Pest Management Position at Bryce Canyon National Park

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In cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS) Bryce Canyon National

Park (BRCA), the Great Basin Institute (GBI) seeks an Integrated Pest

Management (IPM) Specialist to assist the park IPM Coordinator in

developing, writing, and implementing an IPM plan for the park. The GBI IPM

Specialist will work with NPS facilities and resource management staff to

evaluate pest-related needs in the park, install exclusion features on park

structures, and record pest-related management data for future

decision-making purposes. The IPM Specialist will work in the field and in

the office with NPS employees while participating in day-to-day integrated

pest management, assist in IPM Plan writing, and entering pest management

data into park databases.



   With the assistance of park staff, develop and complete an integrated

   pest management (IPM) plan for the park.


      Review Federal laws, NPS Policies, BRCA Management Plans, and

      conservation best practices.


      Draft a pest management plan for the park that allows integration of

      various tools and strategies, considers environmental consequences of

      actions, and is adaptive to a wide range of pest issues, while


      providing for the safety of employees and visitors. The plan will be

      compliant with federal laws, policies, and management plans.


   Assist with implementing pest management throughout the park.


      Order supplies and maintain inventory.


      Support management of the IPM project budget.


      Assist the Wildlife Biologist with removal of animal pests from park



      Provide training and information to park employees and visitors

      regarding pests and associated diseases and safe protocols for managing

      pest issues.


   Assess pest-related needs in park facilities.


      Prioritize park facilities for assessments.


      Evaluate facilities for exclusion, trapping, and monitoring needs.


      Provide a report on facility conditions in regards to pest issues and



   Install exclusion measures, or other pest management features, in park



      Acquire materials for effective exclusion.


      Install exclusion measures on park facilities.


      Evaluate and report on effectiveness of exclusion measures.

This opportunity will provide the selected candidate with experience in

park pest management while ensuring health and safety of visitors and

employees, and conserving park natural and cultural resources. The IPM

Specialist will become familiar with federal, state, and local laws, NPS

policies, BRCA Management Plans, and conservation measures that guide pest

management in a national park.

*Location:*Bryce Canyon National Park is located in southwestern Utah.

Natural, cultural, and recreation resources abound in the park and

throughout this region. The park offers beautiful red rock and hoodoo

formations, a wide variety of programs and events, as well as hiking and

camping opportunities.

The region includes other unique and awe inspiring parks such as Zion

National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Capital Reef National Park,

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and many more. It’s an adventurer’s


*Compensation:*• Pay Rate: $22.00/hour

• Benefits: Limited Health, Dental and Vision Insurance completely paid for

by the Great Basin Institute and available starting the first day of

service; paid federal holidays and personal leave

• Park housing available for rent during employment term

*Timeline:*• Duration: 40 week appointment starting in late January

• Full time, 40 hours/week

Sage Bates

Recruitment and Compliance Coordinator

Great Basin Institute

16750 Mt. Rose Highway

Reno, NV 89511-8774

775-674-5489 (office)

The Great Basin Institute advances environmental research, education, and

service throughout the west. The institute promotes applied research and

ecological literacy through community engagement and agency partnerships to

support national parks, forests, open spaces and public lands.

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