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MARINE 30X30 PROGRAM PLANNING ASSOCIATE – ID# 19283.  Social Science Research Institute.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI).  Primary work location will be at the Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) 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:  $3,750-$3,917/Mon. 

DUTIES:  Develops long-range plans for marine managed areas.  Interprets and applies applicable State and county rules and regulations.  Conducts extensive research in specific or general project areas.  Collects a variety of data and prepares reports and maps.  Identifies problems, issues, and opportunities in particular marine managed areas that could be mitigated through better planning.  Researches recommendations selected by the Marine 30x30 Planner or DAR.  Recommends research priorities, schedules, and potential funding sources.  Coordinates meeting logistics for the Marine 30x30 Planner with State and county agencies, scientific community, non-governmental organizations, fishers, ocean users, and community members related to Hawai‘i’s Marine 30x30 Initiative.  Coordinates community review of management plans.  Provides information to the public regarding the Marine 30x30 Initiative.  Networks and collaborates with individuals to write up plans and make recommendations to DAR.  Compiles data and reports relating to marine managed areas in Hawai‘i.  Writes and presents working papers, fact sheets, formal and technical reports, and other materials.  Assists with the implementation of the Marine 30x30 strategic communication and media plans.  Attends off-campus meetings and workshops around Oahu and on the neighbor islands. 

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Communication, English, Planning, Public Policy, Natural Sciences, or related field. 

EXPERIENCE:  Two to four (2-4) years of work experience in planning, writing, communication, or other relevant field.  Experience must show documentation of technical writing, such as planning documents, environmental assessments, or similar materials. 

ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Working knowledge of workshop and meeting logistics planning.  Knowledge of principles and practices of research and data collection.  Knowledge of effective writing techniques.  Ability to speak and write clearly, including the ability to analyze and clearly explain data, plans and policies, and draft reports requiring minimal review and editing.  Ability to review plans and apply provisions of State and county rules to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field condition.  Ability to work independently or as part of a team and with diverse user groups cultures and personalities.  Ability to respect varying perspectives and be a positive team player.  Ability to remain calm and be flexible with changing aspects and needs of job while effectively meeting deadlines.  Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously.  Ability to perform job duties under limited supervision.  Demonstrated proficiency with highly detailed work.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Ability to travel to the neighbor islands (including using car rentals) for meetings at short notice as needed. Ability to attend evening and weekend meetings.  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.  

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 principles.  Understanding of the resource management landscape of Hawai‘i.  Ability to plan and facilitate small and large group meetings. 

INQUIRIES:  Kira Yamashita 956-3908 (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:  June 26, 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

    June 6, 2019
  • Closing Date

    June 26, 2019
  • Organization

  • Location

    Hawai‘i Coral Reef Initiative, Honolulu
  • Position Type

    Full Time
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