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ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION SPECIALIST – ID# 13718. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU) performing project tasks on land controlled by the U. S. Army Garrison, Directorate of Public Works (DPW), Environmental Office, Natural Resources Section on the island of O‘ahu. 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: $2,552-$4,530/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. Works with the Ecosystem Restoration Program Manager (ERPM) to plan, implement, and review both office and field work related to ecosystem restoration actions in the Makua and O‘ahu Implementation Plans (MIP and OIP). Office work involves but is not limited to hiring and managing temporary employees for specific projects; entering, managing, and conducting quality control data checks; developing novel restoration techniques and strategies; contributing to restoration plan development; and researching invasive species life history. Field work involves but is not limited to leading temporary employees and other staff in management implementation; implementing native and alien vegetation monitoring; conducting research related to weed control technique development; training and educating field staff about ecosystem restoration strategies and practices; implementing vegetation monitoring; and implementing alternative restoration strategies. 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 Biological Science, Natural Science, or Environmental Science with basic/related biology courses. EXPERIENCE: At least two (2) years of experience working with biological resources. At least one (1) year of experience managing invasive plants including two (2) or more of the following: manual weed control, herbicide use, herbicide reporting, data recording, GIS data management, invasive species control strategy and planning. Experience needs to be documented well and acquired under the employment of an academic institution, governmental agency, private company, or non-profit organization in the appropriate field. Experience working as a lead in the field, including directing the activities of others to implement management actions. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge of and/or expertise in ecosystem restoration including invasive species control strategy. Knowledge of basic control techniques for weeds, including familiarity with pesticides. Knowledge of plant taxa from the island of Oahu. Familiarity with biological database application and maintenance. Familiarity with integrative techniques used to inventory, assess, and monitor natural resource assets, environmental impacts, and their interrelationships. Must be meticulous and detail-oriented. Must be skilled at prioritizing workload, making sound planning and logistical decisions, and completing assigned projects in a timeefficient manner. Must be able to convey thoughts clearly in writing and draft short reports. Advanced-level judgment and problem solving skills required to perform moderate to complex assignments, projects, etc. on a regular basis. Able to use Ecosystem Restoration Specialist RCUH HR (09/17/11, update 11/30/13) Page 7 of 7 altimeter, compass, and maps to navigate in field. Computer literate in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint). Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission. Ability to record biological data with a global positioning system (GPS) and utilize GIS. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course within twelve (12) months of hire. Ability to obtain State of Hawaii Certification for Application of Restricted Use Pesticides within six (6) months of hire. Must be able to complete chainsaw use certification within twelve (12) months of hire. 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 be able to pass a post offer criminal background check for employment as an Army contractor. Must provide a copy of driver’s abstract and have no citations that will prevent incumbent from driving on Department of Defense installations. Must complete UXO training within six (6) months of hire as job duties will require work in UXO areas. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Able and willing 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 and rugged terrain one to two (1-2) times a month for three to four (3-4) days at a time. SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of Department of the Army natural resources programs. Knowledge of Federal, State, and local environmental laws. Education and experience in programs managing rare and endangered species and ecosystems on Army lands in Hawaii. Expertise in taxonomical knowledge of Hawaiian flora (native and non-native). Experience working as a supervisor managing day-to-day actions and operations of staff, preferable in the natural resources field. Experience working with PCSU and RCUH to hire employees. INQUIRIES: Jane Beachy 295-3378 (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 6, 2014. EEO/AA Employer.


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