Position Available – Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project: Field Assistant

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 in Announcements, Main

Apply Here by September 30th

Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project (MKFRP), located on the Island of Hawaii.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,730-$2,684/Mon. 

DUTIES:  Participates in a variety of activities associated the Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project (MKFRP) and the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) primarily on Mauna Kea including Puu Mali and Kaohe Restoration Sites, Kaohe Game Management Area, and Mauna Kea Forest Reserve.  Monitors and controls non-native predators, alien plants, and feral ungulates. Conducts restoration of dryland forest including seed collection and processing, propagation, outplanting, and monitoring of native species at restoration areas.  Collects and analyzes technical field data, and assists with report writing. Assists with coordinating volunteers and interns, and works with other field technicians to conduct resource management work.  Adapts to changing plans, makes wise decisions as new circumstances arise, and communicates observations and ideas to supervisors to develop solutions to on-going and new challenges to accomplishing project goals. 

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.  EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year field experience working in natural resource management or closely related field in Hawaii (one (1) year of college level coursework from an accredited college or university in a related discipline (i.e., Biology, Zoology, or related Natural Science) may substitute for the experience requirement).  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of native Hawaiian flora and fauna and threats from alien species.  Working knowledge of the principles of ecology, wildlife biology, and restoration.  Working knowledge of safe use of firearms and herbicide application. Ability to use compass, map, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) hand-held units to navigate remote areas. Ability to take detailed field notes and develop systems for data collection.  Ability to input field data into a computer, analyze field data using database and spreadsheet programs and prepare draft reports.  Good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to safely apply herbicides.  Ability to construct, maintain, and repair ungulate exclusion fences.  Ability to hunt feral animals using firearms, traps, and dogs.  Ability to lead volunteers and to coordinate field projects and data collection.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain throughout duration of employment. Post Offer/Employment Conditions:  Must possess certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment). Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. Must be able to obtain and maintain a State of Hawaii Hunting License and National Park Service or National Rifle Association federal arms certification within twelve (12) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment.  Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course within six (6) months of hire.   PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to work at 5,000 to 8,000 feet. 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 Hawaii’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:  Experience in identification of native Hawaiian plants and non-native plants. Experience in using radio-telemetry, GPS, Global Information Systems (GIS).  Knowledge of endangered species in Hawaii. 

INQUIRIES:  Jackson Bauer 974-4228 (Hawaii). 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” 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. Hawaii 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 rcuhhr@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.

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