WMMWP Field Assistant Position Opening EXTENDED

Good news!  With the coming of “Hurricane” Ana, we have extended our Field Assistant application window by one week, to Monday, October 27.  If you are one foOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAr backcountry camping, hiking in the wilderness, and protecting native species, we want YOU.  Read on below about the job duties and primary qualifications, and apply today via RCUH.com under Job Opening ID 14542.

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.).

INQUIRIES:  Chris Brosius 661-6600 (Maui).