HAWAIIAN HAWK RESEARCH TECHNICIAN – ID# 222186
Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), East Hawai‘i Wildlife Program, located at the Hawai‘i Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) in Hilo, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.
MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $3,500.00/Mon.
DUTIES: Coordinates and implements the goal of conducting research on the habitat use and spatial movements of the Hawaiian Hawk within Ka‘ū District on Hawai‘i Island. Conducts fieldwork and collects standardized data of monitoring of Hawaiian Hawks to provide information on their spatial movements and habitats use. Leads capture and tagging of Hawaiian Hawks and conducts route surveys using playback and digital ArcGIS online survey forms. Leads tracking, re-sighting, and monitoring of tagged Hawaiian Hawks, by use of satellite tag data, compass and GPS navigation. Ensures proper collection and timely entry of data and other records by field assistants, and enters data as well for analysis. Updates databases, including in ArcGIS, and electronic records. Conducts maintenance of field equipment including proper storage of trapping equipment, firearms, satellite tags, and banding supplies. Assists with baseyard maintenance and maintaining and decontamination of project vehicles and equipment. Assists with field operations related to other Hawaiian forest bird recovery.
PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in biological, environmental sciences, or a related field. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of experience with capture, banding and tagging of raptors. Demonstrated experience working in remote areas. Experience must be well-documented (include dates and hours/week) and must be paid. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Basic knowledge of Hawaiian natural history. Knowledge of field activities relating to natural resources management. Ability to capture, handle, band, and tag raptors independently. Ability to take detailed field notes and follow data collection protocols, and perform data entry into spreadsheets and databases. Proficient in use of Microsoft office programs (Excel, Word), and other software programs to undertake analysis and writing. Demonstrated ability to navigate in remote areas with and without a GPS unit and manage GPS metadata in ArcGIS. Ability to identify and document vegetation composition and forest structure using standardized protocols. 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. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual or automatic transmission. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must possess Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment). Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course (A100) within twelve (12) months from date of hire. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Able to conduct fieldwork in forest under cold, wet, and extremely rugged field conditions. Able to hike on poor footing conditions for up to ten (10) miles, carrying loads 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 ten (10) consecutive days. Requires biological fieldwork performed in rugged, wet, high elevation forests. Able to work around and fly in approved helicopters. 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: Working knowledge of identification of common native Hawaiian plants and birds, and familiarity with local conservation issues. Experience with conducting point-transect forest bird surveys; use of playback to attract forest birds, nest searching; conducting vegetation surveys, and quantifying food resources. Ability to deploy satellite tags and manage satellite metadata in an online geospatial program (e.g., Argos).
INQUIRIES: Michelle Miyata 956-9512 (Oahu).
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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com 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. Effective January 31, 2022, the RCUH will be implementing a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy (this policy supersedes the previous RCUH COVID-19 Policy). All RCUH employees and positions are subject to the RCUH COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy. 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) during the onboarding process. New Hires will not be allowed to start work until their COVID-19 Vaccination have been reviewed and approved to be in compliance with the RCUH Mandatory Vaccination Policy. New Hires deciding to get vaccinated after a job offer has been accepted, must present a copy of their vaccination card as proof they are in the process of being fully vaccinated. These New Hires will be subject to weekly testing until they are fully vaccinated. Requests for a religious or medical accommodation from the COVID-19 vaccination may be submitted to the RCUH Director of Human Resources after they have completed the new hire documents and these documents have been approved by the RCUH Human Resources Department. Individuals granted an accommodation will be subject to the weekly testing requirement. NOTE: Effective January 31, 2022, all RCUH recruitments must be in compliance with the RCUH COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy. Applicants may request information on this policy from the contact person listed on this recruitment. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-0872.
CLOSING DATE: March 31, 2022.
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