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.

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Laboratory Technician I

Program Supervisor

 

Job Title: Laboratory Technician I
Salary Range Monthly: $6,403-$8,581
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 competein a selection process:


EDUCATION: Possession of a Bachelors 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.

 

 

Job Title: Program Supervisor

Salary Range: $7,340-$9,836
Department: Operations
FLSA Employment Status: Exempt


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Under direction of the Operations Manager, 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 request, vectorinspections and control work; coordinates various p rojects with other agencies concerning implementation of code enforcement/administrative citation processes, field surveys, communityeducation projects, and other related vector projects; and does other related supportive services as required.


DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
The Program Supervisor has comprehensive supervisory and program responsibilities. This position assists and supports the Operations Manager in coordinating day-to-day operations in the field and at headquarters by supervising designated field employees and providing oversight of assigned program and geographical area.


PRIMARY DUTIES

Operations: Assists the Operations Manager with planning, implementation, organization, and monitoring of the District’s Vector Control Programs. Observes field personnel conducting various assigned field tasks. Conducts quality control inspections of work performed by field personnel. Performs pre and post inspections to evaluate field inspections and treatments of sources and assess the quality of work. Collects data and writes reports. Conducts staff
performance appraisals. Recommends discipline in appropriate circumstances. Reports findings of pertinent field operations to Operations Manager. Ensures compliance of District policies by field personnel, including, but not limited to, safety and operational procedures. Determines, distributes and coordinates field staff workloads and assignments. Coordinates community education programs. Coordinates field elements of laboratory projects. Contacts other governmental agencies to facilitate inspections and applications. Participates in Safety, Equipment, and other Ad hoc Committees.


Employee Training: Instructs field personnel in the scope of their responsibilities, duties, and operating procedures of the District as it applies to field operations; provides training in methods of source reduction, control techniques, and safety procedures.


Pesticide and Equipment:
Advises the Operations Manager of equipment, pesticides, and supplies needed in the field. Purchases required items from vendors while maintaining budget parameters. Evaluates equipment, procedures, and pesticide use, efficacy, and resistance.

PRIMARY DUTIES
Operates cars, trucks, ATVs, boats, hand and power spray equipment and oversees the maintenance and repair of equipment. May be assigned to assist in maintenance and repair of perform these tasks. Perform fabrication of tools and other equipment using approved shop equipment with or without the assistance of the District Mechanic.


Administrative: Assigns, monitors and evaluates work performed by Vector Control personnel. Distributes and monitors service requests and assigns various tasks to field personnel. Monitors and evaluates field staff’s daily work records, service requests, files, source lists, and field inspection reports and assists field staff in maintaining accurate record keeping. Conducts computer field data queries, generates graphs and reports. Drafts and/or reviews: letters, reports, summaries, directories, presentations, forms, operational manuals, pamphlets and doortags. Organizes and maintains operational files. Assists District Administrative and Public Relations departments with service requests, advice to the public, and other related field operations.


Knowledge of the following is required to perform the essential functions:

A thorough knowledge of District services, vector biology and habitat, vector control techniques, application of pesticides, and safety precautions. Should have a thorough knowledge and experience in the operation of vector equipment and specialized vehicles, such as ATVs, 4x4 trucks, and boats. Be familiar with and able to apply the principles and methods of personnel supervision in regards to federal, state, and local laws and regulations as well as District rules, regulations, contract obligations and policies. Be familiar with laws and regulations governing code enforcement and due process. Have knowledge and experience regarding safety procedures
and regulations regarding the operations of private companies, such as chemical plants, oil refineries, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities.


Ability to do the following is required to perform the essential function:
Perform physical labor, such as lifting to place and/or remove animal traps, bending/kneeling in order to bait tamper proof bait boxes, bending/lifting/carrying in order to place/remove
equipment and/or traps; bending/kneeling in order to remove sewer and storm drain covers, hiking in various terrain to distribute live cage traps; bending/squatting in order to brush creeks and cut ditches for source reductions, and hiking through marshes and wading in creeks and ponds. Make use of available resources and use sound judgement in decision making. Solve problemsquickly and effectively. Be able to mediate, craft compromises and diffuse situations involving
complaints. Follow directions. Promptly record details of incidents to ensure properdocumentation. Perform mathematical calculations to solve calibration problems. Make concise, organized and relevant written and verbal presentations to the public and to District. Staff and Board members.

QUALIFYING TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
A combination of training and experience which demonstrates that a person has obtained the required knowledge and skills 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 and two (2) years of accredited college course work in a pertinent discipline.
EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years experience in the Vector Control field.


REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS
Must have a valid California State Class C driver’s license, with a good driving record and be insurable with the VCJPA, using the accepted guidelines of the insurance provider. Must obtain California Department of Health Services Vector Control Technician certificate (Categories A, B, C and D) within two years of employment.

Employment Conditions:
Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime: Exempt, receives no overtime compensation
Appointment and Removal Authority: General Manager

 

APPLICATION:       CLICK TO DOWNLOAD or pick up at office

                                    Filing Location:
Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District
155 Mason Circle
Concord, California 94520

Phone: (925) 685-9301
Fax: (925) 685-0266
ccmvcd@contracostamosquito.com

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