EMWP FIELD ASSISTANT – ID# 19113

Mar 06 2019
Category: Environmental
Job Description

EMWP FIELD ASSISTANT – ID# 19113. 

 

Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), East Maui Watershed Partnership (EMWP), located in Makawao, Maui, 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 RANGE:  $2,509-$3,592/Mon. 

 

DUTIES:  Assists in monitoring the native ecosystem, controlling feral animal populations, building and maintaining fence lines, controlling alien plant invasions using mechanical and chemical means, and performing other duties as assigned.  Maps invasive species locations, current and proposed fence lines, and feral animal activity. Records control work and pesticide usage, and assists in public relations activities. Follows equipment use, pesticide use, and invasive species prevention protocols. Loads, unloads, aims, and shoots handguns, shotguns, rifles and other RCUH-authorized firearms from a variety of body positions in authorized project-related research or wildlife control programs. 

 

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  High School Diploma or G.E.D equivalent.  EXPERIENCE:  Up to one (0-1) year of experience in work related to research (feral animal and alien plant control) or agriculture with a land management agency or company.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of native Hawaiian flora and fauna and threats from alien species. Ability to operate power tools. Ability to communicate orally and in writing and to comprehend complex verbal and written instructions. 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 with manual transmission. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate prior to use of firearms on the job (whichever comes first) and maintain certification throughout duration of employment. Must be able to pass state and federal criminal history/record background check at initial hire, at change of job requiring use of firearms and annually, which legally enables possession and use of firearms and ammunition throughout duration of employment. Must obtain and maintain National Rifle Association or National Park Service firearms training (or other comparable training) and State of Hawai‘i/DLNR Hunter Education Training Program firearms certification. As a condition of employment, all certifications must be obtained and maintained as specified by the certifying agency or as required by state and federal laws. Failure to pass the firearms qualification requirements may be grounds for disqualification of part or all of the job duties. Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety (A100) course within twelve (12) months from date of hire.  Must be able to complete rappelling training within twelve (12) months from date of hire. Must be able to complete basic chainsaw safety course within twelve (12) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment.  Must be able to complete CTAHR Pesticide Coursework within twelve (12) months from date of hire. Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals.  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to hike and camp in remote areas and rugged terrain under inclement weather conditions, up to five (5) consecutive days. Able to backpack, lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted. Must be able to backpack 12 miles over rough terrain or on thick and unmarked trail conditions with loads up to 50 pounds. Fieldwork may involve elevation changes up to 4,500 feet in a day. Must not be acrophobic (afraid of heights). 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:  Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college in Natural Sciences. Fieldwork experience with emphasis on feral animal and alien plant control with a land management agency. Previous fence building or construction experience. Familiarity with computers and data entry.  Use of herbicides to control weedy vegetation in a forest environment. 

 

INQUIRIES:  Daniel Eisenberg 573-6999 (Maui).  

 

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 rcuh_employment@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872. 

 

CLOSING DATE:  March 26, 2019. 

 

RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University ofHawai‘i.

 

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