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Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015

County looks to fill positions


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BROOKSVILLE - The search is on for a new Hernando County mosquito control director and a veterinarian-animal services director.

Hernando County's former mosquito control director, Peter Taylor, was fired last month after his supervisor determined he failed to perform his duties. Lisa Centonze, Hernando Animal Services' former managing veterinarian, resigned in March to take a similar job in Hillsborough County.

As of Thursday, four people had applied for the mosquito control director position: James Garcia, a supervisor with the City of Wichita Falls, Texas; Pamela Jacobson, a self-employed copywriter who lives in Hawaii and used to be the chief pilot for Hillsborough Mosquito Control; Stephen Sickerman, former director of the South Walton County Mosquito Control Department, who maintains he was fired without cause; and Mahmood Reza Nikbakht Zadeh, who works in the agriculture, food and markets department for the state of Vermont.

Two people had applied for the veterinarian-director position: Judith Jaxtheimer, a veterinarian with the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Petersburg, and Julie Rosenberger, director at Citrus County Animal Services.

The mosquito control director position has a salary range of $56,784 to $74,176, and the position is open through May 1.

The veterinarian-animal services director post carries a salary range of $69,014 to $111,256 and the advertisement period ends today.

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