County of Alameda

Vector Control Manager (#5693)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - HCSA Tech/Para Mgmt (R45)
$48.59-$57.77 Hourly / $3,887.20-$4,621.60 BiWeekly /
$8,422.27-$10,013.47 Monthly / $101,067.20-$120,161.60 Yearly

Under direction of the Chief, Vector Control Services District, the Vector Control Manager provides supervision and guidance for the Supervising Vector Control Biologists and Senior Vector Control Biologists and Vector Control Biologists for the County Vector Control Services District; assists the Chief in the overall administration of the District; assists in managing and developing all vector control programs; provides technical expertise in the field of vector control and vector-borne disease and surveillance; consults with staff on policy and current pest management practices, and environmental related matters; performs other duties as required.


The Vector Control Manager has specialized program responsibility, providing direction and guidance for the programs administered by the Vector Control Biologists. The Vector Control Manager is responsible for direct supervision of the Supervising Vector Control Biologists. In addition, this class provides oversight for the programs assigned to the Senior Vector Control Biologists and monitors program accomplishments for incorporation into the annual report. Incumbent is responsible to develop and coordinate staff trainings, education seminars/symposiums, and bed bugs training certification program.

This management class manages a comprehensive vector program that requires both technical capability and management skill. This is distinguished from Chief, Vector Control Services District, which has overall management authority for the staff, activities and functions of the District.


NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Oversees and provides day-to-day direction, through subordinate supervisors, of a program of vector surveillance, suppression and public education.

2. Assists the Chief in development and implementation of policies and procedures; coordinates surveillance programs between the Senior Environmental Health Specialist and Vector Control Biologists; and implements after approval.

3. Acts as District liaison and provides technical assistance to County departments, other governmental agencies, professional organizations and the public.

4. Assists the Chief in long- and short-range planning; including: documenting program accomplishments for the budget and annual report; preparation and maintenance of contracts; monitoring expenditures and contractual service agreements; providing assistance and direction in a variety of administrative services areas.
5. Oversees the District’s conformance with the cooperative agreement with California Department of Health Services and Department of Pesticides Regulations, monitoring certification training, and submission of monthly pesticide reports.

6. Provides technical training and procedural assistance to staff; develops and conducts in-service training for the Vector Control Biologists.

7. Plans, coordinates, and evaluates current environmental issues such as CEQA and NPDES permits.

8. Acts as the primary contact with the California Mosquito & Vector Control Association, California Department of Public Health, and the Center for Vector-borne Diseases.

9. Consults with staff, other County departments and outside organizations which may require tact and judgment.

10. Monitors legislative and regulatory changes that may affect divisional operations; determines levels of impact and drafts policy to comply with changes.

11. Prepares a variety of correspondence, narrative and statistical reports, information for the Board of Supervisors and other written materials; accesses varied data bases or uses information from various sources to prepare such materials.

12. Operates a variety of standard office equipment including a computer; drives a County or personal vehicle to make field investigations and attend meetings.

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The equivalent of two years of experience in the class of Vector Control Biologist Supervisor in Alameda County classified service.


A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university (180 quarter units or 120 semester units) in Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Environmental Health, Integrated Pest Management or closely related Health Sciences field is required. Examples of related fields include but are not limited to Microbiology, Entomology, Toxicology, Integrated Biology and other earth sciences.



The equivalent of four years of full-time professional-level experience in pest management, vector surveillance and/or control. This experience must have included program responsibility in program developing, planning and supervising. At least one year of supervisory experience is required.


Possession of a California State Certificate as a Public Health Vector Control Technician specializing in Mosquito Control, Terrestrial Invertebrate Vector Control, and Vertebrate Vector Control is required at the time of appointment.


Must possess a valid California driver's license.


Ability to distinguish primary colors in order to conduct dye tests. This ability will be tested during the County pre-employment physical examination.

Physical Ability:

Must be able to pull manhole covers (which require 75-100 lbs. force pull), climb ladders, and lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions and on uneven surfaces. Must be able to drive a motor vehicle for up to 1-2 hours on a routine basis. Must be able to work on a computer on a routine basis.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Management principles and practices, including work planning and employee supervision.
• Principles and practices of vector surveillance and control.
• Principles of Integrated Pest Management practice, and environmental health issues that related to vectors and nuisance species.
• General knowledge of current laboratory methods to support surveillance programs.
• Principles of public administration, financial analysis and report writing.
• Computer software, applications and hardware related to the work environment.
• Principles of budget, contract administration and interpreting financial records.
• Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of office equipment.

Ability to:

• Provide oversight and supervision to an established vector control program.
• Plan, supervise, review and evaluate the work of others, either directly or through subordinate supervision.
• Prepare clear and accurate reports, correspondence, procedures, policies and other written materials.
• Represent the department and the County in meetings with varied groups and organizations.
• Organize and prioritize work in order to meet critical deadlines.
• Exercise tact, sensitivity and sound independent judgment when communicating with staff, general public and other governmental agencies.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, general public and other governmental agencies.

Newspecs: 5693
NLB:cs 11/13/14
CSC Date: 11/25/14
NLB:cs Revised 8/9/16
CSC Date: 8/31/16


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

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