operations, in a productive and efficient manner.
Rabies Risk Reduction Program Operations: Performs skunk abatement by inspecting properties, giving advice about rabies, skunks, racoons, opossums, and other urban wildlife problems associated with vectors, delivering traps, servicing traps, and, picking up and disposing of animals. Records data as directed and keeps accurate, legible records. The VCT I is responsible for scheduling assigned VCAs to assist with operations, in a productive and efficient manner.
Yellowjacket and Honey Bee Program Operations: Responds to yellowjacket honey bee service requests. Uses ladder to access and treat swarms or hives, utilizes specialized spray equipment and protective apparel. Follows District procedures for locating and treating nests. Records data as directed.
General Operations: Prepares and revises operational maps of zones and areas in the District, including properties, ponds, topographic characteristics, and other features relevant to mosquito and vector control operations. Records significant changes on maps and compiles data as directed on work done, types of service, and vector population history, and otherwise assists in collecting and compiling data. Utilizes service requests to evaluate inspection schedule. May be assigned on an as-needed basis to assist in mechanical maintenance, repairs and fabrications; may be assigned to assist in maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds. Maintains skunk traps, rat and mouse traps, rat bait stations, and other equipment used in vector control. Keeps supervisors informed of progress and problems, and requests assistance as required. Operates cell phones and handheld radios to maintain contact with other employees. Utilizes effective communication skills to inform and relate to the public about vector control and District policies and programs. Must present a professional appearance and have good public relation skills. Good problem solving and diagnostic skills are also advantages. Works with and coordinates with other District departments assisting in fulfilling the District’s mission.
Pesticide and Equipment: Calibrates spray equipment and measures, mixes, and applies pesticides in accordance with the label and District guidelines. Safely applies pesticides to effectively treat ground nesting yellowjacket nests, rats and mice, and other vectors as instructed. Drives automotive equipment, ATVs, and operates hand and power spraying equipment; keeps spraying equipment in working order, performs simple maintenance and repairs.
Employee development: Assists in the training of VCAs, in the field and classroom, and provides guidance, when necessary, over radios/telephones. Attends continuing education to maintain vector control certificates. Reads and studies literature pertaining to vector control, IPM and related topics.
Knowledge of the following is required to perform the essential function:
Basic knowledge of map reading to locate work assignments. Math skills to accurately determine treatment areas and dosage requirements.
Ability to do the following is required to perform the essential function:
Ability to perform physical labor in widely varying environmental conditions, such as, lifting animal traps, bending/kneeling to place bait in storm drains/sewers, carrying two gallon spray can, removing sewer/storm drain covers, and the ability to traverse various terrain (marshes, steep hills, and creek beds). Ability to read labels and see mosquito larvae in a sampling device.
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: Graduation from high school or equivalent.
EXPERIENCE: Work experience involving manual labor, and the use of machinery performing skilled or semi-skilled operations. Must be able and willing to do heavy physical labor and withstand weather conditions associated with assigned areas.
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 in Categories A, B, C and D within two years of employment.
Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime: Non-exempt, receives overtime compensation.
Appointment and Removal Authority: General Manager.
Conditions of employment for all CCMVCD positions include successfully passing a Department of Justice LiveScan fingerprint check and completion of the Federal Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, as well as a pre-employment physical.
Per Chapter 8, Division 4 of Title 1 of the California State Government Code, public employees are declared to be "Disaster Service Workers." As such, District employees may be called upon to support the activities of the District during an emergency situation.
Applicants requesting reasonable accommodation during any phase of the examination process are instructed to contact the Human Resources and Risk Manager at (925)771-6103.
A complete Employment Application must be submitted to be considered for this position.
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