Conservation Field Worker

Jan 03 2022
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 QUALIFICATIONS

 

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 QUALIFICATIONS

 

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/oppo​rtunities/.

 

Job Type: Full-time

 

Pay: $13.00 - $57.00 per hour