LOCATION: Santa Cruz, CA

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The IRD for this job is: 11-16-2023


Under the general supervision of the Facilities Asset Coordinator, the incumbent plans and conducts CHES pest control operations with an Integrated Management emphasis. Position manages interior and exterior insect, vertebrate, invertebrate, fungal, and plant pests as needed depending on impact to CHES operations. Management strategies include pest exclusion, cultural modification, best practices and when necessary application of chemicals for the purpose of controlling pests and unwanted vegetation


Budgeted Salary: $34.63 / hr.
Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits

Schedule Information:

  • Full-time, Fixed
  • Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
  • Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
  • Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: Career appointment

Job End Date: None

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation: TX – Technical

Job Code Classification: 007141 – EHS TCHN PRN

Travel: Never or Rarely


50% – Problem Response and Preventive Maintenance Pest Control

  • Respond to work orders for pest management within CHES.
  • Determine urgency and priority of problems as they arise and schedule work for optimum results. Includes management of interior insect and vertebrate pests and exterior insect vertebrate, fungal, and seed pests. Response will include contacting client for specific details of pest issue and coordinate treatment/control strategies. All response action based on
  • Integrated Pest Management approach using least toxic control strategies: exclusion, cultural controls, etc.
  • Chemical controls may be used when necessary using the least toxic effective materials. All pesticides must be approved by UCSC Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) and applied according to label instructions and any additional stipulations added by UCSC EH&S.
  • Conduct preventive management for recurring pest problems on an ongoing basis.
    Perform regular monitoring of all dining venues on a monthly basis to ensure a pest free environment. Include routine inspections of structures and landscapes for pest entry routes and monitor routine week control areas, mosquito-breeding locations.
  • Monitor wasp outbreak times and deploy traps. Monitor ground rodent activity and identify optimal times for control.

25% – Chemical Application and Management

  • Manage the use of a wide variety of chemicals and their application, e.g. insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides and fungicides.
    Ensure that application and storage of chemicals comply with relevant Federal, State and Campus regulations.
  • Coordinate special application of chemicals with the EH&S Office, providing general and technical information about chemicals and their application. Liaise with Faculties’ ground staff to identify plant pathogens and pests. Train and monitor Facilities ground staff and student groundskeepers on the proper handling and application of certain chemicals. Maintain records of training as required by the California Department of Pesticide Regulations and University of California Office of the President’s Integrated Pest Management Policy.

15% – Recordkeeping

  • Keep detailed and accurate records of chemical inventory and maintain a log of daily activities.
    Compile and submit monthly reports as required by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and UCSC EH&S.
  • Maintain relevant training records and permit files.
  • Prepare and issue Notice of Interests (NOIs) as required and report to the Ag Commissioner as needed.
  • Prepare required University and state forms, including reporting required for use of State issued California Restricted Materials Permit.

5% – Equipment Management

  • Maintain and make minor repairs to all chemical application equipment and ensure that all equipment is maintained in safe working order.
    Evaluate equipment and material procurement storage and use.
  • Draft equipment maintenance or replacement proposals/requests to CHES Facilities management.
  • Establish equipment replacement schedules for Pest Control Operations (requires analysis of useful life of equipment, maintenance costs vs replacement costs, etc.)

5% – Other Duties as Assigned

  • Participate in formal training annually to acquire and maintain relevant Department of Pesticide Regulation license renewal credits as required by state and federal regulations.
    Remains informed of EPS, County and UCCOP requirements and revisions to applicable laws and policies.
  • Obtains restricted use permits as needed.
  • Will drive campus owned vehicles and/or a personal vehicle to perform various duties as assigned.
  • Will perform other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrated knowledge and effective implementation of integrated pest management (IPM) techniques, including experience as a licensed operator or field representative.
  • Significant experience in the maintenance and minor repairs of interior and exterior chemical application equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the applications of insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides, and fungicides, with the ability to identify weeds, insects, predators, parasites, and economic pests.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills sufficient to interact and work effectively as direct departmental liaison with members of the campus community, State and
  • Federal Agencies, contracted companies, etc.
  • Skill and ability to independently make decisions and solve problems and to effectively prioritize and schedule work.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and perform basic mathematical calculations used in the application of chemical, maintenance of inventory, production of monthly reports, etc.
  • Skill and ability to independently make decisions and solve problems and to effectively prioritize and schedule work.
  • Ability to use judgement to follow safety procedures and to use safety equipment and personal protective equipment (e.g., respiratory protection, gloves, protective eyewear, coveralls).
  • Ability to draft and recommend campus procedures regarding chemical application and training of employees utilizing integrated pest management techniques.
  • Ability to plan, organize, layout, and conduct inspections and produce reports on chemical applications, providing clear and concise information.
  • Ability to plan, develop, and manage new and existing campus pest control programs and state mandated pesticide safety program.
  • Ability to monitor trees and plants in order to establish economic and aesthetic thresholds.
  • Ability to work with and as part of a team, to appropriately prioritize work and to communicate progress to the supervisor on assigned projects.


  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
  • Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.

SAFETY STATEMENT: All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.

EEO/AA: The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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