ACI Participant (Full Time) - Pūlama Lānaʻi, Conservation Field Assistant

Oct 10 2020
Aloha Connects Innovation Program - Maui |Honolulu|Full Time, $13.00 - $15.00 / hour
Category: Environmental
Job Description

Description:  Working with the Field Operations and Botany Programs, assists with executing the Pulama Lanai Conservation Department’s work to protect, enhance, and restore native plants and habitats on the island of Lanai.


Assists with forward-thinking native ecosystem restoration efforts on island, including but not limited to weed/non-native plant control, fence inspection and maintenance, trail construction and maintenance, andnative outplanting. Assists withrare plant monitoring and surveying. Assists with identifying, controlling, and monitoring incipient and new invasive species. Assists with implementing new strategies for invasive plant control in sensitive native habitats. Supports nursery work, including propagation of island-endemic, rare, endangered, and common native plants for outplanting. Operates equipment such as drills, weed whackers, other smaller power tools, and performs minor repair and maintenance. Uses mobile technology to collect data and surveys. Conducts monitoring and control actions safely and to quality standards per direction and protocols. Performs a wide variety of manual and semi-skilled resoration jobs.Becomes knowledgeable in Lanai’s history, flora, and fauna.


Qualifications:  <​em>

Interest and desire to learn about and protect Lanai’s native species and land.

Positive attitude and flexibility with changing field conditions, weather, and plans.

Ability to work successfully as productive team member with people of diverse cultures, ages, and educational backgrounds.

Ability to sit, stand, crawl, climb/balance, kneel, reach, hike, and regularly carry and/or move 30 lbs (and occasionally up to 50 lbs) over uneven terrain in inclement weather DAILY.

Ability to hike over uneven terrain, in inclement weather for 2-5 miles DAILY.

Must follow protocols and permit conditions.

Familiarity with native and invasive plants and animals preferred.

Strong safety ethic.

Proficient in Microsoft Office (e.g., excel) and email.

Valid Hawaii Driver’s License preferred.


Site Environment:  Days are typically spent onsite in the field, anywhere from the top of Lanai Hale to the coast. We will not go out in heavy rain or dangerous weather, but weather can come in quickly and staff are always prepared to be wet/cold and sunny/hot anytime (often in the same day). Conditions can be slippery, muddy slopes in foggy and wet weather in the cloud forest, spectacular views of the Auau channel and canyons in the hot sun and steep/loose footing, or working at the nursery in exposed sun and wind.


Schedule:  Typical schedule is Monday to Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm, with a ½ hour unpaid lunch. Lunch is normally in the field so participants would need to bring prepared food, snacks, and water.