[MARMAM] Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program JIMAR/PIFSC Research and Response Technician: CLOSING DATE December 22, 2014

Lizabeth Kashinsky - NOAA Affiliate lizabeth.kashinsky at noaa.gov
Tue Dec 9 12:58:38 PST 2014


The Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) works
together with The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Pacific Islands
Fisheries Science Center through a cooperative agreement with the
University of Hawaii and is accepting applications for a Research/Logistics
Technician to work with the NMFS/JIMAR Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program
located at Ford Island in Honolulu, Hawaii.

For general information about the program, visit:


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

Employment for the position will be provided by JIMAR, which hires its
program and scientific staff through the Research Corporation of the
University of Hawaii (RCUH).  Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident Alien, and must be able to meet both the U.S. Department
of Commerce and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
security requirements to access the work location, and also the health
requirements to board a NOAA vessel. To search and apply for RCUH
positions, refer to ID# 14668 at the following website:


http://www.rcuh.com/

Please see below for the job posting.


JIMAR PIFSC RESEARCH/LOGISTICS TECHNICIAN – ID# 14668. Joint Institute for
Marine and Atmospheric Research. 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 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: $2,459/Mon. DUTIES: Coordinates logistical operations for
monk seal research and recovery activities primarily in the Northwestern
Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). This includes packing and preparation of
research/enhancement gear and equipment, organizing transportation and
travel arrangements, coordinating personnel, and cleaning and maintaining
gear, supplies, and equipment after field operations. Responsible for the
maintenance of Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program (HMSRP) small boats and
in the maintenance and cleaning of the monk seal component of the
live animal Life Support System (LSS). Conducts and assists HMSRP project
staff in field activities for research and emergency response in the main
Hawaiian Islands (MHI) or in remote field camps in the NWHI (i.e., the
capture and handling of monk seals for research, health/disease assessment,
flipper tagging, intervention and moving live animals, equipment, and
gear). Trains staff and partners on the proper protocols for handling monk
seals. Analyzes data collected and drafts reports for special research
projects conducted in the MHI. Collects monk seal census and life history
data, processes field data, and assists with data entry. Coordinates and
collaborates on monk seal-fisheries interaction projects. Works with other
program staff on special research projects. PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year
college or university in Marine Biology, Biology, Fisheries Oceanography,
or other related field. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of experience
as a biological technician or other related experience which includes
capturing, tagging, and restraining Hawaiian monk seals or other species.
One to three (1-3) years of experience in logistical operations for field
research and equipment. At least six (6) months of experience operating
small boats in ocean environments. Experience with data entry.
ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Working knowledge of personal computers including use of
word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Knowledge of hazardous
material safety. Working knowledge of small boat operation and maintenance.
Must be able to meet and maintain United States Department of Commerce
(DOC) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) security
requirements to access work location. Must be a US Citizen or Permanent
Resident Alien. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in
writing. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain throughout
duration of employment. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to
obtain a forklift operator’s certification within twelve (12) months of
hire and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must be able to obtain
International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Shipper
Training certification within twelve (12) months of hire and maintain
throughout duration of employment. Must be NOAA certified for small boat
operations (having completed Motorboat Operators Certification Course
(MOCC) and NOAA small boat component training) within twelve (12) months of
hire and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must be able to meet
and maintain 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 prior to date of hire and maintained throughout duration of
employment. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift and carry
equipment and gear up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted. 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 obtain and maintain
medical clearance to work 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. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition
of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and
procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawaii's
and/or business entity's policies and procedures. 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.). SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:
Previous experience with marine mammal husbandry and/or veterinary
care. INQUIRIES:
Nicole Wakazuru-Yoza 956-5018.

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: December 22, 2014. EEO/AA Employer.




*CLOSING DATE December 22, 2014


INQUIRIES: Nicole Wakazuru-Yoza 956-5018.

-- 
Lizabeth Kashinsky
JIMAR/Veterinary Program Senior Supervisor
Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program
NOAA IRC
NMFS/PIFSC/PSD
1845 WASP Blvd., Building 176
Honolulu, HI 96818
Ph: (808) 725-5719
Fax: (808) 725-5567
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