Land Stewardship Assistant Manager
The Land Stewardship Assistant Manager (LSAM) leads field activities and is responsible for supervising Stewardship Technicians in the absence of the LSM. The LSAM assists with organization of necessary administrative tasks, maintenance of tools, equipment, vehicles and storage areas. Conducts general record keeping and data management.
Conducts and leads Stewardship technicians in field work including but not limited to: incipient invasive species removal, implementing management plans, native plant restoration site management (including invasive species removal and outplanting), native species seed collection and propagation, plant and animal surveys and monitoring, managing farm pastureland for better grazing efficiency, installation/maintenance of ungulate exclusion fencing, operations department support (i.e. trail maintenance). Field work includes work with manual and mechanical tools such as weed eaters and chainsaws, and requires use of herbicides and insecticides.
Supports and develops programmatic processes and systems including data management in areas such as but not limited to: invasive species surveys and management, native plant propagation, rare plant surveys and management, predator control, volunteer support, equipment maintenance.
Supports the Land Stewardship Manager in staff oversight. Helps to ensure that Stewardship Technicians follow SOPs and conduct all tasks in a safe, environmentally responsible, and high-quality manner. Implements management plans. Provides support in staff training and new hire orientations. Ensures staff productivity. Prioritizes Stewardship department goals. Serves as manager in the absence of the LSM.
Education/Training: Bachelor’s Degree from a college or university in a related field (Biology, Botany, Natural Resource Management, etc.). OR commensurate employment experience (4+ years working in natural resource management in Hawaii).
Experience: Two to three years of work experience with biological resources, conservation planning, and/or natural resource management in Hawaii. Experience with biological data collection.
Knowledge: Must have knowledge of herbicide use (reading label, safety protocols, mixing, transport, application, and storage). Knowledge of weed control techniques. Knowledge of native and alien plant taxa on the island of Oahu. Knowledge of safe use of power tools.
Ability and Skills: Proficient ability to use word processing, database, and spread sheet programs. Proficient ability to use common hand tools and power tools. Must have high level communication written and verbal communication skills. Must have leadership skills and ability to motivate and keep staff productive. Ability to make sound planning and logistical decisions, skilled at prioritizing workload, and ability to complete assigned projects in an efficient manner. Ability to collaborate with supervisors, colleagues, and staff. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to drive a 4WD vehicle.
Physical and/or Medical Demands: Able and willing to conduct work under dirty, muddy, rainy or sunny, hot or cold, and strenuous outdoor conditions (e.g. extreme weather, mosquitoes, steep terrain). Able to hike up to 5 miles per day, and to backpack, lift, and carry thirty-five pounds.
At least one year of leadership/management experience leading natural resource management in the field. Familiar with Hawaii natural history, and broad understanding of natural resource management concepts in Hawaii. Experience with restoration projects (including outplanting and growing native plant species). Experience with writing reports, management plans and SOPs.
Knowledge of incipient invasive species eradication and control strategies. Knowledge of basic pasture management. Proficient ability to record and utilize biological data with a Global Positioning System (GPS). Knowledge of personnel management principals. Ability to analyze and think critically about projects.
Application requirements: Please go to: www.Kualoa.com/careers and fill out the Kualoa Ranch Job Inquiry form at the bottom of the page.