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O-4 Integrated Pest Management Coordinator - National Park Service

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Location: Fort Collins, CO
Full-time position
Closing Date: November 19, 2018
Job #13116
Posted: October 4, 2018

CLOSING DATE: October 19, 2018
National Park Service - Office of Public Health
Biologist, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator
O-4 Billet (Full Promotion Potential)

Position Description:
The National Park Service is recruiting a Commissioned Corps officer to fill the position of
Biologist, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator with a duty station in Fort Collins,
Colorado with the National Park Service’s Biological Resources Division and One Health

Major Duties:
The incumbent provides Servicewide leadership, coordination, and guidance on prevention, surveillance, and management of disease vectors and other species identified as pests. He/she is responsible for promoting awareness of and compliance with the Service’s IPM policy and provides training and technical assistance on complex pest and pesticide use issues to parks, regions, and other NPS programs. The incumbent reviews and approves/disapproves use of pesticides and ensures functionality of the NPS Pesticide Use Proposal System database. Activities support the health of native species, humans, and resources in parks and support conservation efforts with particular emphasis on invertebrates.


Qualifications Required:

  • Knowledge of common public health, structural, and landscape pests
  • Knowledge of invasive plants and common control strategies
  • Excellent communication and training skills
  • Knowledge of vector biology
  • Knowledge of federal laws regulating pesticide use on federal lands and NPS policies on Integrated Pest Management
  • Awareness of One Health and experience working on interdisciplinary teams or projects.

In addition, applicants must meet OFRD Readiness Standards. The position requires
occasional travel.

The ability to obtain a certified pesticide applicator license in at least one state is required. A Bachelor of Science degree in biology, entomology, or a related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience or expertise in the fields of entomology and/or environmental toxicology.

How to Apply:

This position closes on October 19, 2018. If interested, please send a cover letter and CV to

Contact Information:

For Position Information:

CDR Danielle Buttke 
Phone: 970-267-2118 

For PHS Information:

Sonya Coakley
Phone: 202-513-7215