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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 395B
Category: Protective Services


This is the journey level of the series. Performs complex technical duties in hazardous chemical disposal, fire protection, general safety, vector control, and environmental sanitation.  

Under general supervision, performs complex technical duties such as independently instituting control procedures in accordance with institutional policies and governing regulations such as those related to pesticide safety and/or chemical compatibility.

Typical Work

Interprets results of field inspections;  

Evaluates and recommends proper practices in compliance with appropriate standards and regulation including emergency situations;  

Collects, transports, and disposes of hazardous chemical wastes; may operate heavy material handling equipment and trucks;  

Performs vector control duties such as application of pesticides and insecticides; May lead assigned personnel; 

May supervise lower level staff.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in science, engineering, or related field, 


Two years of experience as an Environmental Control Technician or equivalent. 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

New class replaces 4751 Environmental Control Technician II; adopted June 1, 2005.