Feb 01 2019
Category: Environmental
Job Description



DUTIES:  A primary goal is to ensure that the military mission is accomplished & that training opportunities are realized to the fullest extent possible in a manner consistent with Federal, State, & Army environmental quality policies.  Work must be done in accordance with applicable Army, Federal, & State regulations & laws, especially regarding endangered species, safety & health, & pesticides. Implements ungulate management in the field including, but not limited to inspection, maintenance & repair of existing fences, fence line route determination, & quality control of contracted fence projects.  Performs ungulate surveys & control work, logistical coord. for fencing &, when possible, hunting operations.  Educates staff with regard to ungulate monitoring & control & complies with all safety policies & procedures. Implements office & field work designed & planned by the Natural Resource Management staff & Ungulate Program/Elepaio Stabilization Coordinator (UPESC).  Assists UPESC with updates to ungulate management plans, assisting in scheduling, planning, logistics, & documenting day-to-day field work; recording & analyzing field data using computer aided programs, database management & quality assurance & quality control.  Supports Natural Resource Management supervisors in project reviews including written & oral reports, supports supervisors with coord. of programs with agency partners, public outreach & education, & with coord. with volunteer hunters.  Works in areas with Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) with professional Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) supervision.  Loads, unloads, aims, & fires handguns, shotguns, rifles & other RCUH-authorized firearms from a variety of body positions in authorized project-related research or wildlife control programs.  

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bach’s Degree from an accredited 4 yr. college or univ. in Bio Sci’s, Natural Resource Management, Geog, or HI Studies with basic, or related, biological or Natural Resource Management courses.  EXPERIENCE:  2-4 yrs of exp. in ungulate management.  Must include relevant ungulate control methods (e.g. ground hunting with dog/knife or firearms, snaring, live traps, conibear traps), & fence maintenance/construction methods (e.g. hogwire, panels, h-brace assembly, skirting, gate, & crossing styles).  All exp. should be well doc’d & a list of appropriate cert’s submitted.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Proficient at ungulate monitoring methods (e.g. aerial line transects, ground line transects, capture-recapture, dung counts, track counts, telemetry, etc.).  Strong working knowl. of fence construction techn’s & materials.  Knowl. of safe firearms use & handling procedures.  knowl. of ungulate (e.g. pig & goat) biology & ecology.  Knowl.edge of safety related policies & procedures to assess & reduce hazards & risks.  Gen. knowl. & exp. with community concerns relating to ungulate control.  All knowl. should be well documented. Able to use altimeter, compass, & maps to navigate in field.  Functional proficiency in using a GPS device for navigation & data collection.  Proficient ability to use MS based word processing, biological databases, & spreadsheet programs.   Meticulous, detail-oriented, skilled at prioritizing workload, making sound planning & logistical decisions, & completing assigned projects in a timely manner.  Adv.-level judgment & problem solving skills req. to perform moderate to complex assignments, projects, etc. on a regular basis. Skilled in use of firearms for ungulate control.  General ability to identify endangered plants in the field.  Ability to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to produce maps & analyze data.  Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a post-offer DoD security check for employment as an Army contractor & maintain throughout duration of employment.  Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation & must meet eligibility reqs. for access to unclassified information.  Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR or be able to obtain & maintain the certificate prior to use of firearms on the job (whichever comes first) & maintain certification throughout duration of employment. Must be able to pass state & federal criminal history/record background check at initial hire, at change of job requiring use of firearms & annually, which legally enables possession & use of firearms & ammunition throughout duration of employment. Must obtain & maintain National Rifle Association or National Park Service firearms training (or other comparable training) & State of Hawai‘i/DLNR Hunter Education Training Program firearms certification. As a condition of employment, all certifications must be obtained & maintained as specified by the certifying agency or as req. by state & federal laws. Failure to pass the firearms qual reqs. may be grounds for disqualification of part or all of the job duties.  Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course (A100) within twelve (12) months from date of hire & maintain throughout duration of employment.  Must be able to obtain & maintain State of Hawai‘i Certification for Application of Restricted Use Pesticides within six (6) months from date of hire & 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 chainsaw training within twelve (12) months of from date of hire.  Must pass 4-wheel drive evaluation for automatic transmission in all terrain/off road conditions within six (6) months from date of hire.  Must complete UXO training within six (6) months from date of hire as job duties will req. work in UXO areas. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Able & willing to conduct work under strenuous outdoor conditions (e.g. extreme weather, thick brush, steep terrain).  Able to hike up to ten (10) miles per day, backpack with up to fifty (50) pounds of weight unassisted, & camp in remote areas & rugged terrain one to two (1-2) times a month for three to four (3-4) days at a time. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies & procedures &, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's &/or business entity's policies & procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies &/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws &/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil &/or criminal penalties, etc.).  

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  nowl. of Department of the Army natural resources programs in general & the policy, organizational contexts within which they are managed, especially safety & logistical reqs. necessary to plan field operations around Army training schedules.  exp. with vegetation management including chainsaws, weed whackers & herbicide use.  knowl. of Fed, State, & local environ. laws & hunting reg’s.  Education & exp. in programs managing rare & endangered species & ecosystems on Army lands in Hawai‘i.  Expertise in taxonomical knowl. of Hawaiian flora (native & non-native).  Previous exp. leading a field crew to conduct natural resource management work. Prior exp. with biological resources in Hawai‘i. Previous ungulate management exp. in Hawai‘i.   

INQUIRIES:  Matthew Burt 294-4196 (Oahu).  

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com & click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) 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 & the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuh_employment@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process &/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.

CLOSING DATE:  March 2, 2019. 

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