The Office of Vector Surveillance and Control (OVSC) is responsible for conducting field and laboratory activities to detect the presence of vector-borne pathogens (Zika virus, West Nile virus, Lyme Disease) in mosquitoes and ticks, and prevent their transmission to humans and other hosts. This program also performs research to determine the transmission cycle of vector-borne diseases within the City; and devise future strategies for decreasing the impact of these diseases on City residents. OVSC also conducts educational outreach to improve public awareness of the need to prevent mosquito/tick bites, report and/or eliminate potential mosquito and other vector breeding sites. The Division of Environmental Health seeks a Supervisor Pest Control II for its Bureau of Veterinary and Pest Control Services.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
- Supervise and conduct environmental investigations related to vectors of human diseases such as insect pests, mite pests, rodents and ticks of New York City.
- Supervise and evaluate work performance of field supervisors and conduct supervisory checks to ensure Pest/Vector extermination are conducted in accordance with City, State and Federal regulations.
- Surveying and identifying urban pests from different habitats of New York City.
- Monitoring pest infestation and investigating pest conducive conditions in different areas (residential and natural) of the City, analyzing data and refining pest control and management techniques.
- Prepare and submit procurement requests for supplies needed for the projects, research and educational outreach activities.
- Evaluate the severity of standing water problems in private/commercial and city owned (parks, etc.) properties. Work with relevant city agencies to correct the conditions on publicly owned properties.
- Develop outreach presentations on pest (mosquitoes, bed bugs, ticks etc.) and vector-borne diseases and provide presentations to community and state/city agency groups.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. One year of full-time, satisfactory experience in a rodent control program in cleanup, extermination or community education activities related thereto; or
2. One year of full-time, satisfactory experience performing work in one or a combination of the following areas including three months experience supervising at least three individuals:
a. Rodent or pest control
b. Trash collection
c. Street cleaning
d. Park maintenance
e. Building cleaning
f. Community service work dealing with groups and individuals
SPECIAL NOTE: For placement in Assignment Level III:
a) Four years of experience as a Supervisor (Pest Control) Assignment Level I or II; or
b) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college including or
c) A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's department of education or a recognized accrediting organization and five (5) years of full-time paid professional experience as described in (a) above, at least one year of which must have been in a supervisory or administration capacity; or
d) A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience.
However, all candidates must be high school graduates or possess the
equivalent as described in (c) above and all candidates must have at least one year of full-time paid professional or administrative experience as described in (a) above.
Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and organization skills. Knowledge of Integrated Pest
Management is a plus. Commercial Pesticide Application License and driving license are preferred.
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
- A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
- Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
- Current Resume
- Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
"FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL”
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 431967.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.