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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: January 19, 2021
Facilities Services is comprised of six separate units which include: the Director's Office, Technical Services, Campus Facilities Services, Grounds, Recycling & Refuse, and Pest Management Services, Custodial Services and Support Services, Engineering/Utilities and Support Services. Physical Plant's mission is to continuously improve facility services for the campus community in partnership with clients and staff.
Under direction, and with responsibility for professional judgment, works independently to provide a comprehensive pest management program for the Berkeley campus. The campus may include residence halls, dining facilities, research facilities, museums, and other facilities in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. Maintains liaison with campus to provide for the health and safety of the campus.
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 or QAC 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.
To be considered for an interview the candidate must fall into either of the two following categories:
1. Possess a valid Branch 2 Field Representative License issued by the California Structural Pest Control Board. 2. Minimum of 5 years' experience performing Integrative Pest Management for a licensed business or public institution. 3. Candidate will be required to obtain a Qualified Applicator License (Q.A.L.) issued through the Department of Pesticide Regulation prior to the end of probationary period (6 months).
1. Valid Qualified Applicator's License A (Q.A.L. Category A) issued by the California Department of Pesticide Regulations. 2. College degree obtained from a nationally accredited four (4) year institution or a combination of experience and education equaling 6 years. 3. Candidate will be required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of training provided by the University of California Statewide IPM Program. Classes taken may be used for Continuing Education hours (C.E.), but are not required. (Please refer to http://ipm.ucanr.edu/training/ for further details).
In addition to the following:
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.
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 units of physical plant, building managers, 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 possess a valid DPR Qualified Applicator's License or Certificate.
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.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.