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Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit.  Regular, Part-Time or Full-Time (50-100% FTE), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Natural Resources/Ecosystem Restoration (NR/ER) Plan Implementation, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), Oahu Branch, on the Island of Oahu. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 

MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $1,285.50/Mon. (@ 50% FTE) to $2,571/Mon. (@ 100% FTE). 

DUTIES:  Coordinates a propagation program for rare and endangered plants for out-planting in native ecosystems on the Island of Oahu.  Target species will be Oahu native plants.  Participates in all aspects of propagation and cultivation of plants, oversees technicians and volunteers, writes reports, and assists with monitoring out-planted stock as needed.  Utilizes knowledge and skills to assure the safe propagation of the rare and endangered plants. Participates in greenhouse operations and field site development in collaboration with Oahu DOFAW. 

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Horticulture, Botany, Agriculture or related field.  EXPERIENCE:  At least two (2) years of experience in plant propagation techniques in landscaping, nursery, or greenhouse management industry.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of principles of plant propagation, irrigation design and construction, pest identification and control (integrated pest management), safe application of pesticides and their regulation, and fertilizer application. Knowledge of classification of native Hawaiian plants, botanical nomenclature, and terminology.  Good working knowledge of computers, word-processing and databases. Must have thorough knowledge of greenhouse and horticultural procedures and methods. Knowledge and understanding of basic plumbing and irrigation tools, methods and hardware. Ability to apply pesticides safely. Ability to enter data in online database. Skilled in the use of gardening equipment, including horticultural methods.  Strong organizational and record-keeping skills. Ability to prepare and write reports.   Ability to report field and laboratory results. 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. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to complete the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) pesticide safety course within twelve (12) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals.  Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course (100) within twelve (12) months of hire.  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).  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Physically able and willing to carry out organized field work under rigorous physical conditions. Able to work in warm indoor environments for extended periods of time. Considerable amounts of bending, stooping, crouching, standing for long periods, and hiking in cold, wet, rough and uneven terrain. Ability to lift loads up to 50 pounds unassisted is required. 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 plant species and ecosystems occurring on Oahu. Experience in propagation and cultivation of rare Hawaiian plant species.     Familiar with mobile electronic data collection methods (smart phones, tablets etc.). 

INQUIRIES:  Michelle Miyata 956-9512 (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:  March 18, 2019. 

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

    February 12, 2019
  • Closing Date

    March 18, 2019
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  • Position Type

    Full Time
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