City of Tucson

PEST CONTROL SPECIALIST (#5724)

$16.79-$27.86 Hourly / $34,923.20-$57,948.80 Yearly
Salary Grade: 917


General Description

Applies, maintains and monitors pest control chemicals to exterminate insects and rodents and eradicate weeds and selected plant growth.  Performs preventive and repair maintenance on equipment.

Essential Functions

Applies, maintains, and monitors chemicals by evaluating areas for possible pest or weed control, spraying around buildings and on unwanted turf and foliage, de-weeding small areas, and trimming bushes or trees to spray around them.                                            

Determines the size of the area being sprayed, measures amounts of herbicides and surfactants to be mixed with water for a determined area, and appropriately disposes of and stores chemicals.                      

Maintains accurate and detailed records of where, when, and why spraying took place and creates special reports as needed.

Performs maintenance on equipment by cleaning equipment, checking oil levels in motors, fixing minor problems and repairs, and accurately calibrating equipment.

Advises others on how to prevent pests in their areas, maintains chemical storage area, evaluates turf for deficiencies and applies fertilizer, and aerates soil.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years applying pest control chemicals to exterminate insects and rodents and eradicate weeds

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

Structural Pest Control Commission Applicator License

Respirator Fit Certification

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

Respirator Physical

100 lb Lift Test

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 30

Occupational Group Description: Labor and Trades

EEO Job Category Code: H

EEO Job Category Description: Service Maintenance

Organizational Level: First Level Employee

NCCI: 9102

Bargaining Unit: AFSCME

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Primary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 5724; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;