A Good Home in the Pest Control Industry
Hearts Pest Management is a company that believes in “walking the walk,” when it comes to empowering employees and providing them the best career and benefit package available in the industry. That is why we were very proud when our employees nominated us for the distinguished San Diego Society for Human Resource Management Workplace Excellence Award for 2007.
On Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, Hearts had the unique honor of a full page write-up in the Union-Tribune, titled
“A Good Buzz,” that described our strong pro-employee corporate culture.
Recently, we were also nominated for the San Diego Business Journal Best Workplace award, small business category.
Whenever possible, we will support, without endorsement, non-political organizations that our employees support. In this spirit, we are members of the Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce. See a write up on our website support for LGBT employees.
Read below, how some of our employees have grown their careers here at Hearts Pest Management.
We Actively Seek Qualified Pest Control Field and Office Staff
|Are you, can you, do you?
We encourage military veterans to apply.
|A variety of positions are regularly available within Hearts. We promote those with a good work ethic and strong motivation to achieve high goal and standards. Hearts believes
in training to promote, and will never hold back a qualified candidate from achieving all that he or she can.
Please fill in the questionnaire at the bottom of this page if you would like to apply for a position.
Read These Employee Success Stories
Curtis has served with us for the past year, coming to Hearts with prior experience as a pest control business owner and unique experience growing up in his dad’s landscape nursery business in Northern California. Curtis serves as supervisor, landscape and commercial consultant. He is the expert in bed bug control and mite control.
“After some 30 years in pest control and after working for 3 different companies, I can say I’ve found my home. Hearts is a progressive thinking company and its’ employees are dedicated to the highest standards both with our customers and each other. I could not ask for a better work environment.”
Stevie came to Hearts with a distinguished career in both the U.S. Army and the National Guard. She has been in the pest control industry for several years and now serves Hearts as a pest control supervisor. Stevie was also our first technician to achieve EcoWise Certified recognition.
“I absolutely love working for Hearts Pest Management. Everyone works well together as a team. I am also appreciative of Gerry’s support for furthering our education and certification in the pest management field. I feel that this gives us an edge to offer the best and most knowledgeable service possible.”
All positions within the company require teamwork. Without teamwork, the team as a whole and the individual on the team fail. Teamwork requires that no matter what position you hold within the company, that you strive to do your best at your assigned task and that you are willing to chip in and assist with any other task assigned, within your ability and training, to keep teamwork in forward momentum and to collectively achieve high productivity standards. This involves peer-to-peer teamwork, supervisor-supervisee teamwork, cross-team teamwork and cross-function teamwork. Our expectation is that there will be times when teamwork will require work that may be outside the primary area of responsibility, so long as it has been accompanied by orientation and/or training for that task.
This position is held by a new employee with no pest control skills who will be training for fieldwork. All work during this period is under supervision. No pesticide is to be dispensed during this period, except under the direct and physical presence of a manager. Applicators-in-Training are not permitted to drive company vehicles. This period should last no more than 2 weeks.
This position is held by a licensed applicator with little pest control job exposure. The junior applicator has access to a company vehicle and provides pesticide treatments under watchful supervision close at hand. The Junior Applicator should be in daily, if not hourly contact with the supervisor to assess and properly treat in situations that are not familiar to the applicator. This position generally should be held for no more than one year. The junior applicator has primary responsibility for his or her safe, efficient, organized, productive, clean and ethical operation.
This position is held by an applicator with considerable experience, who has seen most of the routine situations that arise in daily pest control. The technician must still rely on a field supervisor to diagnose and sell pest control, as well as for periodic questioning and supervision and proper application. She/he should make every attempt to know customers needs and their treatment requirements. This position is generally held by an applicator with 2 months to 3 years experience. The applicator has primary responsibility for his or her safe, efficient, organized, productive, clean and ethical operation.
This position is held by an applicator who is well versed in daily pest control situations, but who is not legally qualified to move to the field representative level. This technician should be able to operate with minimal supervision when dealing with routine pest control. She/he should know his customers very well and their treatment requirements. The senior applicator has primary responsibility for his or her safe, efficient, organized, productive, clean and ethical operation.
This person must hold at least a structural field representative or Q.A.C. license. She/he must be able to meet the requirements of the applicator level and also be able to diagnose routine pest problems. She/he must be able to identify mistreatments and know how to avoid and/or respond to them. She/he operates under the supervision of a senior field manager. The junior consulting field representative has primary responsibility for his or her safe, efficient, organized, productive, clean and ethical operation.
This person meets all the requirements of the junior level, plus she/he is fully competent in the diagnosis and treatment of a large array of pest problems. The field representative has also begun to develop area(s) of specialized interest and knowledge. The field representative operates under the supervision of a senior field rep or manager.
This person meets all the requirements of the field representative, plus she/he has a known specialized competency. She/he is able to diagnose, sell and treat high margin, sophisticated jobs/projects with limited supervision from senior management. This person operates with high efficiency and represents the highest standards of productivity and teamwork within the company. When operating in a supervisory capacity, this person has primary responsibility for his or her safe, efficient, productive, clean and ethical operation, as well as for monitoring, guiding and managing the same for any subordinates.
A) Growing sales, not only through personal example, but by training and guiding field personnel and staff call takers, to maximize potential sales. Additionally, this person must advise the owners as needed to structure sales and marketing approaches to increase sales.
B) Training licensed professionals in proper safety measures and technical approach, using chemical and non-chemical management skills (better known as Integrated Pest Management) and procedural standards. Additionally, you will advise owners as needed to provision operational tools/structures to maximize field potentials.
C) Planning, forecasting and budgeting for long-term goals, jointly with owners.
D) Management with paramount concern for customer focused care, safety and ethical conduct.
A) Answering incoming calls and scheduling customers to different technicians.
B) Filing and organizing posted work orders, customer files, contracts and all other paperwork.
C) Occasional word processing
D) Customer calling
E) Any other assistance needed by the Office Manager
A) The over-all organization and operation of non-field personnel toward Hearts Pest Management goals under the supervision of senior management. This person trains and prepares call takers to be competent pest management professionals, able, ready, prepared and organized to meet customer needs. This person manages an office so as to be safe, efficient, productive, clean and ethical.
B) This person has direct responsibility for inbound sales.
C) This person is responsible for arranging and managing route technician schedules in coordination with the each technician.
Most benefits start on day one! No Waiting Periods!
For all full-tme employees:
2 weeks vacation
1 week sick timeHearts Pest Management stood up for you, supporting mandatory sick pay!
8 paid holidays (including two flex holidays of your choosing)!
2 day Paid Bereavement Leave upon death of immediate family member (including adoptees and domestic partners)
50% Education reimbursement for higher education, related & approved classes (starting after 3 month probation).
Health insurance includes a 67% match for the employee. Health coverage is provided by Anthem Blue Cross PPO Insurance.
Dental insurance is available through Golden West Dental Insurance.
Health plans start on the first day of the month following the employee hire date. (All new employees are required to elect our insurance plan unless he or she can prove they have their own insurance. We will not retain employees who are uninsured).
Hearts Pest Management knows that people are motivated by monetary challenges, so in the interest of health it offers three totally unique monetary incentives to improve your health and by example, the corporate health profile and anyone else in the life of our employeees.Get Paid to Quit Smoking
Paid in Blood Blood Donations for extra vacation and cash bonuses!
Big Losers get paid bonuses for targeted weight loss!
AFLAC Policies pay cash when you get hurt (on or off the job) and miss work.
AFLAC policy options:
Personal Disability Income Protector – Short-term Disability
Personal Accident Indemnity
Personal Sickness/Hospitalization Confinement Indemnity
Health, dental and other suppliment insurance is available for dependents.
401K and Profit Sharing (Eligibility begins after 1 year of employment)
Day Care – no charge for emergency & no school day coverage in our pleasant family room setting (review of each situation for appropriateness)
Company vehicles are taken home and used for all job related travel.
YOUR PAYDAY BEGINS FROM THE MOMENT YOU STEP OUT YOUR DOOR, when you are directed to your first job from home, with our internet based software that will be configured on your home computer. We have yet to find a competitor that pays from the time you leave your house. Industry standard is to pay beginning at the time you arrive at your first stop. Our plan pays you in full for the time you give to the company. This can significantly raise your take home pay!
We anticipate starting a matching 401K in the fall of 2006. Keep posted!
Our field representatives and office sales staff are provided a flexible package combining competitive hourly rates, plus commission and bonus potential. We give you the tools to achieve the compensation you deserve! Our staff will share with you that they have achieved higher incomes than with any other pest control company in the area!
When considering employment, you should consult a guide for helpful questions to pose to your prospective employer. More importantly, you should use a career guide to reflect and consider what opportunity will meet your career goals.
Here is a helpful university based employment guide.
You should also find this university study which offers thispest control industry employment outlook guide. This guide explains the nature of pest control work, work conditions, training requirements and salary outlook.
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