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ABOLISHED 02/02/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-11 - Assistant Chief, Vector Control Section (0561)

ABOLISHED 02/02/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-11 - Assistant Chief, Vector Control Section

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: SX40
  • Class Code: 0561
  • Established: 03/28/1946
  • Revised: 06/13/1973
  • Title Changed: 06/13/1973


Under general direction of the Chief, Vector Control Section, to plan, organize, and direct the programs of the regional offices; to plan, organize, and direct the major biological and engineering activities; to act for the Section Chief in his absence and at other times; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Assists Bureau Chief in planning and developing major Bureau program components, and directing the work of regional offices and biological and engineering staff; acts for the Bureau Chief in his absence and at other times; makes annual assessment of statewide program needs and establishes priorities; directs and evaluates administrative and technical reviews of statewide programs to conform with State laws and regulations, and professional certification standards; reviews and approves proposed scientific studies and epidemiological investigations concerned with the occurrence, prevention and control of vector-borne diseases; serves as a special advisor to universities, other State agencies, local governments, and private research institutes engaged in vector-borne disease prevention activities; reviews staff proposals for the development of regulations pertaining to water, land use, and solid waste management; represents the Department on Federal and State interdepartmental committees and commissions concerned with land management, water resources development, pollution control and disease prevention; coordinates staff engaged in educational and training programs; participates in statewide planning and direction of emergency control programs in the event of major disasters or animal-borne disease outbreaks; addresses professionals, service, governmental and industrial organizations, and prepares scientific papers for publication; prepares administrative and technical reports and dictates correspondence.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Two years of experience performing the duties of Supervising Public Health Biologist, Supervising Sanitary Engineer performing duties of a supervising public health engineer, or four years of experience as a Senior Public Health Biologist or Senior Sanitary Engineer performing the duties of a senior public health engineer in the California state service.



Experience: Four years of public health or sanitary engineering experience in a responsible supervisory or administrative capacity in vector-borne disease prevention programs. (Possession of a graduate degree from recognized universities in medical entomology, parasitology, epidemiology, public health engineering or closely related specialty may be substituted for experience on the basis of one year of experience for a master's degree or two years of experience for a doctorate.) and


Education: Graduation from college with a degree in biological science or public health engineering emphasizing course work in medical entomology, parasitology, animal ecology, epidemiology, microbiology, virology, and immunology, or solid waste, land and water management.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Principles, concepts and practices in the epidemiology and control of zoonotic diseases; research techniques used in investigating disease transmission, studying vector and reservoir animal population dynamics, and evaluating control effectiveness; environmental management practices applicable to vector prevention programs; the methods, materials. techniques and equipment used in the control of animal-borne diseases; State and Federal laws pertaining to vector-borne disease prevention, animal control, solid waste management, water quality, and use of chemical and biological control agents; public health principles, practices, and administrative procedures; principles and techniques of personnel management and supervision; department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Plan, organize, motivate and direct the work of a professional organization; plan and direct comprehensive scientific studies and investigations; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with individuals and organizations; speak and write effectively; analyze complex situations accurately and take effective courses of action; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.

  Updated: 7/24/2017
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