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Integrated Pest Management Technician

Employer
University of Colorado Boulder
Location
Colorado, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 15, 2024


Job Summary

Facilities Management at CU Boulder encourages applications for an Integrated Pest Management Technician! This role will provide Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program services for campus, including providing pest removal services that are safe, effective, and accountable. The position will also improve worker health and safety by minimizing exposure to pesticides and assist in continued research, implementation, and use of the least toxic IPM techniques.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Facilities Management (FM) is responsible for the overall physical development and maintenance of the campus. The mission of this department is to provide a safe physical environment that promotes the advancement and transfer of knowledge.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Integrated Pest Management
  • Use management techniques designated by the manager, deciding whether control is necessary (assessing damage threshold levels). Methods used for control: Biological, Mechanical, Cultural or Chemical. The role will be entering confined spaces and notifying EH&S of health or safety issues. Assist in developing, recommending and implementing IPM procedures for the campus, placing priority on non-chemical methods including cultural, mechanical and biological controls. Perform detailed and routine inspections of all areas while at sites to assist in the reduction or elimination of pest problems through early detection.
Research
  • Provide research and assistance on pesticide reduction techniques to the campus community for both structural and ornamental/natural land settings. This includes non-chemical approaches to controlling Insects, Mammals and Birds.
Work Order Tracking
  • Input daily actions into work order system and associated spreadsheet. Track and input IPM activities including chemical use and non-chemical controls. Data includes volumes of pesticides used, hours spent, equipment costs, exclusionary tactics, cultural changes needed, and success achieved. Train on the AiM work order system to reach proficiency.
Training
  • Assist training others in IPM techniques and IPM procedures as requested. Assist in coordinating training, which includes proper IPM technique, accurate chemical handling procedures, and prevention of illness through elimination of vectors. Individuals to be trained include building proctors, maintenance staff, custodians and staff in other departments who may be assisting on the program.
Education
  • Secure continued Educational Credits as required by the State Agriculture Department to maintain current (Pesticides Applicator) Certified Operator or Qualified Supervisors License.
Other Duties
  • Unspecified duties as directed by manager to maintain the operational readiness of the department and the campus. Attend and participate in all scheduled training programs, briefings, and meetings. Complete continuing education to establish or maintain proficiency. As an essential services employee, the position is responsible to respond to other duties as assigned on an "as needed" basis. Notify manager of safety incidents, near misses and all potential hazards. Maintain safe work practices, participate in department safety meetings and complete assigned trainings.
  • Attend additional seminars, presentations, and conferences focused on IPM programs and techniques designed to reduce pesticide use and impacts of exposure.
  • Attain/maintain currency of required certification for different types of controls, i.e., bird control, rodent control and large mammal control, etc. Each has unique techniques and requirements.
What You Should Know
  • May be called in to handle pest management issues after hours and on weekends. Position will rotate emergency call-in coverage with other technicians.
  • This in-person position’s anticipated schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
  • This position is eligible for our Facilities Management Employee Referral Program .
What We Can Offer

The salary for this role is $62,568 annually.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

Be Statements

Be courageous. Be inclusive. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • Must be a Colorado resident to apply and have a valid Colorado driver's license.
  • High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).
  • Five years of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position. Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
  • Within 6 months, will acquire a State of Colorado Certified Operator license for pesticide applications.
What You Will Need
  • Strong social skills.
  • The ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • An ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
What We Would Like You to Have
  • Hold a current State of Colorado Qualified Supervisor's license for pesticide applications.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume. Must include date ranges and whether full-time or part-time work.
  2. Optional: A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
  3. DD-214 for veteran applicants. Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to HRESmail@colorado.edu or send it via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.
  4. If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts.


We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by February 29, 2024 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Select here for additional information regarding Classified Staff positions: www.cu.edu/cu-careers/special-instructions-classified-staff-applicants

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu


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