Conservation Field Technician

Oct 13 2021
Pono Pacific |Honolulu|Full Time, $13.00 - $57.00 / hour
Category: Environmental
Job Description


Conservation Field Technician

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 Field Technician I position on Oʻahu. A Field Technician I will carry out general conservation field work under close supervision by a Field Supervisor and/or Project Manager. The ideal candidate will be available 24/7 Monday through Friday and 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 Field Technician I 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.

 

REQUIRED QUA​LIFICATIONS

  • 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

PREFERRED QU​ALIFICATIONS

  • 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

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. Must be able to travel interisland weekly. 

 

COMPENSATION

· 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 email [email protected], with your current cover letter and resume or visit https://www.ponopacific.com/about-​us/opportunities/.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $13.00 - $57.00 per hour