Field Crew Leader

Nov 26 2018
Pono Pacific Land Management |Honolulu|Full Time
Category: Environmental
Job Description

Pono Pacific Land Management, LLC was founded with a vision of helping Hawai‘i’s conservation agencies and landowners in an effective and culturally sensitive manner.  Since 2000, we have beenproviding specializedservices to a variety of clients in almost every ecosystem in Hawaiʻi. 


We are currently seeking applicants for the Conservation Field Crew Leader position.  The ideal candidate will exhibit the values that steer our organization:  character, humility, ʻohana (family/community-mindedness), service, excellence, and nobility.  A Conservation Field Crew Member 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.


A Conservation Field Crew Leader will primarily focus on maintaining strong team morale while coordinating safe field operations and scheduling.  He/She should possess a high degree of leadership and organizational skills.  Responsibilities include frequent communication with Project Manager(s), overseeing daily tasks of the crew, coordinating transportation of crews between project sites, and maintaining company equipment.  In addition to working alongside field technicians, a Crew Leader will be required to follow all guidelines set forth and lead by example to Crew Members.  He/She should be familiar with or willing to gain further expertise in PPE safety, spraying herbicide, various GPS/GIS systems, reading topographic maps, navigating via compass, and recording accurate data. 



·         Hold an interest in preserving Hawaiʻi’s native plants, animals, and ecosystems

·         Possess a positive attitude and willingness to learn

·         Demonstrate good communication skills

·         Give 100% effort each day

·         Be experienced, willing, and able to perform physically challenging work in harsh conditions for 8-10 hours a day

·         Be able to pass a background check and/or gain military base access clearance

·         Possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

·         Be able to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds

·         Be able to camp in remote areas for multiple days at a time and/or travel occasionally (including helicopter)

·         Be comfortable and willing to use computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word, eTime online timesheet system, and GPS/GIS systems

·         Possess basic knowledge of native vegetation and animals, as well as any site-specific flora and fauna

·         Group leadership experience (preferred)

·         Excellent record keeping/organizational skills (preferred)


EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY:  Full-time hourly (30-40 hours per week; largely dependent on weather)


COMPENSATION:  commensurate on education/experience and varies by project


To apply please send a cover letter and resume to or call us at (808) 628-7400 if you have any questions.