Jun 22 2019
Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii |Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam|Full Time
Category: Environmental
Job Description



Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), performing project tasks on land controlled by the U.S. Navy, located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam (JBPH-H), on the island of Oahu. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.


MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:$2,571-$4,200/Mon.


DUTIES: Performs office and fieldwork as part of the JBPH-H Natural Resources team. Assists with adaptive management by providing regular updates on: monitoring results and trends in protected species population status; reportable events such as injured protected wildlife or nests; observations about progress and effectiveness of ongoing management actions; observations about issues and violations regarding the conservation law enforcement program; and identification of emergent needs. Conducts regular field monitoring for protected species (waterbirds, shorebirds, raptors, and marine species). Drives project vehicles to access field sites. Conducts in-water surveys using boat and snorkel equipment. Participates in a variety of projects to support Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) execution. This includes targeted surveys of protected species on base, wetland restoration efforts (to include organizing and running volunteer effort for restoration work), and invasive species monitoring and trapping (specifically Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) eradication efforts and Brown Tree Snake (BTS) trapping and monitoring). Conducts insect surveys and stream assessments. Assists in writing and consolidation of standard operating procedures and protocols for surveys, monitoring, and response efforts. Functions as a subject matter expert for the Natural Resources (NR) program to assist with environmental project reviews and general questions about the NR program. Responds to reports of injured wildlife, which may potentially be outside of core working hours. Maintains NR database and ensures that all data collected is incorporated in a timely manner. Produces reports, spreadsheets, tables, and graphs with collected data to support the NR Program.


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Biological Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Biology, or a related field. EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of work experience in or related to managing natural resources. Experience needs to be documented well and acquired under the employment of an academic institution, governmental agency, private company, or non-profit organization in the appropriate field. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Basic knowledge of the natural history of native Hawaiian wildlife. Basic familiarity with native Hawaiian ecosystems, plants, and wildlife. Familiarity with techniques used to inventory and monitor wildlife and other natural resource assets. Ability to work well in a team setting and independently on tasks. Ability to maintain a positive, professional attitude in support of a productive work environment. Must have good oral and written communication skills. Ability to take good field notes and record biological data with a global positioning system (GPS). Ability to collect, organize, and manage a variety of field data. Ability to analyze data and present findings and recommendations formatted in a written report. Ability to use word-processing, database, and spreadsheet programs. 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. Post Offer/Employment Condition:Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. Must be able to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance for employment as a Navy contractor. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to unclassified information. 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 complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Able and willing to conduct work under strenuous outdoor conditions (e.g. extreme weather, thick brush, steep terrain) on a secured military base. Must be able to swim and snorkel. 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.).


SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Education in and experience with programs managing protected species and ecosystems on Navy lands in Hawai‘i, especially JBPH-H. Knowledge of the life history of protected species at JBPH-H. Ability to use a Global Information System (GIS). Knowledge of Department of the Navy natural resources programs in general, and the policy and organizational contexts within which they are managed.


INQUIRIES: Ashley Dunn 471-0378 (Oahu).


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: July 5, 2019.


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