Apr 23 2024
Category: Environmental
Job Description




CLOSING DATE:  May 7, 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 Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), located in Honolulu, 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:  $3,567/Mon. 


DUTIES:  Implementsfieldoperationsrelated​tothe restoration, enhancement, and managementof native wildlifeand their habitats, on the island of Oahu. Implements key conservation activities to recover seabirds, waterbirds and conducts surveys to assess conditions related to wildlife habitat, population demographics, and invasive species presence in key management areas and units. Analyzes data from surveys to implement habitat enhancement activities (e.g., out-planting, invasive weed control, trail maintenance, fence maintenance, etc.). Supervises the deployment of predator traps and develops a check interval following DOFAW policies. Supervises and instructs field staff. Coordinates on-the-ground operations by communicating with landowners, other agency personnel, and the public. Maintains program vehicles, machinery, and equipment, used to conduct field operations. Coordinates project activities to ensure proper organizational duties are carried out.Drives project vehicle to work site and works in and around helicopters. Conducts a multitude of surveys to document operations based on establishedprotocolsanddirectives.Documen​tsdailyfieldactivities andprovides summariesandanalysisofdatawithsituational​updatestoestablishprojectrecord keeping and accurate reporting. Collects data from surveys to determine success of habitat and population enhancement field work. Conducts alien plant monitoring and control, using mechanical and chemical techniques. Participates in outreach relations or volunteer trips on a monthly basis. 





Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college or universityin Natural ResourcesManagementor relatedfield. (HighSchool Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent and at least two (2) years of related natural/conservation work in Hawai‘i or similar environment may substitute for an Associate’s Degree.).


At least one (1) year of manual labor or semi-skilled work experience, which includes at least three (3) months of natural resource management activities.


Knowledge of Hawaiian biota, local game mammal and threats from alien species to native ecosystems.


Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.Ability tocarryoutfield operationssafely. Identification ofgame mammal species. Identification of common native and introduced plants. Ability to read maps and aerial photographs. Ability to work with small-mechanized equipment in a safe manner (chainsaws, etc.).Ability to calculate herbicide formulations and follow label instructions of herbicides usedincontrollingincipientweeds.Abilityto​makenecessarypreparations toaccomplishworkassignments. Ability to work on small boats in coastal near-shore waters.Mustpossessavaliddriver’slicense​(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 abletodrivea4-wheeldrivevehiclewithmanual​orautomatictransmission. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a criminal background check for working with minors. Must be able to complete chainsaw and basic helicopter training (A100) within twelve (12) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediatelyafter hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals.


Mustbeableandwillingtophysically perform,efficientlyandeffectivelyunderstr​enuousoutdoorconditions(e.g., extremeweather,mosquitoes,steepterrain,et​c.).Abilitytoliftandcarryup tofifty(50)poundsunassisted.Mustbeabletof​ly,viahelicopter,toremote areas to conduct field operations. Must be able to swim in rough ocean conditions.


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.). 




Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college in the fields of Forestry, Wildlife Management, Natural ResourceManagementorrelatedfield.Experien​ceinuseofpesticidesandpower tools. Working knowledge of native Hawaiian bird species. Computer literacyandfamiliaritywithdataanalysisand​presentation.Field experience in an active resource or management program to protect ecosystems in Hawai‘i or elsewhere.


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. 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.




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




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.