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CLOSING DATE:  March 5, 2023. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first). INQUIRIES:  Kira Yamashita or 200-9554 (Oahu). 

Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the College of Social Sciences, Social Science Research Institute (SSRI). Primary work location will be at the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), Native Ecosystems Protection and Management Section (NEPM) Administrative Office 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:  Helps coordinate research efforts regarding rare plants in areas of high protection and works with resource managers to identify research needs in protected areas. Records, enters, completes quality-control (QC), and analyzes field data. Tracks past and present grant opportunities. Coordinates grant applications between branches, programs, and partners to maximize grant award opportunities. Makes recommendations to improve and streamline grants management, project development, and legislative tracking. Supports enhancement of external grants process and internal procedures for the Legacy Land Conservation Program website and online grants portal. Creates ArcGIS (Geographic Information System) maps. Compiles and organizes training material for new Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) staff. Performs other duties as assigned. 



Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university.


One to three (1-3) years of experience working on databases and with ArcGIS.


Knowledge of computers, word processing, spreadsheets, database entry.


Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, including following instructions, interpreting materials, and selecting pertinent information. Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and precision. Ability to prioritize work to meet/set deadlines and produce written documents in a timely fashion. Ability to perform job duties under minimal supervision. Ability to work as part of a team. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of different backgrounds and opinions. 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.


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.).  


Experience working on environmental management and conservation projects in Hawai‘i. Familiarity with the State’s procurement system and legislative processes.

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. 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. 


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



  • Posted On

    February 10, 2023
  • Closing Date

    March 5, 2023
  • Organization

  • Location

    Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), Oahu
  • Position Type

    Full Time
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