Oct 31 2023
Category: Environmental
Job Description




CLOSING DATE:  November 14, 2023.

INQUIRIES:  Michael Waring 808-518-5960 (Kauai). 

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


Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with thePacificCooperativeStudiesUnit(PCSU),lo​catedinLihue, Hawai‘i.Continuationofemploymentisdepen​dentupon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 




DUTIES:  Assists with developing and implementing public outreach and education activities to raise public awareness about trail safety and hiking awareness/ethics, and generates support for the project’s efforts. Assists with developing and delivering presentations to community and school groups and drives to attend public events. Creates relevant content for social media posts. Coordinates and leads volunteer events and workshops and communicates and works with partner organizations and communities in joint outreach efforts. Coordinates all DLNR volunteer and intern facilitation, organization, and service trip implementation including overseeing up to thirty (30) volunteers. Assists in the preparation of reports, and prepares publications, press releases, and other public outreach documents. Obtains information on trails and land access and ensures information is filed in the project records/database. Must be willing to routinely work irregular hours, evenings, and weekends. 





Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university. (Associate’s Degree in an education,outreachornaturalresourcefielda​ndtwo (2) years of professional experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree.).


One to three (1-3) years of experience working in a publicoutreach,education, volunteer coordination orresourcemanagement program aimed at the protection/restoration of Hawai‘i’s ecosystems or culture.


Knowledge of Hawaiian biota and threats from incipient alien plant and animal invasions in Hawai‘i. Knowledge of basic methods of trail maintenance in Hawai’i. Knowledge of volunteer management. Knowledge of common social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).


Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. Proficient in word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet applications (MS Office, Google Suite, etc.), internet use,andhaveanaptitudetolearnvariouspublis​hing tools and software applications. Good organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and accurately with high degree of independence. Must possessavaliddriver’slicense(andifuseof​personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-FaultDriver’sInsurance)andmaintainth​roughout thedurationofemployment.Mustbeabletodrive​a 4-wheeldrivevehiclewithautomatictransmiss​ion. Ability to work on weekends, attend public events, and camp overnight occasionally. Post Offer/Employment Conditions:Must be able to passapostoffercriminalbackgroundcheck.Mus​tbe able to complete basic First Aid/CPR training within three (3) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals. Must be able to complete the UH Information Security Awareness Training (ISAT) within two (2) weeks from date of hire, and re-certify every twelve (12) months. 


Must be able to carry at least 40 pounds unassisted. Must be able to hike long distances (>1 mile) over rugged terrain in sometimes rainy, cold, and muddy 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.). 




Familiar with biological principles and resources pertaining to Hawaiian ecosystems and alien/invasive species. Knowledge of Hawaiian language and cultural practices. Knowledge of trails within a Hawaiian cultural context. Experience working in an office to support and promote biological field activities. Experience in education, marketing, design, or related field. Experience and knowledgeofArcGISorothermapping/datasoftw​are.Knowledgeofsocialmarketing principles.At least one (1) year of manual labor or semi-skilled work experience, that includes three (3) months of natural resource management activities.


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)956-7262. Please visit​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 of Hawai‘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.