Under general supervision, evaluates and controls pests problems in
buildings and surrounding grounds. Provides technical assistance and
advice regarding pest control.
1. Responds to complaints and inquiries regarding indoor and outdoor
pest problems. Resolves complaints, identifying the causes of the
problem and working with appropriate personnel to ensure a
2. Determines infested areas and the degree of infestation by visual
3. Operates a variety of equipment such as: microscopes, sprayers and
hand and power tools. May be required to operate hydraulic or
aerial lift trucks.
4. Calculates the dilutions of pesticides and mixes. Ensures proper
storage of chemicals according to rules and regulations.
5. Controls pests using biological, chemical, and mechanical methods.
6. Performs minor maintenance to prohibit pests from entering
buildings, e.g. caulking; coordinates with other departments to
assist with pest control.
7. Orders supplies, materials, and equipment for the department;
initiates purchasing documentation.
8. Evaluates treatment results and prepares a variety of reports.
Prepares all documentation to meet applicable requirements.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: Five years performing a pest control program for an
interior or exterior environment.
OTHER: Certification as a Pest Control Applicator
Thorough knowledge of pest taxonomy and pest biology; of pesticide
selection and use; of methods and techniques of pest management.
General knowledge of applicable safety rules and regulations related
to pest control. Skill in calculating percentages to correctly dilute
pesticides; in using appropriate pest control equipment; in
communicating orally and in writing. Ability to wear and work in
personal protective equipment; to work in, on, around, over and under
fixed equipment and machinery; to manipulate heavy equipment, tools
and supplies and/or exert force up to 70 lbs.; to concurrently
manipulate multiple controls on equipment and machinery; to work from
ladders, scaffolding, and heights up to 35 feet; to work in hazardous
or irritating environments; confined spaces, and adverse weather and
temperature conditions; to wear and work in personal protective
equipment and respirators.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.
Valid Maryland Non-Commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license
may be required.