Pest Management Technician III
Responsible for managing, monitoring, and maintaining the database for the Mosquito Control Program, Termite Pre-treat Program, Bat Control and Exclusion Program, as well as the Wildlife Control Programs for UF. Oversee and maintain current pesticide inventory and labels used for the Pest Control Program. Instruct, train and oversee Pest Management Technicians I & II in mixing and using restricted use pesticides and inspecting and treating University of Florida (UF) buildings and grounds for insect or rodent infestations. Prepare daily records on pesticide usage and pest infestation.
Examples of Work
Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.
- Monitor and direct the Wildlife Control Program, Mosquito Control Program, Bat Control & Exclusion Program, and the Termite Pre-Treatment Programs for UF. Maintain the databases associated with each program.
- Oversee Pest Management Technicians I & II in inspecting and treating University of Florida (UF) buildings and grounds. Perform campus-wide pest control duties at assigned UF facilities in compliance with state and federal law. Report progress and status of current projects to Pest Control Manager.
- Operate fumigation chamber services for museum and other UF clients. Communicate findings and recommend corrective actions to technicians, building managers, and Physical Plant Division (PPD) employees.
- Maintain pesticide inventory, monitor use patterns, and mix restricted use pesticides (as necessary). Instruct and train Pest Management Technicians I & II in mixing and using restricted use pesticides. Perform daily functional duties that include (but are not limited to) responding to pest/trouble calls and pages, assessing the situation, creating a plan of action to solve the problem, working with different departments to collect data for specialty projects not controlled by conventional methods.
- Assist in on the job and classroom training activities for Pest Management employees. Assist Pest Control Manager in special structural fumigation projects. Facilitate repairs and maintenance on specialty pesticide application equipment
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and three (3) years of appropriate experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/ technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.
Licensure and Certification
Certified and licensed by the state of Florida in all pest management categories which are as follows Fumigation, General Household Pest Control and Rodent Control, Termite Control and Lawn and Ornamental Pest Control.
This position does have supervisory responsibility.
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