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Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), O‘ahu Invasive Species Committee (OISC), located on the island of Oʻahu. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.




DUTIES: Assists with developing and implementing public outreach and education activities to raise public awareness about invasive species and generates support for OISC’s efforts to control them. Assists with developing and delivering presentations to community and school groups and drives to attend public events. Creates relevant content for social media posts. Coordinates and leads volunteer events in the field. Enters data in databases and maintains accurate records. Communicates and works with partner organizations in joint outreach efforts. Responds to reports of OISC target species from the general public. Assists with securing and maintaining access to public and private property for invasive species surveys. Assists with surveying for OISC target species on private and public property. Must be willing to routinely work irregular hours, evenings, and weekends.


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Environmental Studies, Biology, Education, Hawaiian Studies, or related field. EXPERIENCE: Up to one (0-1) year of experience working in an environmental outreach, education, or related field. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge of and ability to speak knowledgeably about Hawaiian biota and threats from alien plant and animal invasions in Hawai‘i. Knowledge of common social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Proficient with basic word processing and desktop publishing software, including MS Office programs (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word). Ability to explain scientific concepts to the public. Good organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and accurately with high degree of independence. Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. 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 from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to carry at least 40 pounds unassisted. Must be able to hike long distances (>1 mile) over rugged terrain in sometimes rainy, cold, and muddy conditions. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).


SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of Hawaiian language and culture. Ability to identify native and exotic flora and fauna. Experience in education, marketing, design, or related field. Experience and knowledge of ArcGIS. Knowledge of social marketing principles.


INQUIRIES: Rachel Neville 266-7994 (Oahu).


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i 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 or (808)956-0872.


CLOSING DATE: August 30, 2019.


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.


Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.


  • Posted On

    August 3, 2019
  • Closing Date

    August 30, 2019
  • Organization

  • Location

    Oahu, Hawaii
  • Position Type

    Full Time
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