Position Description

Pesticide Applicator
Division
Location Nashville, TN
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METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AGENCY

HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION

Position Open: October 16, 2020

Position Closing Date: October 30, 2020

 

 

Job Announcement

 

Position: PESTICIDE APPLICATOR

Salary Range: $32,064-$42,275 annually, plus benefits

 

We are looking for qualified candidates to join our Asset Management department as Pesticide Applicators. Under general supervision applicators engage in the control and extermination of insects, vermin, rats, and other pests in housing and related structures, and related work as required. A successful applicant will enjoy working to meet deadlines, being focused and passionate about their work and have the ability to work under pressure when needed.

MDHA offers competitive salaries and an amazing retirement program.

Our Mission is to create affordable housing opportunities, support neighborhoods, strengthen communities and help build a greater Nashville.

 

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma plus two (2) years of experience in the control and extermination of insects, vermin, rats, and other pests.  Certification in Tennessee as a Pesticide Applicator (Certification Category 07).

Candidates with accreditation earned in foreign institutes are encouraged to apply

 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:  

  • Works in a crew engaged in the control and extermination of insects, vermin, rats and other pest;
  • inspects premises and investigates complaints of infestation;
  • determines the nature of the infestation and selects the best method of extermination;
  • uses powders, spray solution, traps, or bait in eliminating pests;
  • prepares and combines chemicals in proper proportions for safe and effective  use;
  • informs occupants of procedures to be followed and precautions to be taken prior to and during the extermination process;
  • instructs occupants in methods of preventing the occurrence and spread of infestations;
  • keeps records and prepares reports of inspections and extermination activities.
  • Ensures that all building safety features are operational.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of materials, equipment and practices used in the control and extermination of pests and vermin;
  • Knowledge of the life habits, breeding cycles, and conditions tending to attract pests and vermin and evidence of their presence;
  • ability to understand and follow written and oral directions;
  • ability to plan and organize the extermination of pests,
  • ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in the control and extermination of insects, vermin, rats, and other pests
  • Experience completing work on time, with minimal supervision

LICENSE REQUIRED

Valid Tennessee driver’s license and must obtain certification as a Pesticide Applicator (Certification Category 07) within 90 days of hire.

 

 

THE METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AGENCY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND HIRES REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, AGE, RELIGION, AND DISABILITY, GENETIC INFORMATION OR ANY OTHER LEGALLY PROTECTED STATUS.

All applicants will be required to submit an Agency application regardless of whether a resume' is submitted or not. Apply at www.Nashville-MDHA.org. Upon reviewing all applications submitted for job openings, the Human Resources Office will notify those applicants who are selected for personal interviews. Applicants selected for a position must successfully pass a pre-hire physical examination and drug screen in order to be hired. MDHA is certified by the State of Tennessee as a Drug-Free Workplace

 

Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency
701 South Sixth St.

Nashville, Tennessee  37206

www.Nashville-MDHA.org

TDD#252-8599

To request a reasonable accommodation or assistance with language interpretation, please call 615-252-8550.

 

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