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Pest Control Technician

US-CA-San Diego
3 months ago
Job ID
2017-1233
# of Openings
1
Category
Skilled Trades

Overview

The Pest Control Technician (PCT) independently works to control/eliminate a wide variety of insect, vertebrate, and plant pests including those not commonly recognized and often hard to find. Utilizing suitable Integrated Pest Management (IPM) control methods to reduce and control hazards to public health, stored products, structures, and vegetation the employee selects, mixes, and applies restricted and general use pesticides. The incumbent independently plans work sequences and conducts trouble-shooting inspections of buildings and grounds for evidence of conditions conducive to damage and infestation by insects, rodents, predatory animals, and other pests. Work may include monitoring contractor quality control and compliance and preparation of estimates for bid purposes.

 

The PCT must be cognizant of control procedures for controlling common pests within commercial facilities, and will utilize a large number of insecticides, rodenticides, herbicides and fumigants. Effective controls will be utilized to eliminate pests, with care taken not to endanger property, personnel or natural habitants of animals indigent to the area being controlled. Extreme care and responsibility must be exercised when controlling pests at Child Development Centers and recreation areas due to the presence of children, support personnel and pets.

 

The PCT works in tandem with the Pest Control supervisor to plan daily, weekly, and monthly work schedules and sequence of operations for the shop’s pest control workforce in accordance with standard business practices, established processes or special instructions. Plans the most efficient usage of chemicals in accordance to EPA regulations and equipment / manpower availability to perform the work safely and economically. Coordinates the annual leave schedule with the shop supervisors to ensure adequate coverage by shop personnel for both routine and emergency work. Ensures the shop has enough equipment and chemicals at all times to respond to any situation or emergency. Performs lays out functions and coordinates the distribution / integration of operations among the work areas and employees, based on established priorities and schedules, production and workload requirements, and the availability of equipment and manpower.

 

The PCT performs periodical reviews of pest control work orders to determine if schedules are being maintained as required; takes corrective action where anomalies are found. In the absence of the shop supervisor, assigns work according to manpower, equipment, and chemical availability, weather conditions and other contributing factors.

 

The PCT resolves onsite working problems and takes necessary corrective actions to overcome such delays and bottlenecks, equipment breakage and shortages of equipment and/or manpower. Inspects work in progress / completed work to ensure the delivery of proper efficient and safe operations in support of client requests. Keeps workload manager advised of progress of work, technical and personal problems encountered, needs for additional equipment, recruitment of new personnel, and the need for adjusting time schedules. The PCT coordinates all pest control work with housing, mess halls, clubs, offices, and Public Works Departments. Collaborates with PWD Project Managers and Planning & Estimators to develop estimates / schedules for termite and roach jobs with FAR shops and other shops that may be involved in the rehabilitation of structures.

 

 

Responsibilities

Operations – The PCT shall work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures. Responsible for reporting to workload manager all discrepancies or unsatisfactory performance of equipment as well as unsafe conditions. Must be familiar and comply with all safety regulations. Must wear appropriate safety equipment. Visual and sensory perception along with hand-eye coordination is required to operate equipment, detect deficiencies and make repairs; diagnose problems; and make installment of devices, equipment, parts, etc. The PCT shall have a good familiarity of NAVFAC SW Safety and Health Requirement manual, instructions, agency equipment regulations and directives. Guidelines will include a variety of Federal, Department of Defense, and Department of Navy, Commander Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest publications, manuals, directives, standards, policies and procedures. Published guidance will be provided by the Government as needed.

 

Processing – The PCT shall receive assignment from the workload manager in the form of oral or written instruction (work order) to perform a variety of pest controller tasks. The PCT shall work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures.

 

Housekeeping – The PCT shall ensure all designated working areas are maintained in an orderly manner and continuously maintained free of trash and debris. At the end of each day, the general work areas shall be swept, supplies, materials, tools, and equipment shall be pick-up and stored, and the municipal trash containers will be emptied.

 

Technical Support – The PCT shall receive work assignments through oral instructions provided by the workload manager. Specific assignments of work are provided with detailed instructions on all but the repetitive tasks. Work is checked during progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions, adherence to established practices and standards, and overall acceptability of work. A journeyman-level employee normally checks daily assignments. A Government employee gives advice on unusual problems and checks to see if completed work meets the requirement.

 

Meetings/Conferences – The PCT shall participate in meetings with contractors, agencies, clients, and team members when required to do so.


   Briefings – The PCT shall participate in briefings when required to do so.

 

Updates – The PCT shall provide monthly status report that summarizes the work efforts and accomplishments performed.

 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – The PCT shall comply with all PPE requirements of the Navy.

Qualifications

The PCT must have:

  • Knowledge of advanced principles and procedures of Integrated Pest Management including chemical control, precise surveys, and parasite and predator usage, for example, by introducing mosquito-eating fish into aquatic areas, and chemical lures for the control of moth breeding.
  • Ability to locate and identify pests in stored products in warehouses and commissaries, and to plan and to carry out appropriate pest control measures.
  • Knowledge of the physical characteristics, lifecycles, and feeding habits of a wide variety of pests.
  • Skill in the collection and identification of disease carriers, such as different types of mosquitoes, lice, fleas, scorpions, wasps, fire ants, poisonous snakes, raccoons, and bats.
  • Knowledge of ornamental and ground cover plant diseases and pests to detect and identify the causes of leaf spot, brown patch, cinch bugs, grub worms, etc.
  • Ability to use algebra and arithmetic and selected formulas involving area, volume, and diluent measurements to compute proper pesticide applications.
  • Skill in pesticide and toxic chemical disposal including the proper use of safety procedures; in poison baiting techniques such as using zinc phosphate bait for rodent control; in proper discharge of milky-spore disease for control of Japanese beetles; and in techniques used to trap wild animals such as raccoons.
  • Skill in the use of spraying and dusting equipment which requires (1) using appropriate formulas and guidelines to insure proper balance of pesticides and (2) the selection of equipment and setting of controls to allow for wind, terrain, and population conditions.
  • Knowledge of Federal and state laws and requirements which deal with the mixing, application, and disposal of restricted use pesticides.
  • Broad knowledge of pesticide toxicity, chemical solutions, and baits.
  • Ability to interpret building plans and blueprints to locate and avoid building structural supports, electrical wiring, ventilation ducts, etc., when planning applications within the walls, ceilings, or floors of buildings.
  • Skill in using masonry boring equipment and structural injectors to gain access to internal or subterranean spaces for such applications as termite control.
  • Ability to use wrenches, pliers, screw drivers, and similar hand tools to perform operator maintenance on application equipment; changing nozzles, valves, and hoses, adjust and calibrate nozzle settings, and lubricate motors, pumps, and agitators.

All Candidates must have/be:

a) Valid California “C” state driver’s license.
b) Strong communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.
c) U.S. citizenship or resident alien. Proof of US Citizenship or resident alien card will be required.

d) OSHA 10 - General Industry or Construction Certified before starting work.

e) U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) certification and appropriate refresher (if needed).
f) Ability to perform regular and recurring field inspections, investigations, or surveys in which there is a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.
g) Ability to perform work in an office setting, with occasional visits to construction sites. Work involves moderate risks of discomforts that require adherence to safety precautions.
h) Ability to acquire a Common Access Card (CAC).

 

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