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HAWAII INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL INTERAGENCY COORDINATOR – ID# 13734. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. MONTHLY SALARY RANGE: $2,868-$5,090/Mon. DUTIES: Provides professional assistance to Invasive Species Program on matters pertinent to the Hawaii Invasive Species Council (HISC) and related tasks: (1) coordination of communications between HISC agencies and with HISC grant recipients; (2) partnership building; (3) public meetings; (4) writing of annual reports; (5) facilitation and support of interagency initiatives related to HISC Strategic Plan; (6) assisting with the writing of management plans and drafting policy documents with activities including quarantine, noxious weed and animal control, early detection and rapid response to invasive species; (7) media and public outreach coordination; (8) some field work related to invasive species control. PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Biological or Environmental Science with basic or related biology courses (Bachelor’s Degree in non-related field with at least three (3) years of experience in environmental planning or project management will be accepted). EXPERIENCE: Two to four (2-4) years of experience in natural resource related field. One to three (1-3) years of experience in leadership or coordination role. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge of the principles of ecology and conservation, and of how to implement a multi-faceted natural resource-related project or program. Basic understanding of rules and policies pertinent to personnel safety and operational matters. Excellent organizational, leadership, public relations, and communications skills, as well as strong problem solving, decision–making, interpersonal, and management skills. Basic computer skills in word processing and spreadsheets. 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 be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Able to work outdoors on extremely rough terrain and under adverse weather conditions. SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with multiple stakeholders, collaborative management, conflict resolution/negotiations, strategic planning, grant-writing, and grant and program management. Knowledge of Hawaiian culture, biota, and threats from alien plant and animal invasions in Hawaii. Knowledge of pertinent laws and regulations regarding invasive species. Knowledge of threats from incipient alien plant and animal invasions. Experience working with control of invasive species in Hawaii or elsewhere. Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Policy, Natural Resources Management, Planning, or related field. INQUIRIES: Lynnette Kinoshita 956-3932 (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 9, 2014. EEO/AA Employer.


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