[MARMAM] Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program Recruiting: closes Oct. 4

Lizabeth Kashinsky - NOAA Affiliate lizabeth.kashinsky at noaa.gov
Fri Sep 29 12:26:58 PDT 2017

Please note this is one of two positions the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research
Program is currently recruiting for.

The position below requires ~3-5 months of deployment each year to the
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. When applying, please address all of your
qualifications outlined in the announcement below.

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
Regional Office (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: Performs daily maintenance and
operation of field camps. Assists the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program
(HMSRP) project staff with planning and coordination of field activities
for research and emergency response in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
(NWHI) and the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI). Collects census and life
history data on Hawaiian monk seals. Conducts boating operations. Leads
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
an accredited four (4) year college or university in Marine Biology,
Biology, Fisheries Oceanography, or other related field. (An Associate’s
Degree from an accredited community college in a related field plus three
(3) years of relevant experience may be substituted for Bachelor’s
One to three (1-3) years of field experience, including experience working
within small groups in remote settings. One to three (1-3) years of
experience conducting research and handling Hawaiian monk seals or other
species. 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. 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 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
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. Must be
able to work long hours in the sun. Ability to physically capture and
restrain adult seals. Ability to work in remote locations for extended
periods of time. 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, 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: 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. Ability to perform basic data analysis.
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 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: October 4, 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 –

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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