[MARMAM] Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program Summer Field Camp positions: CLOSING DATE February 1, 2013

Lizabeth Kashinsky - NOAA Affiliate lizabeth.kashinsky at noaa.gov
Tue Jan 22 18:10:14 PST 2013


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
2013 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, researchers at some sites may participate in shark mitigation
activities.  For general information about the program, visit this website:


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


Employment dates are tentative and subject to change but may begin sometime
in mid- April and end late July to early September. Field season deployment
will last approximately 2-3 months, tentatively from early May to late
July, though some deployments may extend approximately 3 weeks beyond. In
addition to the 2-3 month field deployment, the employment period will
include about 2-3 weeks training and packing in Honolulu. Once the field
season is over, an additional 1-3 weeks of employment will take place in
Honolulu to clean up gear and summarize data.  Travel to and from Honolulu
and food, lodging, and transportation while in Honolulu are not provided; a
listing of potential housing options is available. Transportation between
Honolulu and field sites, and food and lodging in the field are
provided. Due to unforeseen circumstances, departure delays could result in
longer periods in Honolulu that may result in additional uncompensated
living expenses.


The number of positions and/or continuation of the program are subject to
funding.  These positions will be for 5 of the 6 major monk seal
sub-populations in the NWHI. Fieldwork is accomplished by 2-4 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/

*CLOSING DATE February 1, 2013*

****************************IMPORTANT**************************:
Please specify in your cover letter:
1)  The period you are available
2)  Your remote field experience
3)  Your animal handling experience
4)  Your boating skills
5)  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.

Bulletin Board Posting: 01/18/13

RCUH Website: 01/18/13

*JIMAR PIFSC BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT – ID# 13047. *Joint Institute
for Marine and Atmospheric Research. (10) 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, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable
Federal/State laws. *MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: *$1,730/Mon. *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 G.E.D. 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 seven (7) miles) in the sand carrying twenty-five to thirty-five (25-35)
pounds of field gear. Must be able to manually restrain immature seals (up
to two hundred (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. 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 islands. *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. I*NQUIRIES: Nicole
Wakazuru-Yoza 956-5018 (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 at rcuh.com. If you have questions on the
application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344. *CLOSING
DATE: February 1, 2013. *EEO/AA Employer.





Bulletin Board Posting: 01/18/13

RCUH Website: 01/18/13

*JIMAR PIFSC BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH TECHNICIAN – ID# 13048. *Joint Institute
for Marine and Atmospheric Research. (6) 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,
availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State
laws. *MINIMUM
MONTHLY SALARY: *$1,871/Mon. *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 multiple-island 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 seven (7) miles) in the sand carrying twenty-five to
thirty five (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. 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-Yoza 956-5018 (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 at rcuh.com. If you have questions on the
application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344. *CLOSING
DATE: February 1, 2013. *EEO/AA Employer.
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