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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7380 

Occ. Group: 411.911 

Pest Control Worker

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in selecting pesticides and methods, mixing and spraying a formula to exterminate pests and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Selects chemicals and methods to use.

Mixes spray formula according to manufacturer's instructions. Changes formula at regular intervals.

Sprays all dormitory facilities and other buildings.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of chemicals and methods used for pest control.

Knowledge of the geographic area of the campus.

Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions involved.

Ability to select chemical and method to control specific pest.

Ability to mix formula according to instruction.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. High school diploma or GED. Possession of a valid Tennessee operator's license as issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety. Two years of experience with a licensed company. Pesticide Applicator certification. 

Date         Skill         Eval          
7/28/86        3     332022113

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. 

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