Job Posting – Maryland Dept of Agriculture, Mosquito Control Program Manager

The Maryland Department of Agriculture will be seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Program Manager, Mosquito Control Section. Preferred candidates will have at least a Bachelor’s degree in entomology or related field with course work in medical and veterinary entomology or culicidology  and work experience in a MAD, county or state program.  Administrative, procurement and budget experience will be helpful. The Program Manager is responsible for NPDES compliance and to obtain permits to apply toxicants to the waters of Maryland through the Maryland Department of the Environment.

 

The Program Manager will manage a budget of $2.6 million, and lead a staff of 15 classified and 60 seasonal hires, providing a modern Integrated Mosquito Management services to 2500 communities in 16 counties. The program owns and operates a Beechcraft King Air over Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore counties and a Kubota excavator for maintenance of 23,000 acres of Open Marsh Water Management projects. A large arbovirus surveillance program is conducted annually in cooperation with the Department of Health.

 

This position will be advertised early in 2015, however, interested persons are encouraged to contact Carol Holko, Assistant Secretary for Plant Industries and Pest Management, 410-841-5870, or by email,carol.holko@maryland.gov

 

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