Jan 07 2023
Category: Environmental
Job Description



CLOSING DATE:  January 20, 2023.


INQUIRIES:  Michael Waring 518-5960 (Oahu). 


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


(2) Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), assigned to the State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), Natural Resources/Ecosystem Restoration (NR/ER) located in Kahului, 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:  $3,000/Mon. 


DUTIES:  Assists professional staff with management/monitoring of Natural Area Reserves on Maui and Molokai.  Controls alien plants and feral animals, builds and maintains fences, monitors and maps native and introduced plant species, and performs other duties as assigned.  Performs simple maintenance on tools, vehicles, and facilities.  Operates equipment, such as chainsaws and other small power tools, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), handheld radios, cameras, etc.  Operates 4-wheel drive (4WD) trucks or All-Terrain Vehicles.  Works in and around helicopters. Assists with collection of various data in the field and entry of data into computers, preparation of simple maps, and other tasks related to keeping accurate records of fieldwork accomplished. 




High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.


Up to one (0-1) year of experience in work related to research (feral animal and alien plant control) or agriculture with a land management agency or company.


General knowledge of native Hawaiian flora and fauna and threats from alien species.


Ability to communicate orally and in writing and to comprehend complex verbal and written instructions. Ability to operate power tools, including chain saws, weed eaters, generators, chipper, etc.  Ability to work with non-restricted pesticides safely. Must be able to swim and snorkel. 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 complete basic helicopter safety course (A100) within twelve (12) months from date of hire.  Must possess the American Red Cross 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 of employment. Must be able to complete chainsaw training within twelve (12) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must be able to complete rappelling training within twelve (12) months 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.


Able to hike up to twelve (12) miles daily and camp in remote areas and rugged terrain under inclement weather conditions, up to seven (7) consecutive days.  Able to perform fieldwork involving elevation changes up to 4,500 feet in a day.  Able to backpack, lift, and carry up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted.


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.).



Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college or college coursework in Natural Sciences. Fieldwork experience with emphasis on feral animal and alien plant control with a land management agency. Previous fence building or construction experience. Familiarity with computers and data entry.  Prior use of herbicides to control weedy vegetation in a forest environment.  Hunting 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’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘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.