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2018 Pennsylvania Vector Control Association Annual Conference

The 2018 Annual Conference will be held Wednesday, October 24th through Friday, October 26th.  Location is the new Wyndham Garden Hotel, 310 Elks Club Road, Boalsburg, PA 16827.  More details and registration information to come.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration Open for AMCA Annual Washington Conference

This year, May 14-16, 2018 will be the American Mosquito Control Association’s 20th Annual Washington Conference.  More details can be found here.

If you have not attended before be sure to apply for the Central Life Sciences Fellowships Travel Stipends.

Deer Biologist Position for State of Delaware

Position oversees Delaware’s deer management program through research and monitoring programs; provides recommendations to farmers and communities experiencing negative impacts from deer, conveys research findings through reports, presentations, and technical advice; and represents the Division on various state/regional committees.

Environmental Scientist III – Deer Biologist

Mosquito and Forest Pest Management Branch Chief Position in Prince William County, Virginia

Mosquito and Forest Pest Management Branch Chief

 

Open Positions in Shelby County Tennessee

There are two positions currently opened at Shelby County Vector Control, Entomologist and Supervisor B that oversees rodent control.

Entomologist – VECTOR CONTROL (Health Services)

Supervisor B – VECTOR CONTROL (Health Services)

 

PA Department of Agriculture Hiring Seasonal Surveyors

The PA Department of Agriculture Entomology Program is hiring seasonal surveyors to work March 26th to October 26, 2018 in all regions.  Positions will only be posted for one week.

Forest Insect Pest Aide 1 – Region 1

Forest Insect Pest Aide 1 – Region 3

Forest Insect Pest Aide 1 – Region 4

Forest Insect Pest Aide 1 – Region 5

Forest Insect Pest Aide 1 – Region 6

2017 Annual Conference

The 2017 annual conference will be held November 7-9, 2017 at the Days Inn Penn State, 240 S Pugh St, State College, PA 16801.  Additional details will be forthcoming.

2017 Bowling

2017 PVCA conference agenda – tentative – version2

2017 PVCA Conference Notice with exhibitor info

2017 registration form

 

2016 Annual Conference Documents

Dear Colleague:

Please join us for the 2016 training conference of the Pennsylvania Vector Control Association on October 19 – 21, 2016 at the Days Inn, 240 S. Pugh Street, State College, PA 16801.

Fee structure for this conference is as follows:

Class 1 – Non-license and public license attendee                               $120.00
Class 2 – Commercial license with exhibit and/or presentation            $400.00
Class 3 – Additional commercial license(s) from same company        $120.00

This fee will include Wednesday – Friday breaks, and a Thursday lunch banquet at the hotel. Please pre-register by mailing or e-mailing a separate registration form with the name and complete mailing address for each attendee to me at the above address by September 16, 2016. (To speed up registration at the door, please mail your registration check payable to “PVCA” prior to the conference, if possible.)  If attaching a business card to the registration form, complete only the items not on your card. 

 

EXHIBITORS:  For those pre-registering to exhibit and give an exhibitor presentation, time has been set aside on Wednesday to introduce your company and your products.  There will be ample time during the three-day event to speak with individuals.  Please complete the enclosed registration form and return on or before September 16, 2016. If not pre-registered, we cannot guarantee exhibit space or presentation time.

Room rates are $82.00 per night plus applicable taxes (8.5%). We have a block of rooms reserved ONLY until September 16You must make your own reservation with the Days Inn by that date, or you will not be guaranteed a room. Even if you have not received approval to attend, you are encouraged to reserve a room. You can always cancel the reservation if you do not receive final approval. Be sure to ask for the “PVCA meeting (CGPVC1)” when you make your reservation, to be assured of obtaining the above rate. The Days Inn phone number is (814) 238-8454.  Please remember, in order to receive reduced fees for the hotel facilities for the conference, we must guarantee a minimum number of rooms. Please plan to stay at the Days Inn.

Attached is a preliminary agenda for the conference.  If there are any changes, an updated agenda will be posted on the website.  Please check the website: www.pavectorcontrol.org. Continuing Education Credits for PA Pesticide Applicators licenses will be issued by the PA Department of Agriculture.  Please bring your license with you if you wish to receive credits.

Please complete the attached registration form, and/or exhibitor registration form, and return it to me by September 16, 2016. Please note any special needs you may have on the reservation form.

There will be a bowling event on Wednesday evening sponsored by Jeffrey O’Neill and Central Life Sciences.  Please RSVP on this event so we can determine the amount of food to order.

REMINDER:

Please remember to bring item(s) for the Chinese auction that supports the student award.

We look forward to seeing you at State College!

Sincerely,

Carmen L. Reichard,

Secretary – PVCA

 

Below are links to the registration documents and tentative agenda for the 2016 conference in State College, PA.

2016-pvca-registration-form

2016-pvca-tentative-conference-agenda-2

2016-pvca-bowling

2016-pvca-conference-notice-with-exhibitor-info

Teton County Weed & Pest District – Mosquito Program Coordinator Job Announcement

Mosquito Program Coordinator

Teton County Weed & Pest District is looking for a versatile, organized, and collaborating individual to join our small but enthusiastic team. This full-time year round position is integral to all aspects of the mosquito program from surveillance to control, both directly and through seasonal employee oversight. This individual will also assist with the District’s invasive species management programs.

Duties include, but are not limited to: lab management & virus testing, mosquito/insect identification, seasonal crew coordination, mosquito program GIS, mosquito program area management (individual field territory), & biocontrol program assistance. Candidate requires excellent public relations and communication skills.  Experience with lab assay technology, dichotomous keys, and GIS software/equipment is beneficial, but not required, as training will be provided.

Generous benefits package. Salary starts at $47,932 – $55,488, dependent upon experience.

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Entomology, Ecology or a related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience preferred. Candidate must be able to obtain WY Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License.

To apply:

Send a resume and cover letter explaining your experience with a list of 3-4 professional references by January 22 at 5:00 pm to:

Teton County Weed & Pest District

Attn: Marta Iwaseczko

7575 South US Highway 89

Jackson, WY 83001

Fax: 307-733-0983

Phone: 307-733-8419 ext. 114

marta@tcweed.org

For more information please visit: http://www.tcweed.org.

2015 Conference

The 2015 annual conference is coming up soon.  October 28, 29, 30 in State College, PA.  Potential attendees are urged to make their room reservations by 9/27 for the discounted rate.  An agenda and additional paperwork will be sent out to association members and put on the website soon.

Days Inn Penn State
240 S. Pugh St
State College, PA 16801
814-238-8454

Download conference paperwork:

2015 PVCA Conference Notice with exhibitor info
2015 PVCA tentative conference agenda
2015 registration form