College Aide IA (Freshman-Sophomore) The Office of Vector Surveillance and Control (OVSC) is responsible for conducting field and laboratory activities to detect the presence of vector-borne disease (West Nile virus, Lyme Disease) pathogens and prevent transmission to humans and other hosts. This program performs research to determine the transmission cycle of vector-borne disease 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 bites, report and/or eliminate potential mosquito and other vector breeding sites. DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: --Assisting in standing water and larval mosquito surveillance. --Responding to and assessing reported standing water sites in New York City,. --Distributing educational and/or spray event notification flyers,. --Performing data entry and compiling daily reports of work as required. -- Issuing work orders, printing notification letters directly from West Nile virus database to mail to reporters and mailing letters out in a timely manner.