The Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division (HBMD) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Mosquito Control Manager to oversee and manage all mosquito operations for Broward County.
The ideal candidate will have the knowledge and expertise in the following: modern methods, techniques, procedures and application processes within a mosquito control program operations; knowledge in supervising, managing, and coordination of all mosquito control operations, knowledge of county, state and federal rules, regulations and laws governing mosquito control; knowledge of the Federal Aviation Administration rules that apply to the County's aerial spray program; knowledge of the use and care of all types of mosquito control tools, equipment, instruments; chemicals and supplies; knowledge in fiscal reporting systems and budget preparation including operational, state funded assistance, and grant programs; ability to interpret experimental survey and related data into operational techniques; and ability to utilize topographic, soil, street and aerial maps.
The candidate shall be responsible for: managing and directing the personnel and operations of the Broward County's Mosquito Control Program in accordance with the standard policies prescribed by the Board of County Commissioners, Florida Statutes and Administrative codes, the State Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and applicable federal regulations (including Florida Department of Health); managing emergency response of mosquito-borne illness such as Zika, developing budget requirements and preparing detailed work plans. Candidate will oversee the maintenance of all mosquito control equipment, vehicles, and aircraft; attend and make presentations at conferences and professional meetings; address civic organizations and other public or private groups on subjects relative to mosquito control, its projects and/or programs.
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.
Manages all spray operations for Mosquito Control Section; solves any spray related issues; prepares and reviews any and all mosquito related correspondence for the Section; answers any mosquito related problems by phone, email or reports.
Coordinates any miscellaneous events related to the Mosquito Control Section staff, facility, or training; assigns spray assignments (ground and aerial); prepares written reports for state agencies.
Manages field crews and all facility related issues; attends meetings related to the Mosquito Control Section; performs all public relations for the Mosquito Control Section.
Prepares and maintain annual budget (local and state); oversees the sections' P-Card (purchase card) transactions; orders supplies and mosquito related items.
Maintains a safe work environment; coordinates Fleet Repairs and oversees aircraft maintenance repairs; oversees and coordinates all facility related inspections and operational inspections.
Prepares all employee performance evaluations; interviews and processes new hires.
Performs related work as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: Requires six (6) years progressively responsible experience in mosquito biology and/or control techniques in a large-scale insect control program, including two (2) years of supervisory experience.
Special Certifications and Licenses: Must possess and maintain the following:
-Public Health Pest Control License -Valid Florida Class E Driver's License for duration of appointment.
Note: Must be able to obtain within six (6) months of hire, the following from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS):
A Florida Public Health Pest Control License, in accordance with Florida Statute 388.361(4), and maintain said license in an active status during the term of employment.
Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control Public Health Director Certification, as defined in Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 5E-13.032, and maintain said certification in an active status during the term of employment
Preference will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:
Associates Degree in Entomology, Chemistry, Geology, Biology, or Environmental Science, Public/Business Administration, or closely related field.
Bachelor's Degree in Entomology, Chemistry, Geology, Biology, or Environmental Science, Public/Business Administration, or closely related field.
Master's Degree in Entomology, Chemistry, Geology, Biology, or Environmental Science, Public/Business Administration, or closely related field.
Doctorate Degree in Entomology, Chemistry, Geology, Biology, or Environmental Science, Public/Business Administration, or closely related field.
A Florida Public Health Pest Control License.
Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control Public Health Director Certification.
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.
Florida Certified Contract Manager (FCCM).
At least four (4) years of experience in research, analysis and policy development related to disease-carrying mosquitoes such as Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus.
At least two (2) years of experience in entomology research.
At least two (2) years of experience with developing training programs for mosquito control.
At least two (2) years of experience with Surveillance and Testing activities (i.e., setting up traps, dip sampling, larval counts, data collection and analysis).
At least two (2) years of experience with public outreach/public speaking relating to mosquito control.
At least four (4) years of experience working with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) or Geographical Positioning System (GPS).
Broward County offers a competitive and generous benefits package, which includes a significant subsidy to cover a comprehensive health plan. Benefits also include $25,000 of free life insurance, Florida Retirement System benefits, participation in a deferred compensation plan, wellness program and many other benefits to meet your needs. Upon employment, most full-time benefit eligible employees accrue up to 10 days of paid vacation a year, up to 10 paid holidays and 8 hours of sick leave per month.
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