DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
Job Posting Notice
City Seasonal Aide
Civil Service Title
CITY SEASONAL AIDE
Health, Public Safety, Inspections, & Enforcement
NYC – All Boroughs
Pest Control Services
# of Positions
Title Code No
Proposed Salary Range
$ 15.45 – $ 19.33 (Hourly)
The Bureau of Veterinary and Pest Control Services (VPCS) promotes and protects the health and quality of life for New York City residents and visitors by ensuring an environment free from animal-borne diseases, hazards and nuisances. VPCS in conjunction with other city agencies, works collaboratively in monitoring and controlling rats in New York City’s neighborhoods. VPCS identifies high-risk areas and reduces rodent populations using state-of-the-art integrated pest management methods: source reduction, stoppage, and judicious application of rodenticides. The goal of VPCS is to significantly reduce the health risks and quality of life impacts from rats in chronically infested areas.
Under the direction of the Mayor’s Neighborhood Rat Reduction (NRR) program, City Seasonal Aides will survey city owned property for the presence of rats and/or conditions conducive to rats like the food waste that feeds them and harborage conditions that allow the nesting and free movement of rats and take actions to clean up and remove harborage conditions that support rats. City Seasonal Aides will assist with keeping NYC neighborhoods clean and rat free.
Candidates will have access to training that will allow them to build a long-term career in pest control. Teams will work in neighborhoods across NYC that have a higher burden of rat activity. While candidates will be expected to be able to travel to work citywide, the home neighborhood and Borough of every candidate will be considered, and every effort will be made to assign work close to home. Priority Boroughs for Rat Mitigation teams include the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn.
EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL TASKS
Perform rat mitigation surveys of cleanliness and conditions conducive to rodents on city owned properties like schools, parks, public plazas, street trees, green streets and NYCHA developments.
Complete written reports on surveys performed and keep electronic records of surveys performed on an application.
Assist in providing informational, educational and safety services to the public
Perform maintenance work in building and grounds of various publicly owned buildings, premises, structures, parks, plazas and gardens.
Use hand powered equipment for rodent control such as Burrow Rx or other rodent control tools.
Pick up litter, rake debris and remove harborage materials.
Clean interiors and exteriors of structures.
Perform sidewalk and curb repair work to prevent the free movement of rodents.
Transport equipment using city-owned or leased vehicles.
Collapse and harass rodent burrow systems.
Complete simple reports on activities performed.
Attend trainings and meetings in person and remotely as needed.
Assist in the distribution of trash cans to neighborhood partners and organizations.
Minimum Qual Requirements
While there are no formal education or experience requirements, certain programs may require such standards. Good physical condition is required for certain programs.
1. Ability to work flexible hours and weekends as needed.
2. Driver’s License
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
“FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL”
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 468046.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.