Mar 18 2021
Category: Environmental
Job Description



Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) performing project tasks under the applicable cooperative agreement for the U.S. Army Garrison (USAG), Directorate of Public Works (DPW), Environmental Office, Natural Resources Section, located on the island of Oahu. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 





  • The primary goal is to ensure the military mission is accomplished & that training opportunities are realized to the fullest extent possible in a manner consistent with Federal, State &Army environmental quality policies. 
  • Work must be done in accordance with applicable Army, Federal & State regulations & laws, especially regarding endangered species, safety & health & pesticides. 
  • Majority of tasks take place on Army lands. 
  • Implements natural resource management actions in the field for Animal Management program of the Oahu Army Natural Resources Program (OANRP) to meet program goals for the Makua Implementation Plan (MIP) & Oahu Implementation Plan (OIP) & to keep the Army in compliance with Biological Opinions. 
  • Implements office & field work designed & planned by the OANRP Conservation/Control Program Supervisor such as, but not limited to: clearing, constructing, inspecting & repairing of existing fence lines &/or other field structures/facilities, facilitating monitoring of fencing contracts, assisting with implementing ungulate & rodent control strategies & educating staff regarding ungulate/rodent prog bkgrd & goals, implements mgmt actions of the invertebrate & forest pest mgmt, rare insect, snail & vertebrate conservation prog. 
  • Loads, unloads, aims, and shoots handguns, shotguns, rifles & other RCUH-auth firearms from a variety of body positions in auth proj-related rsrch or wildlife control progs. Complies with all safety policies & procedures. Requires riding in helicopters & driving off-road. Drives project vehicles to field sites. Works in areas with Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) with professional Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) supervision. This is a progressive job group, which allows for entry at Level I & possible promotion through exper & demonstrated competence based on an estab competency matrix.



  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Biological Sci, Natural Resources Mgmt, Environ Sci with basic or related biol courses, or related field. 


  • One to three (1-3) years of work exper with terrestrial wildlife (animal) mgmt in HI. 
  • Some exper with introduced feral ungulate mgmt. 
  • Some exper with native rare animal mgmt. 
  • Includes planning & executing terrestrial rare & invasive animal management field work, performing animal resource monitoring & performing control techniques for ungulates, rodents, & other introduced threats in HI. 
  • Exper needs to be documented & acquired under the employment of an academic institution, governmental agency, private company, or non-profit organization in the appropriate field.


  • Working knowl of: invasive animal monitoring & control methods, strategies, techniques, biology, & ecology; fence construction/repair techniques & materials; native rare animal biology & mgmt strategies; safe firearms use & handling procedures; weed control & herbicide use & data collection/database entry. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly & effectively with supervisor & co-workers. 
  • Ability to use computer programs, including but not limited to: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access & PowerPoint. 
  • General knowl using maps, compasses & GPS units to navigate in the field. 
  • Must possess a valid driver’s lic (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is req, must also have valid personal driver’s insurance equiv to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) & 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 pass a Dept of Defense (DoD) security check for employment as an Army contractor. Applicants selected will be subj to a Govt security investigation & must meet elig req for access to unclassified info. Must be able to complete helicopter safety courses within six (6) months from date of hire. Must be able to obtain State of Hawai‘i Certification for Application of Restricted Use Pesticides within six (6) months from date of hire & maintain throughout duration of employment. Must complete Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Training within six (6) months from date of hire & maintain throughout duration of employment. Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR or be able to obtain and maintain the cert prior to use of firearms on the job (whichever comes first) & maintain cert throughout duration of employment. Must be able to pass State & Federal criminal history/record bkgd check at init hire, at change of job req use of firearms & annually, which legally enables possession & use of firearms & ammunition throughout duration of employment. Must obtain & maintain National Rifle Association or National Park Service firearms training (or other comparable training) & State of HI/DLNR Hunter Educ Trng Prog firearms cert. As a condition of employment, all certifications must be obtained & maintained as specified by the certifying agency or as required by State & Federal laws. Failure to pass the firearms qual reqs may be grounds for disqualification of part or all of the job duties.


  • Able & willing to conduct work under dirty, muddy, rainy or sunny, hot or cold & strenuous outdoor conditions (e.g., extreme weather, mosquitoes, steep terrain). 
  • Able to hike up to six (6) miles per day, with a backpack weighing up to thirty-five (35) pounds unassisted, and camp in remote areas & rugged terrain for up to four (4) days at a time.

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.).  



  • Educ/exper in progs managing rare & endangered spec & ecosys on Army lands in HI. 
  • Knowl of Dept of the Army natural resources prog in general & the policies & organizational contexts within which they are managed, espec safety & logistical reqs necessary to plan field ops around Army trng sched. 
  • Knowl of Federal, State & local environ laws. 
  • Exper conducting ungulate control via hunting or trapping & building or repairing ungulate exclusion fences. 
  • Knowl of rare & endangered animal mgmt. 
  • Exper conducting rodent control in a wildland setting & knowl of rodent control techniques.  
  • Exper controlling invertebrate & forest pests. 
  • Familiarity with integrative techniques used to inventory, assess & monitor natural resource assets, environ impacts & their interrelationships. 
  • Familiarity with biol database application & maintenance. 

INQUIRIES:  Matthew Burt 294-4196 (Oahu). 


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


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. 


CLOSING DATE:  April 20, 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.