Conservation Field Crew - Oahu

Feb 06 2024
Pono Pacific |Honolulu|Full Time, $17.00 / hour
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 position on Oʻahu. This position will carry out general conservation field work under close supervision by a Field Supervisor and/or Project Manager. The ideal candidate will have a flexible schedule similar to an “on-call” availability. An ideal candidate will also exhibit the values that steer our organization: character, humility, ʻohana (family/community-mindedness), service, excellence, and nobility. A Conservation Field Crew 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 over rough terrain

· 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

· Possess a device that can regularly send and receive phone calls, text messages, and emails



· Tree felling experience

· Interest in preserving Hawaiʻi’s native plants, animals, and ecosystems

· Familiarity with 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. Training will be provided


SCHEDULE · Full-Time (30-40 hours per week, largely dependent upon weather and projects). This position requires a flexible schedule. Needs the ability to work 1-2+ weeks at a time and be down from work for similar times.



Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


Salary: From $17.00 per hour



  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: Oahu with opportunity to work on Oahu, Lana'i, and Maui


Although our work can be demanding, it is both very unique and very rewarding.


To apply, please email, [email protected], with your current cover letter and resume