To ensure that individuals who are being considered for employment by Environmental Coalition Incorporated are well qualified and have a strong potential to be productive and successful, it is the policy of Environmental Coalition Incorporated to utilize the services of a company that is dedicated to and quite proficient at checking the background of an applicant being considered for hire and to do so periodically (subsequent to employment). This includes but is not limited to confirming an individual’s employment history and educational accomplishments, consulting with references, ascertaining whether the individual has a criminal conviction record or has had motor vehicle violations, and verifying the fact that the individual is a citizen of the United States.
Job applicant drug and alcohol testing as well as random or periodic testing is a policy that is maintained by Environmental Coalition Incorporated; therefore, employees are hired that will readily agree to submit to such testing when requested. Environmental Coalition Incorporated is required to use laboratories registered with the Texas Department of Health and the laboratories will be required to perform a confirmation test on all positive samples.
Our IPM practitioners are self-disciplined, conscientious, and possess self-esteem; therefore, they are more than willing to maintain their uniforms in good order. Further, our IPM practitioners are expected to maintain those good-grooming practices that are found non-offensive; in other words, they are to present themselves as they appeared when first interviewed for employment and subsequently hired.
We encourage our structural pest control specialists to acquire the uppermost designation or license issued by the State of Texas – the Commercial Certified Applicator license. Currently, 67 percent of our entire staff are Commercial Certified Applicators. Corporately, we readily pay for CEU’s (continuing education units) as well as the courses and tests offered by the Structural Pest Control Service of Texas.
Did you know that an entry-level pest controller is licensed or designated as a Commercial Apprentice? Texas law allows an Apprentice to perform structural pest control procedures in an office building without supervision after completing less than two weeks of training! The training incorporates 40 hours of on-job training and 20 hours of classroom training which would include a mere eight hours dedicated to the specific category of pest control. Needless to say Environmental Coalition Incorporated finds this standard set by the State of Texas to be more than deficient and to add insult to injury, a Commercial Apprentice is not required to obtain CEU’s or continuing education units!