Fresher Pest Control Technician Careers – United States US Embassy

Job Title:          Pest Control Technician
Organisation: United States
US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary Grade: FSN-5 (Ugshs
34,509,568 p.a. inclusive of allowances)
Vacancy Announcement Number:
About US Embassy:
The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic
relations with Uganda for over 30 years. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac currently heads the U.S Mission to
Uganda.  The Mission is composed of
several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy
and at the direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
United States Agency for International
Development (USAID)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Peace Corps
Job Summary:  The Pest Control Technician will be tasked
with the responsibility of application of Safety, Health, and Environment
Management (SHEM) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved pesticides
in over 120 locations—government owned and leased residences and facilities in
the Mission.
Key Duties and
Carries out hands-on application of SHEM and/or EPA approved pesticides
in over 120 government owned/leased residences/facilities in U.S Mission
Kampala, Uganda (70%)
  • Adheres to the Integrated Pest Management
    Policy ensuring the three components— prevention and pest prevalence
    reduction measures, self-help measures, and application of
    Department-authorized professional-use pesticides are observed at all
  • The jobholder ensures high level of
    professionalism and safety before, during, and after pesticides
  • Acts as a team leader in all pest
    prevention and control projects with a team of technicians which may
    include: welders, carpenters, masons, and maintenance helpers.
  • Works in liaison with the Work Flow Clerk
    to set pest application appointments with customers.
  • The incumbent receives work requests
    through the Global Maintenance Management System and determines course of
  • Visits worksites, assesses severity of
    pest infestation, and determines appropriate mitigation measures. 
  • Repairs and maintains pesticide
    application equipment such as pressure pump, hand pump, and dust blower.
Regularly supervises pesticide application on ornamental seasonal and
annual plants, shrubs and trees by the gardening contractor at Chancery,
warehouse, Chief of Mission’s Residence (CMR), and Deputy Chief of Mission
Residence (DCMR) locations to ensure compliance (20%)
  • Additionally, works with the contractor at
    any contracted pest application jobs in over 120 U.S Mission locations—
    residences and facilities.
  • Regularly supervises gardening work during
    house make ready and coordinates any gardening requirements for vacant
    residences throughout the year.
  • Documents reports that include: type,
    frequency, and severity of pest infestation per residence which in turn
    helps in residential lease renewal discussions.
Other duties (10%)
  • Supports other Facilities Maintenance
    staff in completing any assigned tasks when manpower is required.
  • The jobholder also offers support in the transportation
    of Facilities staff from warehouse to worksite and between worksites.
  • Helps with collection and delivery of
    parts and supplies to personnel at worksite.
Qualifications, Skills and
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection
criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting
each item.
  • The applicants for the United US Embassy Pest
    Control Technician career opportunity should possess at least two years
    post-secondary education in any of the vocational education
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in
    the maintenance or construction field performing repair work or in the
    field of occupational safety; plumbing, janitorial, carpentry, electrical.
  • Prior knowledge of pesticide application
    and measures of pest control and prevention is required
  • Able to use pesticide application tools
    and equipment safely.
  • Ability to independently interact with
    American staff.
  • Ability to read and understand Safety Data
    Sheets, label, and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Language Proficiency:  Level III: Good working knowledge of
    spoken and written English, able to read and understand Safety Data Sheet
    and labels.
 How to Apply:
All those interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should
send their applications and strictly adhere to the following:
Download a completed and signed Universal
Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff, Download it Here.
Any additional documentation that supports or
addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
Submit Application To:
Human Resources Office
By email at
NB: Your application will
be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of
standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a
single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should
not exceed 10MB. Please clearly indicate the position number and title you are
applying for on the DS-174 form.
Deadline: 7th October
The US Mission in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and
equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color
religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital
status, or sexual orientation.  The
Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all
personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
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