[MARMAM] Extended closing date December 7 - Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program 2019 Seasonal Field Camp Position Recruitments

Lizabeth Kashinsky lsk at hawaii.edu
Mon Nov 26 12:04:56 PST 2018


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 *two
separate recruitments* (*Biological Research Technician and Biological
Research Assistant) *for the 2019 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, vaccinating against morbillivirus, performing necropsies,
collecting scat & spew samples for food habitat, parasite load, and
hormonal analysis, collecting tissue samples for DNA analysis, and 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.  Each team will include a paid leader and either
paid assistants and volunteers or up to two volunteers assisting a paid
leader. Volunteer positions will be  recruited for in a separate
announcement. 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) resupply
opportunities exist and communication with others outside of field sites is
limited throughout deployment due to the remoteness and lack of
infrastructure.


The employment period will include approximately one month 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 begin in early March with a field deployment date
in mid April. Field staff will be deployed for approximately 4.5-5 months
with a tentative return date in late August or early September. The
position end date is tentatively scheduled for some time in mid-September.
Applicants must be flexible in their availability as dates could change,
including unforeseen delays due to inclement weather and ship delays.


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. If you do not
clearly address all qualifications in your cover letter, we may not be able
to consider you as an applicant. *For example, to address the experience
qualification, you must indicate in your cover letter how many years of
field experience you have and be sure that is reflected in your resume.

Interested individuals will need to apply directly to RCUH Human Resources
via one of the methods stated in the job posting. All applications must be
submitted/received by the* closing date on 12/7/2018 (11:59 p.m. Hawaii
Standard Time receipt time)**. *Follow the links to both recruitments
below. If applying for both positions, you must do so separately.

Biological Research Assistant:


https://hcmweb.rcuh.com/psp/hcmprd_exapp/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=3&JobOpeningId=18583&PostingSeq=1

Biological Research Technician:


https://hcmweb.rcuh.com/psp/hcmprd_exapp/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=3&JobOpeningId=18582&PostingSeq=1
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Lizabeth Kashinsky
JIMAR/Program 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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