Jun 18 2024
Category: Environmental
Job Description




CLOSING DATE: June 24, 2024. INQUIRIES:  Dr. Lisa Crampton 808-335-5078 (Kauai). 


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



Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project (KFBRP) located in Hanapepe, Kauai. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


MONTHLY SALARY:  $5,140/Mon. 


DUTIES:  Leads planning, organization, and deployment of landscape level mosquito control on Kauai for the benefit of native wildlife. Guides, implements, and manages all project activities including research, conservation management, field work and logistics, budget tracking, regulatory compliance. Liaises with partners to monitor and implement impact abatement, control of introduced species and/or habitat restoration in study areas. Provides oversight, instruction, and guidance for a team of up to ten (10) members (including staff, interns, and volunteers). Produces annual work plans and reports for submission. Ensures that proper environmental compliance documentation is prepared for all projects and that all permits and regulatory approvals are obtained. Coordinates and performs analysis of field data with guidance from Program Manager. With Program Manager, writes grant proposals and carries out routine awareness-raising events to ensure ongoing project funding. Initiates and conducts public outreach efforts, working with media, community organizations, civic leaders, and individuals through an effective program using personal contact, media briefings, brochures, press releases, presentations, and public service announcements. May travel to other islands for site visits and fieldwork. Drives to project activities and field work locations.






Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Biological Sciences, Resource Management, Planning, or related field. (Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university and at least two (2) years of independent research in conservation of endangered avian species may substitute for a Master’s Degree.).


Three to five (3-5) years of experience conducting biological research, entomology, invasive species management, or conservation management. Experience includes one to two (1-2) years of supervisory or team oversight/leading experience.


Working knowledge of the principles and techniques of conservation management, remote field operations, and invasive species biology. Working knowledge of natural history relevant to native Hawaiian wildlife, or similar environments. Working knowledge of native Hawaiian ecosystems, native Hawaiian plants and wildlife, or similar environments. Working knowledge of techniques used to inventory and monitor wildlife, and other natural resource assets, including experimental design and data analysis. Working knowledge of rules and regulations relating to field operations, and pertinent laws, regulations, licensing and permitting requirements related to program. Knowledge of management principles including, but not limited to, supervising/developing employees, EEO, workplace safety, corrective/disciplinary actions, and administration of policies and procedures.


Strong organizational ability to plan, lead, and execute logistically complex field operations. Strong ability to solve logistical problems and innovate solutions related to biological threats. Ability to lead a field crew and work as a team member for safe and efficient field operations. Ability to maintain a positive professional attitude in support of a productive work environment. Must have excellent communication and program management skills. Ability to perform and coordinate data analysis and present findings and recommendations in written report format. Ability to estimate costs associated with complex projects and to project budget requirements for future program needs. Proficient use of Microsoft Office word processing and spreadsheet programs, databases (e.g. Access), GIS (e.g., AGOL), and statistical software (e.g. R or SAS). 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 Conditions:Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR. Must be able to complete basic helicopter safetycourse(A100)withintwelve(12)monthsf​rom date of hire.


Must be able to conduct fieldwork in dense vegetation and remote areas under difficult conditions (e.g., heat, rain, cold temperatures, poor footing). Must be able to hike over difficult terrain and long distances of twelve to fifteen (12-15) miles with a backpack weighing up to forty (40) pounds unassisted. Must be able to work around and fly in approved helicopters


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.). 




Management,publicrelations, and administrationskills.Knowledgeoffundingso​urcesinHawai‘iandnationally.Proven grant writing and fund-raising abilities. Demonstrated ability in publishing peer-reviewed scientific papers. Experience coordinating with land managers in Hawai‘i. Field experience with mosquitoes. Expertise in database design and management. Experience with drone use for conservation benefits and other cutting-edge innovations.


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) 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. 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.




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