KFBRP is currently accepting applications for the following positions. Please note closing dates.

Job Title: KUPU/Americorps Avian Conservation Research Assistant
Job Type: CLDP Americorps Year-Round Program
Opportunity location: Alakai Wilderness and Hanapepe, Kauaʻi, Hawaii
Closing date: June 1, 2023


Position will last from early October, 2023 until August, 2024. Our project focuses on a variety of work with three endemic Hawaiian songbirds, the ‘akikiki, ‘akeke’e and Puaiohi that all inhabit the
extremely wet, beautiful and rugged montane rainforest at located at ~4500ft on the island of Kauaʻi. This is a rare opportunity to work on endangered tropical species in the U.S while gaining valuable research skills. The work is physically challenging, requiring a 4 to 8 mile hike to the main field camps by way of steep slopes, tangled forest and stream crossings. Daily field conditions include hiking through dense forest in and along streams, often in rainy and chilly weather. Daily field activities include conducting surveys for endangered Hawaiian birds, point counts, mosquito sampling, vegetation and habitat sampling, maintaining a rat control grid with motion detection cameras in sensitive bird habitat, nest searching and monitoring, and mist-netting and banding birds. Applicants must be able to detect and identify birds by sight and sound, be physically fit,
and able to navigate rugged and complex terrain using GPS, compass, and maps. Experience with songbird color band re-sighting, behavioral observation, territory mapping, nest searching, point counts, camera trapping, telemetry towers and mist-netting is strongly desired. Abundant enthusiasm for conserving Hawaii’s native species (including the ability to kill a few invasive species along the way) is essential, as are self-motivation, the ability to work well in a small team, a positive attitude, and willingness to live in a remote field camps for more than a week at a time. Office duties will include environmental education and outreach, data entry and organization, supervised and independent research projects, maintenance of field equipment and other work around the office. Familiarity with GIS, Microsoft Access, Adobe Suite Software, and computer IT
is also strongly desired.

Compensation is a $2000 monthly living allowance (before taxes). Americorps also provides a $6495 Educational Award upon completion of the term, and pays all interest earned on certain educational loans during the year of service. Housing when not in the field IS NOT provided through the program. Applicants not from the area should note that the housing prices on Kauaʻi are some of the highest in the country. The successful applicant must provide their own travel to Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi and have a valid US drivers license. Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2023, and will be reviewed as they are received. The Project will review applicants and make recommendations to Americorps. Required materials include a current resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references, emailed to puaiohijobs at gmail.com. ***You MUST ALSO apply directly to the CLDP Year-round Americorps Program at  kupuhawaii.tfaforms.net/262?mc_cid=98a5f35a85&mc_eid=ba0f70aae0 as soon as possible.


Job Title: KUPU/Americorps Avian Conservation Research Assistant
Project: (KFBRP; Hanapepe/Alakai Wilderness Preserve/Remote)
Opportunity location: Alakai Wilderness and Hanapepe, Kauaʻi, Hawaii
Closing date: May 15, 2023

The Office/Field Assistant performs general program support to maintain a forest bird research and recovery program in three areas:

1) data entry, management, and summary;
2) logistical support and coordination;
3) outreach and sampling life cycle of disease-carrying Culex mosquitoes in core bird habitat.

Under 1), duties include data entry and digitizing in Excel, Access and cloud-based databases, and summary and interpretation of data using graphs, tables, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Data include forest bird population surveys and monitoring, and predator control and mapping species locations. Under 2), duties include maintenance of project vehicles and inventory, care and maintenance of project equipment and tools. Helps maintain computers and network. Assists in scheduling logistics, such as helicopter operations. Tracks helicopter usage and invoices. Assists with procurement. Under 3), duties include navigate off-trail using GPS and Avenza, basic data entry and manipulation. participating in and supporting project’s public relations outreach programs and producing outreach materials, including for social media. Must adhere to safety, equipment use and invasive species prevention protocols. Worker will be trained in necessary software (e.g., GIS, Microsoft Office). The position will mostly be based out of our office and baseyard with occasional telework.


High school diploma or GED required; at least some college education preferred. Requires a high degree of attention to detail for data management, data digitizing, data entry and proofing, as well as equipment management and data collection, which includes repetitive tasks. Strong technical capabilities (MS Office (Word, Excel), Google Suite, social media, remote work, basic photo editing) desired. Excellent writing skills. Problem-solving. Ability to work independently and with a small team. Ability to effectively manage projects and balance time/schedule on multiple tasks. Working knowledge of maintenance of computer workstations. Inventory management and scheduling experience is a plus. Applicants should be physically fit and able to navigate rugged and complex terrain. A desire to help prevent the extinction of our native forest birds.

Salary/Benefits/Requirements: exact information can be found at https://www.kupuhawaii.org/aina/

Starts at $16.00 per hour (Paid biweekly), Medical Insurance (Full-time employees only)
The minimum age required is 17 and there are no upper age limits. Applicants must be a US Citizen, US National, US Permanent Resident, or otherwise legally allowed to work in the United States.
To Apply: Send an up-to-date resume, names and contact information of three references, and
cover letter describing why this opportunity interests you to puaiohijobs AT gmail.com by May 15, 2023. ALSO submit application at https://www.kupuhawaii.org/aina/.