The Pest Control Specialist is part of the Plant Operationsservices at Vanderbilt University and is a key individual contributorresponsible for using appropriate discretion and special knowledge of pests andpest control techniques to preserve the heath and property of theuniversity. The role of this position is to take a lead in theorganization and execution of inspections, treatments, and documentation withinan integrated pest management system in all campus buildings. Reportingdirectly to the shop Manager, the Pest Control Specialist works closely withthe entire Vanderbilt University community on a daily basis.
Plant Operations provides facilities support for allconstruction, renovation, and routine maintenance of University Central spaceand facilities; housekeeping services for approximately 5.8 million square feetof academic, administrative, residential, and recreational space; grounds carefor 330 acres that are a registered arboretum; turf care for athletic fields;and utilities for the University Central and the Medical Center.
Duties and Responsibilities
*Maintain all treatment and pesticide use records as detailed by the Department of Agriculture and Plant Operations Pest Control shop
*Conduct all pest control activities within the frame work of established treatment protocols established by Plant Operations
*Follow all EPA and other Government / University guidelines and requirements with the use, storage, transportation and disposal of pesticides, application equipment, containers, etc.
*Have the necessary knowledge to contain any spills or accidental contamination which possibly could occur.
*Communicate all treatment activities with the shop manager daily and with other members of the shop to facilitate service continuity and effectiveness.
*Daily time keeping and reporting in work management system.
*Dismantle and reassemble equipment when necessary to access a pest harborage area and facilitate treatments, caulk holes and cracks, open access panels, install pest control devices, etc.
*Perform regular physical effort: lift items in excess of 50 lbs., bend, squat, stoop, climb and work off ladders, etc.
*Must be able to use, calibrate, trouble shoot and repair in the field all application equipment or render it inert for transportation
*Knowledge and experience necessary to identify, treat, control and eliminate both invertebrate and vertebrate pests encountered in industrial, institutional, and structural pest control.
*Use common hand tools and power tools necessary to provide treatment and certain chemical applications such as hammer drills, hand drills, power sprayers (electric and gasoline)
*Valid Tennessee drivers license
*Other duties related to classification
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
*3 years directly related and verifiableexperience is necessary.
*07 - Industrial, Institutional, Structural, andHealth Related Pest Control Certification by the Tennessee Department ofAgriculture is Required.
*General Pest and Rodent Control license issuedby the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is Required.
*Bird Control License from Tennessee Departmentof Agriculture is Preferred.
*Nuisance Wildlife Damage Control Permit from theTennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is Preferred.
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is atop-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate,graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campusnear the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employingalmost 7,000 faculty and staff. Theuniversity's students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and thesurrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbiltcommunity. VanderbiltUniversity is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledgeexpanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity issought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as oneof "America's Best Large Employers" and the top employer in Tennessee and theNashville metropolitan area in 2019 (Forbes).
About Vanderbilt Benefits
Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefitspackage including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death &dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirementplan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees,spouses, and dependent children.
Commitment to Equity,Diversity and Inclusion
Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of adiverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who arecommitted to this goal and our campus values.
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About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.