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NPMA Seeks Entomologist/Technical Director

March 18, 2010

Media Contact:
Janay Rickwalder, Director of Communications
(571) 224-0384 or jrickwalder@pestworld.org


(Fairfax, Va.) The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is seeking a Staff Entomologist/Technical Director to join its team. NPMA is the exclusive global association representing companies engaged in structural pest management including homes, apartments, offices, schools, food plants, restaurants, commercial accounts, and other places occupied by humans. Reporting to the Senior Vice President, the Staff Entomologist/Technical Director is an integral part of providing technical services to association members.  The position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Answering inquiries by pest management companies on topics ranging from insect identification to operations assistance
  • Writing for NPMA publications such as ePestWorld, PestWorld, and others
  • Coordinating development of new educational materials
  • Keeping informed of industry trends and communicating them to members
  • Presenting at industry meetings
  • Representing the industry at external meetings
  • Developing creative new ideas and strategies for NPMA to serve its members
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Successful candidates will possess a degree or advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred) in entomology or a science related to pest management and must be well versed in the field of entomology and structural pest management.  Recent graduates are welcome to apply.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the pest management industry.  NPMA offers excellent benefits; salary is negotiable based upon experience. This position is based at the NPMA office in Fairfax, Virginia. Send resumes to Lederer@pestworld.org or mail to Rob Lederer c/o NPMA, 10460 North Street, Fairfax, Virginia 22030.

The National Pest Management Association, a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food and property, reflected both in the continuing education of the pest control professional and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses. For more information, contact Janay Rickwalder at jrickwalder@pestworld.org , call 703-352-6762 or visit our professional and member Web site at www.npmapestworld.org.