May 05 2021
Category: Environmental
Job Description



Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), Natural Resources/Ecosystem Restoration (NR/ER), Native Ecosystem Protection and Management (NEPM) Section, based in Pearl City, Hawai‘i.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 




DUTIES:  Conducts a broad spectrum of native ecosystem protection and management activities on the Island of Oahu.  Tasks focus on non-native plant management, but also include habitat  restoration.  Work involves manual, chemical, and mechanical (e.g., weedwhackers, chainsaws, and herbicide) control of non-native plants; vegetation monitoring; seed collection; propagation and outplanting native plants throughout the Oahu Natural Area Reserves (NARS), as well as other managed lands and presenting environmental outreach messages to the public. Leads field assistants, volunteers and interns on work assignments. Drives to various work sites, using a 4WD vehicle to access remote areas. Tracks and reports field actions on a regular basis.  Data collection and reporting will require the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information System Mapping (ArcGIS), field notes, photographs, aerial surveys, and Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.).  Performs maintenance on field equipment, vehicles, and infrastructure. Tracks supplies and equipment inventories, and gives notification to supervisor when additional items will be required. Assists with annual reporting, and conducting invasive species life history and management research.  Assists with related purchasing. Assists in developing plans, coordination of equipment labor and materials, onsite implementation, and reporting on project status. 


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college. EXPERIENCE:  At least two (2) years of experience in work related to natural resource management.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of native Hawaiian flora, fauna, and threats from alien species.  Working knowledge of weed control techniques and tools, including familiarity with pesticides. Knowledge of ecosystem restoration strategies and practices utilized in Hawai‘i. Knowledge of wildlife control techniques. Must be willing and able to work with and around pesticides. Ability to use compass, map, and GPS hand-held units.  Ability to input field data into a computer using database and spreadsheet programs.  Ability to communicate well 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 with manual transmission. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: 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 basic helicopter safety course (A100) within twelve (12) months from date of hire.  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 State of Hawai‘i pesticide applicator certificate 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.  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to camp in remote areas and rugged terrain under inclement weather conditions for up to five (5) consecutive days.  Ability to hike up to ten (10) miles on irregular terrain with backpacks weighing up to forty (40) pounds unassisted. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  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.).  


SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Direct experience working with natural resource management in Hawai‘i.  Previous experience working in Oahu Native Ecosystems.   Experience in identification of native Hawaiian plants and animals, and non-native plants. 


INQUIRIES:  Michelle Miyata 956-9512 (Oahu). 


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


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. 


CLOSING DATE:  May 27, 2021. 


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University ofHawai‘i.


Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.