[MARMAM] JOB OPENING in HAWAII: Hawaii Marine Animal Response - Field Response Manager (Part Time)

Jon Gelman jon.gelman at h-mar.org
Fri Mar 22 18:18:21 PDT 2019


HAWAII MARINE ANIMAL RESPONSE (HMAR)

JOB OPENING:  FIELD RESPONSE MANAGER (PART TIME)

 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

 

Hawaii Marine Animal Response (HMAR) is the largest Hawaii-based nonprofit marine species conservation and response organization. We operate on the islands of Oahu and Molokai with our team of dedicated volunteers, interns and staff that are supported by private donations, corporate funding and government grants. We work to achieve our mission through activity every day of the year that impacts our core objectives: (1) growing an active and engaged public, (2) species management and recovery, and (3) saving animals. Thousands of times each year, our field response, escalations, interventions, standing support and outreach activities help us move towards our vision of Hawaii’s ocean ecosystem shared in harmony by humans and protected marine species. Through agreements and relationships with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State of Hawaii, our work is focused on the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, endangered and threatened sea turtles and protected seabird species. 

 

ABOUT THE JOB OPENING:

 

We have an immediate opening for a part-time Field Response Manager on the island of Oahu in the State of Hawaii. This job is a part-time position and is exempt from requirements to provide paid health care insurance. The position is responsible for the following duties:

 

- Performing field response, surveys and outreach activity.

- Training and managing volunteers and interns to ensure needed field activity is performed.

- Assist with or perform escalated response actions, animal intervention activity, marine animal rescue and stranding support.

- Engage with the public to educate people about protected marine species and to promote responsible viewing, interaction and sustainable fishery activities.

- Provide public outreach and education at public events, schools and other venues.

- Assist other staff with gaps in personnel coverage and on completing key projects.

 

NEEDED CORE COMPETENCIES:

 

- Possess excellent written and oral command of the English language.

- Be a person with a professional and open personal demeanor that enjoys contact with the public, volunteers and fellow staff.

- Possess effective personnel management skills.

- Ability to thrive in a highly dynamic environment and the flexibility to navigate changing organizational needs.

- Ability to maintain a calm demeanor in stressful conditions.

- Schedule flexibility and a sense of urgency that matches the unpredictable nature of marine animal response.

- Some field response activity will involve interaction with animals that are expired and in various stages of decomposition. Candidates must be able to see and do unpleasant things without feeling sick.

- Possess a team-based work ethic and attitude.

- Ability to work in a virtual environment most often without direct supervision.

- Have a passion for and an understanding of environmental, conservation or wildlife issues.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

- 21 years of age or older.

- College degree or equivalent.

- Willingness to commit to this position for a period of at least 2 years.

- U.S. citizenship or relevant needed work permits and/or visas.

- A least 1 year in prior supervisory positions or relevant experience.

- Relevant work experience, preferably in marine animal management, conservation or environmental matters.

- Valid drivers license.

- Clean driving record.

- Ability to swim in open ocean conditions.

- Experience with small boat operations and open ocean in-water environments (highly desired but not required).

- HAZWOPER Operations level certification or higher (desired but not required).

- American Red Cross or equivalent first aid, CPR and AED certification (desired but not required).

- American Red Cross or equivalent lifeguard certification (desired but not required).

- Full-time access to a reliable vehicle (candidates with full-time access to a truck will be given priority).

- Proof of insurance with Hawaii minimum liability coverage.

- Access to a cellular phone with 4G data service.

- Access to a digital camera (not a smartphone) with at least 35X zoom and Wi-Fi capabilities.

- Access to binoculars with at least 10X magnification.

- Access to a personal computer with Internet access.

- Ability to walk at least 3 miles over shoreline conditions including rocky and unstable substrate.

- Ability to lift and carry at least 75 pounds over 100 feet.

- Be available for emergency response anywhere on the Island of Oahu.

- Physical abilities to support strenuous activities associated with restraint or transport of heavy marine animals in difficult shoreline terrain and challenging environmental conditions.

- Pass background check.

 

INTERESTED APPLICANTS AND DEADLINE:

 

Please send a letter of interest, your resume or CV with three references for consideration to jon.gelman at h-mar.org no later than April 15, 2019.  The intent is for the successful candidate to begin at work in this position no later than May 15, 2019. To learn more about HMAR please visit our website at http://h-mar.org.

 

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