JOB DESCRIPTION: Pest Control Technician
JOB LOCATION: Agency Wide – Stark County
DATE POSTED: Wednesday, June 26, 2024
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until the Position is Filled
HOURS: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday
PAY: $19.35 – $20.63/Hour
FLSA STATUS: Hourly/Non-Bargaining


Applications will be accepted online at or by mail to the HR Coordinator, Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority, 400 Tuscarawas Street E, Canton, OH 44702-1131.

The Human Resources Department does not accept telephone inquiries regarding Job Postings.  You will be notified by US Mail or Email.  Please note that it may take from 1 to 30 days for Human Resources (HR) to review your job application.  If HR has not contacted you within 30 days, please assume the position has been filled.  Thank you.

Included Benefits ·       OPERS Pension Plan contribution

·       Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

·       13 Annual Paid Holidays

·       2 Weeks of Vacation and accrued Sick Time (accrual begins on your first day of employment)

Job Title:             Pest Control & Bed Bug Technician

Reports to:        Director of Asset Management/Maintenance/Lead Pest Control Exterminator

Department:    Asset Management

Date:                     June 25th, 2024

FLSA Status:    Hourly

Employment:  Non-Bargaining

General Purpose:

The primary objective of this position is to assist in eliminating or controlling the infestation of rodents, bed bugs, insects, and other nuisance pests from housing units. The position is responsible for executing pest control operations within our housing developments. This role requires expertise in identifying, managing, and eliminating pest infestations while adhering to safety standards, guidelines, and regulations in place with the State of Ohio and Stark County, Ohio.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs pest control, but not limited to spraying, chemical applications, treatments, bait stations, pesticides, and placing traps in housing units, agency buildings, and grounds to control or eliminate pests including, but not limited to insects, termites, ants, spiders, bed bugs, rodents, etc.
  • Operates and monitors bed bug heat treatment equipment to heat housing units to the proper temperature to rid bed bug infestation.
  • Proactively inspects housing units to identify problems and potential problem areas. Determines appropriate solutions and methods to resolve pest control and rodent problems per applicable standards, trade practices, and regulations.
  • Mixes chemical products based on product instructions, formulas, and EPA standards. Secures adequate materials and supplies to complete work assignments.
  • Performs annual preventive pest control treatments per HUD’s Integrated Pest Control Management plan.
  • Receives and completes work orders and responds to complaints from tenants, the health department, and management regarding pest and rodent problems. Prioritizes and schedules work orders with the assistance of the Lead Exterminator.
  • Completes all required work records and documents promptly as defined by the Director.
  • Operates and maintains various tools and equipment common to the trade in proper working conditions.
  • Operates an agency vehicle to transport work materials and products to and from the job site and inspect problem areas.
  • Wear proper PPE as required by law or product specifications.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • 1–2 years experience in pest control preferred but not required


  • Licensed pest control operator (State of Ohio).
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license and be insurable under SMHA policies
  • Knowledge and ability to properly follow policies, and procedures and work independently to complete work to achieve desired outcomes and quality standards.
  • Thorough knowledge, skill, and experience in applying the methods, sequences, materials, procedures, trade practices, and techniques used to control and eliminate the infestation of including, but not limited to insects, termites, bed bugs, rodent infestation, etc.
  • Skill and experience using various power tools, hand tools, and other equipment necessary to complete the pest control work.
  • Knowledge of properties, characteristics, and hazards of various chemicals.
  • Ability to accurately calculate and mix chemical solutions.
  • Knowledge of EPA guidelines regarding the use and application of pesticides and other pest control chemicals

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Commitment: Sets a high-performance standard; pursues aggressive goals and works hard/smart to achieve them; strives for results and success; conveys a sense of urgency and brings issues to closure; persists despite obstacles and opposition.
  • Customer Service: Meets/exceeds the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; identifies, understands, monitors, and measures the needs of both internal and external customers; talks and acts with customers in mind. Recognizes work colleagues as customers. 
  • Effective Communication: Ensures important information is passed to those who need to know; conveys necessary information clearly and effectively orally or in writing. Demonstrates attention to, and conveys an understanding of, the comments and questions of others; listens effectively.  
  • Responsiveness and Accountability: Demonstrates a high level of conscientiousness; holds oneself personally responsible for one’s work; does a fair share of work.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires the incumbent to frequently walk, sit, stand, bend, climb, kneel, reach, and lift up to 50 lbs. as needed. Employees will inspect properties, which include ascending and descending stairs to meet with residents, conduct physical inspections, and observe property activities.

Working Conditions:

Work indoors and outdoors. Walk through residential buildings, houses, and properties. Potential exposure to hazardous conditions at times. Work in moderate to severe temperature or weather conditions. The environment may produce excessive loud noise at times.

This position involves exposure to environmental conditions including toxic materials, gases, dirt, fumes, odors, and extremes in temperature. Proper PPE is required.