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Finance Director
Salary Range: $64,437- $93,433 (depending on qualifications and experience)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Closing date for applications – April 2, 2021

This job vacancy is for a Finance Director. This position requires a high level of financial, professional, and management skills. Primary duties include managing all aspects of the District’s finances, including budgeting, financial reporting and facilitating audits. The candidate must be an effective leader with excellent communication and organizational skills. This position reports to the Executive Director and leads the front office while overseeing two administrative staff. A bachelor’s degree in accounting, Business Administration, or a related field is required. A Minimum of three years supervisory accounting, budgeting, or equivalent governmental financial management experience in a unit of federal, state, or local government is required.

Send resume to:

Indian River Mosquito Control District
Attn: Johanna Avril, Human Resources
5655 41st St
Vero Beach, FL 32967
or email to [email protected]

Scientific Operations Director

West Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District

Filing Deadline: Open until filled

Salary: $46.16 – $57.64/hour DOE

Basic Functions:  Under the direct supervision of the District Manager, the Scientific Director 1) plans, implements, directs, and administers the District’s Scientific Programs, and 2) supervises and trains laboratory scientific staff and any seasonal employees.

Knowledge of:

  • Vector control practices and vector-borne disease management;
  • Biology, ecology, environmental science, epidemiology, immunology, medical entomology, microbiology, parasitology, and vertebrate biology;
  • Current and state-of-the-art theories and practices of vector and related disease control and surveillance and long-term local and global issues related to vector control;
  • Sound use and management of pesticides for vector control;
  • California Health and Safety Code and District policy as they pertain to vector control;
  • Environmental laws relevant to vector control;
  • Principles and practices of interacting with the public;
  • Extensive knowledge of research techniques and investigative methods;
  • Most commonly used techniques and methods for data management and analysis;
  • English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation;

Ability to:

  • Manage vector control and disease surveillance programs efficiently and effectively; gather, organize and analyze information and draw sound conclusions;
  • Apply scientific principles to practical situations;
  • Apply pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations related to vector control and vector-borne disease management;
  • Respond to questions from the public and District personnel regarding scientific and technical issues;
  • Perform mathematical computations quickly and accurately; plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines;
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions;
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software;
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:

  • Advanced degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in entomology, zoology, biology or a closely related field.
  • At least five years of leadership/management experience is desirable.
  • At least five years in vector control is desirable.
  • Bilingual capabilities are a plus but not required.

Functional requirements

  • Must be sighted with the ability to demonstrate measurable depth perception;
  • Minimum of single ear aided hearing;
  • Ability to speak and write effectively in English;
  • Ability to frequently traverse uneven ground such as fields, dirt banks, stream beds and shallow ponds;
  • Ability to frequently operate a motor vehicle;
  • Ability to frequently bend at the knees and waist to inspect sources;
  • Ability to periodically assist in the lifting of objects weighing in excess of 60 pounds;
  • Ability to periodically perform repetitive motion activities;
  • Ability to periodically sit for extended periods of time;
  • Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance;
  • Ability to periodically climb stairs.

License:

  • The appointee must be certified by the California Department of Health Services as a technician in Mosquito Biology and Control, Terrestrial Invertebrate Vector Control and Vertebrate Control within twelve (12) months of the date of employment and maintained throughout employment. Failure to maintain vector control certifications active at all times will result in separation from the District.  See California Code of Regulation, Title 17, Section 30055 for certification requirements.
  • Possession of a valid and appropriate California driver’s license is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained in good standing throughout the employment.
  • Must be insurable with District’s insurance carrier at all times throughout the employment.
  • Must be compliant with District Driver Selection and Vehicle Use Guidelines throughout the employment.

Other Conditions:

  • Required to handle toxic and hazardous substances and a variety of organisms;
  • Good color perception;
  • May be required to use personal vehicle in the course of employment;
  • Required to be on call for evening and weekend emergencies as assigned;
  • Required to travel within and out of the county;
  • Required to work in inclement weather.

Post-Offer Physical Examination:  A qualified physician 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 and drug screen shall be performed by a qualified medical doctor and/or laboratory as designated by the District and all costs shall be paid by the District.

Post-Offer Background Investigation: A thorough background investigation will be conducted, and all costs shall be paid by the District. Candidate will also be required to show documentation of personal credit score.

Until the candidate successfully completes and satisfies the requirements of the post-offer physical exam and background investigation, all employment offers are conditional and not guaranteed.

The District reserves the right to modify, delete, augment, or supplement the duties, qualifications and requirements stated at its sole and absolute discretion.  Inquiries about this position can be addressed to Mary Quanstrom at (909) 635-0307 or [email protected].  Please be sure to add a resume along with the job application. An electronic version of the application along with a detailed job description can be found on our website: www.wvmosquito.org.

West Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District is an equal opportunity employer.

Senior Entomologist

Program: Surveillance
Reports to: Director of Operations
Pay Grade: 115
FLSA Status: Exempt
Last Updated: 03/30/2021

General Scope of Work

The Senior Entomologist is responsible for the management and oversight of the District’s Surveillance Program. This is an experienced professional position involving the coordination of all aspects of arbovirus surveillance, mosquito surveillance and ground ULV applications. This position requires substantial travel throughout the District.

Essential Functions (without accommodations)

The listed essential functions are intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this position. The omission of an essential function does not preclude the District from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Oversee all phases of vector mosquito population monitoring and mosquito‐transmitted disease surveillance, including the collection and testing of blood samples from the District’s sentinel chicken flock. Supervise the collection of blood samples from sentinel chickens and the proper handling of sera. Receive and analyze weekly reports from the Florida Department of Health.
  • Monitor and advise of local arbovirus threats and update arbovirus response plans, as necessary. Notify management when surveillance indicates the presence of a vector‐borne disease that warrants aerial adulticide and/or ground ULV treatments.
  • Serve as liaison with the Indian River County Health Department and other governmental agencies regarding reported possible or confirmed mosquito‐vectored disease cases. Coordinate and direct the District’s response to arboviral activity. Maintain confidentiality of information collected regarding the public.
  • Oversee all aspects of mosquito surveillance including monitoring adult and larval mosquito populations at inspection sites, predicting areas of potential adult pestiferous or vector mosquito populations, identifying and enumerating mosquitoes to species, and providing the appropriate control treatment when population thresholds are met. Maintain accurate records of all domestic site inspections and treatments. Perform age‐grade analysis on vector mosquitoes collected in the field and prepare detailed reports on trapping results.
  • Answer inquiries from the public, respond to service requests, perform appropriate inspections, provide results to property owner, and enter appropriate data in the database.
  • Oversee the ground ULV operations, including continued implementation of all Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices, application of suitable chemicals for ULV usage, and determinations on when and where to apply treatments based upon relevant data and all applicable state and federal laws.
  • Train and supervise Surveillance program staff. Participate in the hiring process, perform bi‐annual employee evaluations, and maintain all appropriate documentation with respect to employee issues and disciplinary actions taken.
  • Maintain the Biohazardous Waste Permit through required training and oversight of employees involved with sentinel chickens.
  • Comply with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations; report, as required, any change in control measures or procedures to the NPDES Administrator.
  • Follow the District’s policies and comply with all local, state and federal regulations.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in biology, medical entomology, or a related natural sciences field from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in operational mosquito control or equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to satisfactorily perform the essential work tasks of this position.
  • Must have the ability to operate a computer, with a proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and could learn and operate internal programs including GIS and databases.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have a valid Class E Driver’s License and a clean driving record.
  • Must have a Public Health Pest Control license within six months of employment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and, as needed, to work late, weekends, nights, and holidays to fulfill the requirements of the District.
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with the public and District staff.
  • Knowledge of the biology and surveillance of Florida mosquitoes and arboviruses. Ability to adapt surveillance methodology to specific needs of the District. Familiar with the use of various mosquito traps.
  • Ability to operate a four‐wheel drive vehicle pull a trailer in tight areas on rough terrain and narrow dirt paths.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s in biology, entomology, or other closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Specific training and experience in entomology.
  • Working knowledge of GPS/GIS principles and software.
  • Currently holds a valid Florida’s Public Health license.
  • Experience that demonstrates operational management and excellent leadership skills.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

The Senior Entomologist will be exposed to both inside and outside environmental conditions, noise,
vibration, proximity to moving parts, working in high places, exposure to chemicals, fumes, odors, and oils and may be required to wear a respirator. This position is such that the person filling it will be expected to perform heavy work from time to time (exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects). Attendance at out‐of‐town meetings, classes, and other events, some of which involve overnight stays at venues determined by the District, is occasionally required. Good vision and hearing with or without correction. Ability to speak clearly and be discerned, and effectively communicate via radio and telephone.

Aspects of the position at times require working alone outdoors in harsh locations such as marshes, swamps and remote, heavily vegetated areas and being subjected to high sunlight, high temperatures, and extreme weather conditions. Possession of basic swimming and water safety skills necessary to survive hazards associated with aquatic activities and environments. Ability to walk long distances, climb over and around natural obstacles. Ability, for extended periods of time, to operate a vehicle, SUV, or pickup truck in heavily vegetated areas with rugged terrain. Manual dexterity necessary to manipulate small equipment and hand tools.

Accounting Specialist

Under direction, the purpose of the position is to perform advanced and specialized accounts payable functions according to generally accepted standard accounting principles, established procedures, departmental guidelines, and regulatory requirements applicable to the work. Employees in this job classification function at a journey professional level to accomplish assigned functions according to established schedules, calendars, projects, and programs of the assigned department. Work includes preparation, review, reconciliation, recording, processing, balancing, and distribution of financial and related data, e.g., payments, funds processing, accounting records and reports, budget amendments.