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Salary: $3,051.00 - $3,505.00
Posted: 02/01/2013

Job Description:

The Pest Control Technician for the Department of Developmental Services, Sonoma Developmental Center, reports directly to the Chief of Plant Operations I or Building Trades Supervisor. The Pest Control Technician is responsible for establishing and maintaining a continuing program of preventive pest control. The incumbent eliminates pests through the use of various chemicals and procedures as necessary to perform the job. The incumbent orders and maintains equipment and supplies; trains personnel in the methods of preventing pest infestation; cooperates with public health personnel in their inspections; and takes necessary steps to comply with their recommendations.

The Pest Control Technician is responsible for inspecting all areas of buildings and grounds to determine the presence of vertebrate and invertebrate pests. The incumbent performs pest control duties in and around buildings located throughout facility grounds, sets rodent traps, operates a pump sprayer and other equipment to perform the functions required for the position, enters basement areas, mechanical rooms and crawl spaces.

The Pest Control Technician is also responsible for maintaining records of inspections, infestations and remedial actions taken. Other assigned duties may be included on the employee’s signed duty statement prior to appointment into the position. Typical physical demands require manual dexterity, the ability to bend, stoop, reach above shoulder level, crawl, drive a pickup truck and other vehicles as required.


Applicants must possess Civil Service Eligibility to apply for California State vacancies. Lateral transfers, list eligibles, and reinstatements to State Service may apply. Applications will be reviewed and only the most qualified candidates will be scheduled for selection interviews. Applicants should indicate their eligibility status on the application. Please submit a copy of your Field Representative, Branch 2 License (General Pest) issued by the Structural Pest Control Board of the California Department of Consumer Affairs with your completed application. Appointments subject to State Restriction of Appointment (SROA), Surplus and Re-employment List Procedures, pre-employment physical and fingerprint clearance. Applications can be obtained from the Testing Office of Sonoma Developmental Center or from the California Human Resources Department’s website at

NOTE: The salary indicated does not reflect the 4.62% salary reduction pursuant to the Governor's Personal Leave Program.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 507 - 556 - 0569 -
Location County
Sonoma Developmental Center - Eldridge SONOMA
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Chief of Plant Operations III
PO Box 1493
Eldridge, CA 95431
Mario Pasquini
(707) 938-6401

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