[MARMAM] Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program recruitment: EXTENDED closing date

Lizabeth Kashinsky - NOAA Affiliate lizabeth.kashinsky at noaa.gov
Fri Sep 29 19:33:28 PDT 2017

Please note that the position below is one of two positions that the
Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program is currently recruiting for. The other
position (ID# 17422) closes October 4.

Both positions can be found at:


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
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
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.).
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: October 6, 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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