Are you passionate about native flora and fauna in Hawaiʻi? Are you interested in living in a small, friendly community with history and connection to the land? While Lānaʻi has experienced many years of habitat degradation (like most of the Hawaiian Islands), there are still amazing native species and populations worth protecting, including significant populations of endangered Hawaiian petrels, endangered koʻoloaʻula (Abutilon menziesii), and other species of plants and animals endemic only to Lānaʻi.
Pūlama Lānaʻi (www.pulamalanai.com) is hiring for up to two Wildlife Technicians, working on native and endangered seabird, tree snail, insect, and marine mammal monitoring, non-native predator control, injured bird response, etc., and other wildlife projects. Learn more about some of the work our team has done in videos here: https://www.facebook.com/Lanai96763/videos/
This is a permanent position with vacation time, insurance, and benefits. Our department has dynamic responsibilities that allow opportunities for growth as programs and priorities develop. Assistance finding housing on Lānaʻi may be possible. Vehicle for personal use not provided.
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Number of Vacancy(ies): 2 Full Time
Location: Lāna`i City
RESPONSIBILITIES: As part of the Wildlife Program crew, assists with executing the Department’s wildlife and invasive species programs. Assists with field work and monitoring for native and non-native wildlife species, including seabird colonies, coastal marine wildlife (e.g., monk seals and turtles), invertebrates, bats, non-native predators, and game mammals. Assists with control of non-native predators and invasive plants to protect native wildlife. Supports overall conservation programs to protect Lānaʻi’s natural resources, including habitat protection and improvement, use of remote monitoring equipment, and monitoring and survey activities in remote areas and steep (but beautiful) terrain.
REQUIREMENTS: Must have a high school diploma, with one year of work experience in natural resource management, and/or some college coursework is preferred. An internship in natural resource work can be substituted for work experience. Must be able to legally acquire, possess, and use firearms. Must be able to identify key wildlife species. Must be able to pay attention to detail and take sufficient and accurate notes for reporting purposes. Must be willing to work irregular hours, and serve on-call, to assist in other program areas. Must be able to work in remote field conditions and inclement weather. Must be able to drive 4-wheel drive. Must have (or be able to obtain) valid Hawai‘i Driver’s License and be able to successfully complete Motor Vehicle Record review. Must be proficient in Outlook, Word, and Excel. Experience with GPS and basic field navigation preferred. Must be willing to fly in and work around helicopters. Ability to hike over uneven terrain for up to 7 miles while carrying a pack daily.
Starting Pay: Starting at $18/hr, or commensurate with experience