|EDUCATION/TRAINING||High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.|
|KNOWLEDGE||Basic knowledge of Hawaiian biota/natural history and threats from incipient alien plant and animal invasions in Hawaii. Knowledge of field activities relating to natural resources management. Knowledge of identification of common native Hawaiian plants and common introduced weed species.|
|ABILITIES & SKILLS||Ability to follow a detailed work plan and assist with logistics. Good oral and written communication skills. Ability to read maps and aerial photographs and document work. Ability and experience working with small, mechanized equipment (chainsaws, etc.). Basic computer skills. Must possess a valid drivers license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal drivers insurance equivalent to Hawaiis No-Fault Drivers Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within six (6) 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 employees initial exposure to hazardous chemicals. If selected for helicopter transport, must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course (A100) within twelve (12) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment. If required and specified in the agreement to apply pesticides while working on military lands, must obtain and maintain State of Hawaii Certification for Application of Restricted Use Pesticides prior to activity. If selected for use of chainsaws, must submit chainsaw training certification to PCSU prior to activity. If selected for rappelling duties, must submit rappelling training certification to PCSU prior to activity.|
|PHYSICAL/MEDICAL DEMANDS||Ability to work long hours in the field. Ability to backpack, lift, and carry up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted. Ability to hike and camp in remote areas and on steep, uneven, rugged terrain, navigate through dense forest, and camp overnight in remote areas up to five (5) consecutive days. Work is primarily outdoors and can include remote areas with rugged terrain that must be crossed on foot. Work also takes place in residential areas. Daily exposure to adverse conditions including extreme heat/cold, heavy rainfall, and mosquitoes is common. Position requires a flexible work schedule including early morning and late night hours and occasional weekends. Must not be acrophobic (afraid of heights).|
|POLICY/REGULATORY REQUIREMENT||As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawaiis 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.).|
|Associates Degree from an accredited community college in a Natural Resource or Agriculture related field. Experience working in and around helicopters and using pesticides. Field experience in an active resource management program to protect ecosystems in Hawaii or elsewhere, especially in the control of invasive alien species. Experience using handheld GPS units and ArcGIS software. Ability to make sound planning and logistical decisions in the field. Ability to identify a wide variety of native and alien plants/animals.|
Get Involved. Join Conservation Connections.