[MARMAM] Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program Recruitment closes Friday September 29, 2017

Lizabeth Kashinsky - NOAA Affiliate lizabeth.kashinsky at noaa.gov
Wed Sep 27 10:28:34 PDT 2017

Bulletin Board Posting: 09/13/17 RCUH Website: 09/13/17 Hire Net Hawai‘i:

TECHNICIAN – ID# 17404. *

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, Hawai‘i. 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: $2,501/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., capturing and handling 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.
Assists with Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) operations for population
assessment and emergency response of monk seals. 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. 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 the 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. Able to operate small boats. Must possess a valid driver’s license
(and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have
valid personal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s
Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Post
Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to meet 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
obtain a forklift operator’s certification within twelve (12) months from
date 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 from date 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) (or be able to obtain
the certification following the training provided within twelve (12) months
from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must
complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or
no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals. Must be
able to pass all training requirements, including, but not limited to
advanced coxswain training. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift
and carry equipment and gear up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted. Must be
able to swim. Ability to work in remote locations for extended periods of
time. Must be able to work long hours in the sun. Post Offer/Employment
Condition: Must be able to obtain NOAA 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, and maintain throughout duration of employment. 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 Hawai‘i'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. Experience operating small boats in ocean
environments and experience with maintenance and repair of small boats.
INQUIRIES: Nicole Wakazuru-Yoza 956-5018 (Oahu).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job
Postings.” 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. Hawai‘i 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 rcuh_employment at rcuh.com. If
you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance,
please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872. CLOSING DATE: September 29,
2017. RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and
training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i. Equal
Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.
Lizabeth Kashinsky
JIMAR/Program Supervisor
Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program
1845 WASP Blvd., Building 176
Honolulu, HI 96818
Ph: (808) 725-5719
Fax: (808) 725-5567

2017 *is the **Year of the Monk Seal**!*
*Join the celebration: *http://tinyurl.com/2017YOTMS
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