Lead Spray Technician
Pinellas County, FL - Clearwater, FL

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Lead Spray Technician

$31,137 - $47,777 + Excellent Benefits
Pinellas County Government is seeking a Lead Spray Technician that specializes in Mosquito Control. This is highly advanced technical work involving leadership, training others, and lead worker responsibilities for the full range of chemical and other eradication methods for surveillance and abatement of mosquitoes and/or weed/aquatic weed/invasive plant and pest control. Employees in this class have the primary duty of providing leadership, training and team direction for co-workers when applying chemicals, following approved techniques, to maintain effective control of mosquitoes, undesirable pests or vegetation and preventing damage to adjacent vegetation or harm to animal or marine life.

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession and maintenance of prerequisite job task related licenses or credentials, if any (listed below), plus 4 years experience in weed and/or pest control spraying or abatement, industrial or commercial chemical spraying to include team leader and direct responsibility for training others; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.

For this vacancy, the department is also requiring:
  • At least 3 years of experience specifically within Mosquito Control
  • Florida Public Health Pest Control License
  • Florida Public or Commercial Restricted Use Pesticide Applicators license with certifications in:
    • Aquatic Weed Control
    • Right-of-Way Pest Control

  • Optionally, candidate can have Florida Public or Commercial Restricted Use Pesticide Applicators license with certifications in:
    • Ornamental and Turf Pest Control
    • Natural Areas Weed Management
    • Demonstration and Research

    Appointing Authority May Also Require:
  • A Florida Driver's License or Florida Commercial Driver's License and endorsement, if any.
  • Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.
  • Other highly desirable knowledge, skills, abilities, and credentials relevant to a position.

    Selection Procedure:

    All interested candidates must complete an application and a supplemental questionnaire. If your employment application and supplemental questionnaire does not provide all the information requested in the appropriate space, your name will be removed from consideration. Answers to all requests for information must be shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire. Answers such as "see resume" or "see work history" will not be considered. A resume may be added to the application, but cannot be substituted for a completed form.