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Horticultural Exterminator (IPM) - Full Time

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID: 1074854BR Location: Anaheim, California, United States Business: Disneyland Resort Date posted: 05/08/2023

Job Summary:

(Local, Southern California applicants sought - NO RELOCATION OFFERED.)

The primary role of Horticulture Integrated Pest Management Applicators is to identify and treat insect, disease, and fungus-related issues affecting the landscaping and ornamental horticulture of Disneyland Resort, including lawns, ground-covering plants, shrubs and hedges, trees, and other decorative plant displays. In addition, individuals in this position identify and treat structural-related pest problems. The applicator will determine and perform pest-management-related practices utilizing integrated pest management techniques.


Horticulture related pest-control duties include:
  • Identification of insects, rodents, and birds and maintain a practical knowledge of best control methods
  • Performing plant and plant-disease identification
  • Applying corrective measures to plant material as required

General integrated pest-management responsibilities include:
  • Ensuring that all pest-control-related equipment (including rinsate collection and pesticide-warehouse facility) are maintained and in good working condition
  • Identifying insects, rodents, and birds that relate to ornamental and structural-pest control • Performing preventive maintenance of pest related problems
  • Planning and following a daily schedule
  • Maintaining “Disney Show” quality
  • Keeping the inside of vehicles clean, organized and restocked
  • Keeping the back-of-house areas in compliance with Disneyland Resort standards

Basic Qualifications:

Schedule Availability
Must be open to any shift (1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift) including holidays, with any combination of days off

Technical Skills, Abilities and Experience
  • California Qualified Applicator License or Certificate
  • Strong knowledge of plant, insect, weed, and disease identification
  • Plant-identification ability
  • Working knowledge of: - Soils and fertilizers - Cultural principals for optimum-plant health - Beneficial insects/entomology, and soil chemistry
  • Experience with spray equipment and application of pesticides
  • Branch 2 Field Representative or the ability to acquire is necessary
  • Branch 3 Field Representative or the ability to acquire is necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of structures and building construction

Preferred Education:

  • Degree in Horticulture, Entomology, Soil Science, or equivalent

Additional Information:

The pay rate for this role in California is $23.55 to $31.61 per hour, which follows the pay scale agreed upon in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The base pay actually offered may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience, among other factors.

Individuals assigned to the Horticulture Integrated Pest Management Applicator (Horticulture Exterminator) position are required to attend an annual Hearing Conservation Training class and Respiratory Protection Training class. They are also required to submit to an annual medical evaluation, fit test, audiometric exam and a semi-annual blood cholinesterase test.

Keyword: DLR CASTING, dlrcasting

About Disneyland Resort:

When Walt Disney opened Disneyland on July 17, 1955, he said he hoped it would be “a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.” Since then, the Disneyland Resort has welcomed more than 800 million guests, expanding to become an approximately 500- acre, multifaceted, world-class family resort destination, complete with two renowned Disney theme parks, three hotels and the exciting shopping, dining and entertainment area known as Downtown Disney District. Through a combination of creativity, technology and innovation, the resort brings storytelling to new heights, and Disneyland Resort cast members play an integral part in bringing that Disney magic to life for thousands of guests every day.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Disneyland Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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