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PROPAGULE RESEARCH TECHNICIAN – ID# 13717. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Oahu Army Natural Resources Program (OANRP), located on Schofield Barracks on the island of Oahu. 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: $3,333/Mon. DUTIES: A primary goal is to ensure that the military mission is accomplished and that training opportunities are realized to the fullest extent possible in a manner consistent with Federal, State, and Army environmental quality policies. Work must be done in accordance with applicable Army, Federal, and State regulations and laws, especially regarding endangered species, safety and health, and pesticides. Majority of tasks take place on Army lands. Serves as a laboratory technician and research assistant in the Army Seed Conservation Laboratory (ASCL); processes fruit collections, enters data in the ASCL and Army Rare Plant database, conducts and maintains viability assays, transplants and maintains seedlings, and performs other work necessary for the operation on the seed storage facility. Other duties include plant propagation, plant inventory, and assisting in plant reproductive biology and pollination studies. In addition, will need to maintain all laboratory equipment, seedling propagation efforts, and other research duties as assigned. Duties will include working with small objects (seeds) and handling/viewing them for several hours (three to five (3- 5) hours) at a time with or without the aid of a stereo microscope. Will work in areas with Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) with professional Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) supervision. PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Botany, Horticulture, or other related field. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of experience working in a biological laboratory, greenhouse (or other horticultural experience) or other biological research projects. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Familiarity with basic biological laboratory equipment and techniques, basic plant propagation, and greenhouse procedures. Familiarity with classification of native Hawaiian plants, botanical nomenclature, and terminology. Basic understanding of plant physiology and principles of experimental design (including basic data/statistical analyses). Ability to enter data in Microsoft Access database. Ability to manipulate data in Microsoft Excel and proficiency in Microsoft Word. Strong organizational/record-keeping skills. Ability to be highly detailed oriented. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months of hire). Must provide a copy of driver’s abstract without citations that will prevent incumbent from driving on Department of Defense (DOD) installations. Must be able to pass a DOD security check for employment as an Army contractor. Must complete UXO Training within six (6) months of hire as job duties will require work in UXO areas. May be selected for additional duties such as use of helicopters but must be certified and be approved by PCSU/RCUH prior to activity. For helicopter use must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Will have to work with (view, handle, move) small objects (e.g. seeds). This can be accomplished both with and without the aid of a stereo microscope and tweezers or other implements. May have Propagule Research Technician RCUH HR (01/15/08, update 06/17/11, 12/10/13) Page 7 of 7 to work over a microscope for several hours at a time. Ability to conduct work under strenuous outdoor conditions (e.g. extreme weather, thick brush, steep terrain). Able to hike up to ten (10) miles per day, backpack with up to thirty-five (35) pounds of weight, and camp in remote areas for up to four (4) days at a time. SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Botany or other related Biological Science. Education and experience in programs managing rare and endangered species in Hawaii. Strong understanding of experimental design, statistical analyses, and report writing. Knowledge of Army natural resource program in Hawaii. INQUIRIES: Lauren Weisenberger 285-5139 (Oahu). APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” 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. Hawaii 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. CLOSING DATE: January 5, 2014. EEO/AA Employer.


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