Pest Control Technician (Animal Control)

Job ID:534742
Landscaping
Orlando, FL

JOB SUMMARY: Conduct and document pest control activities to maximize plant health as part of a Horticulture team in addition to providing green initiatives which support UO values and protect our environment.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Schedule and apply pesticides and plant nutritional products (including herbicides, insecticides, matricides, fungicides, horticultural oils and soaps, fertilizers, and biological agents) according to label and safety procedures.
  • Plan and release beneficial insects as part of an Integrated Pest Management plan.
  • Provide safe removal of all unwanted wildlife throughout Universal Orlando property.
  • Identify and diagnose pest control needs in assigned landscape area.
  • Record pest control activity into activity reports according to all applicable laws, regulations and departmental policy and practice.
  • Provide proper care, maintenance, and storage of spray equipment.
  • Safely handle, transport, store and dispose of pesticide product and containers.
  • Maintain current state certifications for licensing as required.

SCOPE: Responsible for identifying and diagnosing pest control needs resort wide – to include the use of Integrated Pest Management, the ability to identify nutritional deficiencies and provide solutions for all related problems.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities (KSAs) required.

EDUCATION: High school degree or GED:  Required.  Associate’s degree in Horticulture or Entomology preferred.  Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or Entomology preferred.

EXPERIENCE:   1-3 Years:  Ornamental pest control required, 3-5 Years: Landscape maintenance experience preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Florida Driver’s License/ required to operate company vehicles.  FDACS Commercial applicators license preferred.  Mosquito Control license preferred.  Aquatic Weed Control license preferred.

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Orlando via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Orlando as a result of the referral or through other means. 

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