Are you looking for a way to make a positive impact on the environment? Do you enjoy working outdoors and taking on challenging fieldwork? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you. We are looking to hire two individuals to join our invasive plant eradication team. The ideal candidates will share our passion for conservation, love of the Big Island community, and commitment to public service.
Invasive Species Field Associate I
As an Invasive Species Field Associate, you will be responsible for conducting field operations to implement established action plans, including reconnaissance, surveys, and mechanical/chemical removal of invasive alien species. This will involve working in off-trail areas with inclement weather, mosquitoes, and difficult terrain. You will also be responsible for preventing seed dispersal, following decontamination protocols, and adhering to accepted safety standards and established protocols.
- This job requires the willingness and ability to drive project vehicles both on and off-road, work in and around helicopters, camp for up for to 4 nights at a time, and handle pesticides. (Training will be provided in each area).
- Keep accurate and detailed records of treatment and control work
- Operate GPS units, input and update data, and produce maps to guide field activities
- Assist with maintenance of equipment/field gear, vehicles, and baseyard
- High school diploma/GED
- Basic knowledge of field activities relating to natural resource management
- Ability to identify common native Hawaiian plants & common introduced weed species
- Able to backpack, lift, and carry up to 50 lbs unassisted
- Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively in a team
- Basic proficiency in computer skills
- Experience in field operations and 4WD is a plus, as is experience using handheld GPS and ArcGIS
- Experience and/or academic background in natural resources conservation or agriculture in Hawai’i is desired (Forest TEAM graduates and KUPU alumni are encouraged to apply!)
For more details about duties, requirements, and secondary qualifications, please read the full job description on the RCUH website (If the link doesn’t work, search for job #223290). Pay is $3,000/month with paid holidays, sick time, and benefits. If you have any questions, please contact Jenn Tamaariki at (808) 933-3340.
Why Join Us?
Working at BIISC is a unique opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to Hawaiʻi’s natural environment and gain valuable fieldwork experience. As an Invasive Species Field Associate, you will play a critical role in protecting native ecosystems and preserving Hawaiʻi’s biodiversity. You will have the opportunity to work with a dedicated team of professionals who are passionate about their work and committed to making a positive impact. We offer competitive compensation, opportunities for professional growth and advancement, and a supportive work environment that values teamwork, safety, and environmental conservation.
Deadline to apply: June 6, 2023
Please go to www.rcuh.com and click on Job Postings. Search for job #223290. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808) 956-8344 or (808) 956-0872.