[MARMAM] Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program Summer Field Camp positions: CLOSING DATE January 23, 2015

Lizabeth Kashinsky - NOAA Affiliate lizabeth.kashinsky at noaa.gov
Wed Dec 31 11:52:28 PST 2014


The Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) works with
the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Pacific Islands Fisheries
Science Center through a cooperative agreement with the University of
Hawaii to conduct research and recovery activities on Hawaiian monk seals.
JIMAR hires program staff through the Research Corporation of the
University of Hawaii (RCUH) and is currently seeking applicants for
Biological Research Technicians and Biological Research Assistants for the
2015 field research season. Selected individuals will 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 and 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. Researchers at some sites may participate in shark
mitigation activities.

General information about the program can be found at:

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



The number of positions and/or continuation of the program are subject to
funding.  These positions will be for all or a subset 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 one is accessible by plane.  Few (if any)
supply opportunities exist and outside communication is limited.


The employment period will include about 2 weeks of training and packing in
Honolulu. Once the field season is over, an additional 1-2 weeks of
employment will take place in Honolulu to clean up gear and summarize
data.  Dates are subject to change, but the positions are tentatively
scheduled to start in late April with a field deployment date in mid to
late May. Field staff will be deployed approximately 4.5 months with a
tentative return date in late September. The employment end dates are
tentatively scheduled for early to mid October.  Travel to and from Honolulu
and food, lodging, and transportation in Honolulu  before deployment are
not provided.  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.


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.


Instructions to apply for both positions are in the job postings below.
Please clearly address all qualifications in your cover letter.


JIMAR PIFSC BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH TECHNICIAN – ID# 14691. 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 field season. Collaborates with scientists within
NMFS to conduct and analyze field studies on the Hawaiian monk seal.
PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: 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. 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. 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 be able to meet and
maintain US Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) 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. 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 up to twenty-five to thirty-five (25-35) pounds

of field gear unassisted. Must be able to obtain and maintain medical
clearance for 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. 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: 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-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: January 23, 2015. EEO/AA Employer.



JIMAR PIFSC BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT – ID# 14690. 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/TRAINING: 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. 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. Good communication and team
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 be able to

meet and maintain US Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 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. Must be able to pass pre-deployment training
requirements including field medical training before being deployed to
remote islands. 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 up to twenty-five to thirty-five (25-35) pounds
of field gear unassisted. Must be able to manually restrain immature seals
(up to two hundred (200) pounds assisted). 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: 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. 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: January 23, 2015. EEO/AA Employer.

-- 
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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