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CLOSING DATE:  September 29, 2023.

INQUIRIES:  Dr. Hanna Mounce 808-421-7483 (Maui). 

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

Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project (MFBRP), on the Island of Maui, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 

MONTHLY SALARY:  $3,250/Mon. 

DUTIES:  Conducts fieldwork on the deployment of landscape level mosquito control (setting, checking, and monitoring traps, and collecting data) and conducting other management activities on Maui to benefit the recovery of native Hawaiian forest birds. Conducts all operations according to accepted safety standards and established protocols. Drives project vehicles, both on and off road, for fieldwork, and works in and around helicopters. Hikes, camps, and carries a backpack and other heavy gear in forest conditions. Assists with maintenance of field equipment, trails, and field stations. Assists with baseyard and office maintenance and maintaining project vehicles and equipment (including repair of essential tools used in the field). Assists with preparations and logistics for field operations. Assists with entry of field data into computer databases for analysis. Most work will be performed in remote areas and will require the ability to hike long distances. Employee will be expected to camp in remote areas four to ten (4-10) days at a time on a regular basis. 



Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college.


One to three (1-3) years of paid or unpaid experience working in natural resource protection, conservation, or related field biology. (Volunteer experience must be documented and verifiable).


Knowledge of natural history and threats from incipient alien plant and animal invasions. Knowledge of field activities relating to natural resources management.


Ability to take detailed field notes and follow a prescribed data collection system and perform data entry into spreadsheets and databases. Basic computer skills. Demonstrated ability to work in remote and challenging field conditions. Ability to work independently and as part of a small team. 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 duration of employment. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course (A100) within six (6) months of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must possess 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.


Ability to conduct fieldwork in high elevation forest under cold, wet and extremely rugged field conditions. Ability to hike on poor footing conditions for ten to fifteen (10-15) miles carrying loads of up to forty (40) pounds unassisted. Expected to live and work in remote field camps under primitive conditions in close quarters with other individuals for up to four to ten (4- 10) consecutive days. Ability to conduct strenuous fieldwork under extremely difficult conditions. Ability to work around and fly in approved helicopters.


As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies, procedures, and trainings and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies, procedures, and trainings.  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 mistnetting, banding, and taking blood samples from songbirds. Familiarity with native Hawaiian flora and fauna. Interagency Aviation Training, Helicopter crewmember or Helicopter manager certifications. Experience with small machine maintenance and electronics repair.

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. Please visit for more information on RCUH’s Benefits for eligible employees.


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

    September 16, 2023
  • Closing Date

    September 29, 2023
  • Organization

  • Location

    Maui, HI
  • Position Type

    Full Time
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