Location of Opportunity
FOREST RESERVE PLANNING TECHNICIAN – ID# 220527.
Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry & Wildlife (DOFAW) in the Forestry Section administration office, located 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.
MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $2,649/Mon.
DUTIES: Assists with the development of forest reserve management plans. Drives project vehicle to work sites. Provides technical assistance, expertise and research on boundary discrepancies. Researches all historical information and maps, survey documents, and official records (e.g., executive orders) necessary to determine the current status, encumbrances and boundaries of the State managed forest reserves. Assists with developing and implementing a schedule of actions to resolve found discrepancies for state forest reserves. Remedies the current forest reserve boundary and discrepancies using data gathered from the archived records from the State Archives, City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning, Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) State Survey, DLNR Bureau of Conveyances, DLNR Land Division, and DOFAW. Coordinates with other agencies such as the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and the Board of Water Supply to reconcile records. Uses mapping programs, such as ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online, to illustrate boundary records, planned forest management activities, and significant natural or man-made resources. Prepares and tracks recommendations and submittals to solve discrepancies. Composes, coordinates, and tracks all documents necessary to resolve ongoing boundary discrepancies for the forest reserves. Arranges for and oversees public meetings and hearings related to forest planning initiatives. Ensures that all actions are consummated in the issuance of a Governor’s Executive Order. Provides technical expertise to land management inquiries; reviews planning documents and inspects management actions. Assists with miscellaneous forestry projects objectives as needed.
PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Planning, Ecology, Biology, Agriculture, or related field. EXPERIENCE: Six (6) months to one (1) year of experience with forestry, land and natural resources management, or related field. Experience may be from a paid, work position, or from a professional internship (paid or unpaid). ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge of forest and natural resources in Hawai‘i, or similar environment types. Knowledge of available public and private forestry programs and projects in the State of Hawai‘i. Knowledge of principle components of resource management plans and environmental review documents, as well as techniques of vegetation management, reforestation, weed control, and plant propagation. Basic computer skills, including but not limited to spreadsheets and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Demonstrated skills in word processing, data entry, layout/design, digital publishing and internet communications. Able to prepare and format electronic materials on a variety of scales (posters, brochures, etc.). Familiarity with Hawai‘i natural resource and land policies, including ability to read, understand, and interpret historical survey documents, catalogs, land classifications, and official governmental documents. Good communication and public speaking skills. Ability to keep records and prepare detailed reports. Ability to use or learn to use Global Positioning Systems (GPS). 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 Conditions: Must possess the American Red Cross 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: Able to hike and endure outdoor conditions on occasion. 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 and experience working with mapping software, including ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online Applications. Knowledge of and experience working on environmental management and conservation projects in Hawai‘i, or similar ecological environments. Strong knowledge of Hawaiian forests, culture, biota, and ecosystems. Knowledge on land management practices in Hawai‘i for forest restoration, agriculture, and community interactions. Familiarity with state legislative processes. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a complex organizational structure, requiring sound decisions regarding priorities and workload management.
INQUIRIES: Michelle Miyata 956-9512 (Oahu).
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com 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 email@example.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-0872.
CLOSING DATE: December 8, 2020.
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