May 16 2024
Category: Environmental
Job Description




CLOSING DATE:  June 6, 2024. INQUIRIES:  Dr. Shaya Honarvar 808-956-0808 (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 Natural Resources/Ecosystem Restoration (NR/ER) Protection and Management, located 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. 


MONTHLY SALARY:  $3,200/Mon. 


DUTIES:  Serves as a field crew member building and maintaining fence lines, controlling non-native animal populations, locating and controlling alien plant invasions using mechanical and chemical means, and monitoring native vegetation and ecosystem recovery. Work focuses on the protection of the native Hawaiian forest and related water resources on DOFAW lands on Oahu. Fieldwork requires working with herbicides, small power tools (i.e., chainsaws, weed whackers, etc.), and working in and around helicopters. Records detailed field data and spatial information and inputs data into global positioning system (GPS) and computer systems. Maintains field equipment, tracks supply inventories, and assists with public relations activities. 







At least one (1) year of experience in field activities related to NaturalResourceManagement.


Knowledge of native Hawaiian flora and fauna and threatsfromalienspecies.


Ability to operate power tools including chainsaws,weed eaters, generators, chipper, etc. Ability to communicate orally and inwriting and to comprehend complex verbal and written instructions. Abilityto use a compass and other navigation tools and to read and navigate with  topographic maps and aerial photos. Must possess a valid driver’s license(and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have validpersonaldriver’sinsuranceequivalen​ttoHawai‘i’sNo-FaultDriver’sInsuran​ce) and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Must beableto drive a 4-wheeldrive vehiclewith manualtransmission. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must possess the American Red CrossCertificationinFirstAid/CPRorbeablet​oobtainand maintaincertificationthroughoutdurationof​employment.Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course (A100)within twelve (12) months from date of hire. Must be able to complete achainsaw safety course within twelve (12) months from date of hire. Mustbe able to complete pesticide safety course within twelve (12) months from    dateofhireandmaintainthroughoutdura​tionofemployment.Mustcomplete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hireornolaterthanemployee’sinitialexpos​uretohazardouschemicals.


Ability to hike and camp in remoteareasandruggedterrainunderinclement​weatherconditions foruptofive (5) consecutive days, two to four (2-4) times a month. Ability to backpackandliftandcarryuptoforty(40)pound​sunassisted.Mustnotbeacrophobic(afraid ofheights).


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.). 




Field work experience with emphasis on feral animal and alien plant control with a land management agency. College courses or degree in Natural Sciences or related field.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to https://www.rcuh.com/work/careers/. 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. 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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RCUH is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, marital status, reproductive health decision, citizenship, gender identity or expression, domestic or sexual violence victim status, military/veteran status, or other grounds protected under applicable federal and state laws, except as permitted by law.