[MARMAM] Application Window for Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program Winter and Summer Field Camps NOW OPEN: Application Deadline SEPTEMBER 27, 2010

Charles Littnan Charles.Littnan at noaa.gov
Fri Sep 17 15:10:59 PDT 2010


Aloha All-

Below is the announcement for several positions for seasonal Hawaiian  
monk seal field research.  Please note, the duties and timing of  
applications are different from previous years.  Please read the  
announcement carefully and provide as complete a cover letter and  
application as possible.  Contact the JIMAR staff listed below with  
any questions you might have.

Cheers,
Charles

____________________________

Charles Littnan
Lead Scientist, Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program
NOAA Fisheries
1601 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 1100
Honolulu HI 96814

P: 808-944-2171
F: 808-941-0307


The Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) works  
closely with The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Pacific  
Islands Fisheries Science Center through a cooperative agreement with  
the University of Hawaii, and will be accepting applications for the  
upcoming 2011 field research season to study the endangered Hawaiian  
monk seal in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. This work is part of  
a long-term annual Hawaiian monk seal population monitoring and  
conservation program by NMFS which includes: conducting trend counts;  
tagging seals; identifying individual seals by tags, scars, natural  
markings, and applied bleach marks; monitoring reproduction,  
survival, injuries, entanglements, migration, performing necropsies;  
collecting scat & spew samples for food habitat, parasite load, and  
hormonal analysis; collecting tissue samples for DNA analysis;  
collecting & removing debris capable of entangling seals and other  
wildlife.  Behavior data are also collected at some sites.  In  
addition, some researchers will periodically handle, weigh, and  
administer de-worming medication to immature seals at some sites in  
an effort to increase seal condition and survival by removing  
parasite loads.  For general information about the program, visit  
this website:

http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/psd/

Employment opportunities will be for two different field periods:

The first will be for the second half of our “winter” field camp and  
will be from early January to early May.  Work for this camp will be  
solely at Laysan Island.

The second will be for our standard summer field camps from mid-March  
to early September, though some positions will continue until mid/ 
late September.  The number of positions and/or continuation of the  
program is subject to funding.  These positions will be for all 6  
major sub-populations in the NWHI.

The first 2-3 weeks of employment are spent in Honolulu training and  
packing, and the final weeks are also spent in Honolulu to clean up  
gear and summarize data.  Travel to Honolulu and food and lodging  
while in Honolulu are not provided; a listing of potential housing  
options is available. Transportation between Honolulu and the field  
site, and food and lodging in the field are provided.

Fieldwork is accomplished by 2-5 member teams in remote camps.   
Researchers live in either wall tents or buildings at the various  
sites.  All sites are accessible by ship (2-8 day travel; 830-2,300  
km from Honolulu), and two are accessible by plane.  Few supply  
opportunities exist and outside communication is limited.

Employment will be provided by JIMAR, which hires its program and  
scientific staff through the Research Corporation of the University  
of Hawaii (RCUH).  To search and apply for RCUH positions, refer to  
the following website:

http://www.rcuh.com/

*NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 27 *

****************************IMPORTANT**************************:   
Please specify in your cover letter:
1) Which field season winter and/or summer you are available
2)  The period you are available
3)  Your remote field experience
4)  Your animal handling experience
5)  Your boating skills.
6)  Any other skills that are mentioned in the position descriptions  
or you feel make you a strong candidate for these jobs.

The job postings for the JIMAR PIFSC Biological Research Assistant  
recruitment (for Field Camp Assistant) and JIMAR PIFSC Biological  
Technician recruitment (for Field Camp Leader) are below.  Each  
position needs to be applied for separately.  Please apply directly  
to RCUH Human Resources following the methods stated in the posting  
by the appropriate closing date.

_____________________________________________________________________

JIMAR PIFSC BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT – ID#10514. Joint Institute  
for Marine and Atmospheric Research. (11) Regular, Full-Time, RCUH  
Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science  
and Technology (SOEST), Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric  
Research (JIMAR), located at the National Marine Fisheries (NMFS),  
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) in Honolulu, Hawaii.  
Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational  
needs, satisfactory work performance, and availability of funds.  
MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $1,730/Mo. DUTIES: Under guidance of field  
camp leader and/or NMFS personnel, assists in camp preparations,  
daily maintenance and operation of field camp, and collection of  
census and life history data on Hawaiian monk seals in the  
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands or on remote shorelines in the Main  
Hawaiian Islands. Conducts boating operations at multiple-island  
atolls. Assists with return, repair, and clean-up of field equipment  
and supplies at the end of camp and with the processing of field  
data. PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: High School Diploma or  
equivalent. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of field experience,  
including experience working within small groups in remote settings.  
Experience with handling of wildlife. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working  
knowledge of personal computers including use of word processing,  
spreadsheets, and databases. Good communication and team skills.  
Ability to perform data entry. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability  
to swim. Ability to work in remote locations for extended periods of  
time. Must be able to work long hours in the sun. Must be able to  
walk long distances (up to 7 miles) in the sand carrying 25-35 pounds  
of field gear. Must be able to manually restrain immature seals (up  
to 200 pounds). Must be able to obtain medical clearance for  
embarking/working on NOAA research vessels or other appropriate  
vessels which includes providing proof of required immunizations and/ 
or obtaining the necessary immunizations as required by NOAA Marine  
and Aviation Operations. SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Prior field  
experience in a Hawaiian monk seal field camp. Previous experience in  
field or laboratory studies of marine mammals, previous experience  
handling marine mammals, previous data entry experience. Prefer  
applicants interested in pursuing career in marine mammology or  
related field. For positions requiring travel between multiple-island  
atolls, possess prior experience operating small boats and/or the  
ability to conduct routine maintenance on small boats. Possess NOAA  
certification for small boat operations (having completed Motorboat  
Operators Certification Course (MOCC) and NOAA small boat component  
training) to work at multiple-island atolls. INQUIRIES: Nicole  
Wakazuru 956-5018 (Oahu). APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: The preferred  
method of applying for a job is through our online application  
process. Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment” and  
navigate to “Job Announcements/Apply for a Job.”

However, if you do not have access to the Internet, you may apply by  
submitting resume; cover letter including Recruitment ID#, referral  
source, narrative of your qualifications for position and salary  
history; names, phone numbers and addresses of three supervisory  
references and copy of degree(s)/transcripts/certificate(s) to  
qualify for position by fax (808) 956-5022, mail, or hand-deliver to:  
Director of Human Resources, Research Corporation of the University  
of Hawaii, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall D-100, Honolulu, HI 96822  
before the closing date. Online applications and faxed documents must  
be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard  
Time/RCUH receipt time). Mailed documents must be postmarked by the  
closing date. Hand-delivered documents must be received by our HR  
office by 4 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time. If you have  
questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please  
call (808)956-3100. CLOSING DATE: September 27, 2010. EEO/AA Employer.




JIMAR PIFSC BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH TECHNICIAN – ID#10515. Joint  
Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research. (7) Regular, Full- 
Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and  
Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Joint Institute for Marine and  
Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), located at the National Marine  
Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIFSC) in  
Honolulu, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon  
program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and  
availability of funds. MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $1,871/Mo. DUTIES:  
Performs daily maintenance and operation of field camp in the  
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands or on remote shorelines in the Main  
Hawaiian Islands. Collects census and life history data on Hawaiian  
monk seals. Conducts boating operations at multiple-island atolls.  
Required to lead other field personnel. Responsible for returning and  
storing all field equipment and supplies at the end of camp.  
Collaborates with scientists within NMFS to conduct and analyze field  
studies on the Hawaiian monk seal. PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION:  
Associate's Degree from an accredited community college in Marine  
Biology, Biology, Fisheries Oceanography or other related field.  
EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of field experience, including  
experience working within small groups in remote settings. Experience  
conducting research on Hawaiian monk seals. Experience handling monk  
seals. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge of personal computers  
including use of word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Good  
communications skills (both written and oral). Leadership and  
decision-making skills. Ability to perform data entry. For positions  
requiring travel between multipleisland atolls, must be NOAA  
certified for small boat operations (having completed Motorboat  
Operators Certification Course (MOCC) and NOAA small boat component  
training). Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must meet the US  
Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric  
Administration security requirements for working in a federal  
facility which includes being fingerprinted and having a federal  
background check performed. Must be able to pass pre-deployment  
training requirements including field medical training before being  
deployed to remote island. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to  
swim. Ability to work in remote locations for extended periods of  
time. Must be able to work long hours in the sun. Must be able to  
walk long distances (up to 7 miles) in the sand carrying 25-35 pounds  
of field gear. Must be able to obtain medical clearance for embarking/ 
working on NOAA research vessels or other appropriate vessels which  
includes providing proof of required immunizations and/or obtaining  
the necessary immunizations as required by NOAA Marine and Aviation  
Operations. SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Prior field experience in a  
Hawaiian monk seal field camp. Previous experience in field or  
laboratory studies of marine mammals, previous experience handling  
marine mammals, previous data entry experience, prefer applicants  
interested in pursuing career in marine mammology or related field.  
Ability to perform basic data analysis. For positions requiring  
travel between multiple-island atolls, possess the ability to conduct  
routine maintenance on small boats. INQUIRIES: Nicole Wakazuru  
956-5018 (Oahu). APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: The preferredmethod of  
applying for a job is through our on-line application process. Please  
go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment” and navigate to “Job  
Announcements/Apply for a Job.” However, if you do not have access to  
the Internet, you may apply by submitting resume; cover letter  
including Recruitment ID#, referral source, narrative of your  
qualifications for position and salary history; names, phone numbers  
and addresses of three supervisory references and copy of degree(s)/ 
transcripts/certificate(s) to qualify for position by fax (808)  
956-5022, mail, or hand-deliver to: Director of Human Resources,  
Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii, 2530 Dole Street,  
Sakamaki Hall D-100, Honolulu, HI 96822 before the closing date.  
Online applications and faxed documents must be submitted/received by  
the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time).  
Mailed documents must be postmarked by the closing date. Hand- 
delivered documents must be received by our HR office by 4 P.M.  
Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time. If you have questions on the  
application process and/or need assistance, please call (808) 
956-3100. CLOSING DATE: September 27, 2010. EEO/AA Employer.







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