Apr 29 2020
Job Description

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 Hawai‘i (USAGHI), 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 consistent with Federal, State, and Army environmental quality policies. 
  • Work must be done in accordance with applicable Army, Federal, and State regulations and laws, especially regarding endangered species, safety and health, and pesticides. 
  • Majority of tasks take place on Army lands. Supervises, directs, and manages an Oahu Army Natural Resources Program (OANRP) Natural Resource Management (NRM) crew. 
  • 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.). 
  • Leads 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), and to keep the Army in compliance with Biological Opinions. 
  • Collaborates with OANRP Program Managers and Coordinators in the field and office to plan restoration actions, identify project needs, and develop reports on efforts. 
  • Reports on progress in reports and via oral presentations to groups, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Army Biologist and Natural Resource Manager, other partners, 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 Resources Management, Environmental Science with basic or related biology courses, or a related field. 



  • Three to five (3-5) 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. 
  • One to three (1-3) years of experience supervising paid staff and attendance in supervisory training programs. 
  • Experience needs to be documented well and acquired under the employment of an academic institution, governmental agency, private company, or non-profit organization in the appropriate field. 



  • For a full list of abilities/knowledge/skills requirements, please visit www.rcuh.com. 
  • 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 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 and maintain 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 UXO training within six (6) months of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must be able to complete chainsaw training within twelve (12) months from date of hire. Must complete rope work training course within twelve (12) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment.  



  • 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 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.).  



  • Education and experience in programs managing rare and endangered species and ecosystems on Army lands in Hawai‘i. 
  • Knowledge of Department of the Army natural resources programs in general and the policies and organizational contexts within which they are managed, 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 and maintenance.  


INQUIRIES:  Joby Rohrer 295-2556 (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)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.  


CLOSING DATE:  May 12, 2020. 


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


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