Employment opportunities at GLACVCD
• FIELD ASSISTANT (TEMPORARY/SEASONAL POSITION)
Application Deadline: Friday, July 25, 2014
Hourly Rate: $13.00 – 20.00 (DOE)
Time-base: Full-time; Temporary/Seasonal Position
Location: Santa Fe Springs and Sylmar Branch
ABOUT THE DISTRICT
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) is a non-enterprise, independent, special district, enabled and empowered to act as a public health agency as a result of legislation incorporated in the California State Health and Safety Code. GLACVCD is one of five mosquito and vector control districts in Los Angeles County. The District serves approximately 6 million residents in a 1,330 square mile area, making GLACVCD the largest vector control district in Los Angeles County.
The Field Assistant (FA) is an extra help and multi-functional position, directed by the Scientific-Technical Services Director but generally is supervised by the Vector Ecologists and/or Assistant Vector Ecologists who will assign the daily work associated with surveillance activities and other duties as assigned. Under general direction of the Scientific-Technical Services Director and in collaboration with the Vector Ecologists and Assistant Vector Ecologist, the Field Assistant provides assistance performing the District's surveillance program. The FA works in conjunction with and often independent of the District Vector Ecologists and or Assistant Vector Ecologists to conduct simple assignments, related to mosquito trapping and chicken flock maintenance. This class often works independently and is accountable for collecting and preserving, biological field data associated with public health vectors. Sets and collects mosquito traps throughout the Los Angeles Basin area or San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valley, respectively, on a daily basis (activity involves many hours of driving time); cares for and maintains sentinel chicken flocks as required; keeps a neat and professional appearance; performs other occasional tasks or functions not stated in this description, but within the scope of experience and capability; and performs related work as required.
There are two (2) vacancies to fill; one reporting to the Santa Fe Springs branch and one reporting to the Sylmar branch. The duration of work is seasonal/temporary, usually beginning with the onset of mosquito season in May and may end on or before November. This assignment does not serve a probation period and will not gain permanency. This assignment is considered “at-will.” This position does not qualify to receive District health benefits, vacation time, sick time or holiday pay.
The incumbent shall possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation. The ability to speak clearly and effectively in English; write legibly and effectively in English and keep detailed records; work with a high degree of independence; understand; carry out oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work cooperatively with others; lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or fewer pounds; must be able to bend, stoop, push or pull repetitively; assist in lifting objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds; operate a motor vehicle in a safe and legal manner; and operate small parts and tools.
Education: Graduation from high school or its equivalent.
Experience: None, but knowledge of insect identification and/or prior employment in mosquito/vector control and/or public health is preferred.
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Medium Work -- Incumbent(s) in this class perform work which involves frequent lifting, pushing and/or pulling of objects of approximately 50 pounds. Heavier lifting is an infrequent aspect of this class.
Mobility -- Incumbent(s) must have complete and normal mobility of arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects; be able to stand, stoop, reach and bend and to walk on uneven terrain, such as field, dirt banks, natural and improved stream, river or drainage beds, and shallow ponds.
Other Conditions -- Incumbent(s) is required to handle and come in contact with toxic and hazardous substances and a variety of organisms; be available on call for evening and weekend emergencies, as assigned; travel within and out of the county; work, when necessary, in inclement weather without effective protection from sun, cold and rain.
Possession of a current valid driver’s is required. 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 GLACVCD. Must be insurable with the District's insurance carrier. A CURRENT (within 60 days) H-6 PRINTOUT WILL BE REQUIRED UPON FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENT.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment is contingent upon candidate successful passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate is required to complete a background check via Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) consumer report prior to assuming this assignment, including Live Scan (fingerprinting). The cost of the Live Scan will be the responsibitlity of the selected candidate. The GLACVCD is committeed to maintain a drug and alcohol free workplace. GLACVCD utililies E-Verify.
EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10058991
Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will result in rejection from further consideration. The interview selection may include a written and practical exam. GLACVCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No applications will be accepted via fax or postal mail; only electronic submission will be considered further
Application deadline will be accepted no later than Friday, July 25, 2014.