Jul 09 2024
Category: Environmental
Job Description

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




CLOSING DATE: July 26, 2024. INQUIRIES:  Dr. Shaya Honarvar 808-956-0808 (Oahu). 


Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Hawai‘i Invasive Species Council (HISC), located in Honolulu, 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 RANGE:  $4,800 - $5,300/Mon. 


DUTIES:  Identifies and coordinates research and/or other projects that will enhance biosecurity efforts and address invasive species management needs. Establishes and implements monitoring programs and protocols. Facilitates regular communications between researchers, agencies, project participants and partners. Coordinates data and information collection and dissemination.Develops communication plans in the event of species detections.Provides training to agency staff and partners as needed. Identifies funding opportunities to support priority projects and research.Ensures accountability through timely correspondence and reports to funders and cooperating agencies. Facilitates interagency monitoring for points of entry/exit in Hawai‘i, as well as species or project specific Incident Command System based response plans related to project monitoring and state strategic plans.Works with partners to facilitate planning meetings and ensure partner participation and satisfaction with the planning process. 





Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Biological or Environmental Science with basic or related biology courses. (Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in non-related field with at least three (3) yearsof experience in environmental planning or project management may substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological or Environmental Science.).


Four to six (4-6) years of experience in a natural resource related field which includes at least two (2) years of experience in a leadership or coordination role.


Working knowledge of the principles of ecology and conservation, and how to implement a multi-faceted natural resource-related project or program. Basic understanding of rules and policies pertinent to personnel safety, fiscal, and operational matters.


Excellentorganizational,leadership,pub​licrelations, and communications skills, as well as strong problem solving, decision-making, interpersonal, and management skills with sensitivity to local culture. Good computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software. 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. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must possess Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment).


Ability to work outdoors on extremely rough terrain and under adverse weather conditions.


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.). 




Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Natural Resources Management, Planning, or related field. Experience working with multiple stakeholders, collaborative management, conflict resolution/negotiations, strategic planning, grant-writing, and grant and program management. Knowledge of Hawaiian culture, biota and threats from alien plant and animal invasions in Hawai‘i. Knowledge of pertinent laws and regulations regarding invasive species. Knowledge of threats from incipient alien plant and animal invasions, particularly invertebrates. Experience working with control of invasive species in Hawai‘i or elsewhere.


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.



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


RCUH is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, marital status, reproductive health decision, citizenship, gender identity or expression, domestic or sexual violence victim status, military/veteran status, or other grounds protected under applicable federal and state laws, except as permitted by law.