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REVISED POSTING: EXTENDED CLOSING DATE OAHU NEPM TECHNICIAN – ID# 14206. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), Native Ecosystem Protection and Management (NEPM) Program, based in Pearl City, 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: $1,946-$3,250/Mon. DUTIES: Conducts a broad spectrum of native ecosystem protection and management activities on the Island of Oahu. Work involves manual, chemical, and mechanical control of non-native plants; vegetation monitoring; seed collection; and outplanting native plants throughout the Oahu Natural Area Reserves System (NARS), as well as other managed lands. Leads volunteers and interns to perform management duties as necessary. Tracks and reports field actions on a regular basis. Data collection and reporting will require the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS), ArcGIS, field notes, photographs, aerial surveys, and Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.). Contributes to restoration plan development and researches invasive species life history. Performs maintenance on field equipment, vehicles, and infrastructure. Tracks supplies and equipment inventories, and gives notification to supervisor when additional items will be required. PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: At least two (2) years of college level coursework at an accredited college or university (confirmed by college/university transcript). EXPERIENCE: At least two (2) years of experience in work related to natural resource management. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge of native Hawaiian flora, fauna, and threats from alien species. Working knowledge of weed control techniques and tools, including familiarity with pesticides. Knowledge of ecosystem restoration strategies and practices utilized in Hawaii. 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. Must be willing and able to work with and around pesticides. Ability to use compass, map, and GPS hand-held units. Ability to input field data into a computer using database and spreadsheet programs. Ability to communicate well orally and in writing. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must possess the American Red Cross 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). Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course within six (6) months of hire. Must be able to complete chainsaw safety course within twelve (12) months of hire. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to camp in remote areas and rugged terrain under inclement weather conditions for up to five (5) consecutive days. Ability to hike up to ten (10) miles on irregular terrain with backpacks weighing up to forty (40) pounds. 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 Biology, Natural Resources Management, or Environmental Science with basic/related biology courses. At least one (1) year of direct natural resource management experience in Hawaii. Previous experience working in Oahu Native Ecosystems. Experience working in and around helicopters. Experience in identification of native Hawaiian plants and animals, and non-native plants. 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: June 15, 2014. EEO/AA Employer.


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