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Pest Control And Spray Specialist

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/11/23

Job Description

Pest Control And Spray Specialist

Job No: 514757
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 6 - Teamsters Local 2010, Temporary, Full Time, Trades

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Manager of Grounds and Landscape Services and/or his designee, determines the need for and conducts operations related to the application of horticultural and pest control treatments to campus grounds and landscape and oversees maintenance, modification, and replacements of the university irrigation systems.
Key Responsibilities

  • Determines the needs for and conducts operations related to the application of horticultural and pest control treatments to campus grounds and landscape.
  • Responsible for the input and tracking of labor of pest services into famis software. Responds to customer calls for work orders. Coordinates schedules of chemical treatments with various leads and campus departments.
  • Dispense herbicides and train employees on the safe and effective means for application of chemical and herbicides. Maintain chemical use records and complete monthly reports of usage and applications of chemicals to the Department of pesticide regulation (DPR).
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of the characteristics of the particular plant disease or weed condition to be treated, the living habits of the particular noxious animal or insect to be exterminated and the characteristics and resultant effects of poisons and sprays applied. Thorough knowledge of available materials and control techniques. Thorough knowledge of county, State and Federal regulations governing the use of chemicals. General knowledge of the environmental impact of certain chemicals and safety precautions when using these chemicals. General knowledge of the relationship of the environment to pests and their control. Ability to recognize and properly treat horticultural and pest problems. Ability to operate and make minor repairs to spray equipment. Ability to maintain accurate records and submit reports to appropriate agencies of the State and county concerning types and quantities of chemicals used and when they were applied. Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position. Solid work history.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Equivalent to a high school diploma and two (2) two years of experience in the care and maintenance of landscaped areas or general grounds, with one year in specialized pest and/or spray control work required. Relevant work experience in a university or large institutional setting preferred.
License and Certification
  • CA Driver's License required.
  • Possession of the appropriate State of California license to perform pest control work required.
  • Qualified Applicator license of pesticides issued by The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). Category A - Residential, Industrial, and Institutional. Category B - Landscape Maintenance. Category F - Aquatics preferred.

Physical Planning and Facilities Management

Pest Control and Spray Specialist

The salary range for this classification is $3,544 to $5,782 per month.

Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base

Full-time temporary position for one year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
Additional Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Application Closes: Jan 24, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.