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Air Force Enlisted Job Descriptions



Specialty Summary: Manages, evaluates, and executes pest management techniques, associated hazardous materials, associated hazardous waste, and associated environmental compliance. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 172000.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs integrated pest management functions. Conducts pest management surveys. Determines pest management actions needed to control and prevent infestations of plant and animal pests. Interacts with medical activities to control health hazards. Selects chemicals and operates pesticide dispersal equipment. Provides maximum residual benefits consistent with environmental protection parameters. Ensures compliance with applicable laws and directives.

Maintains tools, equipment, and facilities. Ensures correct use and maintenance of personal protective and tools. Maintains facilities, equipment, and storage areas.

Plans and coordinates activities. Evaluates proposed work, determines resource requirements, and prepares cost estimates. Identifies, budgets for, and acquires specialized equipment. Inspects facilities and provides assistance to building managers on pest preventative and control practices. Maintains historical databases, tracking systems, and profile sheets.

Provides technical assistance to CE hazardous material users and hazardous waste generators.

Specialty Qualifications:

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: biological principles relating to plant and animal classification and control.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with courses in biology and mathematics is mandatory, chemistry and earth science courses are desirable.

Training. The following training is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

3E433. Completion of the basic pest management apprentice course.

3E473. Completion of CE Management Craftsman course.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).

3E453. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3E433. Also, experience in functions such as pest surveys, pesticide application, and operation and maintenance of pesticide tools, equipment, storage and use of hazardous materials and associated hazardous waste duties.

3E473. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3E453. Also, experience performing or supervising functions such as planning and coordinating integrated pest management, storage and use of hazardous materials, and associated hazardous waste duties.

Other. The following are mandatory as indicated:

For entry into the specialty, qualification to operate government vehicles according to AFMAN 24-309, Vehicle Operations.

For entry, award, and retention of these AFSCs:

    Qualification to operate government vehicles according to AFI 24-301, Vehicle Operations.

    No record of entomophobia (fear of insects, spiders, etc.), ophiciophobia (fear of snakes), zoophobia (fear of animals) and claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces), or hypersensitivity to chemicals or arthropod (insect, spider, scorpion, etc.) and snake venoms.

    Freedom from fear of heights.

For retention of AFSCs 3E453 and 3E473, certification and recertification according to DoD's EPA approved certification program.

Deployment Rate for this AFSC

Strength Req : J

Physical Profile: 333223

Citizenship: No

Required Appitude Score : G-39 (Changed to G-38, effective 1 Jul 04).

Technical Training:

Course #: J3ABR3E433 001

Length (Days): 32

Location: S

Possible Assignment Information

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