The fundamental reason this classification exists is to supervise a work crew engaged in manual and semi-skilled labor performing a variety of maintenance and construction duties as well as the application of insecticides in neighborhoods and other public areas. The essential functions of this position include: planning for assignments, directing activities on work sites, documenting project activities, and supervising work crews. Incumbents work under general direction of the Chemical Works Supervisor. They are generally in charge of the crew, plan and carry out assignments with considerable independence, and have some latitude in developing procedures and methods. Assignments are received at the beginning of the shift and the foreman typically prioritizes the assignments. Supervisors are contacted for guidance in cases of unexpected occurrences or unanticipated situations. Errors made during the performance of tasks can result in safety hazards to the general public and the work crew, for example, improper chemical applications in a neighborhood or other area.
Two (2) years' experience in commercial chemical application such as herbicides, pesticides and/or insecticides, to include some experience as a lead worker; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to those applicants who have experience administering a mosquito control program.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
Must have a current Alabama Commercial Applicator License (Subcategory-Public Health) or obtain this license within six months of hiring date. Must have and maintain a valid Alabama Driver's License as needed to operate city vehicles. Must work in a variety of weather and site conditions. Must work with cleaning fluids, chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, paints, cleaning agents, or similar solutions. Must be able to work nights, weekends, holidays, and extended hours as needed for regular work duty and special events. During the spring and summer months, the incumbent will perform job duties at night. During the fall and winter months, the incumbent will perform job duties during the day.