Jan 18 2023
Job Description



CLOSING DATE:  January 3, 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: Stewart Hunter 932-2410 (Hawai‘i).


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


Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Maunakea Shared Services (MKSS), located at Halepohaku (HP), on the Island of Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:  $2,767-$4,251/Mon. 


DUTIES:  As a Cook’s Assistant, work is performed in the kitchen under the direction of the Cook.  Duties include preparing and serving meals, cleaning dishes, utensils, and kitchen appliances, stocking shelves, performing minor repairs to equipment, and transporting and serving summit lunch.  As a Housekeeper, work is performed under the direction of the Maunakea Shared Services (MKSS) Food & Lodging Manager or the Cook in the absence of the Food & Lodging Manager. Duties include cleaning dormitory rooms, HP kitchen, bathrooms, common areas, and offices as well as janitorial services at the Visitor Information Station (VIS) and summit observatories. Duties also include loading/unloading/transporting supplies and trash between Hilo and HP using a large van, making HP room assignments, keeping the computerized HP reservation system updated and printing reports. Work schedule is variable and hours can include early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays. May stay overnight at HP. 




High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.


Two to four (2-4) years of experience as a cook, housekeeper, janitor, or custodian, preferably in a hotel setting.


Thorough knowledge of Hawai‘i Department of Health Food Safety Code, including hygiene, sterilization process, and temperature controls.  Understands the safe and appropriate use of standard cleaning chemicals, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, blood-born pathogen protection, and Material Safety sheets.  Knowledge of correct and efficient methods of housekeeping.


Ability to understand written and oral instructions, and keep records of completed tasks.  Ability to perform minor maintenance repairs on housecleaning equipment, tools, plumbing fixtures, room heaters, and accessories. Ability to use carpet cleaning and floor wash/waxing machines. Ability to use a computer keyboard, email, and internet and learn to use data entry programs for entering, modifying reservations and printing reports. Ability to upload scans/photos and other information to computer.  Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission on unpaved roads and ice or snow-covered pavement. Must possess clean driving abstract, and able to follow MKSS Driving Safety Policy. Post-Offer/Employment Condition:Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals. Must be able to pass blood-born pathogen knowledge test within three (3) months from date of hire. Must be able to pass safe food handling test within three (3) months from date of hire.


Must be able to lift, load, and carry heavy items (up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted and over fifty (50) pounds assisted) from warehouse to vehicle and offload at HP or summit lunchroom on a daily basis.  Post-Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to work at 14,000 feet and pass a post offer high-altitude medical examination on an ongoing basis. Must be able to obtain tuberculosis (TB) clearance.


As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  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.).



Able to cook local ethnic food items. Knowledge of healthy cooking and dietary practices.  Experience performing data entry and using office technology. Demonstrated professional interpersonal skills in hotel industry.  Experience functioning at high altitudes.


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)956-0872. 


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.