CLOSING DATE:  August 2, 2024. INQUIRIES:  Cali Crampton 808-631-6761 (Kauai).

Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project (KFBRP), located in Hanapepe, Kauai. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MONTHLY SALARY:  $3,654/Mon.

DUTIES:  Provides general program support duties required to effectively maintain a forest bird research and recovery program. Enters and helps manage project data, including SD cards and biological samples, and assists with data analysis to evaluate and facilitate fieldwork. Helps maintain and organize office files, including travel arrangements, receipts, and tracking petty cash. Performs inventory and maintenance of project materials and equipment, researching vendors, and receiving and tracking orders. Assists in preparing correspondence and editing reports and publications. Participates in outreach and public relations exercises. Assists with field work, particularly rodent and mosquito control.


EDUCATION Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college.
EXPERIENCE One to three (1-3) years of experience with accounting and purchasing experience. (Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in economics or the sciences may substitute for experience.) One to three (1-3) years’ experience managing data files and conducting simple data summaries. Up to one (0-1) year experience in public outreach.
KNOWLEDGE Working knowledge of accounting and purchasing practices. Basic understanding of scientific methodology, ecology and conservation biology.
ABILITIES & SKILLS Proficiency in Microsoft Office word processing and spreadsheet and database applications and Adobe Acrobat; and use and maintenance of internet, scanner, phone, and filing systems. Proficient in ArcPro or AGOL. Ability to multi-task and prioritize various projects. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally. Ability to work off-trail in remote areas using GPS, compass and maps to navigate. Must possess excellent organizational skills. Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR. Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course (A100) and external sling load (A219) course within twelve (12) months from date of hire. Must be able to complete the UH Information Security Awareness Training (ISAT) within two (2) weeks from date of hire, and re-certify every twelve (12) months.
PHYSICAL/MEDICAL DEMANDS Able to lift and carry twenty (20) pounds.
POLICY/REGULATORY REQUIREMENT As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies, procedures, and trainings and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i’s and/or business entity’s policies, procedures, and trainings.  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.).


Appreciation for biological resources, especially pertaining to Hawaiian ecosystems and endangered species. Knowledge and experience with RCUH policies and procedures. Experience working in an office to support biological field activities. Experience developing and maintaining data collection apps (e.g., Survey 123). Experience processing biological samples. Experience in developing and delivering educational and outreach materials for the classroom and print and digital media. Experience preparing written reports based on data interpretation.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Professional 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 If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-0872. Please visit for more information on RCUH’s Benefits for eligible employees.

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CLOSING DATE: July,19,2024. Please send cover letter, CV, contact info for three references and a copy of your diploma/transcript to: puaiohijobs AT

Start Date: 9/2/2024 – End Date: 12/20/2024 with possibility of extension


DESCRIPTION: Conducts research and management projects for the recovery of Kauai’s threatened and endangered bird species and their habitats. Captures and surveys mosquitos for avian disease studies in native, restored, and non-native forest habitats. Conducts fieldwork in restoring native vegetation and conducts other management activities (e.g., predator control, monitoring, weed control, and coordinating and leading volunteers, interns and seasonal staff) to benefit the Akekee, Akikiki, Puaiohi, and other native species. Conducts field data collection on population ecology of native forest birds, especially factors limiting populations. Captures, bands, bleeds and processes birds using mist-nets and play-back. Conducts surveys to document distribution, relative abundance, and survival of forest birds. Assists in implementation of endangered species recovery techniques, including small mammal monitoring and control. Oversees preparations and assists with logistics for field operations. Enters field and Geographic Information System (GIS) data into computer files for information summary and reporting and helps write reports. Conducts all operations according to accepted safety standards and established protocols and ensures adherence to said standards and protocols. Drives project vehicles both on and off road and works in and around helicopters, as part of fieldwork. Maintains field equipment and field stations.

REQUIREMENTS: Ability to conduct fieldwork in high elevation forest (up to 4,500 feet) under cold, wet, and extremely rugged field conditions. Able to hike on poor footing conditions for ten to fifteen (10 – 15) miles, carrying loads up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted. Ability to live and work in remote field camps under primitive conditions in close quarters with other individuals for up to ten (10) consecutive days. Requires irregular working hours, with many duties occurring in the early morning and on weekends. Frequent helicopter and occasional inter-island travel, and frequent camping for up to ten (10) days in remote field sites required as part of duties. Employee is expected to act in a professional manner to promote a positive public image. Contributes to creating and preserving a positive and safe work environment. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission in off-road conditions.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Conservation, Resource Management or similar from an accredited four (4) year college or university.

EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of experience in biological fieldwork. Experience should include mist netting, bleeding and banding of endangered or threatened passerines, identifying birds by sight and sound, nest searching, and navigating remote areas.