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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
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
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:*Ã¢Â€Â¢ Pay Rate: $22.00/hour
Ã¢Â€Â¢ 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
Ã¢Â€Â¢ Park housing available for rent during employment term
*Timeline:*Ã¢Â€Â¢ Duration: 40 week appointment starting in late January
Ã¢Â€Â¢ Full time, 40 hours/week
Recruitment and Compliance Coordinator
Great Basin Institute
16750 Mt. Rose Highway
Reno, NV 89511-8774
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.