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.

 

 

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.

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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

Maryland Job Announcement

Visit this link to apply for the job

PROGRAM MANAGER III

PROGRAM MANAGER – MOSQUITO CONTROL

Recruitment #15-005478-0004

Date Opened 2/9/2015 11:59:00 PM
Filing Deadline 2/24/2015 11:59:00 PM
Salary $60,543.00 – $97,203.00/year
Employment Type Full-Time
HR Analyst Mary Darling
Work Location Anne Arundel

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE – HEADQUARTERS

50 HARRY S. TRUMAN PARKWAY, ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND

Main Purpose of Job

This position will administer and implement the Maryland Mosquito Control Law, provide administrative leadership and technical expertise to the Statewide cooperative Mosquito Control Program in Maryland, and ensure that program activities are conducted legally, efficaciously and economically, based on sound science, with no adverse effects on people or the environment and according to integrated pest management principles.

POSITION DUTIES

This is a managerial level position, which will report to the Assistant Secretary, Plant Industries and Pest Management.

Mosquito Control is a service program of the Maryland Department of Agriculture available to all areas of the State through voluntary participation and willingness of local jurisdictions to pay a share of costs. Mosquito control service is provided to 2,500 communities throughout 16 counties, and impacts approximately 725,000 Maryland residents. The program employs a full-time staff of 16, and 60+ seasonal employees. Program resources include 62 light trucks, 1 heavy truck, 3 watercraft, 8 all-terrain vehicles, 30 ULV sprayers, earth moving equipment, forklifts and 1 aircraft.

The primary goals of the program are to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne disease to humans and domestic animals, and to provide relief from excessive mosquito annoyance. Frequent and effective interactions with other State agencies (DHMH, MDE, DNR and others), County governments, professional organizations, the general public and media representatives is required. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Administration and Management – Direct strategic planning for program development, mission statement, goals and objectives; establish, monitor and revise program policies; fiscal and budgetary management; review scientific, regulatory and professional literature to ensure that program activities are conducted according to best management practices; staff training.
  • Program Coordination and Representation – Oversee interaction between the Mosquito Control section and other State and federal programs; prepare and/or review all wetland permit applications for mosquito control source reduction projects; prepare and/or review Toxic Materials Permit applications; act as official Department representative in contacts with elected officals, community associations; other agencies and the public; conduct program in accordance with the requirements of the Maryland Pesticide Applicators Law and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.
  • Personnel Direction and Supervision
  • Inventory Management

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university in a biological science with a focus in mosquito biology, aquatic entomology, or related topic.

Experience: Four years of technical or professional experience in a public Mosquito Control or closely related program.

Note: An advanced college degree may be substituted for experience.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

A drivers license valid in Maryland, with no more than 5 points on the driving record is a requirement for operating State vehicles.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.

Note: A resume, CV, college transcripts, etc. may be uploaded as an attachment to the online application, but the application must also be fully completed.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of candidates eligible for hire.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred, however paper applications will be accepted from candidates who may not have internet access. All paper applications must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date, no exceptions. (Postmarks not accepted.)

Mail applications to: Maryland Department of Agriculture, Human Resource Office, Room 304, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401.

If you are submitting additional information, such as transcripts, the preferred method is to upload them online with your application. If you are unable to upload, you may mail, hand-deliver or fax (HR Fax # 410-841-5846). Mailing Address: Maryland Department of Agriculture, Human Resource Office, Room 304, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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

 

Job Posting – CA Dept of Public Health, Associate Public Health Biologist

JOB OPPORTUNITY

 Associate Public Health Biologist – 7H1CF  <– PDF Available

The Vector-Borne Disease Section of the California Department of Public Health is recruiting for Public Health Biologists at the Associate level.  Public Health Biologists conduct activities relating to the prevention, surveillance, epidemiology, and control of vector-borne diseases in California.  Salary range per month is $4521 – $5889.  Positions are potentially located in Richmond, Elk Grove, and Redding California.  Applications must be submitted by December 15, 2014.

For information about employment opportunities or to submit a resume/CV, please contact Vicki Kramer at (916) 552-9730 or vicki.kramer@cdph.ca.gov.  For information on the application process, contact Jesse Laxton atjesse.laxton@cdph.ca.gov.

 

Information can also be found at the California Department of Public Health website:  http://cdph.ca.gov  under job opportunities (quick links), current open examinations, Associate Public Health Biologist. See also the attached Bulletin and flyer.

2014 PVCA 40th Annual Meeting Announcement


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October 29, 30 , 31 at the Days Inn, State College, PA.

You can download the conference announcement here:
2014 PVCA Conference Notice

You can download the tentative agenda here:
2014 PVCA tentative conference agenda 9-22-2014

To register for the conference, please download the registration form, the photo salon entry form (if you have a photo to enter in the contest), and the 40th anniversary party attendance form:
2014 registration form
PVCA Birthday Bash
Photo contest entry form

 

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2013 Annual Conference – Early Announcement, Hold the Dates

The 2013 annual conference of the PVCA will be held at the Days Inn, 240 S. Pugh Street, State College, PA, 16801. 
The dates will be earlier than in recent years:  November 6, 7, and 8.

Information on the Days Inn can be found at this link.  This location is in downtown State College and within easy walking distance of restaurants and after meeting gathering spots well known to many conference visitors.

Want to plan your dining in advance?  Check out this website to help you decide where you’ll be going for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  https://www.statecollege.com/dining/listings.php

The Mad Mex restaurant attached to the hotel does provide traditional breakfast fare but, fear not, the options for food are numerous downtown.

2012 Annual Conference

The 2012 annual conference is being held at the Ramada Conference Center, State College, PA  on November 14-16, 2012.

As in previous years, day one is a half day PM session. Day two is a full day. Day three is a half day AM session.

2012 PVCA tentative agenda 10-9-2012

2012 Conference Notice

2012 Registration Form