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Pest Control Technician (0569)

Pest Control Technician

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: SX95
  • Class Code: 0569
  • Established: 10/21/1970
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under general supervision, to perform duties related to the control of vertebrate and invertebrate pests; to train other personnel in preventive methods of pest control; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Inspects all areas of buildings and grounds to determine the presence of vertebrate and invertebrate pests; eliminates such pests through the use of such equipment, chemicals and procedures as may be necessary; may make minor repairs or order repairs made to prevent or control infestation by pests; orders and maintains equipment and supplies; trains personnel in methods of preventing pest infestation; cooperates with public health personnel in their inspections and takes steps necessary to comply with their recommendations; maintains records of inspections, infestations and remedial actions taken; establishes and maintains a continuing program of preventive pest control.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a Field Representative, Branch 2, license (General Pest) issued by the Structural Pest Control Board of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. (Candidates who have applied for, and are in the process of securing a license will be admitted to the examination, but must possess the license before appointment.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Structural Pest Control Act and Structural Pest Control Board Regulations; laws and regulations governing use of pesticides; rodents; noxious pests, such as spiders, ants and cockroaches; pests attacking humans, such as bedbugs, fleas, lice, mites, ticks, flies and mosquitoes; fabric pests, such as silverfish, firebrats, carpet beetles and clothes moths; cereal and miscellaneous pests; and general pests.


Ability to: Identify and take steps required to control vertebrate and invertebrate pests; prepare written reports and records; train other personnel in preventive pest control methods.

Special Personal Characteristic

Willingness to work in an institutional setting.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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