Mar 01 2023
Category: Environmental
Job Description



CLOSING DATE:  March 28, 2023.


INQUIRIES:  Joan Yoshioka 985-6087 (Hawai‘i). 


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


(4) Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (HAVO), located on the Island of 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:  $3,100/Mon. 


DUTIES:  Inspects, repairs, and constructs feral ungulate control fences.  Drives to access field sites and occasionally travels to Hilo to make purchases. Will work in and around helicopters. Controls alien plants manually or with herbicides.  Monitors pig activity transects and alien plant transects.  Records field data on control and monitoring projects.  May assist in native plant restoration and endangered sea turtle, Nene, or petrel restoration programs, as assigned. 




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


Up to one (0-1) year of experience in alien plant or weed control, or fence construction.


Knowledge of native and alien Hawaiian flora.  Knowledge of herbicide mixing, use, and safety.


Ability to use a compass and map. 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. Post Offer/Employment Condition:  Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals.  Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course (A100) within twelve (12) months from date of hire. If selected for use of chainsaws, must submit chainsaw training certification to PCSU prior to activity.


Ability to hike and camp in remote areas and rugged terrain under inclement weather conditions for up to five (5) consecutive days.  Ability to backpack, lift, and carry up to forty (40) pounds unassisted.


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.).  



Previous experience controlling feral ungulates and alien plants with a land management agency.  Previous fence building experience.  Previous experience supervising or leading projects.


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 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.