May 08 2023
Category: Environmental
Job Description



CLOSING DATE:  June 7, 2023.


INQUIRIES:  Stephen Rossiter 341-4314 (Kauai).


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), 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:  $4,320/Mon. 


DUTIES:  Plans and implements wildlife predator control activities (e.g., trapping and use of air guns) in support of the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) Natural Resources (NR) Program. Operates in up to four (4) management areas within PMRF (Barking Sands, Makaha Ridge, Kamokala Ridge Magazine, and Kokee), monitoring and controlling non-native 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 (ATV). 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 fieldwork 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. 




Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) yearcollegeoruniversityinBiologicalScienc​es,NaturalResourceManagement,Wildlife Biology,orarelatedfield. (High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent with an  additional three (3) years of related work experience in natural resource management, predator control, or related field may substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree.).


Atleastone(1)year of workexperienceinorrelatedtomanagingnatura​lresources.Experienceneedstobedocumentedw​ell and acquired under the employment of an academic institution, governmentalagency,privatecompany,ornon-p​rofitorganizationintheappropriatefield.


Basic knowledge of the natural history of native Hawaiianwildlife.Basicfamiliaritywithnati​veHawaiianecosystems,nativeHawaiianplants​,andwildlife.Familiaritywithtechniquesuse​dtoinventoryand      monitorwildlifeandothernaturalr​esourceassets.Familiaritywithtechniquesus​edtoinventoryandcontrolnon-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 automatic transmission. PostOffer/EmploymentCondition:Must beabletopassapost-offercriminal background check and security clearance for employment as aNavy Contractor.Applicants selected will be subject to a Governmentsecurity investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access tounclassifiedinformation.MustpossesstheA​mericanRedCrossCertification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate followingthetrainingprovidedwithinthree(3​)monthsfromdateofhire)andmaintainthrougho​ut duration of employment. Must completetheonlineHazardCommunicationtrain​ingimmediatelyafterhireornolaterthanemplo​yee’sinitialexposure tohazardouschemicals.


Ability to lift and carry up to fifty (50)pounds unassisted. Able and willing to conduct work under strenuousoutdoor conditions (e.g. extreme weather, thick brush, steep terrain) on asecuredmilitarybase.


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.).  



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.


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 or (808)956-8376. Please visit www.rcuh.com/work/benefits for more information on RCUH’s Benefits for eligible employees.    


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


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.