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Company Name :
City of San Antonio
Company Location :
San Antonio, TX 78235
Job Position :
Vector Control Technician
Job Category :
Jobs in Texas

Job Description :
Job Summary

Under general supervision, is responsible for performing regular inspection of City-owned property and taking necessary action to prevent or control insect and rodent activity. Works with crew in draining standing water from public property and spraying insecticides and pesticides. Working conditions are inside and outside with frequent exposure to hazardous materials, infectious diseases and unfavorable fumes, vapors and odors and occasional exposure to temperature variations, damp/wet surfaces, flammable liquids, high noise areas, insects, insect bites, dust, and bodily fluids. Exercises no supervision. The San Antonio Metro Health District (SAMHD) provides public health services to clients, which may include risk for exposure to and possible transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases. Employees in high-risk positions will be required to obtain relevant immunizations, per SAMHD Policy DM13.2 (Download PDF reader). Review and consideration will be given to requests for exemption from this policy. The San Antonio Metro Health District (SAMHD) is committed to advancing health equity throughout the community and to creating a work environment in which all staff feel valued, respected, and accepted. Per SAMHD Policy DM15.1 (Download PDF reader), all employees are expected to apply a health equity lens to programs, services, and decision making that directly impact the communities we serve. Work Location Brooks City Base, 2509 Kennedy Circle, Bldg. 125, 1st floor (78235) Work Hours 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday; occasional weekends, early mornings, evenings, and holidays

Essential Job Functions

Operates, cares for and maintains assigned trucks and equipment.
Makes emergency calls when requested during off duty hours (24 hour call).
Traps live rats, birds and mosquitoes for use in laboratory testing for detection of communicable diseases.
Sprays insecticides and pesticides.
Acts as representative between the department and the general public, answering questions or alleviating problems concerning environmental sanitation.
Inspects public property, drains standing water or sprays with chemicals for mosquito control.
Maintains and operates vehicle and spraying equipment, frequently lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
Conducts neighborhood vector and rodent surveys.
Prepares written daily reports.
Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

High school diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency).
One (1) year of experience in labor or maintenance work.
This position requires a valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License OR valid driver’s license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Use of your own personal vehicle may at time be required and proof of Liability Insurance will be required.

Preferred Qualifications

Pest Control Licenses to include Agricultural and Structural.
One year of experience in pest control work.

Applicant Information

If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of insect and rodent control procedures and techniques.
Knowledge of chemicals, baits and traps used in insect and rodent control.
Knowledge of safety procedures and techniques used in handling and applying vector and rodent control chemicals and baits.
Knowledge of City streets.
Knowledge of vector control tools and equipment.
Skill in utilizing basic office equipment.
Ability to operate a small to medium size truck.
Ability to operate vector control equipment.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
Ability to interpret chemical mixing and application instructions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the public.
Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position, with or without accommodations.

Benefits Information The City of San Antonio (CoSA) strives to provide a competitive compensation and benefit package to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce. To accomplish this, CoSA offers subsidized health care benefits for active and retired employees, paid disability benefits, paid life insurance, as well as automatic participation in a pension program which is currently matched two to one. For more detailed information, please click on the following link to view Benefits offered by the City of San Antonio:

Part-Time, Temporary, and non-City positions are not eligible for CoSA Benefits.
Holiday and Leave benefits for Pre-K 4 SA positions may be different than what is listed at the above link.

Additional Information The City Of San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. This means that the City does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex (gender), age, disability, national origin, genetic information, or sexual orientation. All individuals are encouraged to apply and compete for jobs with the City of San Antonio.
If you require assistance at any stage of the application process due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources Department so that accommodations may be made to meet your needs. Our telephone number is 210-207-8705 and our fax number is 210-207-2285.

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