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Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Kauai Invasive Species Committee (KISC), located in Kapaa, Kauai.  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:  $2,649-$4918/Mon. 


DUTIES:  Develops and implements public education and outreach program to raise public awareness about invasive species and generate support for KISC’s efforts to control them. Develops and maintains a positive public image for KISC operations.  Plans and leads volunteer events. Works closely with KISC Project Management Coordinator to identify target audiences, messages and appropriate media for each major public relations event or activity. Represents KISC at appropriate public venues.  Leads, conducts, and makes presentations to community and school groups.  Works with Field Supervisor to plan and lead volunteer events. Oversees field workers, volunteers, and interns during public events. Acts as primary contact for the public, fields reports of KISC target species, and conducts site visits. Improves outreach efforts for species detection in specific target areas. Maintains files related to all public relations events and activities. Attends meetings, including but not limited to, community, county, and state level meetings. Works closely with the Field Supervisor to gain landowner permission to survey and control invasive species on private properties. Obtains and maintains permission to control invasive species on public and private property. Works with KISC partners including the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture (HDOA), to organize joint control efforts. Develops, produces, and maintains display boards, flyers, brochures, computer presentations, and other educational materials for public events, educational sessions, or landowner contacts.  Writes outreach sections of proposals and reports.  Works irregular hours, which includes evenings and weekends on occasion.  Drives and hikes to various work and event sites.


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university.  EXPERIENCE:  One to three (1-3) years of experience in public outreach, environmental education, or a similar type of position.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of or ability to speak knowledgeably about Hawaiian biota and threats from alien plant and animal invasions in Hawai‘i.  Knowledge of natural and cultural history.  Must possess excellent public speaking and writing skills.  Excellent organizational, communication, and computer skills, including graphic design.  Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of people.  Must be highly creative and demonstrate an ability to produce original types of media.  Must be able to think and act independently under pressure and in the public eye, while striving to present a positive public image.  Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate effectively with reluctant landowners.  Ability to work with and contribute positively to a dynamic and diverse workforce.  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.  Post Offer/Employment Condition:  Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check.  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.  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Able to hike in rugged terrain. 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:  Education in a natural resources  management field, or previous experience working in natural resources management.  Knowledge or experience in education, journalism, marketing or related field.  Computer skills in presentation software (e.g. PowerPoint), databases, and desktop publishing.  Demonstrated ability to work effectively with media personnel regarding priorities and workload.  Demonstrated ability to work effectively and accurately with high degree of independence. 


INQUIRIES:  Tiffani Keanini 634-2526 (Kauai). 


Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.


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:  July 9, 2020.  


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 19, 2020
  • Closing Date

    July 9, 2020
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  • Position Type

    Full Time
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