County Of Santa Clara San Jose , CA 95101
Under general direction, manages, coordinates, plans, and evaluates the programs and special projects of the Vector Control District.
The Assistant Manager for the Vector Control District is a professional management level position that directly supervises the surveillance and field services of the district.
Under the direction of the Vector Control District Manager, the Assistant Manager provides the day-to-day oversight of the district operations.
The incumbent coordinates and assists in the supervision of all vector control inspection, surveillance and control activities.
The Assistant Manager conducts and executes various aspects of the Vector Control District's technical program, applying the knowledge associated with the scientific discipline of entomology, biology, ecology and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The Assistant Manager is the district safety officer and enforces all district polices, programs and standards.
The Assistant Manager serves as Acting Manager in the Vector Control District Manager's absence and performs related work as required.
This position also serves on senior leadership team for the Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency.
Typical Tasks Plans, implements, coordinates, and evaluates District programs and special projects including Mosquito Surveillance and Control, Rodent Surveillance and Control, Urban Wildlife Management and Miscellaneous Vectors and Control; Supervises and coordinates the activities of the daily District operations; Plans, assigns, directs and reviews the work of personnel engaged in District operations; Manages the District Information System and related personnel; Serves as a Technical Consultant on matters concerning planning and evaluating District programs: mosquito, vertebrate, invertebrate, nuisance wildlife, educational programs, and disease surveillance; Participates in the District's public relations and community education program; Maintains appropriate records for State Continuing Education Program for all employees; Develops, implements and updates safety training and practices; May prepare training materials for in-service training and operational purposes; Assists with fiscal planning, and budget preparation including annual or other periodic reports; Evaluates program operations; provides consultation and assistance as necessary; Assists in the development and maintenance of District Policy and Procedures; Prepares analytical and narrative reports and writes correspondence; Evaluates programs and make recommendations regarding staffing, equipment, and personnel assignments; Represents District on administrative matters dealing with other public and private organizations; Conducts meetings and makes public presentations; Represents District Manager on specific assignments or in his/her absence; Performs related work as required.
Employment Standards Candidates must have the equivalent of a Bachelor's degree in Entomology, or related Biological Sciences; a Master's degree is preferred.
In addition to the education requirement, a candidate must have the equivalent of five years of increasingly responsible experience performing the full range of mosquito or vector control work.
A valid California driver's license is required prior to appointment.
Possession of all certifications required to perform the duties assigned to this classification including those required by the California Department of Health Services and any others that are appropriate including those in the areas of mosquito, vertebrate, and invertebrate control and abatement.
Knowledge of: Principles and techniques of supervision and training; Administrative and budget analysis techniques and report preparation; Entomology, medical entomology and principles of biology and chemistry; Vector and related disease control and surveillance; Long-range planning related to vector control; Techniques of scientific research; Safe and effective use of pesticides; Program development and evaluation; Local, State and Federal laws relating to vector control, worker safety and personnel issues; Computers, software and their applications.
Ability to: Plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate District-wide programs and special projects including mosquito, vertebrate, invertebrate, nuisance wildlife, educational programs, and disease surveillance; Supervise, plan and schedule the work of assigned personnel, set priorities, constructively review their work, mentor them to improve their work, and initiate progressive discipline when necessary; Make effective oral presentations, and write concise reports and provide support graphics; Work effectively with computer hardware and software; Independently plan and organize work; Maintain effective working relations with others.
Handles and has contact with toxic and hazardous substances, a variety of biting and stinging insects, poisonous plants, and dangerous and diseased animals and other vectors.
Closing Date/Time: 11/5/2018 11:59 PM Pacific