Jul 01 2020
Category: Environmental
Job Description



University of Hawai‘i.  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 that the military mission is accomplished and that training opportunities are realized to the fullest extent possible in a manner consistentwithFederal,State,andArmyenviro​nmentalqualitypolicies. 
  • Workmust be done in accordance with applicable Army, Federal, and State regulations and law,especiallyregardingendangeredspecies,​safetyandhealth,andpesticides. 
  • Majority of tasks take place on Army lands. Implements and supports an Oahu Army Natural Resources Program (OANRP) Natural Resource Management (NRM) crew. 
  • When Natural Resource Field Supervisor is absent, leads a field team in implementing fieldwork (e.g. endangered species monitoring, ecosystem monitoring, endangered plant and animal reintroductions, vertebrate and invertebrate threat monitoring and control, etc.). 
  • Assists Natural Resource Field Supervisor with leading a field team in ensuring compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other safety procedures. 
  • Plans, designs, and implements office and field work cooperatively with Army Natural Resource Management staff to meet program goals for the Makua Implementation Plan (MIP) and Oahu Implementation Plan (OIP),andtokeeptheArmyincompliancewithBio​logicalOpinions. 
  • Withdirection from the Natural Resource Field Supervisor collaborates with OANRP Managers and Coordinators in the field and office to plan restoration actions, identify project needs, and develop reports on efforts. 
  • Assists in reporting on progress in reports and via oral presentations to groups, including the U.S. Fishand Wildlife Service (USFWS),theArmyBiologistandNaturalResourc​eManager,otherpartners,and OANRP managers. 
  • Requires riding in helicopters and driving off-road. 
  • Works in areas with Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) with professional Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)supervision.


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in biological science, natural resource management, environmental science with basic or related biology courses, or a related field. 


  • Two to four (2-4) years of work experience working with biological resources in Hawai‘i including: invasive plant monitoring and control, invasive animal monitoring and threat control, endangered species reintroduction, ecosystem monitoring and restoration, data recording, GIS data management, and biological database experience. 
  • Experience in networking and collaborating with diverse groups. 
  • Experience needs to be well documented and acquired under the employment of an academic institution, governmental agency, private company, or non-profit organization in the appropriate field.  


  • Knowledge of and/or expertise in monitoring techniques for vegetation communities, rare and invasive plants, and vertebrate and invertebrates. 
  • Knowledge of and/or expertise in endangered plants and animals in Hawai‘i and rare plant reintroduction and collection techniques. 
  • Knowledge of and/or expertise in herbicide use (safety protocols, mixing, transport,application,andstorage). 
  • Knowledgeofand/orexpertiseinweed control techniques for the most common forest weeds in Hawai‘i. 
  • Knowledge of incipient and common weeds and common native plants in Hawai‘i. 
  • Knowledge of and/or expertise in small vertebrate and ungulate control methods. 
  • Knowledge of risk assessments and safetyplanning.  
  • Strong organizational ability to plan and execute logistically complex field operations. 
  • Strong ability to solve logistical problems and problems related to natural resource management. 
  • Ability to lead a field crew and work as a team member for safe and efficient field operations. 
  • Ability to organize biological data and present findings in written and oral reports. 
  • Familiarity with biological database application and maintenance. 
  • Abilitytousecomputerprograms,includin​gbutnotlimitedto: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint or other presentation software;softwareforstatisticalanalysisan​dgraphing;andArcGISorother  geospatial database software. 
  • Ability to use maps, compasses, and GPS units to navigate in the field. 
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if useofpersonalvehicleonthejobisrequired,mu​stalsohavevalidpersonal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) and maintainthroughoutthedurationofemployment​. 
  • Mustbeabletodrivea4-wheel drivevehicle. 
  • Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a Department of Defense (DoD) security check for employment as an Army contractor. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to unclassified information. 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 and maintain throughout duration of employment. 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 of employment. Must complete Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Training within six (6) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment. If selected for chainsawusemustbeabletocompletechainsawtr​ainingwithintwelve(12) monthsfromdateofhire.Ifselectedforropewor​kmustcompleteropework training course within twelve (12) months from date of hire, and maintain throughout duration ofemployment. 


  • Able and willing to conduct work under dirty, muddy, rainy or sunny, hot or cold, and 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 and rugged terrain for up to four (4) days at atime.

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.).  



  • Education and experience in programs managingrareandendangeredspeciesandecosys​temsonArmylandsinHawai‘i. 
  • KnowledgeofDepartmentoftheArmynatural​resourcesprogramsingeneraland thepoliciesandorganizationalcontextswithi​nwhichtheyaremanaged,especially safety and logistical requirements necessary to plan field operations around Army training schedules. 
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local environmental laws. 
  • Familiarity with integrative techniques used to inventory, assess, and monitor natural resource assets, environmental impacts and their interrelationships. 
  • Familiarity with biological database application andmaintenance. 

INQUIRIES:  Kaia Kong 542-1390 (Oahu). 


Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.<​/p>


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)956-8344 or (808)956-0872. 


CLOSING DATE:  July 21, 2020


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