The Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC) is hiring for temporary field positions on the island of Hawaii. You will work island-wide, outdoors every day, to search out and destroy invasive plants and pathogens that are working their way into our forests and farms. You’ll be part of a bigger team that includes just about every conservation and agricultural interest on the island, as well as our county, state, and federal agencies and political leaders. You’ll be trained to use a GPS, mix and use herbicide safely, identify common native and invasive plants, share information with the public at outreach events, and use a variety of tools, first aid and CPR. And of course, you’ll be wet, dirty, and have a great time, doing good, for your island. There is even potential for the right candidate to transition to regular hire with benefits at the end of the temp term.
- High School Diploma but College Degree preferred
- Some work experience. Related work outdoors, including landscaping, paid or unpaid internship or volunteer experience, is preferred, but is not required.
- Able to pass a security background check.
Pay Rate: $13.68 per hour (firm), full time, hourly.
Work schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30-4 with some weekend events and other irregular days.
To apply: Send a resume, cover letter, and references to BuckleyW@Hawaii.edu. BIISC is an equal opportunity employer. Apply by 9/29/2017. Recruitment is continuous until position is filled. Limited to 20 weeks.