Become part of Hawaii’s conservation story


Previous experience working with and identifying Hawaiian forest birds, survey and monitoring techniques and the use of radio telemetry are required. Experience and knowledge of Hawaiian forest ecosystems and wildlife preferred. Ability to work independently and unsupervised in remote locations highly regarded.


Assist in the tracking, identifying and
monitoring of all released Palila in relation to
the 2019 Palila Release. Assist in gathering,
preparing and maintaining supplemental
foods for released palila. Assist in maintaining
the condition of aviary structures. Maintain
and deploy predator control system consisting of numerous trapping techniques, including live traps, body grip/kill traps, snap traps, auto reload, doc250, snares and cage/coral for the control of feral cats,
mongoose, rats, and ungulates) as part of the endangered species recovery program. Conduct habitat surveys. Work with field staff or independently. Take detailed field notes and records, reviews game camera footage and records findings into prepared database. Record and report observations of population densities and/or estimates. May, on occasion work with minors so will be required to pass a background check. Experience with 4x4 vehicles a plus and can operate vehicles with manual or automatic transmissions. Position

based out of Hilo/Waimea. Reports to MKFRP project coordinator C.Kalā Asing


$3000-$3600 month (depending on background experience) for 20 weeks. This is as a temporary hire with RCUH/PCSU and position duration will be from July-Nov.


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