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State of Hawaii Executive Branch
Job Type
Land & Natural Resources
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Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 219226 

Salary:  $4,413 - $5,373 per month (SR-22, Step C to H)

Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.

Duties Summary

Independently performs the full range of fishery research and management activities; supervises lower level fishery workers as assigned and performs other related duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a major in marine biology, freshwater biology, ecology, zoology or a related biological science and which included a minimum of twenty-four (24) semester credit hours in such courses as fisheries biology, ichthyology, limnology, biological oceanography, marine or freshwater ecology, invertebrate ecology or similar courses applicable to the field of aquatic biology.

Specialized Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in fishery or aquatic biology which involved the management, conservation, development, utilization and protection of aquatic resources, and/or scientific research dealing with aquatic resources and environment.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements will apply (click link below).

Special Requirements:
A. This position requires possession of an Advanced Open Water Diver (SCUBA) certification or a higher level SCUBA certification (e.g. rescue diver certification, master diver certification, etc.). Applicants must also pass a medical examination to determine their physical fitness for SCUBA diving, prior to appointment. In addition, the employee must obtain scientific diver certification within the probation period.
B. A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment.

The information provided above represents a summary of the Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE(Download PDF reader).



Other Information

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.  To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.  For more information, please click:

The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner.  In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.

The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of application.

CLICK HERE (Download PDF reader) for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.


For more information about Division of Aquatic Resources and this opportunity please visit our website at, contact us at 8085870101 or via email at

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