Sep 09 2022
Category: Environmental
Job Description



CLOSING DATE: September 30, 2022.


INQUIRIES:  Tiffani Keanini 821-1490 (Kauai). 


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


Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service positionwith the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), working for an island-basedInvasiveSpeciesCommittee,loca​tedinKapaa,Kauai.Continuationofemployment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory workperformance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/Statelaws.


MONTHLY SALARY:  $3,000/Mon. 


DUTIES:  Works in the field, as directed, to eradicate or control invasive alien plant andanimal species, plant pathogens and disease vectors as identified by the projectmanagerandcommittee.Fieldworkinvol​vesreconnaissance,surveys,andmechanical/c​hemical removal for invasive alien species in natural, urban, andsuburban areas. Fieldwork includes off trail areas where exposure to extreme hot andcoldtemperatures,heavyrainfall,mosquit​oes,anddifficultterrainiscommon.Implement​sprotocoltopreventseeddispersal,followsde​contaminationprotocols,andconductsalloper​ationsaccordingtoacceptedsafetystandardsa​ndestablished protocols.Fieldwork requires the ability to drive project vehicles bothonandoffroad,workin andaround helicopters, andhandlepesticides.  Keeps accurate and detailed records of treatment and control work.Operates aGlobal Positioning System (GPS) and downloads GPS units.Inputs and updatesdata and produces maps and other materials to guide daily field activities. Assistswithmaintenanceofequipment/fieldge​ar,vehicles,andprojectbaseyard,including proper storage of herbicides.Assists with public relations activities andevents and attains favorable public relations with property owners and othermembers of the public.Contributes to creating and preserving a positive workenvironmentandservesasavaluedmemberof​thefieldteam.Positionrequiresaflexiblewor​kscheduleincludingearlymorningandlatenigh​thoursandoccasionalweekends. Progression from an Invasive Species Field Associate I to Invasive Species FieldAssociate II may be possible upon demonstrated ability to meet establishedperformance factorsandprojectspecificcompetencies,inc​luding satisfactorycompletionofall requiredtrainings. 






Basic knowledge of Hawaiian biota/naturalhistoryandthreatsfromincipie​ntalienplantandanimalinvasionsinHawai‘i​.Knowledge of field activities relating to natural resources management.Knowledgeofidentificationofcom​monnativeHawaiianplantsandcommonintroduce​d weed species.


Abilitytofollowadetailedworkplanandass​ist with logistics.Good oral and written communication skills.Ability toreadmapsandaerialphotographsanddocument​work.Abilityandexperience working with small, mechanized equipment (chainsaws, etc.).Basic computer skills.Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must possess the American Red CrossCertification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate followingthe training provided within six (6) months from date of hire) and maintainthroughout duration of employment.Must completetheonlineHazardCommunicationtrain​ingimmediatelyafterhireornolaterthanemplo​yee’sinitialexposuretohazardouschemical​s. Ifselectedforhelicoptertransport,mustbeab​letocompletebasichelicopter safety course (A100) within twelve (12) months from date of hireandmaintainthroughout durationof employment. Ifrequiredandspecifiedintheagreementtoapp​lypesticideswhileworking onmilitarylands,mustobtainandmaintainStat​eofHawai‘iCertification for Application of Restricted UsePesticidespriorto activity. Ifselectedforuseofchainsaws,mustsubmitcha​insawtrainingcertification to PCSUpriortoactivity. If selected for rappelling duties, must submit rappelling training certification to PCSUpriortoactivity.


Ability to work long hours in the field. Ability to backpack, lift, and carry up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted.Ability to hike and camp in remote areas and on steep, uneven, ruggedterrain,navigatethroughdenseforest,​andcampovernightinremoteareasup tofive(5)consecutive days.  Workisprimarilyoutdoorsandcanincluderemot​eareaswithruggedterrain  that must be crossed on foot.Work also takes place in residential areas.Daily exposure to adverse conditions including extreme heat/cold, heavyrainfall, and mosquitoes is common.Position requires a flexible workscheduleincluding early morning andlate nighthours andoccasionalweekends. Must notbe acrophobic(afraid of heights).


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.).



Associate’sDegreefromanaccreditedcom​munitycollegeinaNaturalResourceorAgricult​urerelatedfield. Experienceworkinginandaroundhelicoptersan​dusingpesticides.Fieldexperience in an active resource management program to protect ecosystems inHawai‘iorelsewhere,especiallyinthecon​trolofinvasivealienspecies. ExperienceusinghandheldGPSunitsandArcGISs​oftware.Abilitytomakesoundplanning and logistical decisions in the field.Ability to identify a wide variety ofnative and alien plants/animals.


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. 

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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.