May 01 2020
Job Description



College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM), located in Hilo, Hawai‘i.  Telework is permissible with Principal Investigator’s (PI) approval.  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. 


  • Contributes to the development of a multiregional, environmentally-extended social accounting matrix by identifying and compiling existing economic data sources. 
  • Analyzes and interprets data by applying advanced empirical quantitative modeling techniques. 
  • Contributes to two case study projects, one focused on Hawai‘i, to demonstrate effective decision-support resources for stakeholders. 
  • Writes and edits publications and presentations to summarize data, methods, results, and analysis. 
  • Performs literature reviews and synthesis on methods for the economic analysis of subnational food systems. 
  • Collaborates and works with other team members to complete research and analysis in a timely matter. 




  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Engineering, or related field. 



  • At least two (2) years of experience with support for research projects, which includes performing literature reviews, collecting data, and building models. 
  • Experience gained through graduate positions/internships are acceptable. 



  • Strong familiarity with data management and analysis.  
  • Strong skills in scientific writing and literature review. 
  • Working knowledge of economic modeling techniques. 
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of Hawai‘i’s food and agricultural sections.  
  • Ability to use a personal computer and office software, which includes Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel). 
  • Ability to use statistical, modeling, or database software. 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, and summarize large amounts of economic information. 


POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  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.).  


  • Experience with national income accounting, regional economics, economic geography, mathematical programming, input-output analysis, social accounting matrix (SAM) multiplier analysis, applied general equilibrium analysis, spatial interaction modeling, material flows analysis, General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS), programming languages (e.g., SAS), or SQL Server. 


INQUIRIES:  Sarah Rehkamp (808) 969-8221, [email protected] (Hawai‘i). 


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


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com 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)956-8344 or (808)956-0872. 

CLOSING DATE:  May 15, 2020. 


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


Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.