$36.79-$44.70 Hourly / $6,377.00-$7,748.00 Monthly / $76,518.00-$92,976.00 Yearly
According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.
1. Surveys and inspects trees, shrubs, grass, rights of way and other vegetation, aquatics and structures for evidence of disease or presence of harmful pests by using visual aids, field observations and history records.
2. Monitors pest ecosystems to evaluate the presence of pest species, natural pest predators, and conditions that may contribute to pest problems.
3. Assists and provides expertise in the development of integrated pest management program strategy.
4. Utilizes traps, chemical and non-chemical methods to manage pests.
5. Maintains detailed IPM records.
6. Provides expertise, assistance and training to staff, structural contract service providers and the public about pest biology, the IPM approach, new pest management strategies, and toxicology of pesticides for use.
7. Mixes, applies and monitors various recommended chemicals, fertilizers, compounds and baits to be used for treatment, elimination or control of specific conditions found.
8. Provides technical direction and oversight to gardening staff and other departmental employees.
9. Implements pest control measures in accordance with the City's Integrated Pest Management Program (Chapter 39 of the San Francisco Administrative Code).
10. Operates and maintains specialized equipment such as sprayers of various types, small boat to spray lakes for algae and weed control, and/or large capacity truck sprayer for surface areas.
11. Directs the work of a driver in the operation of a spray truck.
12. Requisitions and evaluates needed supplies and keeps records of chemicals used and recommendations for spray control operations.
Knowledge of: the practice of managing pests using biological, cultural, mechanical, physical and chemical controls with emphasis on the least toxic approach; proper usage, application and dilutions of chemical pesticides used in the control of invertebrates/vertebrates, pathogens, vegetation management and aquatic pest control; the use and care of various equipment peculiar to pest management techniques; hazards, precautions, use, handling and storage of pesticides, including safety procedures during operation of various equipment.
Ability and Skill to: Work with and/or provide guidance to city staff, contractors, tenants, and the general public using pest control methods; provide training where needed to maintain an acute awareness of safety hazards and maintain a safe working environment; communicate in writing with city staff, private structural contractors, government agencies and the general public; record and report activities and maintain records,; effectively communicate with city staff, private contractors, government agencies and the general public to facilitate the effectiveness of daily pest control operations.
These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.
One (1) year of verifiable experience working as a professional gardener, nursery worker or a professional pest control provider.
License and Certification:
Possession of a California Commercial Applicator Certificate (QAC/QAL) which includes one or more of the following categories: Residential, Industrial and Institutional; Landscape Maintenance; Rights-of-way; Forest; Aquatic; and Wood Preservation.
Possession of a valid California class C driver license.