|Assistant Biologist (Seasonal)
|March 14th, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
|Seeking hard working candidate with good communication and organizational skills and a strong background in biology, with emphasis vector borne disease ecology. Successful candidate will collect, identify, enumerate, process and analyze vectors (mostly mosquitoes), using typical laboratory techniques and methods. Candidates should be comfortable in field and laboratory settings, have strong interpersonal communication skills, and be well trained in the scientific method, especially as it relates to vector borne disease ecology and epidemiology. Duties include setting and retrieving vector traps in swamps and wetlands, working in conditions that may expose them to insect bites, and working with infectious agents in a laboratory setting. Candidates should have a strong desire to support research on vector borne diseases, and will be expected to participate in research projects and other duties.
Minimum qualifications: BS or BA degree in Biology or a related discipline is preferred. Experience in vector control will be preferred. Other qualifications include a valid driver’s license and insurability and a pesticide applicator certification or the ability to obtain certification within 30 days of hire. Successful candidate must pass a reference check and criminal background screen, and may be asked to participate in a pre-employment drug screen and medical exam.
Salary/Wage Range: $28.02 – $37.55 per hour depending on experience.
Hours and Duration: Monday – Thursday 6:30am – 5:00pm / 6-7 Months, Special events could change this work schedule.
Applicants have three options to apply for this position: (We DO NOT accept resumes in lieu of the District general application, but attaching a resume is encouraged.)
Applications may be submitted by US Mail or email scanned pdfs delivering the application materials to:
Clackamas County Vector Control District
320 Warner Milne Road, Oregon City, OR 97045
Email application materials (in pdf) to: email@example.com
If you require accommodation to participate in our application process, please contact Theresa Micallef at 503-655-8394. The District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. Veteran’s preference available.
(Seasonal) Assistant Biologist Job Description
Primary duties (under the supervision of the District Biologist)
|Seasonal Field Technician
|Do you enjoy the outdoors? Are you interested in helping your community? If so, Clackamas County Vector Control District may have the position for you. We have several openings for self-motivated individuals who enjoy interacting with the public. You will be working outside, with limited supervision, protecting the community from the annoyance of mosquitoes and diseases such as West Nile virus. For those studying and teaching Agriculture, Biology or other applied sciences this position is an excellent resume builder and offers you an opportunity to gain field experience in sampling techniques and data collection. Seasonal positions start at $23.00 per hour, pay is increased upon successful acquisition of the Oregon Public Pesticide Applicators License.
*CCVCD has set up an ‘End of Season Bonus’ of $1,000.00, per Seasonal Employee, as long as all conditions are satisfied.
Mosquito season generally runs March through September. Time off during this time is expected to be kept to a minimum. Seasonal field technicians are regularly scheduled to work 6:30am-5:00pm Monday through Thursday. Special events could change this work schedule.
Must pass ODA Public Pesticide Applicator exam within 30 days of hire. Study materials are provided.
Duties will include, but will not be limited to the following:
Background in biology preferred, but not necessary
Must have a valid Oregon driver’s license
Must be able to traverse uneven terrain
Must be able to work outside for extended periods in hot weather
Must be able to routinely pick up objects up to 30 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds
Must be able to pass background check and drug test
Must be confident in one’s abilities to work alone in remote areas of the county and visiting the homes of county residents
Must have strong communication skills and legible handwriting
Clackamas County Vector Control District is an equal employment opportunity employer.
CONTACT: Clackamas County Vector Control District Office
320 Warner Milne Rd., Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: (503) 655-8394