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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.


  • 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  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:

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


Interviews are taking place now.

If you enjoy working outdoors and have an interest in field biology, environmental science and/or public health, this is a great seasonal job for you. The Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission (MCMEC) is hiring seasonal employees to assist in the control of mosquitoes for the 2021 season. We are looking for motivated, responsible individuals with the desire to be a part of an environmentally conscious team of professionals serving the residents of Middlesex County. No experience is necessary - field training will be provided for all aspects of the job. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Supervisor. The season runs from May through August.

 The Middlesex County Mosquito Commission is taking all possible measures to protect its staff from COVID-19. COVID-19 safety training and personal protective equipment will be provided. 


Be at least 18 years old and possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license with a clean driving record; Pass a background check; Obtain a NJ Pesticide Operator License upon hire; Have the ability to work independently in a variety of outdoor conditions. Previous classes in biology or environmental science are a plus.

WORK HOURS: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

HOURLY RATE: $13.00 per hour.

LOCATIONS: May be assigned to work at either-

EDISON: 200 Parsonage Rd. Edison, NJ 08837 (or)

SOUTH BRUNSWICK: 81 Broadway Rd, South Brunswick, NJ 08512.


Include, but are not limited to: Performing inspections of mosquito habitats in assigned areas (urban & woodlands); Collecting mosquito samples; Setting adult mosquito traps and applying insecticides and other control measures; Recording and reporting completed assignments; Equipment and facility maintenance, manual labor and other assigned tasks as necessary. Training is provided.     


Call: 732-549-0665 (or) Apply in person 7.00 AM to 3.30 PM (Mon–Fri) at 200 Parsonage Rd, Edison, NJ 08837.

E-mail: Adrian Kabigting, Commission Clerk,


About the Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission:

The MCMEC is an autonomous agency within Middlesex County government. The Commission was created in 1914 in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, which mandates provision for mosquito control in every county in the state. The Commission’s primary purpose is to protect the residents of Middlesex County from mosquito-borne diseases (such as West Nile Virus) and nuisance mosquitoes by using a comprehensive Integrated Mosquito Management program that includes public education, mosquito surveillance, water management, biological control and chemical control.

Environmental Health Specialist II

See for APPLY link:

$56,816.03 - $94,693.25 Annually
Job Type
FT Hourly W BN
Health Department
Job Number
8/28/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Pay Grade: S23
Posting Type
Open to General Public
DESCRIPTION: Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader providing services that promote population health, protect public health and the environment, and ensure residents' access to health services and information. The Division of Environmental Health is seeking an Environmental Health Specialist II to provide administrative assistance and an advanced level of expertise and technical training.

Under limited supervision of an Environmental Health Supervisor or Environmental Health Specialist III, conducts surveillance of disease carrying insects and ticks, performs vector control activities, conducts inspections, and performs complaint investigations. Participates in environmental program education and related community outreach activities. Documents inspections and investigation findings; records entries in designated database. Attends training courses, educational conferences and seminars to enhance job proficiency. Attends regular staff meetings as scheduled. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Considerable knowledge of public health standards inspection/investigation procedures;
  • Thorough knowledge of methods and techniques used for prevention of disease caused by contaminated food, vectors, and other environmental hazards;
  • Knowledge of the concepts and principles of biology, chemistry, physics, and statistics;
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to interpret and enforce County, Federal and State laws, codes and ordinances governing public and environmental health;
  • Skill in applying methods and techniques of fact-finding, analysis, and resolution to
  • environmental health problems;
  • Skill in sampling and analysis techniques related to specialty area (s);
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret maps, plans, and schematic drawings (including architectural plans and topographic plats);
  • Ability to read and interpret laboratory test results;
  • Ability to provide technical advice and explanation on environmental health issues;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Ability to operate and maintain sampling, testing, and measurement equipment/instruments;
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Employment Standards
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in environmental health or a bachelor's degree with at least thirty (30) semester hours of course work in the physical or biological sciences; plus, one year of experience in environmental health investigations.


  • Experience in the field of environmental health or vector control with experience identifying and processing biological specimens (e.g., mosquitoes).
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and programs including word processing, data management, statistical analysis, and geographic information systems.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently with minimal supervision; ability to exercise a high degree of independent decision making.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Possession of one or more of the following: Certified Pesticide Applicator or Registered Technician Applicator, Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian.
  • Multilingual in English with the ability to speak and understand Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese or Vietnamese.


  • Valid driver's license.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR (Required within 60 days)
  • AED (Required within 60 days)

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a Criminal background check,  Driving Record Check, Child Protective Services Registry check and pre-employment physical to the satisfaction of the employer. 

Ability to walk, negotiate/traverse sites with unleveled terrain and/or narrow passages; crouch, stoop, kneel, bend, reach, stretch, climb ladders, use test equipment, lift and carry instruments and other objects weighing up to 25 pounds, wear personal protective equipment, and visual acuity is required to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Uses hands to grasp, handle or feel. Ability to conduct inspections/investigations in extreme temperature environments. Ability to operate motor vehicle in adverse weather conditions. Must be able to communicate with others verbally and in writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce. 

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

Biologist – Mosquito Extermination

The Morris County Department of Public Works, Mosquito Control Division, is seeking a Biologist to become part the mosquito control staff.  We are looking for a candidate to supervise inspection staff, perform field work requiring the application of biological and closely related principles and techniques; does other related duties as required.

Essential Duties:

  • Supervises and coordinates the work activities of inspection staff.
  • Ensures the proper handling and application of insecticides.
  • Develops effective work plans and schedules areas to be inspected, treated or cleaned.
  • Organizes program to determine effectiveness of the mosquito control program.
  • Teaches employees proper methods of utilizing insecticides.
  • Supervises the proper use of equipment and supplies.
  • Prepares various kinds of reports and maintains essential records and files.
  • Required to apply insecticides.
  • Required to drive a truck or other vehicle.
  • Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and or manual recording and information systems utilized by the agency.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in one of the biological sciences.
  • Must possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license.
  • Must be able to obtain a valid New Jersey Pesticide Applicators License, CORE and category 8B within three months of employment.
  • Applicants must be able to read and write English


$48,754 annual, 40-hour work week and is not negotiable.  The County offers a comprehensive benefit package.


For consideration, please fill out our online employment form as well as attach a copy of your cover letter and resume.

County of Morris makes all efforts to complete the application accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Shana Aria at 973-285-6105.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Contact

 Teresa Duckworth

Assistant Superintendent

County of Morris

Department of Planning and Public Works

Division of Mosquito Control


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 Outside Sales – Mosquito Control Products & Services

Delaware Valley

(Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware)

 This position is perfect for someone with a passion for making money, achieving results, and for doing good work in the environment!

 Clarke – the leading provider of solutions for the aquatic habitat management and mosquito control industries is seeking to hire an Outside Sales professional to drive the growth of our mosquito control products and services business in the Delaware Valley.


With Clarke, you are not just pushing for the sale.  You are a trusted consultant.  Designing and offering solutions to help your customers to control mosquitoes and the risk of mosquito borne disease within their communities.

As you would expect in an outside sales role, your schedule will vary depending on the time of the year.  During the Spring and Summer months, you can expect to spend a significant amount of time traveling and calling on mosquito control districts, municipalities, and homeowner associations to help them to prepare for and manage their busy mosquito season.  During other parts of the year, you will conduct educational workshops, attend regional and national meetings, develop your sales strategy, plan, forecast and budget, and participate in customer trials to provide support and stewardship in the launch of Clarke's innovative mosquito control products.

This position offers a highly competitive salary + commission + plus bonus compensation package and a comprehensive benefit package that will include health insurance, 401k plan, and a company provided vehicle. 


Clarke lives up to its mission to make communities more livable, safe and comfortable.  We are a global public health products and services Company that pioneers, develops, and delivers environmentally responsible aquatic services and mosquito control solutions to create healthy waterways, control nuisances and prevent disease.

We are looking for coworkers who are passionate about sustainable living, caring for our planet and other people.  We value the hard work and time that our team puts in, and have not forgotten that without them, we could not be successful. 


§  3+ years outside sales/business development experience in a similar or related industry (i.e., mosquito control, aquatic services, biological products, agchem, wastewater treatment, etc.).

§  Experience working with or calling on municipals and governmental accounts is a plus.

§  The ability to create a compelling presentation of solutions that serve the customer’s needs and support Clarke’s reputation as a trusted leader in the market.

§  Mechanical aptitude and abilities.

§  Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

§  Computer proficiency and ability to create and produce reports, business correspondence and presentations.

§  Ability to effectively partner with employees, management, department and cross-functional teams to meet goals, exceed customer expectations, and to support the mission, vision and values of the Company.

 Candidate should reside in the Delaware Valley area and be able to work out of a home office.


If you are excited about what you’ve read and feel that you are right for this role, please submit your resume and relevant information.  Click here to access our online job board.

Be sure to check out our website ( to learn more about how Clarke is helping to make the world more livable, safe & comfortable.

 Clarke is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer


Seasonal Assistant Inspector


PO Box 388 ~ 2 Furnace Street

Oxford, New Jersey 07863-0388

Tel:  908-453-3585  Fax: 908-453-2662

The Warren County Mosquito Commission is now accepting applications for the position of Seasonal Assistant Inspector.  The position runs May- August, Monday through Friday from 8-4. Interviews taking place now.   Training will take place during Spring break or late winter depending upon the successful applicant’s schedule.

The position entails inspecting larval mosquito habitats within Warren County, setting adult mosquito traps and responding to resident service requests.   Training for this position will be provided, which will include obtaining a NJ Pesticide Operator or Applicator license.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, hold a valid driver’s license and have a background in Biological or Environmental Sciences.  This position pays $12/ hour.

For more information and an application please call 908.453.3585.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Mosquito Identification Specialist

Morris County Mosquito Control Division

Under direction, identifies species of mosquitoes, tabulates, summarizes and plots results of identification and numbers for use in directing control activities; in addition, may assist in the work involved in mosquito extermination and control work; does other related work.


  • Knowledge of the methods and procedures used to identify mosquitoes by species and genus.
  • Knowledge of the methods used in applying insecticides and other materials used in extermination and control of mosquitoes after a period of training.
  • Ability to assist in the development of mosquito control programs.
  • Ability to prepare clear and informative reports.
  • Ability to make appropriate references and deductions based on various types of source materials.
  • Ability to design charts or graphs from raw data.
  • Ability to keep records and files.
  • Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.


  • One (1) year of experience in the identification of insects by species and genus.
  • NOTE:  Completion of six semester hours of credit in entomology at an accredited college or university may be substituted for the above work experience.


  • Applicant will be required to possess a valid license as a Commercial Pesticide Applicator of the appropriate class, issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Appointees will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey.

 Salary: Salary is $41,450 and all full-time employees receive a benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and health and pension benefits.  This is a Civil Service position that will require an exam given by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission at a later date.

Apply: Fill out our online application form to apply.

Environmental Scientist III

Recruitment #120718-MGBE03-400300

Opening Date

12/13/2018 12:00:00 AM

Closing Date

1/11/2019 11:59:00 PM

Type of Recruitment

Open Competitive


Yearly: $44,755.00/Min - $55,944.00/Mid

Salary Plan


Pay Grade


Shift Hours

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Weekends/Holidays Required

Employment Type

Actual Vacancy

Employment Term



DNREC/Office of Natural Res./ Fish and Wildlife


Conservation District Fld Ofc: (2430 Old County Road, Newark,, DE, 19702)

Contact Name

DNREC Human Resources

Contact Phone


Summary Statement

This position is responsible for conducting numerous scientific and operational aspects involved in implementing mosquito control activities over a large area including: conducting mosquito surveillance and abatement practices, mosquito disease surveillance, calibrating insecticide application equipment, coordinating aerial insecticide applications, operation/computer programming of automated water control structures, training of seasonal employees, preparing data summaries and technical reports, analyzing and evaluating scientific data, data entry and manipulation using standard data processing software, mosquito related research and public outreach and education.

Career Ladder

Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level.

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.

1.    Six months experience in mosquito control, including mosquito population monitoring, arbovirus surveillance, and insecticide use.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

·         Conducts field studies or inspections and evaluations for compliance with permit and regulatory requirements; observes, collects, analyzes, reviews and interprets data from standard field studies, compliance inspections, various regulatory submissions or literature and makes recommendations.

·         Performs statistical analysis of data.

·         Conducts technical reviews and makes recommendations on permit applications or other various regulatory submissions to ensure compliance with regulations.

·         Prepares permits, technical reports and/or enforcement case documents.

·         Responds to technical/regulatory inquiries from other state, local and federal agencies as well as public and private organizations or individuals.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Environmental Scientist III 
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

1.    Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Life, Physical, or Applied Science or related field.

2.    Six months experience in environmental or natural resources project management which includes planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating environmental or natural resources projects to ensure objectives are met.

3.    Three years experience in analyzing and evaluating scientific data.

4.    Three years experience in interpreting environmental laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.

5.    Six months experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.

6.    Six months experience in technical report writing.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.

As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

As a condition of hire the applicant must agree as a requirement of employment to possess a Category 5C Mosquito Control Pesticide Certification within 180 days of employment.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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