Spray Technician

  • James City County
  • James City County
  • Mar 29, 2024
Full time Other

Job Description

Spray Technician


$39,968 or higher DOQ + $2,000 Sign On Bonus + Full-Time County Benefits.


James City County’s General Services Department is hiring a Spray Technician to perform responsible work in the area of pesticide maintenance for County parks and other grounds and planted areas throughout James City County. Signing bonus of $2000 is offered to eligible candidates.


  • Oversees work of team members during operations including accountability for job completion, materials selection, coordination of logistics, and overall welfare and performance of assigned personnel.
  • Maintains records of assigned work including work performed, pesticide usage, equipment repair and maintenance, and maintains an inventory of necessary pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of logs and reports; assists in ordering supplies and tracking inventory.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on equipment as needed; may review new equipment, chemicals, etc.
  • This job is considered essential personnel and will be required to work during and following natural disasters and emergency situations.


  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma; considerable experience in the operation of grounds-keeping equipment and in landscape techniques and some experience in overseeing the work of others preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Virginia Commercial Driver’s License and have an acceptable driving record based on James City County’s criteria.
  • Must possess and maintain certification for application of herbicides, fertilizers and certain insecticides.
  • Knowledge of landscaping and grounds care techniques and operation of relevant equipment to include pesticide and pesticide application using both high and low pressure systems; equipment operation and safety regulations; principles and processes for providing customer service including setting and meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Skill in computer software especially Microsoft Office Suite; equipment usage and pesticide application.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and guide the work of others; perform strenuous physical labor; establish and maintain effective working relationships with both County staff and the public; follow oral and written instructions.


Click here for full job description. Accepting applications until filled. Cover letters and resumes may also be attached, but a fully completed application is required for your application to be considered.

Only online applications to our website will be considered. To apply, please visit the James City County Career Center at https://jobs.jamescitycountyva.gov