[MARMAM] Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program Summer Field Camp positions: CLOSING DATE January 27, 2014

Thea Johanos-Kam - NOAA Federal thea.johanos-kam at noaa.gov
Mon Jan 13 17:58:58 PST 2014


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 a possible 2014
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/


Currently the 2014 field season is uncertain, and may not happen at all due
to funding and logistical challenges.  Employment dates are tentative and
subject to change but may begin as early as mid- May, or may begin later
this summer.  The tentative end date will be in mid to late September or
early October.  Field season deployment will last approximately 2-4 months.
 In addition to the field deployment, the employment period will include
about 1-2 weeks 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.  Employment dates will be finalized as
soon as possible, and hopefully no later than mid- April. 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 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 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).  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
the following website:

http://www.rcuh.com/

*CLOSING DATE January 27, 2014*

****************************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: 01/13/14
RCUH Website: 01/13/14
J*IMAR PIFSC BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT – ID# 14019.* 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 the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) security requirements to access work
location. Must be a U.S. 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 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. *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.*POLICY **AND/OR REGULATORY
REQUIREMENTS:* As a condition of employment, incumbent 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 808-956-5018 <808-956-5018> (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 27, 2014.* EEO/AA Employer.


Bulletin Board Posting: 01/13/14
RCUH Website: 01/13/14
*JIMAR PIFSC BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH TECHNICIAN – ID# 14018.* 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/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 the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) security requirements to access work
location. Must be a U.S. 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 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. *POLICY AND/OR **REGULATORY
REQUIREMENTS:* As a condition of employment, incumbent 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 808-956-5018 <808-956-5018> (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 27, 2014.* EEO/AA
Employer.

-- 
Thea Johanos
Lead, Monk Seal Population Assessment Program
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
1601 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 1000
Honolulu, HI 96814-4700

808-944-2174 office
808-941-0307 fax
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