IPM Pest Control Technician (7141C), Facilities Services -
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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: November 30, 2018
Departmental Overview Facilities Services works to maintain a campus built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community. Facilities Services is comprised of the following units: Campus Recycling and Refuse Services, Custodial Services, Environmental Services, Grounds Operations, Shops, Quality Assurance & Customer Service, Sustainability and Engineering Services and People's Park.
Responsibilities Field Duties
Using Integrated Pest Management techniques, the technician provides safe, effective, and efficient services to multiple locations. These locations include, but not limited to the following: student housing, child care facilities, museums, research facilities, libraries, Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreational Sports and other auxiliaries.
Works closely with clients to provide advice for resolving or preventing future pest problems in the areas of concern (such as sanitation, storage, exclusion, and other methods of control and prevention.
Ensures routine, quality service is provided to clients and verifies client satisfaction by providing inspections and contacting managers and other appropriate individuals. Advises crafts personnel and building managers of structural modification measures to exclude pests.
Accumulates the required CEUs to maintain a QAL Category A or Structural Branch 2 license and to maintain a working knowledge of pest management practices by attending training seminars, reading information provided, and other sources.
Provides backup for other pest management technicians as needed.
Plans/schedules pest management duties for the week
Generates accurate and timely records using the appropriate forms; this includes timesheets and inspection report forms. The latter should include the date and time the service was provided, inspection findings, control measures applied including all chemicals and amounts used, and to whom the client copy of the service record was given.
Attend job-related and safety training as required.
Adhere to university and departmental safety guidelines
Perform other duties as required
Must have the skills, knowledge, and ability to use the practices of Integrated Pest Management to provide safe, effective, and efficient pest management to various campus entities
Must have exceptional communication skills. The ability to verbally communicate and write information to clients is essential. Also, the ability to write detailed, yet concise reports, emails, notes, or other correspondence is a necessity.
Customer service skills and ability to work with a diverse campus population in politically sensitive situations.
Expert knowledge of the latest pest management techniques, including pest biology and identification, sanitation, exclusion, education, habitat modification, pest prevention building design, wildlife management, pesticide safety, and least toxic pesticides.
Knowledgeable in techniques to solve pest problems in sensitive campus environments, including research laboratories, animal facilities, museums, and rare book collections, without affecting data or collections.
Ability to coordinate solutions to problems with different departments of Facility Services, building managers from various department at U.C. Berkeley, and outside agencies.
Knowledgeable of county, state, and federal regulations regarding application, storage, and use of pesticides.
Works independently in a responsible manner and cooperatively in a group setting.
Must be available to respond to emergencies, work on-call, rotating swing shift and holidays.
Adhere to Facilities Services' work rules and Code of Conduct. Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.
College degree obtained from a nationally accredited institution or equivalent preferred.
Licenses or certifications required, if any:
Valid DPR Qualified Applicator's License. (QAL Category A)
Salary & Benefits This is a non-exempt, hourly paid position. Hourly pay is commensurate with experience within the range of $27.89 to $33.58 per hour.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Driving Required A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
Physical Exam Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
Part of the medical requirement is the acknowledgement that employee is capable of working with various stinging insects without suffering adverse health effects.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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