Position Title: Pesticide Technician-Harrisburg, PA
Davey Resource Group, Inc., has opportunities for full-time, entry-level career positions for persons interested in the field of Urban Forestry. Tree of Heaven Ailanthus altissima is considered an invasive species in many parts of North America and it is also a preferred host to the recently discovered invasive pest species, the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF). If left untreated, Spotted Lanternfly could have substantial negative impacts on grape, orchard, and logging industries in the United States.
Position Description: This position involves interfacing between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and property owners to create, permission, and execute site plans and treatment plans to apply pesticide to designated trees on private and public properties. The treatment of these trees is part of an effort by the United States Department of Agriculture to inhibit the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly.
Physically, the work requires the ability to correctly identify the designated trees slated for pesticide and/or insecticide treatment and to apply basal and foliar applications to these trees safely and according to the label. This work will occur along city streets, individual residences, woodlots and wetlands. Specific task training is provided.
Additional Information: Full time position. Compensation based upon qualifications and experience. Pre-employment drug screening and Social Security verification are required. Davey Resource Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $23.00 /hour