Fort Bend County is ranked as one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. We have capitalized on not only the creed of our location, but on the "quality of life" for our families to call home. Our employees are the key to our success and the heartbeat of our foundation. The diversity and inclusivity of our community is our strength and at the forefront of a workplace environment welcoming to all. Live Here! Work Here!
Develops scientific programs, public health emergency plans, monitors and updates operational procedures covering a variety of topics. Oversees administration regarding COVID-19 and or other emerging infectious diseases including vector borne diseases. Works as a liaison between epidemiology and other County Departments in responding to emerging infectious disease occurrences, outbreaks and disasters. Also works closely with one or more regional laboratories. Assists the Environmental Health Division Manager and Department as a consultant in public health virology and immunology by rendering assistance to physicians, hospital staff, hospital and commercial laboratories, other organizations, and representatives of other local, State, and federal public health agencies. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited academic institution in entomology, microbiology, molecular biology, or related life science discipline. Preferred: Doctoral or Master’s degree from an accredited academic institution in public health, microbiology, molecular biology, or related life science discipline. At least eight (7) years of job-related experience in Mosquito Vector Control or other related field. At least five (5) years of leadership experience. Excellent verbal and written English communication skills and demonstration of excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to work simultaneously on a number of projects with tight timelines. Demonstrated effectiveness in cooperation and teamwork with analytical and assessment skills. Planning and information seeking skills and ability to work on specific tasks with minimal supervision. Problem solving, strategic thinking skills with ability to impact and influence. Experience in developing and implementing regulatory strategy. Attention to detail with accuracy and quality. Exceptional project management skills to manage a variety of projects simultaneously. Business awareness and professionalism. Ability to work effectively with the public, county, state and federal agencies, and elected officials. Valid Texas Drivers License. Pesticide Applicators Licence. Grant Funded.
SALARY RANGE: $54,246.24 - $65,312.64 annually based on qualifications
CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position
All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.
Fort Bend County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy status (including childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected military and veteran status, political affiliation or beliefs, or any other classification protected by state, federal and local laws, unless such classification is a bona fide occupational qualification.
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To be considered for employment, all interested candidates must complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at www.fortbendcounty.jobs