May 22 2024
Category: Environmental
Job Description


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






CLOSING DATE:  June 12, 2024. INQUIRIES:  Daniel Eisenberg 808-269-3039 (Maui). 


Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), East Maui Watershed Partnership (EMWP), located in Makawao, Maui, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


MONTHLY SALARY:  $3,400/Mon. 


DUTIES:  Assists in monitoring the native ecosystem, controlling alien plant invasions using mechanical and chemical means, controlling feral animal populations, building and maintaining fence lines, and performing other duties as assigned.  Maps invasive species locations, current and proposed fence lines, and feral animal activity. Records control work and pesticide usage, and assists in public relations activities. Follows equipment use, pesticide use, and invasive species prevention protocols. 





High School Diploma or G.E.D equivalent.


Up to one (0-1) year of experience in work related to research (feral animal and alien plant control) or agriculture with a land management agency or company.


Knowledge of native Hawaiian flora and fauna and threats from alien species.


Ability to operate power tools. Ability to communicate orally and in writing and to comprehend complex verbal and written instructions. Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment.Must possess or be able to obtain State of Hawai‘i/DLNR Hunter Education Training Program certification. Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety (A100) course within twelve (12) months from date of hire.  Must be able to complete basic chainsaw training within twelve (12) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment.  Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals.


Ability to hike and camp in remote areas and rugged terrain under inclement weather conditions, up to five (5) consecutive days. Ability to backpack, lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted. Must be able to backpack twelve (12) miles over rough terrain or on thick and unmarked trail conditions with loads up to fifty (50) pounds. Fieldwork may involve elevation changes up to 4,500 feet in a day. Must not be acrophobic (afraid of heights).


As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies, procedures, and trainings and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies, procedures, and trainings.  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.). 




Fieldwork experience with emphasis on feral animal and alien plant control with the University or land management agency. Previous fence building or construction experience. Familiarity with computers and data entry.  Prior experience using herbicides to control weedy vegetation in a forest environment.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to https://www.rcuh.com/work/careers/. You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Professional 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)956-7262 or (808)956-0872. Please visit https://www.rcuh.com/document-library/3-0​00/benefits/rcuh-benefits-at-a-glance/ for more information on RCUH’s Benefits for eligible employees.




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