Mar 28 2024
Category: Environmental
Job Description




CLOSING DATE:  April 15, 2024. INQUIRIES:  Erin Bishop 808-266-7994 (Oahu). 



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



Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Oahu Invasive Species Committee (OISC), located in Kailua, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


MONTHLY SALARY:  $4,123/Mon. 


DUTIES:  Collaborates with OISC Public Outreach Coordinator to design, implement, and evaluate community engagement strategies and programs to encourage participation in control of invasive species. Facilitates access permission and creates access plans to direct community management efforts. Maintains records of permits, surveys, contact information and correspondence with property owners. May use databases, maps and other tools to determine survey areas. Creates and delivers responsive educational programs for a variety of audiences. Assists in developing evaluation metrics and measurement tools for outreach campaigns. Designs appropriate and effective messages utilizing social science principles. Assists with various OISC social media channels to ensure consistent publishing of high quality, accurate content. Drives to project worksites. Tracks and evaluates the success of various campaigns and messages online.Collects photos and/or videos at public events. Edits and finalizes staff presentation materials as needed. Responds to and documents community reports and inquiries via in-person contact, email, social media, or phone. Assists crews with invasive species surveys and control efforts. 





Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Communications, Education, Biology, Natural Resources Conservation, Agriculture, or a related field. (Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college and two to four (2-4) years of experience working in communication, outreach, education, administrative work, or similar work involving frequent interactions with the public, may substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree.).


One to three (1-3) years of work experience in public outreach, communications, environmental education, or similar. Experience must include working in natural resources management.


Familiarity with the ecology, natural history, communities, and culture of Hawai‘i Island.


Excellent public speaking skills. Excellent communications skills, both orally and in writing. Proficient in editing. Ability to quickly synthesize new information and communicate it to others orally and via written, visual, or other dynamic modes. Ability to produce creative original outreach products. Excellent computer skills with high degree of proficiency in Google Suite applications. Ability to create high quality slide decks and graphic design materials (e.g. PowerPoint, Google Slides, Canva, etc.). Ability to manage large amounts of data with speed and accuracy. 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. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to pass a post-offer criminal background check. Must possess the  Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within six (6) month from the date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals.


Ability to hike in remote areas and rugged terrain under inclement weather conditions. Able to backpack and lift and carry up to forty (40) pounds unassisted.


As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies, procedures, and trainings and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies, procedures, and trainings.  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.). 




Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Communications, Social Science, or Natural Resources-related field. Experience working in Natural Resources Management in Hawai‘i. Deep understanding of and ability to speak knowledgeably about Hawaiian biota and threats from invasive species in Hawai‘i. Knowledgeable about natural and cultural history or agriculture in Hawai‘i. Familiarity with Oʻahu  communities. Experience with community-based social marketing (CBSM). Experience with creating video content and using video editing software. Proficiency in ArcGIS StoryMap creation. Familiarity with WordPress. Experience designing, managing, or working on large and complex projects.


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. Please visit https://www.rcuh.com/document-library/3-0​00/benefits/rcuh-benefits-at-a-glance/ for more information on RCUH’s Benefits for eligible employees.




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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.