University of Hawai‘i NEOGOV: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu and Search 83770
Location Honolulu, HI; Job Type Full-Time Permanent; Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Management, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa; Job Number 2020-00443; Position Number: 83770
Assistant Extension Specialist in Restoration and Conservation of Hawaiian Ecosystems
Date Posted: April 2, 2020 (re-posted April 28); Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins June 5, 2020
11 Month; Tenure Track: Tenure; Full Time/Part Time: Full Time; Permanent
Other Conditions: To begin August 1, 2020, for best consideration, all application materials should be received by June 5, 2020.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide extension leadership in restoration and conservation of native ecosystems and natural resources in Hawai'i across federal, state and local non-profit organizations.
2. Develop and coordinate a nationally recognized statewide extension program focused on best practices and new technologies in restoration and conservation with a broad range of constituents including other extension and research faculty, research scientists, natural resource management professionals and agencies, and the general public.
3. Develop extension materials, training modules, and decision support tools for restoration and conservation of native Hawaiian ecosystems.
4. Provide science-based best management practices for natural resource management on military-managed and other lands.
5. Work with diverse constituents to create venues for effective communication, collaboration and information exchange.
6. Obtain internal and external grant funding to support research and extension programs and projects.
7. Utilize the science of restoration ecology and conservation biology to identify activities for ecological restoration and biological conservation of Hawaiian terrestrial ecosystems.
8. Measure impacts of restoration and conservation activities on natural and cultural resources on military-managed and other lands throughout Hawai'i.
9. Develop best management practices and sustainable strategies to restore and protect native ecosystems and rare species.
10. Apply culturally-grounded natural resource management approaches in Hawai'i.
1. A Master's degree in an academic field emphasizing restoration ecology, conservation biology, bio-cultural resource management, ahupua'a management, natural resource management, or a related field
2. In addition to the Master's degree, 30 credits of graduate study from a college or university of recognized standing and in a field relevant to the position involved.
3. Academic preparation and formal coursework, and/or professional experience, consistent with the subject areas of extension and research stated above.
4. Three (3) years of professional experience working with biological resources.
5. Demonstrated ability to work in multidisciplinary, collaborative environments within and outside academia.
6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated by authorship in peer-reviewed publications, refereed presentations, extension bulletins, and technical reports.
1. A PhD in an academic field emphasizing restoration ecology, conservation biology, bio-cultural resource management, ahupua'a management, natural resource management, or a related field
2. Experience in culturally-grounded approaches to natural resource management, ecosystem restoration and/or conservation in Hawai'i.
3. Demonstrated ability to develop and lead collaborative, multi-stakeholder, interdisciplinary programs integrating research and applied management on a regional basis, and to work in multidisciplinary, collaborative environments within and outside academia.
4. Record of successful grant preparation and administration.
5. Experience working with natural resource management on military-managed lands.
6. Experience working with rare native species, and threat control for non-native vegetation, animals, disease, and anthropogenic disturbance. Experience demonstrating and assessing program impacts. Experience in field or classroom instruction.
Submit the following online through NeoGov: 1) Cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications and a statement of extension and research interests, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) names and contact information for at least three professional references and 4) official transcripts (copies accepted, however official transcripts will be required upon hire).
Inquiries: Dr. Melissa Price; firstname.lastname@example.org
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