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Pest Control Technician

University of California - Santa Barbara
United States, California, Santa Barbara
September 11, 2023

Position Information

*2 Positions Available, one with Residential Operations and one with Facilities Management.


UC Job Code: 8212

Job Open Date: 2/8/2023

Application Review Begins: 2/24/2023

Department Code (Name): HSKP- Residential Operaitons, FACM- Facilities Management

Percentage of Time: 100%

Union Code: SX-Service Unit

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Grade Type/Grade: N/A

Budgeted Hourly Range: $22.73 - $26.11/hr. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience; the budget for the position; and the application of fair, equitable, and consistent pay practices at the University.

Work Location: Multiple - Residential Operations & Facilities Management

Working Days/Hours: Multiple schedules:

Monday-Friday. 7:00am - 3:30pm (Residential Operations)

Monday-Friday, 5:30am - 2:00pm (Facilities Management)

Benefits Eligibility: Full

Type of Remote or Hybrid Work Arrangement: Hybrid (Both UC & Non-UC locations): Not eligible

Special Instructions

For full consideration, please include a resume and a cover letter as part of your application.

Department Marketing Statement

Residential Operations is part of Housing, Dining, and Auxiliary Enterprises (HDAE). Residential Operations maintains properties consisting of residence halls, single student apartments, family student apartments, and dining commons serving over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. In addition to providing service to residents, Residential Operations maintains facilities that include conference centers, office spaces, and short term lodging and housing facilities. We welcome over 20,000 conference guests annually.

The mission of all Design, Facilities & Safety Services units is to design, build, operate, maintain, and renew the physical environment required to support the University's instructional, research, and public service mission and to assure UCSB is at the forefront of world class universities. Charged with providing campus operations and maintenance services to the core campus, Facilities Management's focus is on the state supported, general funded buildings and infrastructure, over 4 million gross square feet of space, and over 260 acres of grounds.

Benefits of Belonging

Working at UC means being part of this vibrant institution that shines a light on what is possible. People make UC great, and UC recognizes your contributions by making this a great place to work. Excellent retirement and health are just one of the rewards. Learn more about the benefits of working at UC

Brief Summary of Job Duties

Using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques, the technician provides safe, effective, and efficient services to multiple locations. Services include the treatment of nuisance animals, insects, and weeds. These locations include, but not limited to the following: student and family housing, child care facilities, museums, research facilities, libraries, Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreational Sports and other auxiliaries.

Required Qualifications

  • 1-3 years experience performing Integrative Pest Management for a licensed business or public institution.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 California DPR Qualified Applicator's License or Certificate Category A, or a California Structural Branch 2 license. Must also maintain licenses through the accumulation of the required CEU's, respective to each license.
  • Must be available to respond to emergencies, work on-call, rotating swing shift and holidays.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High School Diploma.
  • Knowledge and/or training in bed bug identification and control.

Special Conditions of Employment

  • May work shifts other than Monday thru Friday in order to meet the operational needs of the department.
  • Maintain a valid CA driver's license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull-Notice Program.
  • Satisfactory conviction history background check.
  • UCSB is a Tobacco-Free environment.

Job Functions/Percentage of Time/Duties

Essential Functions and Duties

Order of Importance





Field Duties

Using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques, the technician provides safe, effective, and efficient services to multiple locations. Services include the treatment of nuisance animals, insects, and weeds. These locations include, but not limited to the following: student and family 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.



Administrative Duties

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.


Vaccinations Programs - Including SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19)

Vaccination Program

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccinations Programs - With Interim Amendments. As a condition of Physical Presence at a Location or in a University Program, all Covered Individuals must participate in any applicable Vaccination Program by providing proof that they are Up-to-Date with any required Vaccines or submitting a request for Exception in a Mandate Program or properly declining vaccination in an Opt-Out Program no later than the Compliance Date (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.). Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

For more information, please visit:

* UC Santa Barbara COVID-19 Information


* University of California Policy on Vaccinations - With Interim Amendments


* August 5, 2021 California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Order (Heath Care Worker Vaccine Requirement)


* Covered Individuals: A Covered Individual includes anyone designated as Personnel, Students, or Trainees under this Policy who physically access a University Facility or Program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training. A person accessing a Healthcare Location as a patient, or an art, athletics, entertainment, or other publicly accessible venue at a Location as a member of the public, is not a Covered Individual.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement
UC Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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