Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pest Management Board

City of Albany, Common Council
Pest Management Board

The Albany Common Council is seeking applications from qualified community members for the following positions:
Title of Position: Member, Pest Management Board.
Term of Appointment: Members serve at the pleasure of the Common Council.
Qualifications of Members: The Pest Management Board is composed of seven members as follows: the Commissioner of the Department of General Services or his or her designee; the Commissioner of the Department of Recreation or his or her designee; the Director of the Office of Sustainability or his or her designee; and four community members appointed by the Common Council.
Members appointed by the Common Council shall have qualifications as specified below:
- One member shall be a health care practitioner.
- One member shall be actively involved in a local environmental organization.
- One member shall have a background in organic pest management.
- One member shall have a background in landscaping or property management.

Position Responsibilities/Duties:

The Pest Management Board meets at least 4 times per year and whenever a special meeting is called by the Mayor to address an emergency.
The Pest Management Board reviews and makes recommendations to the City departments regarding pest management, monitors efforts of the City to reduce pesticide use, has the authority to research and report on programs used successfully by other municipalities or private industry, and is authorized to grant temporary waivers under the law to allow the use of pesticides on city-owned property.

The Pest Management Board, in consultation with organizations with expertise in pesticides and alternatives to pesticides, shall assist City departments in reducing and, where feasible, eliminating pesticide use And submit reports thereon to the Common Council.

Statutory Authority:

The Pest Management Board is established in accordance with Chapter 259 of the Code of the City of Albany (as amended on June 6, 2011 by Ordinance 34.51.11).

Application Requirement:
Applicants are requested to submit a letter of interest describing qualifications and a current resume to:
Cashawna Parker, Senior Legislative Aide
Albany Common Council – Room 202, City Hall, Albany, NY 12207
Tel: 434-5087 / Fax: 434-5081 / e-mail: parkerc@ci.albany.ny.us

Applicants will be interviewed by a selected committee of the Common Council prior to appointment.

Deadline for Applications: Close of Business, Tuesday, July 5, 2011.

Policy Statement
The Common Council is committed to assuring that its appointments to city boards, authorities or commissions is representative of the diversity of Albany’s population. Consistent with the City of Albay Human Rights Law, it is the policy of the Common Council to prohibit discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender,
age, disability, marital or domestic partner status in all aspects of its personnel policies, programs, practices and operations.

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