Employment Opportunities Available:
Mosquito Control Technicians-Seasonal Extra Help
This is a seasonal / extra help at will position which will be limited up to 1,000 work hours within a twelve month period. This position does not qualify to receive district health, benefits vacation time, sick time or holiday pay, except those benefits required by law. The district does not belong to the social security system. There are no rights to continued employment and employment may end with or without cause or advance notice.
APPLICATION AND RESUME CLOSING DATE IS APRIL 12, 2013, 5PM
Under the direct management of the Director of Community Affairs and assigned supervision of the Public Information Officer and Education Program Coordinators, the Outreach Assistant (OA) performs a variety of clerical, administrative support, and outreach-related activities that specifically assist the Director of Community Affairs in the daily function of the District’s education and information programs.
The OA reports to the Director of Community Affairs.
The OA has the primary function of data entry, filing, maintaining educational equipment and brochure inventories, assisting with information booths at community events, and providing other general office support.
- Effectively communicates verbally and in writing;
- Excellent public and media relations skills;
- Ability to learn communications, public health, and vector control concepts and terminology;
- Makes efficient mathematical computations in furtherance of assigned tasks;
- Performs standard computer data-processing duties associated with industry-wide word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications using a PC with a MS Windows®-based platform;
- Works congenially and cooperatively with others;
- Performs general clerical-data processing duties;
- Performs electronic, computerized record-keeping of data associated with the District’s public information and education programs, as assigned;
- Maintains a standard paper filing system related to any written or transcribed data which is collected or processed and associated with the District’s outreach programs;
- Performs clerical work using both manual typewriter or computer word processing to produce a variety of documents and correspondence, including lists, memos, letters, envelopes, forms and reports associated with the District’s mosquito control and outreach programs;
- Assists with coordinating, setting-up, and staffing information booths at community events including those on evenings and weekends outside of regular work hours;
- Orders, stocks, and maintains inventory of office supplies, brochures, and outreach materials;
- Helps maintain educational equipment and materials including preparation of insect boxes and caring for live insects and fish;
- Assists with clerical duties in other district departments as needed, including answering phones;
- Willingness to assist with field outreach and operational campaigns including mosquito surveillance campaigns in district neighborhoods; and
- Performs, occasionally, other tasks or functions not stated in this description, but within the scope of experience and capability.
- Valid California driver's license
- Must be insurable with the District's insurance carrier.
- GED or High School diploma
- Ability to type/keyboard at least 40 wpm
- At least one (1) year of clerical, public relations, and/or communications experience
Light Work - Incumbent in this class performs work involving frequent sitting, standing and walking. Light lifting of objects 25 and fewer pounds may occur, but is not routine.
Mobility - Incumbent must be able to perform the essential function of the position with or without accommodation.
Other Conditions – Incumbent may be required occasionally to drive between the District's main headquarters and branch location(s) or at other times in the course of employment.
POST-OFFER 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 screen. The post-offer physical examination (POPE) and drug screen shall be performed by a medical doctor and/or laboratory as designated by the District and all costs shall be paid by the District. Until the candidate successfully completes and satisfies the requirement of the POPE, all employment offers are conditional and not guaranteed.
The selected candidate must agree to a background check via Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) consumer report and a DOJ/FBI fingerprint LIVE SCAN. GLACVCD utilizes E-Verify. Cost of the live scan process will be at the expense of the successful candidate
The District reserves the right to modify, delete, augment, or supplement the duties, qualifications, and requirements stated at its sole and absolute discretion.
POSITION WILL BE ASSIGNED TO SANTA FE SPRINGS/LOS ANGELES OFFICE
MAIL, EMAIL OR FAX COMPLETED APPLICATIONS AND RESUMES TO:
Robert G. Miller, PHR-CA
Director of Human Resources
Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District
12545 Florence Ave, Santa Fe Springs, Ca. 90670
Office: 562.944.9656 ext 502
SEASONAL – EXTRA HELP
MOSQUITO CONTROL TECHNICIAN
HOURLY WAGE RATE FOR FY 2012 – 2013
$13.OO/hr - $20.00/hr
Seasonal/extra help is an at will position which will be limited up to 1,000 work hours within a twelve month period. This position does not qualify to receive district health, benefits vacation time, sick time or holiday pay, except those benefits required by law. The district does not belong to the social security system. There are no rights to continued employment and employment may end with or without cause or advance notice.
Under general direction of the Operations Supervisor and direct supervision of the Vector Control Specialist, the Mosquito Control Technician (MCT) performs inspections (surveillance) and control operations relative to mosquito vector problems in an assigned area.
The MCT reports to his/her Vector Control Specialist or Operations Supervisor.
The duration of work is seasonal, usually beginning with the onset of mosquito season in May and ending in late October.
The MCT exercises safe and proper judgment in the execution of daily vector control assignments. Although incumbent is not a state certified mosquito control technician, he/she must perform assignments under the direct supervision of certified District personnel, either a Vector Control Specialist or Operations Supervisor.
This class works relatively independent and is accountable for vehicle safety, the safe use of chemical application equipment, recording work-related data, and presenting a good public image of the District.
· Inspects sources suspected of producing mosquitoes (i.e., gutters);
· Samples and collects mosquito specimens from sources;
· Records daily sampling data accurately;
· Refers all citizen concerns or questions regarding mosquito control to his/her Vector Control Specialist or Operations Supervisor;
· Operates various types of vehicles for pesticide application;
· May be assigned to assist in maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds;
· Keeps a neat and professional appearance;
· Performs occasionally other tasks or functions not stated in this description, but within the scope of experience and capability; and
· Performs related work as required.
- Graduation from high school or the G.E.D. is a minimum requirement
- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing;
- Commonly used hand and power tools; and
- Basic math skills
- Communicate with the staff and public in a tactful and courteous manner;
- Write legibly and keep accurate records;
- Perform fundamental arithmetic calculations;
- Accept assignments from persons working at a higher level;
- Use common hand and power tools;
- Operate vehicles in a safe and legal manner record daily work-related activities on paper;
- Lift objects weighing 50 or fewer pounds;
- Assist in lifting objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds;
- Practice safety and good judgment; and
- Work congenially and cooperatively with coworkers.
- Regular on site attendance
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
SPECIAL NOTES, LICENSES, OR REQUIREMENTS
Any experience, education or training which demonstrates the abilities and knowledge to perform the essential functions of the position.
Possession of a current valid California driver's license will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment in this class. Must be insurable with the District's insurance carrier.
Medium Work – Incumbent in this class perform work which involves frequent lifting, pushing and/or pulling of objects of approximately 50 pounds. Assisting in lifting heavier objects is an infrequent aspect of this class.
Mobility – Incumbent 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 hazardous substances and a variety of organisms; work, when necessary, in inclement weather.
PLEASE SUBMIT DISTRICT EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION TO:
Robert Miller, PHR-CA, IPMA-CP
Director of Human Resources
12545 Florence Ave. Santa Fe. Springs, Ca. 90670
APPLICATION AND RESUME DEADLINE IS APRIL 12, 2013 at 5PM
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
The interview portion of the recruitment process will include a written and practical exam.
The successful candidate for hire will be required to take an oath of allegiance, provide a current DMV report, documentation for employment eligibility and verification, undergo a medical evaluation, background investigation, work reference verification and submit to a fingerprint Live Scan process subsequent to an offer and acceptance of employment.
Cost of the live scan process will be at the expense of the successful candidate