Job & Partnership Opportunities

Job & Partnership Opportunities

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If you’re passionate about protecting Hawaiʻi’s natural and cultural resources, consider a position or partnership role with the Division of Forestry and Wildlife. There are several pathways to do this, described below. DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer. For more information see our Civil Rights statement.

Wondering what kind of people work for or with the Division of Forestry & Wildlife? Check out our videos with Forestry & Wildlife staff talking about how they got into this field and what it means to them to be able to give back to Hawaiʻi’s natural and cultural resources.

Jobs at the Department of Land and Natural Resources

View current openings for civil service, non-civil service, and other opportunities at the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Human Resources Development website Careers page. You may also find opportunities specific to the Department of Land and Natural Resources at the DLNR Jobs page.

Current openings


  • Natural Resource Management Specialist (Invasive Species Coordinator): The purpose of this position is to coordinate the Division’s invasive species program including the administration of the Hawaii Invasive Species Council.This position is in the Watershed Protection & Management Section with responsibilities to organize and implement statewide programs to protect Hawaii’s forests and terrestrial ecosystems from alien species of plants, animals, and microorganisms. This position supports the Hawaii Invasive Species Council (HISC), a cabinet-level, multi-agency body that addresses invasive species issues affecting natural resources, agriculture, human health, tourism and economy, and way of life in Hawaii. The HISC program is administered by DOFAW which coordinates meetings, develops strategic plans, and manages a budget of over $5,000,000. In addition, the position develops testimony and legislation relating to invasive species for the Department. The position also works closely with the other State, Federal, and private organizations, and individuals to coordinate invasive species programs and improve biosecurity for the State of Hawaii. Finally, the position provides technical expertise on invasive species and biosecurity to the Department, partners, and the public. To learn more, download the position description or view the posting and apply at the Department of Human Resources Development website.  For questions, contact Rob Hauff, DOFAW Protection Forester


Positions with other conservation entities

The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife works with a large number of  conservation groups in Hawaiʻi, such as the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaiʻi, non-profits, or others. The Division of Forestry and Wildlife is part of the Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance, which manages an opportunities website called Conservation Connections.

Hawaiʻi Youth Conservation Corps and opportunities with KUPU

The Division of Forestry and Wildlife offers periodic opportunities for Americorps members through various programs, such as the Hawaiʻi Youth Conservation Corps and the Conservation Leadership Development Program, managed by KUPU. We aim to provide opportunities across the breadth of our program areas, including wildlife, forestry, native ecosystem protection, invertebrate conservation, education and outreach, Geographic Information Systems, and more. For current opportunities, you can contact our office or visit the KUPU website.

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KUPU members and partners at a DLNR DOFAW worksite