INVASIVE ANT RESEARCH ASSISTANT – ID# 224067

Feb 05 2024
Category: Environmental
Job Description

 

INVASIVE ANT RESEARCH ASSISTANT – ID# 224067.​


 

CLOSING DATE:  February 19, 2024.


INQUIRIES:  Dr. Michelle Montgomery 808-315-5656 (Oahu). 

 

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

 

 

Regular, Full-Time,RCUHNon-CivilService positionwiththePacificCooperativeStudiesU​nit(PCSU)andtheHawai‘iAntLab, 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:  $3,318/Mon. 

 


DUTIES:  Facilitates in protecting Hawai‘i’s environment from harmful alien species by assisting with implementing measures to prevent the introduction of alien pests into Hawai‘i, with special emphasis on the prevention of establishment and interisland spread of the Little Fire Ant (Wasmannia auropunctata) and the Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta). Drives project vehicles to assist with conducting surveys on invasive ants. Identifies specimens collected as a result of those surveys and samples submitted by the public and other agencies. Assists technical and scientific staff with implementing eradication and mitigation plans. Collects and enters experimental data. Keeps appropriate records of these activities. Assists with extension and research activities including preparation of extension materials (e.g., documents, flyers, and other materials). Carries out basic office administration and data entry procedures. May require interisland travel for periods of one to four (1-4) nights. 

 

 

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS:

 

EDUCATION

HighSchoolDiplomaorG.E.D.equivalent.

EXPERIENCE

One to three (1-3) years of experience working in a sciencerelatedorintegratedpestmanagementf​ield. Some college coursework in biological sciences or related field may substitute for some experience.

KNOWLEDGE

Basicknowledgeofentomology,invasivespe​cies issues, or integrated pest management principles.

ABILITIES & SKILLS

Must have good oral communication skills. Basic computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications. Must possess a valid driver’s license(andifuseof personalvehicleonthe jobisrequired,mustalsohavevalidpersonaldr​iver’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 the AmericanRedCrossCertificationinFirstAid/C​PR(or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment.

PHYSICAL/MEDICAL DEMANDS

Mustbeabletoconductfieldworkinremotelo​cations underadverseconditionsforprolongedperiods​.Must be able to carry up to fifty (50) pounds of equipment on a routine basis, unassisted.

POLICY/REGULATORY REQUIREMENT

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.). 

 


SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:    

 

Basic knowledge of global positioning systems (GPS). Some experience and knowledge of invasive ant species in Hawai‘i.

 


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com 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 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.

 

 

 

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.