Become part of Hawaii’s conservation story


CLOSING DATE: July 4, 2022. INQUIRIES: Kira Yamashita 956-4583 (Oahu).
Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the College of Social Sciences,
Social Science Research Institute (SSRI). Primary work location will be at the Division of
Aquatic Resources (DAR), Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) 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.
DUTIES: Reviews fisheries reports for completeness, correctness, and accuracy. Processes
data on a daily basis. Downloads electronic reports submitted online. Inspects and keys in
information and imports electronic data files into the data processing system. Applies quality
control procedures to keyed in data and runs modules to generate error reports. Reviews
error reports and researches reported errors. Verifies information or corrects data errors by
contacting fishers/dealers by phone, email or mail correspondence. Examines and corrects
data in the data processing system. Assists in maintaining a log of correspondence sent to
fishers/dealers for report discrepancies. Performs discrepancy and error checks as scheduled
for a variety of reports. This includes late or missing reports, fisher-to-dealer matching, did
not fish to sales, cash sales, etc. to check for catch-to-dealer errors, duplicates, and other
mismatches. Researches and corrects data working individually and with DAR staff as
needed. Resolves data issues by following up with fishers/dealers. Prepares mail
correspondences and generates notices or contacts by phone to remind fishers and dealers
who submit late reports with data discrepancies. Compiles general information on fishing
regulations, commercial fisheries licensing, fisheries-related permits, and instructions on how
to complete the fisheries report forms. Assists in the production and preparation of
correspondences for mass mailing. Answers incoming phone calls, refers callers to
appropriate persons or agencies, takes messages accurately and/or answers questions and
provides general assistance to the public. Scans fisheries reports, keys-in document index
information, and verifies image of all commercial fisheries report form types on an automated
computer document scanning, indexing, and archiving system. Maintains and organizes
fisheries reports in a filing system. Archives historic data. Assists with licensing commercial
fishers and answering questions from the public. Attends meetings and workshops around
Oahu and on the neighbor islands.
EDUCATION/TRAINING Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college.
(High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent and at least one (1)
additional year of experience in a research environment or
other environment with a main focus in processing data
accurately may substitute for an Associate’s Degree.).

EXPERIENCE One to three (1-3) years of experience in the following areas:
data processing and data quality assurance/quality control; data
processing in a research environment.

KNOWLEDGE Working knowledge of the use of scanners, database
applications, and word processing and spreadsheet applications.

ABILITIES & SKILLS Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions,
including adhering to established protocols, and to work and
communicate well with the general public. Ability to work with
diverse user groups, cultures, and personalities. Ability to be a
positive team player. Ability to operate a personal computer
with Windows operating system, computer’s peripherals (e.g.,
scanner), and Microsoft Office software (e.g., Excel).
Willingness and ability to learn new programs and systems to
perform job functions. Ability to enter data from report forms
using an online database application. Ability to understand the
importance for processing complex data reports accurately
using data quality control procedures. Must be highly organized,
resourceful, and possess attention to detail. Ability to compile,
assimilate, organize, and store printed and electronic
information. Ability to check work for accuracy before
completion of tasks. Ability to perform work independently,
efficiently, and effectively to meet multiple, frequent, and short
notice deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic work
environment. Ability to build and maintain ongoing,
collaborative, working relationships with coworkers to achieve
the goals of the work unit. Ability to travel to the neighbor
islands (including using car rentals) for meetings and
workshops at short notice. Ability to arrange own reliable means
of transportation.


Able to lift computer equipment and office supplies weighing up
to twenty (20) pounds assisted.


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,
Knowledge of the Hawaiian marine fisheries and local fish market industry. Experience
using computer applications, such as Visual FoxPro, MySQL, and Metabase. Familiarity
with marine science and fisheries terminology. Experience and understanding regarding
specific and accurate data processing in marine fisheries.
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)956-7262 or (808)956-0872.


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i,
with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


  • Posted On

    June 14, 2022
  • Closing Date

    July 4, 2022
  • Organization

  • Location

    Honolulu, HI
  • Position Type

    Full Time
For more information about HCRI and this opportunity please visit our website at, contact us at 808-956-4583 or via email at

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