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Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU) and Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), located in Hilo, 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:  Assists with initiation, development, and implementation of environmental education programs, which includes field-based Student Education Programs, Community Stewardship Events, classroom and field-based Teacher Education Program, Media Outreach Program, and Community Outreach Events, specifically directed toward conservation and management of the ‘Alalā.  All events place an emphasis on the ecology of the ‘Alalā and its role in Hawaiian culture, history, and native ecosystems. Programs may take place in the field, demonstrating and participating in natural resource management activities, including reforestation, weed control, native plant surveys, and native bird surveys.  Field-based activities involve hiking over moderately rugged terrain, carrying heavy packs and equipment, and potentially working in inclement weather.  Ensures that all reporting and record keeping on events are maintained.  


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Biology, Education, Hawaiian Studies, or related field.  EXPERIENCE:  Up to one (0-1) year of experience working in an environmental outreach position.  Experience working with students ages twelve to eighteen (12-18).  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of natural resources processes and cultural history in Hawai‘i.  Knowledge of current community natural resource and cultural issues.  Basic knowledge of issues related to restoration ecology, predator control, ungulate management, and endangered bird recovery. Considerable knowledge of word processing and desktop publishing software including Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Excel, Powerpoint, Word) and Adobe graphic design programs (i.e., InDesign, PhotoShop).  Able to develop and implement a wide variety of outreach activities, including written, oral, online, and interactive communications, message development, and education and public awareness events.  Ability to lead and train others, including community groups and volunteers.  Able to learn and communicate basic ‘Alalā biology and habitat requirements to the lay public. Ability to take document data collection in the field and assist with data collection protocols, as requested. 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. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission.  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 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:  Must be able to carry at least fifty (50) pounds assisted.  Must be able to hike long distances (greater than one (1) mile) over rugged terrain in sometimes rainy, cold, and muddy conditions. 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:  Knowledgeable of Hawaiian language and culture.   Skilled in native plant and animal identification.  


INQUIRIES:  Jacqueline Gaudioso-Levita 933-2988 (Hawai‘i).  


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) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) 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:  August 14, 2017. 


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Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.


  • Posted On

    July 26, 2017
  • Closing Date

    August 14, 2017
  • Organization

  • Location

    Hilo, Hawaii
  • Position Type

    Full Time
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