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Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), East Maui Watershed Partnership (EMWP) located in Pukalani/Makawao, Maui. 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: $4,274-$6,063/Mon.

DUTIES: Manages EMWP program under the broad direction of EMWP. Develops, maintains, and updates all program plans, prioritizes action plans, and ensures plans are carried out by subordinates. Initiates new program plans and presents them to EMWP for approval. Prepares any necessary plans for discrete projects for EMWP review. Incorporates safety culture in program management and all plans developed. Identifies opportunities for program funds, and develops proposals and grants. Makes presentations, manages program budget, prepares five (5) year budget plans, and updates it on a yearly basis. Prepares and presents project accomplishments and budget status reports on a bi-monthly basis. Produces all progress and final reports. Represents EMWP in meetings. Organizes and conducts informational meetings and activities. Makes presentations to promote the purpose and goals of the EMWP. Collaborates closely with other organizations. Directs EMWP public education program. Supervises staff and subordinates, and provides overall leadership by establishing priorities and setting program direction. Evaluates staff on yearly performance, seeks training opportunities, and assures all required training is obtained.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university. EXPERIENCE: Three to five (3-5) years of experience in field activities relating to agricultural, watershed, or natural resources management. At least two (2) years of management experience. Grant writing and fundraising experience. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge of Hawaiian biota and watershed threats. Knowledge of how to implement a multi-faceted, natural resource-related project. Basic computer skills in word processing and spreadsheets. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain throughout duration of employment and be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course within twelve (12) months from date of hire. Must possess Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment). PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Able to lift and carry thirty (30) pounds. Must be able to work and hike up to seven thousand (7,000) feet elevation and camp in remote, unimproved areas for up to five (5) days at a time. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, incumbent will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and as applicable subject to University of Hawaii'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: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Natural Resource Management, Botany, Environmental Studies, or related field. Experience working with control of invasive species in Hawaiian rain forests, working with herbicides. Knowledge of Hawaiian flora and fauna. Experience in managing a natural resource program. Experience with personal computer databases such as Access or Paradox, spreadsheets such as Excel, and/or geographic information systems (i.e., ARCVIEW).

INQUIRIES: Shannon Paapanen 573-6999 (Maui).

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: May 12, 2014.

EEO/AA Employer.


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