Oct 28 2022
Category: Environmental
Job Description



CLOSING DATE:  November 7, 2022.


INQUIRIES:  Tom Ogawa 779-0692 (Hawai‘i). 


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


Regular, Part-Time (75% FTE), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), State of Hawai‘i, located on the Island of Hawai‘i, O‘ahu, Maui, Moloka‘i, or Kaua‘i.Telework (from employee’s residence city and state) may be permissible subject to review and approval by Principal Investigator and RCUH.Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.


MINIMUM HOURLY RATE:  $15.96/Hr. (@ 75% FTE) 


DUTIES:  Counts fishers and conducts interviews with shoreline and private boat fishers regarding their catch and fishing effort. Interviews include species identification, catch disposition, and measurement of lengths and weights. Plans monthly survey schedules on assigned island and coordinates schedules with other surveyors. Monitors and documents changes to survey sites, fishing pressures according to seasons, use, and any regulatory changes. Identifies and documents new fishing sites. Submits prompt electronic weekly activity reports and sends bimonthly written field surveys. Acts as a liaison from the Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) to the public. This is a progression job beginning with an entry level (Level I). It will assume the employee to start at Level I (unless justified and qualified to start at a higher level). Through experience, demonstrated competence, and operational needs, may be promoted to a higher level. Availability and ability to perform duties independently is expected to increase with each level of progression. 




HighSchoolDiplomaorG.E.D. equivalent.


Progression job with minimum experience requirements for Level I, and combination of experience and demonstrated competence and abilities for Levels II. It will assume the employee to start at Level I (unless justified and qualified to start at a higher level). Up to one (0-1) year of oceanfishingexperienceinHawai‘i.


Sufficient knowledge of Hawaiian fishing methods and gear types. Sufficient knowledge of Hawaiian fish species and ability to identify them using common English, Hawaiian, or local names. Knowledge of basic math and the metric system.


Ability to quantitatively measure fish weights and lengths in the correct formats. Basic computer skills, including email communication and familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to collect and maintain data records.Must be able to communicate effectively with fishers to obtain required data. Ability to learn data entry skills. Ability to effectively conduct work remotely (e.g., telework) as applicable. 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.


Ability to access fishers which may involve walking and climbing along rocky coastal areas and exposure to changing weather conditions (e.g., sun, wind, rain, and temperatures ranging between 60-90 degrees Fahrenheit).


As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  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.).  



College-level coursework from an accredited college or university in Biology or Fisheries.Extensive knowledge of a wide variety of different local fishing methods and gear types as well as seasonal fisheries and fish species. Actively participates in local shoreline or boat-based fishing activities.


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 or (808)956-0872. 


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