Integrated Pest Management and Landscape Technician
Integrated Pest Management and Landscape TechnicianTracking Code607-280 Job Description
To provide the technical expertise required assuring an integrated pest management program for the University’s buildings, structures, turf, trees and flora consistent with established standards of good practice.
- Assure the program for interior and exterior Integrated Pest Management is Implemented and maintained through coordinating efforts and service of companies contracted to provide IPM services, services provided directly and services provided by Stetson Staff
- Provide effective pest elimination services for residence halls, academic buildings, athletic facilities, administrative building and common areas of campus
- Maintain records and logs regarding service provided
- Serve as liaison between Facilities Management and campus community, service contractors, suppliers and public officials
- Provide services within budget
- Manage inventory of supplies and equipment, assure equipment is maintained, recommend replacement of equipment as needed and recommend new products
- Transition to organic products where organic product is effective
- Adhere to safe work practices
- Implement Best Practices for lawn, shrubs and tree care as prescribed by IFAS
- Conduct periodic and daily inspection of property and facilities to determine effectiveness of program and areas requiring service
- Maintain knowledge and aware of local, state and national codes regarding IPM
- Maintain turf and plants resulting in healthy turf and plants through preventing/ eliminating fungi, disease, weeds, and damage from various pest
- Over seed select areas with rye grass in November and maintain through mid-May
- Other Duties as assigned include but not limited to mowing, edging, weeding, event support, install sod, install plant material, street and sidewalk repair, etc.
Minimum Education: HS Diploma/GEDRequired Skills
- Maintain State of Florida Public Applicator Licenses as required by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, section 487.046(1)(FS) and 482.155(FS).
- Proper mixing and storage of pesticides and poisons as needed in accordance with lables, local, State and Federal guidelines
- Appropriate use of sprays, chemicals, traps, baits,
- Apply pesticides in spray liquid, granular, dust, powder, and/or solid form in accordance with Environmental Protection Agency guidelines and Florida Statute
- Transport products in safe and secure manner
- Ability to safely operate equipment used in applications, tractors, utility carts, trucks, vehicles, mower, spreaders, weed eaters, trimming equipment, etc.
- HS Diploma/GED
- Valid Florida Driver’s License and insurable driving record
- At least four (4) years of prior experience
Salary Grade: 4Job Location DeLand, Florida, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular