KISC Project Manager – Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU) Kauai Invasive Species Committee (KISC), located in Wailua, Kauai. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. RCUH Job ID#13742
MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $3,620/Mon. (Salary commensurate with qualifications).
DUTIES: Translates the Action Plan and guidance by the KISC Chairperson or designee into appropriate action. Under oversight of the KISC Chairperson or designee, manages KISC field operations. Leads, supervises, and works with a team toward eradication/control of invasive alien plant and animal species targeted in the KISC strategic plan. Augments paid staff efforts with effective assistance from volunteers and work-training programs. Assures favorable public relations and quality control of action by the team. Obtains necessary permissions from landowners prior to action by the crew. Establishes and implements protocols to prevent seed dispersal by crew. Assures that information on plants and animals treated/controlled is kept in project records. Evaluates data and transmits periodically to appropriate KISC-designated repository for archiving and updating of Global Information System maps. Works with funding agencies to identify and obtain financial support for projects. Writes proposals to various agencies for funding. Gives presentations and communicates with funding agencies, partners, and the public. Prepares and tracks budgets and expenses. Prepares substantive written periodic progress reports for KISC and funding sources, annual report, press releases, and technical reports. Attends Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS), KISC, and all Invasive Species Committee (ISC) meetings. Participates in outreach with community groups and with minors.
PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Resources Management or related field (e.g. Biology, Botany, Forestry, Geography) (a minimum of two (2) years (e.g., 48 credit hours) of college-level coursework at an accredited college or university plus a minimum of five (5) years of administrative/managerial experience may substitute for Bachelor’s Degree). EXPERIENCE: Two to four (2-4) years of experience in project management involving planning, scheduling, internal/external relations, and administration. Two to four (2-4) years of supervisory or leadership experience. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge of how to implement a natural resource-related project. Knowledge of the environmental, economic, and human impacts of invasive species. Excellent organizational, leadership supervision, and demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. Have strong public speaking skills. Ability to read maps and aerial photographs and use geographic positioning systems (GPS). Advanced computer skills using programs such as Arcview, Microsoft Office including spreadsheets, and database (MS Access) management. Ability to work with small-mechanized equipment (chain saws, etc.). Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course 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 obtain State of Hawaii Certification for Application of Restricted Use Pesticides within twelve (12) months of hire. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Fieldwork will require excellent physical condition and coordination. Ability to lift and carry up to forty (40) pounds.
SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated experience in grant preparation and fund raising. Familiarity with tropical and subtropical ecosystem and landscape. Knowledge of Hawaiian culture and biota and the threats from incipient alien plant and animal invasions.