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Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Division of Forestry & Wildlife (DOFAW), Forest Stewardship Program, located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 




DUTIES:  Provides outreach, education and technical forestry planning assistance to private landowners statewide. Assists with the development of forest reserve management plans. Provides technical expertise and research on state forest reserve boundary discrepancies, and assists with developing and implementing a schedule of actions to resolve discrepancies. Remedies the current forest reserve boundary and discrepancies using data gathered from the archived records from the State Archives, City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning, Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) State Survey, Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Bureau of Conveyances, DLNR Land Division, and DOFAW. Coordinates with other agencies, such as the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and the Board of Water Supply, to reconcile records. Uses mapping programs, such as ArcGIS, to illustrate boundary records, planned forest management activities, and significant natural or man-made resources.  Prepares and tracks recommendations and submittals to solve discrepancies, as appropriate, and assists with public informational meetings and outreach.  Assists with miscellaneous forestry projects objectives, as needed. 


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Planning, Ecology, Biology, Agriculture, or related field.  EXPERIENCE:  At least one (1) year of experience with forestry, land and natural resources management, or related field. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of the forest and natural resources in Hawai‘i, or similar environment types. Knowledge of available public and private forestry programs and projects in the State of Hawai‘i. Knowledge of principal components of resource management plans and environmental review documents, as well as techniques of vegetation management, reforestation, weed control, and plant propagation. Good computer skills, including but not limited to, spreadsheets and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  Demonstrated skills in word processing, data entry, layout/design, digital publishing and internet communications.  Able to prepare and format electronic materials on a variety of scales (posters, brochures, social media, etc.).  Familiarity with Hawai‘i natural resource and land policies.  Ability to read, understand, and interpret historical survey documents, catalogs, land classifications, and official governmental documents. Good communication and public speaking skills.  Ability to keep records and prepare detailed reports.  Ability to use or learn to use Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a complex organizational structure, requiring sound decisions regarding priorities and workload management.  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 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. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Able to do light hiking and endure outdoor conditions on occasion. 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 and experience working with mapping software, including ArcGIS.  Knowledge of and experience working on environmental management and conservation projects in Hawai‘i, or similar ecological environments.  Strong knowledge of Hawaiian forests, culture, biota, and/or ecosystems.  Knowledge of land management practices in Hawai‘i for forest restoration, agriculture, and community interactions.  Knowledge of and experience with tools used for public outreach and education such as websites, videos, webinars and social media. Familiarity with state legislative processes. 


INQUIRIES:  Michelle Miyata 956-9512 (Oahu). 


Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.


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. All RCUH employees and positions are subject to the August 5, 2021 Emergency Proclamation requiring all State/RCUH employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be subject to weekly testing for COVID-19.  All post-job offer/new hires will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated (e.g., their CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card) or a Negative COVID-19 Test result during the onboarding process.  Requests for a religious or medical accommodation from the COVID-19 vaccination will be handled on a post-job offer basis.  Individuals granted an accommodation will be subject to the weekly testing requirement. 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)956-7262 or (808)956-0872. 


CLOSING DATE:  October 21, 2021. 


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

    September 17, 2021
  • Closing Date

    October 21, 2021
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  • Position Type

    Full Time
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