Field Worker Kauaʻi

May 26 2023
Pono Pacific |Honolulu|Full Time, $18.00 / hour
Job Description

Job description


Kauaʻi Field Worker


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 Worker I position on Kauaʻi. A Field Worker I carries out general conservation field work under close supervision by a Field Supervisor and/or Project Manager. The ideal candidate will 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 Worker Iwill 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.


· 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

· 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 occasionally


· Fully vaccinated for COVID-19

· Fence construction experience

· 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


Part-time to start (dependent upon weather, project/crew availability). This position requires a flexible schedule, such as the ability to work 1-2+ weeks at a time, and be down from work for similar times. Building the appropriate crew could lead to full-time work (we have the work, need the crew/leadership ability to run consistently).


Depends on experience/qualifications and project

Although our work can be demanding, it is both very unique and very rewarding.


Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: From $18.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off



  • Monday to Friday


Work Location: In person