Employment

Employment opportunities at GLACVCD

Available Positions

See below for the following:

• Outreach Assistant (Part-time/Temporary)

• Field Assistant (Part-time/Temporary)


OUTREACH ASSISTANT
(PART-TIME/TEMPORARY)

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hourly Rate: $13.00 per hour

Time-base: Part-time/Temporary

Location: Santa Fe Springs, District Office

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.

JOB SUMMARY

Under direct supervision 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. Other duties as assigned.

POSITION INFORMATION

This temporary assignment will be part-time, working approximately 25 hours per week and limited to 1,000 hours within the fiscal year. This assignment is located in the Santa Fe Springs branch. This position may require early morning, evening and weekend work. The duration of work is considered temporary, usually beginning with the onset of mosquito season in the spring months and may end in 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, or holiday pay.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The OA has the primary function of data entry, filing, maintaining educational equipment and brochure inventories, assisting with information booths at community events, assisting with the elementary outreach program, and providing other general office and outreach support. Additional duties may include writing, graphics design and editing, curriculum development, and development of education and outreach materials.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of: General clerical-data processing duties; electronic computerized record-keeping of data associated with the District’s public information and education programs, performs clerical work using both manual typewriter or computer word processing to produce a variety of documents and correspondence, including spreadsheets, memos, letters, envelopes, forms and reports associated with the District’s mosquito control and outreach programs; and answering of phone calls, as needed.

Skills in: Mathematical computations in furtherance of assigned tasks; the ability to perform standard computer data-processing duties associated with industry-wide word processing, spreadsheet, database applications using a PC with a MS Windows®-based platform; and excellent public and media relations skills.

Ability to: Maintain 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; work congenially and cooperatively with others; assists with coordinating, setting-up, and staffing information booths at community events including those on evenings and weekends outside of regular work hours; learn communications, public health, and vector control concepts and terminology; place orders, stock, and maintain inventory of office supplies, brochures, and outreach materials; help maintain educational equipment and material including preparation of insect boxes and caring for live insects and fish; willingness to assist with field outreach and operational campaigns including mosquito surveillance campaigns in district neighborhoods.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from high school or its equivalent.

Experience: One (1) year of clerical/administrative, or public relations, or communications experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in public or private education environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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 Sylmar location and/or various locations during the course of employment.

LICENSE(S)

Possession of a current valid driver’s license 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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment is contingent upon candidate successful passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift up to 25 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 utilizes E-Verify.

GLACVCD will maintain compliance to the new paid sick leave law, Healthy Workplace, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522) effective July 1, 2015.

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT:

https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9485781

The final interview selection may include a successful passing of a written and practical exam. No applications will be accepted via fax or postal mail; only electronic submission will be considered no later than Thursday, March 5, 2015.

EO/ADA Employer

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District does not engage in any employment practice that discriminates against an employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, age, sex, medical condition, or physical or mental disability. GLACVCD utilizes e-Verify.


FIELD ASSISTANT
(PART-TIME/TEMPORARY)

Application Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2015

Hourly Rate: $13.00

Time-base: Part-time/Temporary

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.

JOB SUMMARY

Under general supervision of the Director of Scientific-Technical Services and direct supervision of the Vector Ecologists and/or Assistant Vector Ecologists the Field Assistant (FA) is an extra help and multi-functional position, the incumbent will surveillance activities and other duties as assigned. 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.

POSITION INFORMATION

This temporary assignment is considered part-time, working approximately 20 hours per week and limited to 1,000 hours within the fiscal year. There are four (4) vacancies to fill; two (2) reporting to the Santa Fe Springs branch and two (2) reporting to the Sylmar branch. The duration of work is temporary, usually beginning with the onset of mosquito season in May and may end in 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, or holiday pay.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

LICENSE

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 responsibility of the selected candidate. The GLACVCD is committed to maintain a drug and alcohol free workplace. GLACVCD utilizes E-Verify.

GLACVCD will maintain compliance to the new paid sick leave law, Healthy Workplace, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522) effective July 1, 2015.

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT:

https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10058991

FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION:

Visit our website at www.glacvcd.org for more information on this job vacancy.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will result in rejection from further consideration. The interview selection may include a written and practical exam. 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, March 6, 2015.

EEO/ADA Employer

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District does not engage in any employment practice that discriminates against an employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, age, sex, medical condition, or physical or mental disability. GLACVCD utilizes e-Verify.

District Programs

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