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Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Nāpu’u Natural Resources Management (NNRM): Habitat Conservation Plan for Game Management in Pu’u Wa’awa’a and Pu’u Anahulu, located on the island of Hawai’i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.




DUTIES: Participates in a wide variety of activities associated with the NNRM and the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) at the Pu’u Wa’awa’a State Forest Reserve (PWW) and Pu’u Anahulu Game Management Area (PGMA). Assists in constructing and maintaining fence lines, monitors and controls non-native ungulates (feral pigs, sheep, and goats) through game drives, and controls non-native plants through chemical and mechanical means. Implements restoration and reforestation projects in tropical dry and mixed mesic forests, this includes but is not limited to, seed collection and processing, propagation, outplanting, and monitoring of native species within restoration areas. Travels via helicopter to access field sites when necessary. Collects technical field data. Assists with coordinating volunteers and interns, and works with other field technicians to conduct resource management work. Adapts to changing plans and communicates observations and ideas to supervisors to help develop solutions to new and on-going challenges faced in implementing project goals. Work schedule may vary but is typically four (4), ten (10)-hour days but must be willing to work occasional weekends or five (5)-day workweeks.


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of field experience working in natural resource management or a closely related field in Hawai‘i. (At least one (1) year of college level coursework from an accredited college or university in a related discipline (e.g., Biology, Zoology, or related Natural Science) may substitute for the experience requirement.). ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge of native Hawaiian flora and fauna and threats from alien species. Working knowledge of natural resource management practices. Ability to use compasses, maps, and GPS hand-held units to navigate in remote areas. Ability to take detailed field notes and collect data. Good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to safely apply pesticides. Ability to construct, maintain, and repair ungulate exclusion fences. Ability to use power tools. Ability to lead volunteers and to coordinate field projects and data collection. 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 possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course within six (6) months from date of hire.  Must be able to complete pesticide safety course within twelve (12) months from date of hire. 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 chainsaw training within twelve (12) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift and carry up to 60 pounds on irregular, unmarked terrain, often under adverse physical conditions in remote areas. Must be able to hike with a backpack up to twelve (12) miles over rough terrain, through thick vegetation, or unmarked trails, and camp in remote areas under inclement and climatically extreme 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: Experience in identification of and knowledge of threatened and endangered Hawaiian dry forest plant and bird species. Experience with use of Global Information Systems (GIS). Experience with creating and maintaining fire fuel breaks. Familiarity with PWW and PGMA.


INQUIRIES: Kealakai Knoche 933-8807 (Hawai‘i).


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: September 28, 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

    August 20, 2019
  • Closing Date

    September 28, 2019
  • Organization

  • Location

    Hilo, Hawaii
  • Position Type

    Full Time
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