||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.
Primary duties (under the supervision of the District Biologist)
- Regular attendance at staff meetings
- Weekly work reports in written form to the District Biologist
- Adherence to CCVCD policies and procedures, as outlined in the General Handbook
- Responsible for regular laboratory cleaning and orderliness
- Shared responsibility for weekly District cleaning chores (trash, restrooms, etc.)
- When asked, attendance at District Board Meetings (to include presenting to the Board the results/analysis of field surveillance/trap/laboratory data in graphical and/or tabular form)
- Participation in District “On Call” status for emergencies (flooding, etc.)
- Hold a valid driver’s license from Oregon or other state within the CONUS and be insurable under the District policy.
- Obtain an Oregon Department of Agriculture Public Applicator License within 30 days of hire, and maintain licensure throughout employment. Obtaining an ODA Public Applicator License requires passing the “Laws and Saftey” and “Public Health” exams.
- Adult trapping
- Carbon dioxide baited traps
- Gravid traps (Cummings, GAT, ovi-cup)
- Identification of larval and adult mosquitoes and flies
- Maintenance and archiving of surveillance records in written and electronic format
- Interacting with ArcGIS-based surveillance software, to include generation of graphs and tables for dissemination to various agencies and individuals
- Generating and filing reports of surveillance activities to relevant agencies (OHA, CDC, CCVCD Board of Trustees, etc.)
- Working with technical staff to determine best sampling methods for fly and mosquito sources
- When asked, advising seasonal/field staff on relevant biological aspects of vector ecology (focus on mosquito and fly biology)
- Maintain capability to perform the RAMP test as needed
- Maintain laboratory equipment, to include fume hood, microscopes, and other relevant devices
- Participating in regular public outreach events (CC Fair, Master Gardener’s meeting, etc.)
- Assisting with educational outreach to local schools (elementary, middle, high) when requested
- Maintaining an “Outreach” kit (preserved insects, magnifying lenses, etc.)
- Participation in ‘career day’ events at local schools and colleges
Minimum qualifications: BS or BA degree in Biology or a related discipline. 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: $26.67 – $35.74 per hour depending on experience.
Hours and Duration: Monday – Thursday 6:30am – 5:00pm / 6 Months
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.)
- Pick up an application (7am – 5pm, M-Th) at the District office at 1102 Abernethy Road, Oregon City, OR 97045, or
- Download the application from the District web page (see below), or
- Request an application be mailed to you by calling 503-655-8394.
Applications may be submitted by US Mail or email scanned pdfs delivering the application materials to:
Clackamas County Vector Control District
1102 Abernethy Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
Email application materials (in pdf) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require accommodation to participate in our application process, please contact Josh Jacobson 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.
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