Jul 12 2024
Category: Environmental
Job Description


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






CLOSING DATE: July 22, 2024. INQUIRIES:  Dr. Hanna Mounce 808-421-7483 (Maui). 


(2) Regular, Part-Time to Full-Time (50-100% FTE), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project (MFBRP), located in Makawao, Maui. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,035.50 - $4,071/Mon. (@50-100% FTE)


DUTIES:  Conducts management projects for the recovery of Maui’s endangered bird species and deployment of landscape level mosquito control. Prepares larvicide product for aerial deployment and assists with deployment operations. Captures and surveys for mosquitos for avian disease studies in native, restored, and non-native forest habitats. Conducts all operations according to accepted safety standards and established protocols. Drives project vehicles both on and off road and works in and around helicopters. Maintains field equipment and field stations, including base yard landscaping and yard care. Maintains project equipment and small machines and assists with vehicle management and maintenance. Organizes all professional maintenance and repair of field equipment. Completes preparations and assists with logistics for field operations. Enters field and Geographic Information System (GIS) data into computer files for information summary and reporting. Writes trip summaries from field work completed. Helps maintain and manage electronic records of program operations. Helps maintain databases. Participates in conscientious adherence to all safety and research protocols, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Assists with public outreach and education activities. Helps develop and present materials for outreach and environmental education. 





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


One to three (1-3) years of field experience.


Knowledge of Hawaiian biota/natural history and threats from incipient alien plant and animal invasions in Hawai’i. Knowledge of field activities relating to natural resources management.


Ability to take detailed field notes and follow a prescribed data collection system, and perform data entry into spreadsheets and databases. Basic mechanical and electrical skills for maintaining project equipment, field camps, and vehicles. Basic computer skills. Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft programs. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 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 in off-road conditions. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must possess Certification in First Aid/CPR or Wilderness First Aid (or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment). Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course (A100) within six (6) months and external sling load (A219) course within twelve (12) months from date of hire. Must complete all helicopter manager courses within twelve (12) months from date of hire.


Ability to work up to ten (10) hours and early mornings outdoors.


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.). 




Strong interest in conservation and working in remote areas. Experience sampling, identifying, and storing mosquitoes and other invertebrates. Interagency Aviation Training. Experience applying non-restricted pesticides and/or larvicides. Experience with small machine maintenance and electronics repair.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Professional 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​00/benefits/rcuh-benefits-at-a-glance/ for more information on RCUH’s Benefits for eligible employees.




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