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Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences (PEPS), located on Oahu, 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:  $2,667/Mon. 

DUTIES:  Works closely with Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) Survey Incident Command to produce and implement the CRB Survey Action Plan, prepare quarterly and annual reports, and to perform project scoping and refinement. Analyzes and evaluates CRB project performance. Responsible for entering, managing, summarizing and analyzing all CRB Survey spatial (Geographic Information System (GIS) and tabular databases. Uses GIS to produce map products to evaluate and facilitate fieldwork. Trains and supervises field staff and new employees in data entry and to complete necessary office work. May occasionally assist Field Supervisor with training and/or leading of up to six (6) field staff in field activities. Provides computer technical support for field crew. Participates in the eradication and control of CRB in natural, urban, and suburban areas. 

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Geography, Natural Sciences or related field with at least one (1) year of coursework in GIS applications (At least one (1) year of professional experience performing related duties may substitute for course work in GIS applications).  EXPERIENCE:  Six (6) months to one (1) year of experience in database and GIS management. Experience needs to be documented and acquired under the employment of an academic institution, government agency, private company, non-profit organization in the appropriate field and can include internships and accredited volunteer work.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge and experience in utilizing tabular and spatial databases and GPS units for program management. Knowledge of Hawaiian biota and threats from incipient alien plant and animal invasions in Hawai‘i. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Access, Trimble/Garmin Global Positioning Systems and ArcView GIS, ArcGIS, ARC/INFO software. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. Ability to interpret maps and aerial photographs. Demonstrated ability to summarize, analyze and develop written reports on results of research. 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. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must obtain credentials to access military facilities, which includes having a federal background check performed, within three (3) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must possess the American Red Cross 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).  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to backpack, lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted, and not suffer from acrophobia (fear of heights). Ability to hike and camp in remote areas and rugged terrain under inclement weather conditions, for up to five (5) consecutive days. 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:  Knowledge of spatial analysis, GIS, graphic representation, computer modeling, and use of relational databases. Individuals with botanical skills and invasive species management in Hawai‘i experience are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience in scientific writing and statistical analysis. 

INQUIRIES:  Michael Melzer 956-7887 (Oahu). 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and 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 and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872. 

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

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


  • Posted On

    August 3, 2018
  • Closing Date

    August 15, 2018
  • Organization

    Conservation Connections Job Manager
  • Location

    College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences (PEPS)
  • Position Type

    Full Time
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