Become part of Hawaii’s conservation story

The mission of the National Tropical Botanical Garden is to enrich life by perpetuating tropical plants,
ecosystems, and cultural heritage.

We are now accepting applications for a Full Time Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Plant Health
Technician. This position will not only help us ensure the survival of some of the most important plant
collections in Hawaii, but also be a leader in mitigating the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetles (CRB).

Ideal candidates have experience in all aspects of integrated pest management including, but not limited to:

● Establishing and operating a monitoring program for pests.
● Planing, coordinating, and training employees in integrated pest management principles and in the
operation of equipment associated with the application of products.
● Identifying and interpreting signs and symptoms of plant stresses including pest diseases and
abiotic responses.
● Knowledge of Federal (e.g. EPA), state, and local regulations for pesticide use and application,
including continuing knowledge of associated human and environmental toxicity and exposure
● Use of Global Positioning System and basic mapping techniques.
● Developing field test criteria to evaluate the efficacy of varied pest management techniques and
pesticide application.

● Minimum 3 years experience using organic and chemical fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides and
fungicides OR completion of a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Sciences, Biological Sciences, or
pest management.
● Horticulture and/or Botanical garden experience preferred.
● Ability to communicate through formal training as well as practical application by working side by
side with staff.
● Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Docs and capable of producing reports.
● Must have appreciation for a scientific botanical research collection as well as food crop plantings,
ornamental plantings and turf grass. Experience in working with federally listed endangered
species preferred.

Must have a valid Pesticide Applicators license or be able to obtain one shortly after hire. Must have a valid
Driver’s license and the ability to travel occasionally.

Schedule: Monday-Friday Days with some exceptions
Pay Range: $24-$27/ hr. DOE
Deadline to apply for this position: 4/30/24
Please submit résumé and cover letter to:

National Tropical Botanical Garden
3530 Papalina Rd. FAX: (808)332-9765
Kalaheo, HI 96741 Phone: (808)332-7324
Additional information available on our website:

An Equal Opportunity Employer


For more information about National Tropical Botanical Garden and this opportunity please visit our website at , contact us at 8083327324 or via email at

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