Become part of Hawaii’s conservation story

Hamer Environmental is urgently hiring two motivated biologists to join our growing team in Hawaii. Ready to take your knowledge of Hawaiian waterbirds and seabirds to the next level? Apply today!

The Position:

This is a full-time term position comprising mostly fieldwork. You must reside in Oahu or be willing to relocate.

Duties may include:

  • Conducting surveys for ESA Hawaiian waterbirds and MBTA listed species, including shorebirds, and seabirds, and identify species by sight and sound.
  • Documenting all observations of ESA waterbirds and MBTA listed species at project sites and preventing harm or harassment to ESA Hawaiian waterbirds or their nests by project actions.
  • Reporting incidents and take as appropriate.
  • Regularly communicating with Hamer project manager, client(s), and on-site construction personnel to keep all abreast of waterbird activities in the vicinity of the project.
  • Educating construction staff on safe procedures to avoid harm/harassment to ESA waterbirds and harm to non-protected birds.
  • Providing progress reports and attending teleconferences and on-site meetings about the project.

Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Biological monitor credentials /experience requirements: 4-year college degree related to natural resource management, wildlife biology, ornithology, or closely related discipline; OR individuals without a college degree have equivalent experience (minimum three years of field experience with Hawaiian waterbirds/ seabirds/ native wildlife research, monitoring, or surveys) AND
  • 640 hours of field experience with waterbird/ seabird research, monitoring, or surveys.

Our ideal match also has:

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel in Oahu.
  • Must be able to pass a federal background check and be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Previous field crew leadership experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft apps, data analysis, software, and tools.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills.

What We Offer:

Salary: Up to $28.13 per hour depending on experience.

Other Benefits:

  • 100% Employer-paid Medical/Health, Dental, and Vision Premiums
  • Paid time off/vacation
  • Eleven (11) paid federal holidays
  • An outstanding work-life balance and a history to back it up

Hamer Environmental is an equal opportunity employer. Like in our environment, a healthy ecosystem is a diverse one. Success is an abundance of perspectives, backgrounds, geographies, and experiences.

To learn more about us, please visit If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to our team at Please ensure that you have demonstrated meeting our eligibility criteria above.


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