Jun 21 2019
Category: Environmental
Job Description



Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), performing project tasks on land controlled by the U.S. Navy, located at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) in Kekaha, Kauai. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:  $2,571 - $4,730/Mon. 


DUTIES:  Plans and implements wildlife predator control activities in support of the PMRF Natural Resources Program. Operates in up to four (4) management areas monitoring and controlling non-native predators. Duties include monitoring for the presence of various predators including barn owls, cats, rats, mice and feral pigs. Monitoring may also include the breeding success of endangered bird species to evaluate effectiveness of predator control activities. Operates equipment such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS), handheld radios, cameras, etc. Operates 4-wheel drive (4WD) trucks or All-Terrain Vehicles. Drives project vehicles to access field sites. Collects various data in the field and enters data into computer. Assists in the preparation of simple maps and other tasks related to keeping accurate records of the field work accomplished. Responds to reports of injured wildlife, which may potentially be outside of core working hours. Performs basic construction tasks and simple maintenance on tools and vehicles. Orders supplies and materials for field projects. Whenever possible, provides supplemental information on distribution and breeding success rates of endangered seabirds within the study areas and occasionally assists with seabird monitoring work if needed.


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Biological Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Biology, or a related field.  EXPERIENCE:  At least one (1) year work experience in or related to managing natural resources. 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.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Basic knowledge of the natural history of native Hawaiian wildlife. Basic familiarity with native Hawaiian ecosystems, native Hawaiian plants, and wildlife. Familiarity with techniques used to inventory and monitor wildlife and other natural resource assets. Familiarity with techniques used to inventory and control non-native predators. Must be able to work well in a team setting, as well as work independently on tasks. Must be able to maintain a positive professional attitude in support of a productive work environment. Must have good oral and written communication skills. Ability to prepare a comprehensive work plan. Ability to take good field notes and record biological data with a GPS. Ability to collect, organize, and manage a variety of field data. Ability to analyze data and present findings and recommendations in written report format. Ability to use word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs. 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 post offer criminal background check. Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must be able to complete pesticide safety course within twelve (12) months from date of hire. Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals.  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted. Able and willing to conduct work under strenuous outdoor conditions (e.g. extreme weather, thick brush, steep terrain) on a secured military base. 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.).  SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Fieldwork with emphasis on predator control with a land management agency or a County, State, or Federal program in Hawai‘i strongly preferred. Experience hunting birds using air guns, traps, and other prescribed methods. Previous experience monitoring endangered Hawaiian seabirds. Experience in identification of native Hawaiian plants and animals and non-native plants. Knowledge of Department of the Navy natural resources programs, policies, and organizational contexts within which they are managed. 


INQUIRIES:  Michelle Miyata 956-9512 (Oahu). 


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 18, 2019. 


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