Feb 02 2024
Category: Environmental
Job Description




CLOSING DATE:  February 23, 2024. INQUIRIES:  Jill LaBram 808-661-6600 (Maui). 

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


Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service positionwiththePacificCooperativeStudiesU​nit(PCSU),Mauna KahalawaiWatershed Partnership (MKWP), located in Maui, Hawai‛i.Continuation ofemployment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory workperformance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/Statelaws. 


MONTHLY SALARY:  $4,276/Mon. 


DUTIES:  Under the guidance of the Mauna KahalawaiWatershed Partnership (MKWP) Program Manager and in collaboration withthe MKWP Natural Resource Management (NRM)/Operations Manager, plansand conducts projects to implement the MKWP Watershed Management Planand address landscape level watershed threats from feral ungulates.Developsand implements plans for ungulate control to protect the nearly 50,000-acreMKWP management area.Plans and leads field activities related to animalcontrol, scouts/surveys, and transect monitoring, including testing and identifyingsuccessfulmethodsforungulateco​ntrol.Actsasprimaryliaisonbetweenprogram and land managers/land owners, and hunters.Assists in the training offield crew and temporary hires in aspects of the MKWP operations. Recordsdetailed field data and summarizes and coordinates data analysis using variouscomputer programs.Supports NRM Supervisors by serving as a senior memberof the field crew in other natural resource programs including but not limited tofencing, weed control, and monitoring.   May lead crew in the absence of theNRMSupervisors. 





At least two (2) years of college level courseworkfrom an accredited college or university in Natural Resource Management,BiologicalScience,orEnvironmen​talSciencewithbasic/relatedbiology/natura​lresourcescourses.(HighSchoolDiplomaorG.E​.Dequivalentandatleastfour(4)yearsofrelat​ednatural resources/conservationexperiencemaysubsti​tuteforcollegelevelcoursework.).


Two to four (2-4) years of work experience with biologicalresources,conservationplanning,​and/ornaturalresourcemanagement. At least one (1) year of supervisory or professional leadership experience in work related to researchor agriculture with a land management agency or company relating to fieldoperations. Experience must be paid and well-documented (include dates and hours/week).


Strong working knowledge of the principles of ecology andconservation in Hawai‘i, specifically related to invasive ungulates.Strongworking knowledge of and expertise in field work techniques, logisticalplanning,datacollection/managem​ent,andecosystemmonitoringprotocols.Knowl​edgeofHawaiianfloraandfauna.Knowledgeofwa​tershed and island ecosystem processes, including incipient alien plantand animal invasions.Knowledge of safe and effective herbicide use andweedand ungulatecontrol techniques.


Must have ability to detect feral ungulate individualsand populations and plan and implement appropriate control strategies.MustbeproficientinArcGISandGPS​(Garmin,Trimble,LocusPro).Abilitytocollec​tdetailedfielddata,organize,analyze,andsu​mmarizedata, and write clear and concise reports.Capable of creating maps foruse in reports, presentations, and field activities.Ability to communicateorally and in writing and to issue and comprehend complex verbal andwritteninstructions.Abilitytousedataba​ses(MSAccess)andotherMicrosoftOfficesoftw​are.Abilitytoreadtopographicmapsandaerial​photographs, and use altimeter and compass. Ability to operate powertoolsincludingchainsaws,weedeaters,p​ostpounders,generators,chipper,etc. Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if use of personal vehicle onthejobisrequired,mustalsohavevalidperso​naldriver’sinsuranceequivalenttoHawai�​�i’sNo-FaultDriver’sInsurance)andmain​tainthroughout the duration of employment. Must be able to drive a 4-wheeldrivevehiclewith manualtransmission. Post Offer/Employment Conditions:Must be able to pass a post offercriminal background check. Must possess theAmericanRedCrossCertificationinFirstAi​d/CPR(orbeabletoobtainand maintain the certificate following the training provided within three (3)monthsfromdateofhire)andmaintainthroug​houtdurationofemployment.Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety coursewithinsix(6)monthsfromdateofhire.Mu​stbeabletocompleterappellingtrainingwithi​ntwelve(12)monthsfromdateofhire.As a condition of employment, all certifications must beobtained and maintained as specified by the certificating agency.Mustcomplete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hireornolaterthanemployee’sinitialexpos​uretohazardouschemicals.


Several job functions willtake place in remote areas, and require travel by foot and/or helicopter in/out ofremote camp locations for periods of one to four (1-4) nights in inclementweather and rough terrain.Cross-country foot travel and helicopter travelwill often be required to complete monitoring, surveys, and control work.Must not be acrophobic(afraidofheights).Rappellingmay​benecessaryforcontrolworkatselectedsites.​Ability to hike and camp in remoteareasandruggedterrainunderinclement​weatherconditionsathigh elevations (up to 6,000 feet), for up to four (4) consecutive days.Ability tobackpack,liftandcarryuptofifty(50)pound​sunassisted.


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.). 




Field experience in a resource managementprogramtoprotectat risk ecosystemsinHawai‘i,with emphasis on alien plantand animal control, site restoration, biological surveys, and/or stream surveys.KnowledgeofHawaiianbiotaandthreat​sfromincipientplantandanimalinvasions. Familiarity with watersheds on Maui.


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. Please visit​00/benefits/rcuh-benefits-at-a-glance/ for more information on RCUH’s Benefits for eligible employees.




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