Field Worker Lanai

Sep 19 2023
Pono Pacific |Lanai City|Full Time, $18.00 / hour
Job Description

Conservation Field Worker I (Lanai) 


Pono Pacific Land Management, LLC was founded with a vision of helping Hawai‘i’s conservation agencies and landowners. Since 2000, we have been providing specialized services to a wide variety of clients in almost every ecosystem in Hawaiʻi, primarily including: 

  • Native habitat restoration and landscape maintenance 
  • Invasive species eradication 
  • Ungulate-proof/predator-proof fence construction 
  • Predator and ungulate control 
  • Trail construction & maintenance  

We are currently seeking applicants for the Field Worker I position. A Field Worker I carries out general conservation field work under close supervision by a Field Supervisor and/or Project Manager. The ideal candidate will have a flexible schedule similar to an “on-call” availability. An ideal candidate will also exhibit the values that steer our organization: character, humility, ʻohana (family/community-mindedness), service, excellence, and nobility. A Field Worker I will act in the best interest of the company, act in the best interest of other employees, and act in a fair, safe, effective, and legal manner. 




  • Fully vaccinated for COVID 19 
  • Valid driver's license and a clean driving record 
  • Reliable vehicle or other reliable form of transportation 
  • Ability to read, write, and understand (English) equipment and product labels for safety 
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn 
  • Follow directions while working in small groups or independently 
  • Maintain excellent attendance and punctuality 
  • Maintain excellent communication, verbal and written (English) 
  • Willing and able to perform physically challenging work in harsh conditions for 8-10 hours a day 
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds 
  • Ability to pass a background check and/or gain military base access clearance 
  • Ability to camp in remote areas for multiple days at a time and/or travel occasionally 



  • Fence installation experience  
  • Tree felling experience 
  • Familiarity operating power tools such as chainsaws, weed trimmers, etc. 
  • Familiarity with both native and invasive species identification 
  • Interest in preserving Hawaiʻi’s native plants, animals, and ecosystems 
  • State of Hawaiʻi Pesticide Applicator license 
  • Experience operating/working with machinery (excavator, skid steer, etc.) 
  • Helicopter experience (passenger and sling loading) 



  • Full time (30-40 hours per week, largely dependent upon weather and projects). This position requires a flexible schedule. Needs the ability to work 1-2+ weeks at a time, and be down from work for similar times. 



  • Depends on experience/qualifications and project (minimum starting: $18 per hour) 


Although our work can be demanding, it is both very unique and very rewarding. To apply, please email, pono[email protected], with your current cover letter and resume.