Conservation Field Crew Member

May 22 2019
Pono Pacific Land Management |Honolulu|Full Time, $13.00 / hour
Category: Environmental
Job Description

Pono Pacific Land Management, LLC was founded with a vision of helping Hawai‘i’s conservation agencies and landowners. Since 2000, we have been providing specialized services to a wide variety of clients in almost every ecosystem in Hawaiʻi, primarily including:

  • Native habitat restoration and landscape maintenance
  • Invasive species eradication
  • Ungulate-proof/predator-proof fence construction
  • Predator and ungulate control
  • Trail construction & maintenance

We are currently seeking applicants for the Conservation Field Crew Member position. The Conservation Field Crew Member carries out general conservation field work under close supervision by a Crew Leader and/or Project Manager. The ideal candidate will exhibit the values that steer our organization: character, humility, ʻohana (family/community-mindedness), service, excellence, and nobility. A Conservation Field Crew Member will act in the best interest of the company, act in the best interest of other employees, and act in a fair, safe, effective, and legal manner.


  • Valid driver's license and a clean driving record
  • Reliable vehicle or other reliable form of transportation
  • Ability to read, write, and understand (English) equipment and product labels for safety
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Follow directions while working in small groups or independently
  • Maintain excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Maintain excellent communication, verbal and written (English)
  • Willing and able to perform physically challenging work in harsh conditions for 8-10 hours a day
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Ability to pass a background check and/or gain military base access clearance
  • Ability to camp in remote areas for multiple days at a time and/or travel occasionally


  • Tree felling experience
  • Chainsaw operator training or knowledge
  • Interest in preserving Hawaiʻi’s native plants, animals, and ecosystems
  • Familiarity with flora/fauna (both native and invasive) species identification
  • Familiarity operating power tools such as chainsaws, weed trimmers, etc.
  • State of Hawaiʻi Pesticide Applicator license
  • Experience operating/working with machinery (excavator, skid steer, etc.)
  • Helicopter (passenger) experience
  • Ability to travel inter-island for work


  • Full-time (30-40 hours per week, largely dependent upon weather and projects)


  • Depends on experience/qualifications and project (minimum starting: $13 per hour)

Although our work can be demanding, it is both very unique and very rewarding. To apply, please reply to this ad with your current cover letter and resume