Training & Education
- Candidates must have a high school degree or GED
- Must obtain the necessary license or certification for the state/province within 90 days of their start date.
WDO/termite sales inspectors must hold a valid driver’s license, a high school degree or GED and must obtain the necessary license or certification for the state/province within 90 days of their start date. As a WDO sales inspector, it is also helpful to have some knowledge of construction methods and terminology.
A typical day as a WDO/termite sales inspector can include, but is not limited to:
- Physically inspecting a variety of commercial and residential structures to determine the presence of pests, fungi and other wood destroying organisms; calculating the severity of infestations and the degree of structural damage caused by wood destroying organisms.
- Writing reports which include your findings and recommendations.
- Authoring notes, findings and recommendations when the code book is not specific to an uncommon situation.
- Creating diagrams and graphs indicating the type, degree and location of infestations.
- Interfacing directly with homeowners, home buyers and their agents regarding the work to be accomplished.
- Determining the costs, estimating the crew time and scheduling work.
- Coordinating with the crewperson to ensure that jobs are done legally, professionally and within specifications.
- Receiving and accounting for company funds.
- Maintaining clean conditions of company issued equipment and vehicle at all times.
- Other duties as assigned.
*Disclaimer: Exact compensation and benefits packages are at the discretion of individual employers. Data is provided by the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and BLS.gov.
WDO/Termite Sales Inspector Job Description
Sales inspectors are responsible for overseeing all WDO projects, in both residential and commercial settings, and must assess the area of concern to determine the presence of wood destroying organisms and calculate the severity of each case. They are also responsible for inspecting for any structural damage done to homes, buildings, offices, etc. If construction is also an interest of yours, this could be the best position, as part of the responsibilities as a sales inspector are to ensure homes are structurally sound before being sold.
WDO sales inspectors will typically work outdoors in all types of weather. Each workday varies depending on the job site, but on a given day you may be required to inspect, crawl and work in sub-areas, basements and attics of structures that could be confined, hot/cold, damp, dirty and/or poorly lit. While performing the duties of this job, the WDO/Termite sales inspector is frequently required to stand, walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
WDO/TERMITE Sales Inspector Average Salary
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual wage for WDO/termite sales inspectors is $60,950, and the average hourly wage is $29.30*
*Disclaimer: Exact compensation and benefits packages are at the discretion of individual employers.
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