Mar 09 2023
Category: Environmental
Job Description


CLOSING DATE:  March 22, 2023.

INQUIRIES:  John-Carl Watson 354-1711 (Oahu). 

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

Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Ko‘olau Mountains Watershed Partnership (KMWP), located in Pearl City, Hawai‘i.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


DUTIES:  Develops and leads KMWP Outreach programs. Leads public education and outreach efforts. Works with KMWP Program Manager and Planner to develop strategies for raising public awareness of natural resources management issues on Oahu. Oversees the development of content and curriculum for classroom presentations on natural resource management and watershed protection programs. Conducts school and private group outreach talks and workshops, develops cultural and biological talking points for public events, develops displays and outreach materials, organizes and leads public and private volunteer trips, and encourages favorable public relations of KMWP natural resource objectives. Serves as main public point of contact for watershed issuesand works closely with the media, other agencies, organizations, private foundations, and the general public to engender widespread support for watershed initiatives.Interacts with KMWP landowners, media, community organizations, volunteers, civic leaders, and local cultural and community groups.  Assists KMWP Program Manager to identify and obtain financial support for projects.  Prepares  reports, publications, press releases, and other public outreach documents. Obtains information on plants and land access and ensures information is filed in the project records/database. Performs other duties as assigned, including office management support as requested by KMWP Program Manager. 



Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university.


Two to four (2-4) years of experience in an active research, public outreach, or resource management program (e.g., public relations, education, general administrative, inter-agency coordination, community outreach, cultural education, or other related experience) aimed at protection of Hawai‘i’s ecosystems or culture.


Knowledge of media relations including preparation of media campaigns and press releases for print and electronic media. Knowledge of common social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Knowledge of Hawaiian biota and threats from incipient alien plant and animal invasions in Hawai‘i. Knowledge of basic methods to document a natural resource-related project. Knowledge of Hawaiian tradition and cultural practices.


Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. Proficient in word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet computer applications, internet use, preparing social media posts for education or outreach, and aptitude to learn ARCView GIS software applications.Ability to work on weekends, volunteer, attend public events, and camp overnight occasionally.  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. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with automatic transmission.  Post Offer/Employment Conditions:  Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check.  Must be able to complete basic First Aid/CPR training within three (3) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course(A100)withintwelve(12)monthsfromdat​e of hire. Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals.


Must be able to hike in steep and rough terrain with a twenty (20) pound backpack and conduct restoration work.


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.).  


Familiar with biological principles and resources pertaining to Hawaiian ecosystems and alien/invasive species.  Knowledge and experience with PCSU and/or RCUH policies and procedures.  Experience working in an office to support and promote biological field 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)956-8376.   Please visit 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.