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  • Field Biologist- ID#221105 (Full-time)

    • Employer: Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit/RCUH
      Location: Kekaha, HI
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/17/2021
      Open Until Filled: No

    FIELD BIOLOGIST – ID# 221105.  Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), performing project tasks on land controlled by the U.S. Navy, located at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), in Kekaha, Kauai. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 

    MONTHLY SALARY:  $3,625/Mon. 

    Expected Start Date is approximately April 20th, 2021

    DUTIES:  Performs office and field work in support of the PMRF Natural Resources (NR) Program. Assists in adaptive management planning by providing regular updates on monitoring results and trends in protected species population status and identification of emergent needs. Conducts regular field monitoring for protected species. Drives to access field sites. Participates in a variety of projects to support the Integrated Natural Resources Management Program (INRMP) execution including: targeted surveys of protected species on base; capturing, transporting, and releasing Laysan albatross and their eggs during the nesting season; conducts invasive plant removal, native plant propagation and outplanting. Conducts predator control activities including feral cat control; and working with local growers to improve availability and condition of plants to support future revegetation efforts. Responds to reports of injured wildlife, potentially outside of core working hours. Maintains NR database and ensure that all data collected is incorporated in a timely manner. Produces reports, spreadsheets, tables, and graphs with collected data to support the NR Program. Functions as a subject matter expert for the NR program to assist with environmental project reviews and general questions about the NR program.  Plans and leads educational events for PMRF team, residents, visitors, and the public to improve awareness of the natural resources and conservation program at PMRF. Maintains flexible hours throughout the week to appropriately support the NR program; weekend hours may be required as part of the regular schedule.

    PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Biological Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Wildlife Biology, or a related field. 

    EXPERIENCE:  At least one (1) year of experience in or related to managing natural resources or wildlife. Experience must include conducting wildlife and vegetation surveys. Experience needs to be documented well and acquired under the employment of an academic institution, governmental agency, private company, or non-profit organization in the appropriate field.

    ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Basic knowledge of the natural history of the native Hawaiian wildlife. Basic familiarity with native Hawaiian ecosystem.ms, native Hawaiian plants and wildlife. Familiarity with techniques used to inventory and monitor wildlife and other natural resource assets. Ability to work well in a team setting, as well as work independently on tasks. Must be able to maintain a positive professional attitude in support of a productive work environment. Must have good oral and written communication skills. Able to take good field notes, and record biological data with a global positioning system (GPS). Ability to collect, organize, and manage a variety of field data. Ability to analyze data and present findings and recommendations in written report format. Ability to use word-processing, database, and spreadsheet programs. 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. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check for employment as a Navy Contractor. Must possess the American Red Cross 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. Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals.

    PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to conduct work under strenuous outdoor conditions (e.g., extreme weather, thick brush, steep terrain) on a secured military base.

    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:  Experience in programs managing protected species and ecosystems on military lands in Hawai‘i. Experience in identification of native Hawaiian plants and animals and non-native plants.  Knowledge of the life history of protected species that can be found at PMRF. Experience utilizing predator control methods, including dispatching methods. Ability to effectively use and manage a database. Knowledge of Department of the Navy natural resources programs, and the policy, organizational contexts within which they are managed. Familiarity with data analysis and using critical thinking skills in reviewing reports.  INQUIRIES:  Kathryn Temple 341-4314 (Kauai). 

    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. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuh_employment@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-0872.  CLOSING DATE:  March 17, 2021. 


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