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MARINE 30X30 PLANNER – ID# 18604.  Social Science Research Institute.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) and the Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), 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:  $4,000-$4,750/Mon.  DUTIES:  Facilitates meetings with State and County agencies, scientific community, non-governmental organizations, fishers, ocean users, and community members to outline marine managed area designs related to Hawai‘i’s Marine 30x30 Initiative. Develops scoping strategies to engage stakeholders in the development of action plans. Evaluates the Hawai‘i Marine 30x30 Initiative and its components, such as marine managed areas, fisheries regulations, enforcement, outreach and monitoring and communicates results.  PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Communication, Social Science, Planning, Public Policy, Justice Administration, Natural Sciences, or related field. (Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Natural Sciences, Social Science, Planning, or a related field and an additional one (1) year of related work experience may substitute for a Master’s Degree).  EXPERIENCE:  Three to five (3-5) years of work experience in planning, facilitation, communication, or other relevant field. Experience must show ability to respect and facilitate varying perspectives. Experience must also include an advising role for planning concepts and methods, providing technical information and analyses for the formation and programming of plans; and formulation and presentation of plans and policy recommendations including alternatives and their consequences.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Working knowledge of workshop and meeting logistics planning. Effective communicator who can guide people through a process by staying neutral, encouraging open communication, being an active listener, and ensuring objectives are met. Ability to speak and write clearly, including the ability to analyze and clearly explain data, plans and policies, draft proposals, and draft reports requiring minimal review and editing.  Ability to plan and facilitate small and large group meetings. 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. Demonstrated proficiency with highly detailed work.  Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced, flexible environment without intensive supervision.  Proficiency with the Microsoft Office package; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  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 travel to the neighbor islands (including using car rentals) for meetings at short notice as needed (up to fifteen (15) percent 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:  Familiar with Hawai‘i’s fishing rules and regulations. Knowledge of marine management area and reef resiliency principals. Knowledge of marine spatial modeling tools, such as Marxan.  Understanding of the resource management landscape of Hawai‘i.  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
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  • Position Type

    Full Time
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