Mar 15 2023
Category: Environmental
Job Description



CLOSING DATE:  March 30, 2023.  


INQUIRIES: Iban Garvin 661-6600 (Maui).


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


Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with thePacificCooperativeStudiesUnit(PCSU),Ma​unaKahālāwaiWatershedPartnership (MKWP), located in Wailuku/Lahaina Districts with offices in Lahaina, Hawai’i. Continuationofemploymentisdependentuponpr​ogram/operationalneeds,satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.


MONTHLYSALARY:  $3,​400/Mon.


DUTIES:Conducts feral animal control through approved methods (e.g.,trapping,airguns,etc.)andmonitoring​activitiesintheMKWPManagementArea. Tracks animals using aerial surveys, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and other potential surveillance technologies.Drives project vehicles to work sites and works in and around helicopters. Builds, inspects, and maintains fences. Conducts alien plant monitoring and control in the MKWP Management Area.Controls alien plants using mechanical and chemical (i.e., herbicides) techniques. Establishes and monitors transects to evaluate forest recovery and plant distribution. Keeps detailed records of activities, inputs data, and provides summaries and analysis of field data. Responsible for baseyard maintenance and maintaining project vehicles and equipment including proper storage of herbicides.Troubleshoots problems with gear/equipment and vehicles.Assists with scheduling, planning, and logistics for field operations.Assists withpublicrelationsactivitiesandevents,ma​intainsgoodrelationshipswithlandowners, and helps develop the support of landowners and the public for watershed project. Performs duties related to habitat restoration and protection, including site preparation using chemicaland mechanicalmethods, seed collection and processing, plantingand monitoring.




High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. Completion of all or equivalencyof required RCUH,PCSU,MKWPtrainingsandcertifications.​


One to three (1-3) years of field experience surveying plant and animal populations in remote areas of Hawai‘i, or similar. Experiencemust be well-documented (include dates and hours per week) and paid.


Working knowledge of native Hawaiian flora and fauna and threats from alien species.Working knowledgeoftheprinciplesofecologyandwildl​ife biology.Knowledgeofidentificationanddetec​tion techniquesforalltarget speciesand identification of common native species. Knowledge of animal control, fence building and mechanical/chemical weedcontroltechniquesforalltargetspecies.​Knowledge of hunting, trapping, or control techniques.


Demonstrated competence in all field tasks associatedwiththisjob.Abilitytotrackandlo​cate animals using surveillance technologies, compass,map,andGlobalPositioningSystem (GPS) hand-held units. Ability to work independently.Ability to make sound planning andlogisticaldecisions.Excellentoralandwr​itten communication skills and great interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated proficiencyin following project’s administrative, operational, and safety protocols including proper use and storage of non-restricted pesticides and use and maintenanceof  project  gear  andequipment.Ability to accurately collect and store datafortargetspeciessurvey&control activities. Demonstrated ability to navigate in remote areas with and without a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit. Mapmaking abilities using ArcGIS.Ability to appropriately explain project objectives to the public.Ability to work with small, mechanized equipment (chain saws, weed eaters, generators, power tools etc.) Ability to inspect and repair fences.Ability to use a computer to record technicalfield data, analyze field data using database and spreadsheet programs, and prepare draft 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 beabletodrive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR and maintain certification throughout duration of employment. As a condition of employment, all certifications must be obtained and maintained as specified by the certifying agency or as required by state and federal laws. Mustbeabletocompletechainsawtrainingwithi​n twelve (12) months of from date 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 complete basic helicopter safety course (A100) and externalload training (A219) within twelve (12) months from date of hire. Must be able to complete rappelling orfallprotectiontrainingwithintwelve(12)m​onths from date of hire.


Able to conduct fieldwork in dense vegetation under difficult conditions (e.g., heat, rain, cold temperatures, poor footing).Ability to hike and camp in remote   areas and rugged terrain under inclement weather conditions at high elevations (up to 6,000 feet), for up to four to five (4-5) consecutivedays.Abletobackpack,lift,andca​rry up to forty (40) pounds unassisted. Must not be acrophobic (afraid of heights). Must be able to fly byhelicoptertoremotelocations,hike,andrap​pel on ornear vertical terrain that could changeup to 6,000 feet in a day.


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.).



College coursework from an accredited college or university in biology, ecology, wildlifemanagement,botany,orrelatedfield.​Experiencebuildingremoteungulate exclusion fences. Experience in hunting feral animals. Experience using Global Information System (GIS). Experience constructing, repairing or inspecting exclosure fencing.Knowledge of endangered species in Hawai‘i. Supervisory experience.

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. 


RCUH’smissionistosupportandenhan​ceresearch,developmentandtraininginHawai​i,with a focus on the University of Hawai‘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.