Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District
July 18, 2018
Santa Fe Springs, California
Full Time - Experienced
Engineering/Science, Other, Public Relations
4 Year Degree
ABOUT THE DISTRICT
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) is a non-enterprise, independent, special district, enabled and empowered to act as a public health agency as a result of legislation incorporated in the California State Health and Safety Code. GLACVCD is one of five mosquito and vector control districts in Los Angeles County. The District serves approximately 6.8 million residents in a 1,338 square mile area, making GLACVCD the largest vector control district in Los Angeles County.
Under general direction and supervision of the Director of Community Affairs, and in collaboration with the operational and technical supervisory staff, the Public Information Officer (PIO) 1) identifies and utilizes appropriate methods for reaching the District’s varied constituents such as mass media, community leaders, public officials, service groups, employees, and residents; 2) represents the District in media and community relations appearances; and 3) coordinates and executes public information programs to raise awareness and provide education about vector control and vector-related public health concerns. The PIO reports directly to the Director of Community Affairs, assists with oversight of departmental personnel and projects, as directed, and works in collaboration with other District personnel as required. The PIO will supervise department staff when required during the Director of Community Affairs’ absence.
The PIO plans, schedules, and participates in special community and media events such as fairs, exhibits, and attractions that profile and promote public awareness of the District’s mission, activities, and function; writes and publishes media releases and informative articles associated with District activities and events; creates and develops multimedia informational/educational materials for public and District use relating to the District’s activities; maintains and provides updates to the District’s website and social media sites; assists with the development and implementation of advertising and other outreach strategies delivering accurate and effective information District-wide and to targeted groups motivating effective behavior change; develops internal communications content and media training for District staff; and serves as spokesperson for the District as assigned by the Director of Community Affairs. Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with emphasis in Communications, Marketing, English, Journalism, Video or Graphic Arts, or Biological Sciences andtwo (2) years of satisfactory experience working in public relations, journalism, for a public health agency, non-profit organization, vector abatement agency or private pest control company.
Experience working and interacting with the public and community members, the media, members of private industry and governmental entities in a public education or public relations capacity speaking to the public, giving interviews to the media, and delivering presentations to a live audience.
Experience writing and/or designing public information materials such as brochures, flyers, and articles for public dissemination; knowledge in video production/editing, digital and social media advertising and web design.
Preferred Experience: Ability to write, speak and understand a second language. Public sector experience.
Applications will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in the job announcement. Candidates with qualifications and experience that best relate to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure continuing in the recruitment process. Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling the Department of Human Resources at least three (3) business days in advance of the scheduled/examination/interview date. District appointments are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer medical examination, including drug screening to comply with our Drug Free Workplace policy, and a Live-Scan fingerprint check through the Department of Justice. The successful candidate will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District, in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, religion, disability, sex, or sexual orientation in its employment actions, policies, procedures, or practices.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
Possession of a current valid driver’s license will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment in this class. Must be insurable with the District's insurance carrier. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver’s license and reflects driving records during the course of employment with GLACVCD.
A valid certification by the California Department of Public Health as a Public Health Vector Control Certified Technician must be obtained within one (1) year of employment and maintained throughout employment in this classification.
Additional Salary Information: The salary range is based on a 5-step merit system for all classifications. The normal hiring range is commensurate with experience and education. Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) is determined at the discretion of the General Manager on an annual basis.
About Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) is a non-enterprise, independent, special district, enabled and empowered to act as a public health agency as a result of legislation incorporated in the California State Health and Safety Code.
GLACVCD is one of five mosquito and vector control districts in Los Angeles County. The District serves approximately 6.8 million residents in a 1,338 square mile area, making GLACVCD the largest vector control district in Los Angeles County. Funding is supported by ad valorem property and special assessment taxes. Service programs include controlling mosquitoes, aquatic midges, and simulium black flies.