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Integrated Pest Management Specialist

Under general supervision, this position will develop, coordinate, and implement a pest control program that includes
application of pest control substances/insecticides, trapping and removing targeted species including rodents, opossums,
foxes, feral cats, invasive birds, insects and other non-collection animals.

Essential Functions:
• Maintain inventory of pest control products and ensure use of only approved products in approved areas to
safeguard the health of collection animals.
• Adheres to all local, state, and federal guidelines for the use of pest control products.
• Coordinate with veterinarians, curators, area managers, and contractors to safely and effectively monitor and
control pests in animal, staff and guest areas.
• Pest proofing, debris removal and documentation of activities will be required.
• Maintain California State Pesticide Applicator Certification.
• Maintain records of all pest sightings by zoo staff and guests
• Coordinate and implement all pest control activities at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo including setting all traps, bait
stations, insecticides etc.
• Maintain SDS sheets and safety logs of all chemicals used.
• Responsible for the appropriate disposition of any non-collection animals deemed as pest species in an approved,
humane, and legal manner.
• Ensures appropriate storage and disposition of pesticides and pesticide-contaminated equipment by AZA, OSHA,
EPA and USDA standards.
• Effectively communicates with zoo and contracted staff ensuring that communication flows effectively.
• Flexible scheduling may be required.
• Performs special assignments and projects as requested.
• Assumes other responsibilities to ensure achievement of established objectives.
• Provides assistance in zoo signal response as appropriate.
• Completing licensing continuing education as required.
• Air rifle use for controlling some species.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:
• California state Pesticide Applicator Certification, or eligibility for certification
• Minimum 3 years’ experience as a pest control specialist
• Associates Degree or equivalent in a related field, preferred
• Experience working in a zoo or wildlife facility, preferred
• Experience developing a successful pest control program for commercial application
• Ability to work weekends, holidays, and overtime when needed
• Must be able to work outside in inclement weather conditions
• Able to perform at a competent level under high stress conditions
• Understand zoonotic disease risks and practice safe handling procedures when working with FCZ’s animal
collection, wildlife, or pest species
• CPR certification, preferred
• Knowledge of pest control standards and AVMA and AAZV humane euthanasia guidelines, preferred
• Must receive rabies immunizations and/or titers and be TB tested according to FCZ policy
• Valid CA driver’s license with good driving record.

Physical Requirements:
These are physical and mental requirements of the position as it is typically performed. Inability to meet one or more of
these physical or mental requirements will not automatically disqualify a candidate or employee from the position. Upon
request for a reasonable accommodation, the Zoo may be able to adjust or excuse one or more of these requirements,
depending on the requirement, the essential functions to which it relates, and the proposed accommodation.
• This position is regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch, and kneel; use hands and arms for care of animals and
cleaning of enclosures. Occasionally required to climb stairs or ladders.
• The employee is regularly required to lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds, and occasionally up to 75 pounds.
• Evaluating animal health, diet, or environment requires hearing and smell.
• Visual acuity to read printed instructions and safety information, and to assess animal behavior. Color perception
is also required.
• Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication (in person and via telephone), at normal
speaking levels with or without correction.

Work Environment:
• The position functions both indoors and outdoors, with potential exposure to heat, cold, and inclement weather.
• The employee is regularly exposed to a variety of animals with risk of animal bites, zoonotic disease, and other
animal-related injury.
• The employee may be required to work at heights.
• Occasional local travel may be required.
Interested Applicants should apply through our website: