Spec Hab Cons Plng Assoc-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 Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU) Landowner Assistance Program for Endangered Species Protection located 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.

MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $2,320 - $3,333/Mon.

DUTIES: Manages, develops, and assists project coordinator with technical outreach and monitoring related to multiple Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) and Safe Harbor Agreements (SHA) across the state. Provides research, review, and editing for Environmental Assessments (EA), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), and HCP chapters and development of goals and objectives. Produces HCP related letters, mailings, phone and email communications, website updates, and organize/manage project data/information. Assists in monitoring incidental take licenses and review HCP reports for compliance with endangered species statutes. Assists with habitat evaluations for mitigation options and with field surveys and other activities for species recovery.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Environmental Policy, Biological/Conservation Sciences, or related field. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years working in the conservation and/or environmental policy field with demonstrated experience with one (1) or more of the following: protected species management, habitat conservation planning, facilitation, production of environmental documents, or outreach. Research or work experience in the field of compliance with endangered species statutes, or conservation planning. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge of protected species management. Habitat Conservation Plans, Safe Harbor Agreements, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, and/or conservation planning. Mastery of the principles of conservation biology and environmental policy/law. Working knowledge of various protected species including, seabirds, waterbirds, bats, Nene, and various plant species. Demonstrated skills with document organization, writing, and research. Ability to perform data entry and management using Microsoft Office and other software programs, and preliminary analyses. Ability to perform website and internet navigation. Must possess a valid driver's license. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months of hire). PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires ability to hike and operate in remote locations.

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with conservation planning, Habitat Conservation Plans, Safe Harbor Agreements, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, in Hawaii or on the U.S mainland. Knowledge and experience with Hawaiian protected species and protected species monitoring in relation to renewable energy projects. Demonstrated experience working in potentially contentious situations with people of diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated skills and experience related to meeting facilitation, and background in ecology. Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Conservation Biology, Environmental Policy, Ecology or related field. Experience with editing, and use of Geographic Information System (GIS) software and databases.

INQUIRIES: Lasha-Lynn Salbosa 587-4148 (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.

EEO/AA Employer.