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Posting Details Posting Number S08600P Working Title PEST CONTROL SPECIALIST Department FMD-Svcs-Support Services About the University of Georgia PLEASE NOTE : On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. About the College/Unit/Department The University of Georgia Facilities Management Division is the largest of seven (7) divisions reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The exceptional staff of over 900 personnel within the division manage, operate and maintain campus landscapes, buildings and infrastructure to promote the long-term sustainability of the University. College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information Monday- Friday
7:30am- 4:30pm

Please note that some night and/or weekend hours may be required to meet the needs of the organization. Advertised Salary $37,500 Posting Date 09/15/2022 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 10/03/2022 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Position Information Classification Title Service/Maintenance Foreman/Lead FLSA Non-Exempt FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Requires are least a high school diploma or equivalent. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications. Preferred Qualifications Position Summary The Pest Control Specialist is a working / lead role. The position will perform all aspects of pest control including the surveillance (interior & immediate exterior perimeter), monitoring, trapping, pesticide application and pest removal components, while supervising other Pest Control Technician(s). Supervision will include all aspects of supervising an employee to include, providing direction and assignments, performance evaluations, time keeping, training, processing work orders, etc. In coordination with the Manager, the Pest Control Specialist will be responsible for developing the internal pest control standard operating procedures ( SOP ) and maintaining it. Pesticides will be applied only by certified operators or persons under their direct supervision and only for those uses covered by the Georgia Structural Pest Control Act. Conduct exterior perimeter inspections of the building for rodent/pest activity, treat and report any building maintenance or grounds issues that may contribute to pest issues. Conduct scheduled interior inspections, treat and report any building maintenance or custodial issues, to appropriate staff or departments that may contribute to pest issues. Expected pest includes but not restricted to rats, mice, cockroaches, flies, roaches, ants, beetles, centipedes, slugs, fire ants, pharaoh ants, bees, wasps, & hornets. This position is responsible for keeping accurate pesticide application records and pesticide inventory. All pest control work shall be performed in a safe manner and in accordance with the most current effective methods and materials available in the pest control industry. The materials used in pest control services shall conform to Federal, State, and Local Ordinances and Laws. All pest control services performed and materials applied shall comply with all regulatory and industry recognized safety precautions. This position may work in collaboration with other departments of FMD as a larger Integrated Pest Management strategy. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Georgia Pesticide Applicators License
  • Pesticide application experience for interior structures and immediate surroundings.
  • Understanding and ability to apply all interior and exterior pesticides, bates, traps, sprayers, foggers, etc.
  • Understand and follow and direct specific oral and written instructions
  • Ability to access, read, send email, data input and reporting in a CMMS , chemical storage record keeping
Physical Demands
  • Constant physical labor 8 hours a day/5 days a week
  • Extensive/constant stooping, bending, squatting and working with hands above head
  • Lift up to 50 lbs. consistently throughout the workday.
  • Climb stairs and access attic spaces by way of attic ladders.
  • Wear applicable face and other PPE required to apply pesticides.
  • Driving as needed to perform job tasks. 
Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Perform all aspects of pest control including:
  •  Surveillance (interior & immediate exterior perimeter)
  • Monitoring
  • Trapping
  • Pesticide application
  • Pest removal
Percentage of time 75 Duties/Responsibilities
  • Proactively conduct scheduled pest control inspections
  • Pesticide application record keeping and chemical/equipment inventory
  • Collaborate with FMD and Campus partners on pest maintenance and management 
Percentage of time 15 Duties/Responsibilities
  • Supervision of Pest Control Tech
  • Attend team meetings
  • Conduct and attend trade trainings 
  • Serve as customer and vendor point of contact 
Percentage of time 10

Contact Information

Recruitment Contact Contact Details For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.  Recruitment Contact Name Mary Stephens Recruitment Contact Email Recruitment Contact Phone

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Do you have a Georgia Commercial Pesticide Applicator License?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  • * Please describe your experience in using pesticides in previous work experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents