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Housing Exterminator Posts With Housing Authority at $33,558

Four Assignment Levels; Residency Not Needed; Apply by Sept. 22; $47 Filing Fee

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The city is accepting applications through Sept. 22 for Housing Exterminator jobs at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). The salary is $33,558 and the application fee is $47.

The Job

Housing Exterminators, under varying degrees of difficulty and latitude for independent judgment, perform and/or supervise work in the prevention, control and elimination of insects, vermin and other pests from buildings and surrounding areas, including parks. 

They inspect areas of infestation; use the most effective insecticides, rodenticides, baits, traps, and related chemicals/equipment for exterminating pests as required; select and prepare poisonous insecticides, rodenticides, and related chemicals used in exterminating; clean and repair exterminating equipment; keep records and make reports on exterminating work performed; and may drive a motor vehicle. 

They may be required to work various shifts including nights, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. 

Some of the physical activities performed by Housing Exterminators and environmental conditions experienced are: walking, bending and stooping during inspections, working in confined areas, using bait and traps,and preparing insecticides for exterminating pests. 

There are four Assignment Levels within this class of positions. Appointments will generally be made to Assignment Level I. After appointment, employees may be assigned to the higher assignment levels at the discretion of the agency.

Requirements and Test

Applicants should have a valid certificate as a Commercial Pesticide Applicator for Structural and Rodent Control (7A) issued by the State Department of Environmental Conservation. The certification requirement must be met by Sept. 30 and must be maintained for the duration of employment.

City residency is not required.

Applicants must take an Education-and-Experience Exam, with scores determined on this basis:

They will receive a score of 70 points for meeting the certification requirement listed above. They will receive additional credit for satisfactory experience up to a maximum of 100 points. Those with full-time experience performing the preparation, testing and application of pesticides after having obtained a valid certificate as a Commercial Pesticide Applicator for Structural and Rodent Control (7A) will receive up to 15 points for at least one year but less than three years of experience, and up to 30 points for three or more years' experience. 

Those who pass the exam will have their names placed in final-score order on an eligible list that will determine the order by which candidates will be considered for appointment. 

A number of selective-certification opportunities are available for the position, including for those who hold certifications for Commercial Pesticide Applicators as well for those who have municipal government experience. 

This position is subject to investigation before appointment. Candidates are responsible for fees, including $88.25 for fingerprint screening.

For complete information on the position and how to apply, visit

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