WMMWP Field Assistant Position Open

Looking for adventure?  WMMWP is looking for a new full-time Field Assistant!  IMAG5253_cropped

WMMWP FIELD ASSISTANT– ID# 14542.  Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership (WMMWP), located in Wailuku/Lahaina Districts with offices in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.  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:  $1,664-2,582/Mon.

DUTIES:  Serves as a field crew member building and maintaining fence lines, controlling feral animal populations, locating and controlling alien plant invasions using mechanical and chemical means, and monitoring native vegetation/ecosystem recovery.  Work will focus on the protection of the native Hawaiian forest and related water resources within the approximately 50,000 acres of forested watershed in the West Maui Mountains.  Majority of the work will be performed in remote locations and will require the ability to backpack up to twelve (12) miles over rough terrain or thick unmarked trail conditions with loads up to fifty (50) pounds, camp out in remote areas under extreme conditions for up to a week at a time.  Fieldwork requires working with herbicides, working in and around helicopters, and occasional rappelling.  Records detailed field data and spatial information and inputs data into Global Positioning System (GPS) and computer systems.  Maintains field equipment, tracks supply inventories, and assists with public relations activities.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.  EXPERIENCE:  Up to one (0-1) year of experience in field activities related to Natural Resource Management.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of native Hawaiian flora and fauna and threats from alien species.  Ability to operate power tools including chain saws, weed eaters, generators, chipper, etc.  Ability to communicate orally and in writing and to comprehend complex verbal and written instructions.  Ability to use a compass and other navigation tools and to read and navigate with topographic maps and aerial photos.   Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain throughout duration of employment and be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission.  Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must possess the American Red Cross 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 within six (6) months of hire and rappelling training within twelve (12) months of hire. Must be able to pass a criminal background check and obtain National Rifle Association or National Park Service and State of Hawaii Hunter Safety Program firearms certification. As a condition of employment, all certifications must be obtained and maintained as specified by the certificating agency.  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to hike and camp in remote areas and rugged terrain under inclement weather conditions, up to five (5) consecutive days.  Able to backpack and lift and carry fifty (50) pounds unassisted.  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 Hawaii’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:  Field work with emphasis on feral animal and alien plant control with a land management agency.  Previous fence building or construction experience.  Familiarity with computers, data entry, and use of Global Positioning System (GPS) units.  Experience working in and around helicopters and using herbicides to control weedy vegetation.  Rappelling experience.  College courses or degree in Natural Sciences.  Possess valid State of Hawaii Hunting License.

INQUIRIES:  Chris Brosius 661-6600 (Maui).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii 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 rcuhhr@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.  CLOSING DATE:  October 20, 2014.  EEO/AA Employer.