May 16 2020
Job Description



School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP), 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. 





  • Works closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) and Secretary III in the support of research projects and grants. 
  • Prepares program-related documents (manually or electronic) so that they are processed in a timely fashion. 
  • Assists in the electronic submission of required fiscal documents for travel, supplies, and miscellaneous purchases. 
  • Obtains vendor quotes for ordering office supplies and equipment. Assists with data entry, data retrieval, document preparation, and review. 
  • Maintains the integrity of data by entering information accurately. 
  • Receives and distributes mail to the appropriate departments. 
  • Performs external mail collection. 
  • Photocopies and distributes emails as needed. 
  • Assists with preparing and following-up on personnel documents for new hires. 
  • Maintains project files, general correspondence, and personnel files in an organized and accessible system. 
  • Receives and screens incoming phone calls and directs calls to appropriate staff members. 
  • Assists faculty and staff in preparing for presentations, conferences, seminars, workshops, consultations, and meetings. 



  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. 


  • At least three (3) years of office administration experience. 


  • Proficient in office administration, basic accounting, and general business/office practices. Familiar with procurement. 
  • Proficient and competent in PC business office software/applications (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, E-Mail, Internet).  
  • Ability to use electronic communications (email, web/Internet enabled work processes). 
  • Must possess business communication skills (e.g., style, spelling, grammar), and strong skills in the use of PC personal computer, office machines, and other office automation practices (e.g., scanning, electronic documents). 
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately. 
  • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check.  Must be able to complete the UH Title IX training within twelve (12) months from date of hire. 

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.).  



  • Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college in a related field. 
  • Familiarity with UH and RCUH policies and procedures. 
  • Experience in a human resources/personnel office. 
  • Ability to proof-read business and confidential letters, reports, and other documents. 

INQUIRIES:  Dr. Robert Wright 956-3184 (Oahu). 


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


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to 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:  May 24, 2020. 


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


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