Jul 30 2021
Category: Environmental
Job Description



Center for Maunakea Stewardship.  (3) Regular, Full Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Center for Maunakea Stewardship (CMS), administered by Maunakea Observatories Support Services (MKSS), located in Maunakea, 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. 


DUTIES:  Directly monitors all activities including rules/laws compliance within the University of Hawai‘i’s (UH) managed lands on Maunakea, includingHawai‘i  Adminstrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 20-26.Provides support for public, observatory and commercial activities.  Provides liaison and coordination with other safety and law enforcement agencies.  Coordinates daily with the various departments at Halepohaku.  Provides crowd control and vehicle management including parking and traffic.  Conducts external inspections of observatory sites within the Science Reserve.  Provides interpretive services for visitors and other users on Maunakea.  Initiates communication and explains environmental, archeological, geological, cultural and scientific features of Maunakea.  Informs visitors of the hazards encountered on Maunakea and explains how to safely deal with them.  Regularly interacts and educates visitors to the Maunakea summit region, including cultural practitioners, film crews, observatories’ staff, natural and cultural resource managers and research staff, recreational visitors such as hunters and skiers, commercial tour operators including guides and customers.  Acts as Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and follows established safety procedures in emergency situations. Inspects road conditions during inclement weather and performs crowd management duties during road closures. Attends training classes in health, safety, interpretation, and Maunakea resource attributes.  Participates in staff meetings. Work schedule regularly consists of 14-hour days which include late evenings, early mornings, weekends and holidays. Expected to work overtime during staff shortages and special events.


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university (College coursework or formal training in a related field and at least three (3) years of related experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree.).  EXPERIENCE:  At least two (2) years in a general public health and safety capacity including rule and law enforcement experience.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of practices and techniques in public health and safety.  Knowledge of the cultural, environmental, geological and scientific importance of Maunakea. Demonstrated ability in enforcing rules of conduct.  Demonstrated ability with good teamwork skills. Possesses excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Ability to establish and implement crowd control and traffic management procedures.  Ability to use office technology such as email, internet, data entry and reports. 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 manual transmission. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. Must possess Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain certification within six (6) months from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must possess Certification in First Responder/Emergency Medical Response (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within twelve (12) months from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike for long distances and over rugged terrain under inclement weather conditions to assist injured victims.  Ability to backpack, lift, and carry up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted. Post Offer/Employment Conditions:Must be able to work at 14,000 feet and pass a post offer high-altitude medical examination on an ongoing basis (which includes a substance abuse test). 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.).  


SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in related field of study. At least two (2) years of experience in compliance monitoring.  Experience as a park ranger, police officer, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), lifeguard or equivalent position.  Experience working on Maunakea or other high-altitude situations for extended periods of time.  Possess knowledge of key issues concerning the Maunakea CMP. Certificates and trainings in other safety related disciplines.  Experience as a leader responsible for the welfare of others.  Formal training in Hawaiian studies.  Experience handling a serious emergency situation.


INQUIRIES:  Stewart Hunter 974-4205 (Hawai‘i). 


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


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. 


CLOSING DATE: July 29, 2021, or until filled. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).


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