HIHWNMS Policy Splist - Oahu
The Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

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Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHWNMS), located at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) office in Honolulu, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MONTHLY SALARY: Salary commensurate with qualifications.

DUTIES: Coordinates implementation of specific management actions and provides technical expertise on policy related issues. Oversees and conducts vulnerability assessment, and develops socioeconomic analysis. Coordinates staff on the revision of the sanctuary’s management plan, including but not limited to the development and revision of actions plans and the environmental impact statement. Leads initiatives to identify grant opportunities and develops project proposals. Supports coordination of Sanctuary Advisory Council. Oversees maintenance of records of other federal and state agencies’ policies, initiatives, and management plans.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Sciences or Policy, Natural Resource Management or a related field. EXPERIENCE: At least four (4) years of experience working with state or federal marine resource management organizations and policies in the Pacific region. A minimum of two (2) years of experience managing and coordinating policy related projects, including the development of management plans, reports and analysis. At least one (1) year of work experience in coordinating an advisory body in a state or federal agency. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge of marine resource management and marine conservation issues in the Pacific Region. Working knowledge of state and federal legislation as it relates to marine conservation, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Working knowledge of conducting socioeconomic research, including data collection, data processing, developing an analysis and evaluating its outcomes and implications. Knowledge of community based stakeholder processes and experiences with integrating western and traditional knowledge. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate technical data as well as controversial issues to a broad audience. Ability to develop written reports, proposals and policies individually or as part of a team. Analytic skills to conduct research and develop analyses. Social skills to build relationships with sanctuary stakeholders, including local organizations, ocean user groups, technical experts, and cultural advisors and to interact with the general public. Skills to communicate with staff and coordinate their assignments. Ability to record and facilitate workshops and large meetings. Ability to pay attention to detail and prioritize workload effectively to adhere to deadlines. Competent skills in both PC and Macintosh computers with skills in Microsoft (MS) Office and statistical/analytic software.

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Experience managing complex projects. Knowledge of NOAA policies and priorities. Scientific knowledge of climate change and management implications in the Pacific Region. Knowledge of Hawaii’s marine environment. Familiarity with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.

INQUIRIES: Fiona Langenberger 397-2651 Ext. 256 (Oahu).

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.

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