Seasonal Avian Biologist & Radar Technician - Maui

Sep 07 2023
Hamer Environmental |Honolulu|Temporary, $44,720 - $52,000 / year
Job Description

Seasonal Avian Biologist & Radar Technician - Maui

Hamer Environmental

Maui, Hawaii


Seabird Research Study

Hamer Environmental is urgently hiring two motivated biologists to join our growing team in Hawaii. Ready to take your knowledge of Hawaiian seabirds to the next level? Apply today!

At Hamer, diversity is part of who we are, not just lip service. We shatter industry norms with our majority female workforce and family-focused culture. We believe healthcare access and gender-affirming care are vital for every person’s well-being. So, if you believe that you would thrive in a diverse and inclusive environment, and if you are looking to join a team that is committed to breaking industry norms, we would love to hear from you.

The Position:

This is a seasonal, full-time position from late-September through mid-December 2023, and is primarily fieldwork, with a lesser component of office work. The position has potential for renewal for the 2024 breeding season (mid-April through mid-December 2024). Lodging is provided for the duration of the project and will change frequently based on survey locations on Maui. Fieldwork is an odd schedule, with two surveys per day – dusk & dawn. Dusk surveys start with arriving to a site 30 minutes prior to sunset, setting up and surveying from sunset for 3 hours, then packing up equipment and heading to lodging. Dawn surveys begin by arriving to site 30 minutes prior to survey, setting-up, and surveying for 2-3 hours ending at sunrise, then packing up and returning to lodging. Fieldwork will typically occur Sun evening through Fri mornings, but may be variable depending on available lodging, and may include overnight stays at a subsample of sites.

Duties may include:

·Conducting surveys to monitor and identify Hawaiian seabirds by sight and sound.

·Serving as Project Manager, Assistant Project Manager, and/or Lead monitor on projects.

·Performing surveys for ESA-listed Hawaiian seabirds.

·Performing high-quality, precise work using scientific protocols.

·Working together with staff and project stakeholders.

·Preparing technical summary reports and preparing/reviewing field data.

·Traveling for field projects, meetings, and/or training.         

·Working odd hours, including early mornings and late evenings in the field, as needed.

Who You Are:

You should have excellent communication, scientific writing, and field research skills. You must be comfortable working as part of a two-person team.

You must have:

·B.S. or M.S. degree in the following fields:

·        Wildlife Biology, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resources Management, or a similar course of study.

·1+ seasons of Hawaiian wildlife survey experience, preferably with sea and water birds.

·1-2+ seasons of avian survey experience

·Familiarity with state/federal environmental laws and regulations.

·Proficiency with Microsoft apps, data analysis, software, and tools.

·Strong organizational skills.

·Valid driver’s license and ability to travel to remote, rugged field locations.

·Must be able to pass a federal background check and be authorized to work in the U.S.

Our ideal match also has:

·Current or recent Hawaii residency

·One+ years project management experience.

·Previous field crew leadership experience.

·Experience writing proposals, budgets, and technical reports.

·Experience with Hawaiian fauna and flora species.

·Familiarity with Hawaiian culture, language, and environmental issues.

·First Aid and CPR certification.

Salary: $44,720 to $52,000 annual equivalent, paid biweekly, depending on experience.

What We Offer:

Our benefits and support help you rest easy and focus on the things that matter most.

·(For Hawaii Residents only) 100% Employer Paid Health, Dental, and Vision Premiums

·An outstanding work-life balance and a history to back it up

·Performance-based Bonuses

·Flexible Workspaces

Who We Are:

We are a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting firm founded in 1992, with expertise in:

·Biological surveys and assessments

·Environmental planning and compliance


·Threatened & endangered species

·Fish and wildlife management

·Wetlands and streams

·Habitat restoration design

·Permitting and mitigation plans.


To learn more about us, please visit If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to our team at [email protected].


We are immediately hiring for this position and will review applications as they are received.


We look forward to your ideas being part of our next great solution.


Hamer Environmental is an equal opportunity employer. Like in our environment, a healthy ecosystem is diverse. Success is an abundance of perspectives, backgrounds, geographies, and experiences. We encourage applications from people of color, all races, all genders, gender identities, all sexual orientations, LGBTQ+ individuals, all national origins, all religions, creeds, people with disabilities, people of all marital statuses, veterans, and people of all ages. Hawaii residents are strongly encouraged to apply.