Integrated Pest Management Technician 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 effectively

   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 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.


• 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


• Duration: 40 week appointment starting in late January

• Full time, 40 hours/week


   – Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in Pest Management, Weed

   Science, Wildlife Management or a closely related field;

   – Academic and applied background in ecology, wildlife, vegetation

   management, and structural pests and their control;

   – Familiarity with principles of integrated pest management and interest

   in applying them in indoor and outdoor settings;

   – Familiarity with the Endangered Species Act , with federal laws and

   regulations regarding public agency pesticide use, and with other

   jurisdictional legislation and policy, preferred;

   – Proficiency in software for word processing, data base systems, and


   – Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a

   diverse audience;

   – Demonstrated strong organizational skills and ability to work

   cooperatively as well as independently;

   – Driver’s license and clean driving record;

   – Ability to work effectively in a team setting with park staff,

   volunteers, and visitors; and

   – Willingness and ability to consistently enact high performance

   standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of the mission of GBI

   and the goals of the NPS.

Note: A current rabies vaccination is required to perform this work.

Applicants with a current vaccination (documentation required) are

preferred; vaccination will be provided, if needed.

The successful applicant must complete a Department of Interior (DOI)

Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to NPS human resources

indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed

prior to beginning position. If you already have a fully adjudicated BI,

please let us know in your application.

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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