Employment

Employment opportunities at GLACVCD

Available Positions

• FIELD ASSISTANT (TEMPORARY/SEASONAL POSITION)

• VECTOR CONTROL SPECIALIST 1


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.

JOB SUMMARY

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.

POSITION INFORMATION

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.

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 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.


VECTOR CONTROL SPECIALIST 1

Application Deadline: Friday, August 8, 2014

Hourly Rate: $27.08 - $33.63 on an hourly basis (salary commensurate with experience)

Time-base: Full-Time; Regular

Location: Varies; Santa Fe Springs or 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 the general direction of the Director of Operations and assigned supervision of the Operational Supervisor, the Vector Control Specialist (VCS) performs inspections (surveillance) and control operations relative to vector control operations in an assigned area or areas of responsibility, may perform tasks of a specialized function or need and do related work as required within the auspices of a mosquito and vector control agency. Other duties as assigned.

POSITION INFORMATION

This assignment will vary from either the Santa Fe Springs or Sylmar branch. This assignment does not serve a probation period and will not gain permanency. This assignment is considered “at-will.” This position does qualify to receive District health benefits, vacation time, sickt time or holiday pay.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The VCS exercises considerable judgment in organizing and executing the details involved in daily vector control assignments; may be given varying degrees of responsibility for providing advice and assistance to property owners in the abatement of mosquito sources and other vectors on their property. The VCS is a Certified Mosquito Control Technician1/ responsible for scheduling inspections and operations to effectively cover his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility, exercising judgment in evaluating mosquito-producing or vector causing conditions, selecting and using appropriate vector control measures, collecting and recording work-related data, preparing work schedules for seasonal support staff, and working cooperatively with other staff in aspects of executing his/her daily work assignments. The incumbent works relatively independent and is accountable for vehicle safety, chemical mixture, equipment calibration, and parts inventory. Incumbent must keep a neat and professional appearance during work hours.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Surveys assigned field area(s) of responsibility to elucidate mosquito breeding habitats (sources) and other vector habitats; Inspects sources suspected of producing mosquitoes/vectors; Samples and collects mosquito and vector specimens from sources; identifies mosquitoes/vectors and records sampling and data collection; Completes service request reports associated with premises inspection activity; Communicates with homeowners and residents, describing and explaining work activities and advising on means of preventing mosquitoes and other vectors; Operates various types of vehicles, pesticide application, and mechanical equipment; Collects and records data associated with daily field and shop activities; Prepares and revises

operational maps; Assists in field training and scheduling work of seasonal support staff; maintains certification by attending technical and job-related training sessions, seminars, and continuing education classes; works occasionally at specialized tasks or functions: i.e., assisting technical staff in data collection and pesticide efficacy in encephalitis virus surveillance; performs mathematical calculations and simple data entry; records daily work-related activities on paper or a Microsoft Windows-based PC system; and performs other tasks or functions not stated in this description, but within the scope of experience and capability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from high school or its equivalent.

Experience: Within one (1) year of employment, must obtain Mosquito Control, Terrestrial Invertebrate Vector Control, and Vertebrate Vector Control Technician certificate. Certification must be maintained throughout employment in this class.

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS

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. Heavier lifting 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. Incumbent(s) must be able to perform the essential functions the position with or without accommodation.

Other Conditions – Incumbent(s) is required to handle hazardous substances and a variety of organisms; work, when necessary, in inclement weather. Incumbent(s) may be exposed and handle toxic and hazardous substances 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; work in high risk neighborhoods with potential exposure to uncooperative persons and dog (animal) bites.

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 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:

Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will result in rejection from further consideration. The interview selection will 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, August 8, 2014.
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