Nov 18 2022
Job Description



CLOSING DATE:  December 16, 2022.


INQUIRIES:  Michael Waring 518-5960 (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), Nāpu‘u Natural Resource Management (NNRM) at Pu‘u Wa‘awaʻa and Pu‘u Anahulu, located on the island of 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:  $3,800/Mon. 


DUTIES:  Plans, coordinates, and facilitates wildland fire prevention and pre-suppressions actions to reduce hazard and fire fuels in and around the project area. Drives to field sites to implement fire pre-suppression actions through vegetation control through manual and chemical means in challenging terrain. Ensures successful completion of projects and participant safety. Works with NNRM Staff, partners, collaborators, and permit holders to coordinate volunteer service projects, restoration activities, and outplanting and weed removal efforts.  Designs and creates displays, presentations, websites, social media, various documents (e.g., flyers, handouts, brochures) and related materials for use in fire prevention outreach and education events. Attends and helps plan community and outreach events to educate the community on wildland fire prevention and pre-suppression.  Work includes but not limited to, volunteer event coordination and participation, outreach material development, and coordination of meetings with the local community.  Processes, organizes, files all paperwork, spreadsheets and reports following completion of outreach programs and volunteer days, and maintains records. Provides monthly reports on number of education visits, hours worked on service projects, accomplishments, challenges faced, and ideas for improving the fire prevention program. Oversees up to six (6) summer and seasonal interns and up to thirty (30)volunteers.  Assists with weed monitoring and control, out planting, fence construction, repair and maintenance, seed collection and propagation, wildlife and plant surveys and relatedactivities.  Must be able/willing to work on nights and weekends and occasionally camp. This position is not involved in direct action on fire suppression operations and will not be exposed to the hazards and risks of fireline personnel




Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Biological or Environmental Sciences, Wildland Fire, or relatedfield.


One to three (1-3) years of experience in natural resource management, fire prevention planning, or environmental outreach.


Knowledge of wildland fire, invasive species and control methods, native Hawaiian flora, and fauna.  Knowledge of using word processing software including Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, Word, or other) and data management.


Ability to communicate effectively to individuals and groups both orally and in writing, and present a positive public image. Good interpersonal skills.  Ability to adapt to changing situations, take the initiative, come up with innovative approaches to educating the public about wildland fire, and be willing to implement educational and community events with a high degree of professionalism. Ability to work independently and as part of a team, prioritize and schedule time, and effectively communicate scheduling.  Ability to craft media releases and outreach materials.  Ability to safely apply pesticides, use power tools, and hand tools (e.g., weed whackers and sickles).  Ability to use a GPS to take waypoints and track files.  Ability to take detailed field notes and collect data by hand or on smart devices.  Ability to coordinate and work with volunteer groups.  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 Condition: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. Must possess Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration ofemployment.    Must complete online Hazard Communication Training immediately after hire or no later after the employee’s initial exposure to chemicals.


Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted to carry water. Must be able to hike long distances (up to five (5) miles) over steep and rugged terrain in typically hot and dry environments, which may sometimes be cold, wet, and muddy.


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.).  



Certification and experience in the safe use of chainsaws to remove shrubs and trees.  Knowledge of Hawaiian culture.  Experience working with communities to become Firewise communities.  Experience fighting wildland fire.  Knowledge of and experience using email newsletter programs, such as Mail Chimp or equivalent to assist with outreach. Knowledge of and experience using desktop publishing software, such as Adobe graphic design programs (InDesign, Photoshop). Familiarity with Puʻu Waʻawaʻa and Puʻu Anahulu.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com 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’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.