The Pest Control Manager manages and develops the team of Pest Control operators at the HACP. The Pest Control Manager is a working manager with overall accountability for ensuring that all activities are completed expeditiously and courteously. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining records and related documentation, completing and processing paperwork, and overseeing all routine pest control services required by the team. All activities must support the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh’s (“HACP” or “Authority”) mission, strategic goals, and objectives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
-The position duties and responsibilities listed below describe the general nature and scope of work. Other responsibilities, duties, and skills may be required and assigned as needed.
-Leads the work of the assigned team of Pest control operators, including assigning, planning, and reviewing work; evaluating work performance and completing performance evaluations; coordinating activities, maintaining standards, allocating personnel, selecting new employees, training, acting on employee problems, and recommending and implementing discipline.
-Train pest control technicians and assist them in their day-to-day tasks.
-As a working manager, responsible for actively facilitating pest control services to ensure all work orders are addressed at the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Housing Authority.
-Maintains records and files and completes and processes paperwork; prepares required documentation; estimates costs using work orders, check-off sheets, report requisitions, catalogs, and reports.
-Ensure adequate staff is scheduled and available so that vacant units are turned and made ready within the timeframe established by HUD and report this information to necessary personnel.
-Ensures work orders are completed in acceptable time frames, including routine, urgent, emergency, R/A, and other requests.
-Utilizes software and other job estimating techniques to produce cost estimates for various assignments as needed.
-Maintains knowledge of the skills necessary to perform routine Pest control work following departmental guidelines to ensure the quality of work performed in facilities for residents of the Housing Authority.
-Maintains knowledge of applying pesticides and rodenticides to control or eliminate infestations of insects and rodents.
-Maintains knowledge of performing termite work and inspections to determine the chemicals and methods needed to eliminate termites.
-Maintains knowledge of determining the population of pests and using the strength of formulation appropriate for each case.
-Monitors the preventative maintenance program to maintain HACP properties in the most cost-efficient way possible.
-Participates fully in team meetings and activities, including policy formulation, development planning, team management, and problem resolution; disseminates information among team members.
-Coordinates and participates in after-hours and weekend service as needed; completes and signs off on all overtime-related paperwork, verifying the accuracy of paperwork and overtime hours claimed.
-Performs other related duties as required.
-This position requires the incumbent to exhibit the following behavioral skills:
-Requires a state-certified pesticide license from the Department of Agriculture.
-Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the Authority’s plan.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience or combination of education and work experience, and at least five years of pest control and inspection experience.
Minimum 2-3 years of supervisory or managerial experience. An equivalent combination of verifiable education and experience may be considered.
Requires a state-certified pesticide license from the Department of Agriculture, knowledge of various insects and pests’ chemicals used for elimination, and a valid PA driver’s license for using a vehicle during work hours. The incumbent must have general and specific knowledge of pest control, including all safety rules and practices, successfully operate various applicable hand-held tools and devices, and read and make applications based on blueprints, schematics, and other pertinent specifications. Additionally, the incumbent must be skilled in measuring and selecting appropriate materials to finish the projects appropriately.
Additionally, sound knowledge of HUD regulations is a plus and must have excellent communication and computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. Must have the ability to learn other computer software programs as required.
An employee must meet the physical demands described here to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
To perform this job successfully, the employee must frequently travel to various Authority properties to oversee maintenance projects. Daily movements include sitting; standing; reaching and grasping; operating computers and other office equipment; moving about the properties; and attending on-site and off-site meetings. The employee must be able to exchange information in person, in writing, and via telephone. The employee must occasionally transport up to 50 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The position generally works on Authority properties, which may cause the employee to experience a range in temperatures and other weather conditions. The noise level may be loud, and the environment may be more hazardous than a standard office environment. This position may be required to work with contractors and Authority residents.
Equal Opportunity Employer