Nov 16 2023
Category: Environmental
Job Description




CLOSING DATE: December 15, 2023.

INQUIRIES:Stephen Rossiter 808-341-4314 (Kauai). 

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


Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service positionwiththePacificCooperativeStudiesU​nit(PCSU),performingprojecttasksonlandcon​trolled by the U.S. Navy, located at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF),  inKekaha,Kauai.Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


MONTHLY SALARY: $4,320/Mon. 


DUTIES:  A primary goal is to ensure successful execution of the cooperative agreement under the direction of the PacificCooperativeStudiesUnit/Pacific Missile Range Facility Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (PCSU/PMRF INRMP) Coordinator and Principal Investigator (PI) to the fullest extent possible in a manner consistent with Federal, State, and Navy environmental quality policies.  Work must be done in accordance with applicable Navy, Federal, and State regulations and laws, especially regarding endangered species, safety and health. Performs office and field work in support of the implementation of the mandated INRMP for the PMRF Natural Resources (NR)Program. Duties include monitoring (includes driving surveys around built-up areas and human-made water ways, but also walking within Nohili Dunes and along the beach) and conducting targeted surveys of protected species on base; seasonal overnight surveys for potential structure collisions by nocturnal seabirds; seasonal nighttime artificial light surveys and pre-dawn searches (including on weekends) during fledging season; driving Laysan albatross to approved release sitesduringthenestingseason;conductsinvas​iveplantremoval,nativeplantpropagationand​outplanting; conductspredatorcontrolactivitiesincludin​gferalcatcontrol, trapping, and airgun usage;andsupportingfuturerevegetationeffo​rts. Responds to reports of injured wildlife received on the wildlife hotline phone, including outside of core working hours.Maintains NR database and ensure that all data collected is incorporated in atimelymanner.Producesreports,spreadsheet​s,tables,andgraphswithcollecteddata to support the NR Program. Serves as a biological monitor for compliance at sites. Functions as a subject matter expert for the NRprogramtoassistwithenvironmentalproject​reviewsandgeneralquestionsaboutthe NR program.Plans and leads educational eventstoimproveawarenessofthenaturalresou​rcesandconservation program at PMRF. Maintains flexible hours throughout the week toappropriatelysupporttheNRprogram;weeken​dhoursmayberequiredaspartof the regularschedule.





Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) yearcollegeoruniversityinBiologicalScienc​es,NaturalResourceManagement,Environmenta​lScience,WildlifeBiology, orarelatedfield.


At least one (1) year of experience in or related to managingnatural resources or wildlife. Experience must include conducting wildlifeand vegetation surveys. Experience needs to be documented well andacquired under the employment of an academic institution, governmentalagency,privatecompany,ornon-p​rofitorganizationintheappropriatefield.


Basic knowledge of the natural history of the native Hawaiian wildlife.BasicfamiliaritywithnativeHawaii​anecosystems, and nativeHawaiian plants and wildlife. Familiarity with techniques used to inventoryandmonitorwildlifeand othernatural resource assets. Knowledge of the safe use of airguns.


Ability to work well in a team setting, as well as workindependently on tasks. Must be able to maintain a positive professionalattitude in support of a productive work environment. Must have good oraland written communication skills. Ability to take goodfield notes, andrecord biological data with a global positioning system (GPS). Ability to collect,organize, and manage a variety of field data. Ability to analyze data andpresent findings and recommendations in written report format. Ability touseword-processing,database,andspreadsh​eetprograms.Mustpossess  avaliddriver’slicense(andifuseofperso​nalvehicleonthejobisrequired,mustalsohave​validpersonaldriver’sinsuranceequivalen​ttoHawai‘i’sNo-FaultDriver’sInsuran​ce)andmaintainthroughoutthedurationofempl​oyment. PostOffer/EmploymentCondition:Mustbeablet​opassapostoffercriminal backgroundcheckforemploymentasaNavyContra​ctor.Mustpossessthe American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain thecertificate following the training provided within three (3) months from dateof hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must completetheonlineHazardCommunicationtrain​ingimmediatelyafterhireornolaterthanemplo​yee’sinitialexposure tohazardouschemicals.


Abilitytoconductworkunderstrenuous outdoor conditions (e.g., extreme weather, thick brush, steepterrain)onasecuredmilitarybase. Ability to stand for several hours in the hot sun during biological monitoring.


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.). 




Experience in programs managing protectedspecies and ecosystems in Hawai‘i or experience with Department of Defense natural resources programs and the policy and organizational contexts within which they are managed. Knowledge of thelife history of protected species found at PMRF or similar waterfowl or seabirds, experience in identification of native and invasive plants in Hawai’i, or experience utilizingpredator control methods including dispatching methods. Familiaritywithdataanalysisandusingcritic​althinkingskillsinreviewingreports.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory 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. Please visit​00/benefits/rcuh-benefits-at-a-glance/ for more information on RCUH’s Benefits for eligible employees.




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