May 10 2023
Job Description


CLOSING DATE:  May 10, 2023, or until filled. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).

INQUIRIES:  Candace Kaawaloa 236-7434 (Oahu). 


Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.


Regular, Full-Time, Limited-Term (not to exceed eighteen (18) months in duration), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), Heʻeia National Estuarine Research Reserve (HeNERR) PAC-Dormitory Sustainability project, located in Kaneohe, Hawai’i. Telework (from employee’s residence city and state) may be permissible subject to review and approval by Principal Investigator and RCUH. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 

MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications. 

DUTIES:  Manages the day-to-day project operations for the HeNERR PAC-Dormitory Sustainability project.Facilitatesprocu​rement, contract management, contractor relations, and project logistics. Prepares invitations for proposal, evaluates contractor proposals, and documents selection criteria. Assists the Principal Investigators (PIs) with obtaining competitive quotes, initiating fiscal procurement processes, completing procurement and reporting paperwork, and construction contract review. Also serves as the point of contact for vendors and contractors on the project. Assists PI with compliance with University of Hawai‘i (UH), Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i (RCUH), and Federal sponsor rules and regulations. 



Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Business, Procurement or Contract Management, or related field.


One to three (1-3) years of experience with contracts, grant management, or construction permitting regulations.


Proficient knowledge in procurement and supply principles, methods and practices; applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with fiscal administration or project  management; preparation of requisitions, invitations for bids and formal contracts.


Proficient ability to plan, schedule and organize procurement activities; secure necessary information to provide adequate specifications; initiate and maintain effective relationships with subject-matter specialists, contractors, vendors and others; prepare clear and comprehensive reports, records and correspondence. Willingness and ability to learn new management systems as required to support a broad range of projects. Ability to effectively conduct work remotely (e.g., telework) as applicable.


As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies, procedures, and trainings and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies, procedures, and trainings.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). 


Experience with UH or RCUH fiscal or procurement policies and procedures. Ability to administer and coordinate a large multi-contract program. Additional three (3) years of progressive professional experience in the field beyond the primary qualifications.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to [email protected] If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-8376. Please visit for more information on RCUH’s Benefits for eligible employees.    


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University ofHawai‘i.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.