The Public Health Foundation Enterprises (PHFE) and the Vector-Borne Disease Section (VBDS) of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are recruiting for the position of Vector Control Specialist within the West Nile Virus and Other Arboviral Diseases Program, with an emphasis on Zika virus. The purpose of the project is to develop and implement effective surveillance, prevention, and control of Zika and other Aedes-borne arboviruses (e.g., dengue, chikungunya) that occur or are imported into California. These viruses are potentially transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, which are found in several regions of California. The Vector Control Specialist will provide statewide consultation and training on Aedes mosquito surveillance, prevention, and control, and pesticide resistance testing, as indicated. Duties performed aim to reduce the risk of vector-borne disease transmission to California residents and visitors. The Vector Control Specialist will interact with numerous local vector control agencies, county public health jurisdictions, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to perform essential functions.
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