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MAKAI WATCH ASSOCIATE – ID# 18603.  Social Science Research Institute.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) and the Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement (DOCARE), Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) located in Honolulu, 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:  $2,957-$3,434/Mon.  DUTIES:  Provides research, training and outreach support and assistance related to the Makai Watch and Community Based Fishing Area (CBFA) programs and DLNR rules and regulations. Assists DOCARE and Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) with outreach events to engage and build relations with communities. Provides condensed and compiled training materials for identified areas. Compiles and summarizes enforcement statistics for presentations during island Branch report-outs. Prepares progress and final reports. Performs in-water activities and DLNR ride-along, when assigned. Performs other duties as assigned.  PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Natural Resource Management, Natural Resources, Planning, Public Policy, Justice Administration or related field.  (Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college in Natural Resources Management, Natural Resources, Planning, or Public Policy and at least two (2) additional years of relevant work experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management, Natural Resources, Planning, Public Policy, Justice Administration or related.)  EXPERIENCE:  At least two (2) years of experience in planning, conservation, community development, resource management, or other related field, with experience working with a variety of stakeholders in Hawai‘i, including communities and government agencies.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Understanding of the resource management landscape of Hawai‘i. Basic understanding of rules and policies pertinent to personnel safety, fiscal, and operational matters. Ability to speak and write clearly, including the ability to analyze and clearly explain data, draft proposals, and draft reports.  Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced, flexible environment without intensive supervision.  Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Ability to be a positive team player.  Ability to remain calm under pressure while effectively meeting deadlines and ability to be flexible with changing aspects and needs of job.  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.  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to snorkel and swim in nearshore water. Ability to travel to the neighbor islands (including car rentals) for meetings at short notice as needed (possibly 15% of time). 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 current trends and strategies in conservation enforcement and community-based resource management. Knowledge of natural and cultural resources regulations.  INQUIRIES:  Charissa Minato 277-4710 (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) 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 If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.  CLOSING DATE:  December 12, 2018. 

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


  • Posted On

    December 6, 2018
  • Closing Date

    December 12, 2018
  • Organization

  • Location

    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Position Type

    Full Time
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