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Certified Pesticide Applicator

Wildlife Conservation Society: Bronx Zoo
Bronxville, United States Posted: March 19, 2024

Incumbent has responsibilities for the implementation of Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) integrated pest management program. WCS pest management section is responsible for the following: Surveillance of all Bronx Zoo structures and grounds (including the sanitary and storm sewer systems) to detect and control a variety of vertebrate and invertebrate animal pests, and to detect and control non-animate pests. To perform minor construction and maintenance of WCS structures to exclude pests and to render the subject structure more pest-proof or less attractive as harborage for pests. Advising WCS management, construction service and affected customers (other WCS departments) of all situations involving physical modification or other work, which exceeds the technical capabilities of the pest management incumbent or staff. Advising WCS management and affected customers of sanitation problems impacting on the effectiveness on the pest management program and requiring correction in order for good integrated pest management (IPM) program to prevail.

Major Responsibilities
  • To work with all departments of WCS living institutions to control pest species.
  • To perform a variety of control actions utilizing chemical, mechanical, and environmental and biological controls to achieve an overall reduction in the level of target pests to an acceptable level.
  • To protect the collection animals, visitors and employees from contact with chemicals used in the course of pest control work.
  • Responsible for the strict observance of all safety regulations, environmental requirements and use standards.
  • Responsible for the safe storage, transport, use of pesticides and other toxic chemicals utilized in the performance of pest management function.
  • Responsible for the retrieval and safe disposal of target pests by means which are legal and environmentally sound.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of all pest management work areas in a neat, safe, and orderly state, and safeguards all supplies, equipment and all personal protective equipment from loss, theft, harm or unauthorized use.
  • Maintain accurate records of all pesticide applications, pest management activities, quantity and method of application of chemical pesticides used to achieve control of pests present.
  • Monitors and evaluates effectiveness of Bronx Zoo’s pest management program.
  • Participates with the manager of pest control in the decision making process in all aspects of WCS program which impacts upon, or are impacted by the operations of WCS pest management initiatives.
  • DEC Licensed applicator with certification in category 7A, 7F and 5B 
  • The successful candidate who lacks one or more of these certifications would be required to apply for and receive these certifications within 6 months of the starting date of employment
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Comprehension and fluency in oral and written English language
  • Quality interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Disclaimer
  • WCS is an equal opportunity employer, and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process.
  • We are dedicated to hiring and engaging a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value.
  • The organization provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates.
  • The organization does not discriminate for employment based on gender, race/ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information or any other covered status or characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations.
  • It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that we do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based upon a person’s membership in one of these protected categories in areas such as recruitment, selection, job assignment, supervision, training, promotions, job grading, transfers, termination, compensation, benefits, educational opportunities, WCS sponsored recreational activities and facilities.
  • Note that the salary offer will reflect the selected candidate’s individual experiences, skills and qualifications, internal equity, work location and country of work.
  • 15 Vacation,
  • 13 Holidays,
  • 12 Paid-Time-Off Days,
  • Medical,
  • Dental,
  • Vision,
  • 401K,
  • Pension,
  • 12 weeks of Paid Parental Leave and much more…
  • $55,000 - $60,000

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