Feb 09 2024
Category: Environmental
Job Description




CLOSING DATE:  March 1, 2024. INQUIRIES:  Dr. Shaya Honarvar 808-956-0808 (Maui). 

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


Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), located in Kahului, Maui. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and availability of funds.


MONTHLY SALARY:  $3,976/Mon. 


DUTIES:  Compiles and updates the public and private trails inventory and forestry information using state of the art computer technology including ArcGIS (Global Information System) computer mapping software, Field Data Recorders and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) for recording field data. Compiles research and field data used for the preparation of GIS layers, maps, graphics and other printed materials. Sources historic data sets such as old maps to extract trail and associated historic feature data to compile into a Geodatabase. Maintains a Geodatabase of captured data. Works with partner agencies to expand capacity and work in tandem on similar project. Field-corrects data by visiting trail sites and capturing GPS data. Analyses map findings and results. Assist the Na Ala Hele Trails and Access Program in monitoring and maintaining recreational trails. Must be able to drive project vehicles to work sites. Develops and implements various community outreach initiatives. Organizes and develops content for community outreach events and fairs, and community presentations (in-person and/or virtual). Designs and develops content for informational brochures, interpretive signage, and other media resources. Organizes and leads volunteer outings. 





Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university.


One to three (1-3) years of experience working with, ArcGIS Pro software, and in heritage management. Experience must include working with outdoor recreation management in Hawai‘i or similar location.


Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. Knowledge of Hawaiian cultural history and ecology.


Ability to write and comprehend planning documents and prepare maps. Good organizational, communication, and computer skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. Skilled in the use of GIS software (ArcGIS Pro) and databases. Ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint), and other software programs to undertake analysis and reporting. Ability to use global positioning system (GPS) equipment. Ability to read maps and aerial photographs and document work. 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 lift and carry up to forty (40) pounds unassisted.


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.). 




Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Geography, Communications, GIS, or other related fields. Working knowledge of software programs such as Adobe Creative Cloud suite. Working knowledge of the State GIS. Knowledge of spatial analysis, graphic representation, computer modeling, and use of relational databases. Ability to update software and provide office of Information Technology (IT) support. Experience interpreting 19th-century hand-written Hawaiian language documents. Working knowledge of Hawai‘i land title laws. Ability to read and write Hawaiian Language.


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.




RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University ofHawai‘i.




We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.