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 buildings.
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 needs.
Install exclusion measures, or other pest management features, in park facilities.
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.
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