Nov 10 2020
Job Description



Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research.  (2) Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), located at the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) 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:  Salary commensurate with qualifications. 



  • Provides advanced programming and analytical support for coral reef ecosystem monitoring and research, fisheries management, fisheries stock assessment, and oceanographic research.  Results from these activities will be published formally and via the Internet. 
  • Designs, develops, tests, implements, and documents computer procedures, application programs, which ensure the integrity, accessibility, timeliness, and usability of the research data generated or collected by the Division. 
  • Designs, develops, tests, implements, and documents database management systems for the Division’s datasets, computer programs, and scripts to produce user-friendly graphical interfaces for relational databases. 
  • Develops scalable tools and database management applications for the collection, capture, manipulation, integration, maintenance, and dissemination of data, in both raw and summarized form, for internal and public use via a local area network and the internet utilizing a variety of programming tools and skills.



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Computer, Physical, or Biological Science; Mathematics; Statistics; or Engineering. 


  • One to three (1-3) years of professional work experience utilizing state-of-the-art programming languages, scripts, and editors in both the UNIX/Linux and personal computer environments including one to three (1-3) years of professional work experience in the design, development, and support of relational database applications with client/server databases, including enterprise-wide database management systems, and web applications and graphical user interfaces for relational databases, as well as operational experience with creating and integrating external modules within an application for data analysis and visualization; developing geospatial map-serving applications; in the primary data management functional areas of data collection, data capture, data processing, data maintenance, data archival, and data dissemination; with metadata procedures, data integration, data manipulation, data parsing, and data auditing; and with managing large scientific data sets, including geographic and time series data. 


  • Significant working knowledge of relational database management software, such as ORACLE, MySQL, or Microsoft (MS) Access. Significant working knowledge of dynamic Web tools, such as Oracle Application Express (APEX), PHP, Python, Common Gateway Interface (CGI) and Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). 
  • Working knowledge of C/C++ and Procedural Language/Structured Query Language (PL/SQL) or their equivalent. Must be able to meet and maintain the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) security requirements to access work location.  
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien.Demonstrated skills in providing advanced scientific programming support using tools such as Java, Python, shell script,SQL languages, and database form and report generators. 
  • Ability to develop database applications and web applications in LINUX/UNIX and PC environments. 
  • Ability to integrate both raw and summarized data in client/server databases with statistical, Geographic Information System (GIS), and visualization software/tools. 
  • Ability to translate end-user requirements into tangible design specifications. 
  • Ability to perform project management functions, which includes independently planning, organizing, and implementing projects to meet programmatic requirements and objectives within schedule, setting priorities and coordinating multiple tasks with frequent and tight deadlines. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
  • Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to meet U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) security requirements for working in a Federal facility, which includes being fingerprinted and having a Federal background check performed prior to date of hire and maintained throughout duration of employment. 


  • Ability to install and configure computer-related equipment and instrumentation in ocean-going research vessels. 
  • Comfortable with working in small and confined areas.  
  • Able to lift up to thirty-five (35) pounds. 
  • Able to negotiate stepladders, narrow ship passageways, and access ports. 
  • Post Offer/Employment Condition:Must be able to obtain NOAA Medical Clearance for embarking/working on NOAA research vessels or other appropriate vessels, which includes providing proof of required immunizations and/or obtaining the necessary immunizations as required by NOAA Aviation and Marine Operations, and maintain throughout duration of employment.

POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  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.).  



  • Experience with image catalogs and spatial data objects. 
  • Experience developing and supporting GIS applications.  
  • Experience with Generic Mapping Tool (GMT) software for mapping and analytical data graphing. 
  • Experience with Python, Avenue, or Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language. 
  • Experience with advanced software tools for statistical analysis and data visualization. 
  • Experience using routine statistical procedures to perform data analyses, including interpretation of results. 
  • Understanding of satellite telemetry and remote sensing technologies and data issues. 
  • Familiarity with the data management needs and requirements of ocean-related research and marine ecosystem studies. 
  • Desire to contribute to the conservation and sustainable management of living marine resources and protected species. 

INQUIRIES:  Nicole Wakazuru-Yoza 956-5018 (Oahu).


Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.<​/p>


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 or (808)956-0872. 


CLOSING DATE:  December 9, 2020. 


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


Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.