[MARMAM] Recruitment: Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program 2021 Seasonal Field Camp Positions - Closing date December 7, 2020

Lizabeth Kashinsky - NOAA Affiliate lizabeth.kashinsky at noaa.gov
Tue Dec 1 13:58:02 PST 2020


The Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) works with
> the NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center through a
> cooperative agreement with the University of Hawaii to conduct population
> assessment 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 *for the 2021 field research season:
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>
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> *HMSRP Field Camp Research Technician-serves as field camp leader*
>
> *HMSRP Field Camp Research Assistant-serves as assistant to field camp
> leader*
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> Selected individuals will study the endangered Hawaiian monk seal in the
> Northwestern Hawaiian Islands within Papahānaumokuākea Marine National
> Monument. This work is part of a long-term annual Hawaiian monk seal
> population monitoring and conservation program by NOAA Fisheries 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.
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> General information about the program can be found via the links below:
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>
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> http://www.conservationcompass.org/index.php/career-guidance/fantastic-field-camps-seals-turtles-talk-story
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> https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/hawaiian-monk-seal#science
>
>
> The number of positions and/or continuation of the program are subject to
> funding and program needs. 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 consisting of a leader and one or more
> assistants in remote camps.  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 also 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 is expected to include approximately one month of
> training and packing in Honolulu. Once the field season is over, an
> additional ~1-2 weeks of employment may take place in Honolulu to clean up
> gear and summarize data.  Dates are subject to change, but the positions
> may begin as early as late February/early March or April with a field
> deployment approximately 4-6 weeks after start dates.  Field staff could be
> deployed for approximately 4.5-5 months with a tentative return date in
> early September. The position end date is expected to be 1-3 weeks upon
> return from the field. Applicants must be flexible in their availability as
> dates could change, including unforeseen delays such as inclement weather
> or other hip 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 costs during deployment and
> in the field are covered by the program. 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. *You
> must clearly address all qualifications in your cover letter and resume. If
> you do not clearly address all qualifications, 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. Applications for both
> positions must be submitted/received by the* closing date on
> 12/7/2020 (11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time receipt time). * If you do not
> have access to the RCUH 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.  Follow the link below to access both
> recruitments. *If applying for both positions, you must do so
> separately. *
>
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> JIMAR/PIFSC HMSRP Field Camp Research Technician (leader) – search job ID
> # 220543
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> JIMAR/PIFSC HMSRP Field Camp Research Assistant - search Job ID #220542
>
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> https://hcmweb.rcuh.com/psc/hcmprd_exapp/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant
>
> --
> Lizabeth Kashinsky (she/her)
> *JIMAR Program Supervisor*
> Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program
>
> *Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center *
>
> NOAA Fisheries  |  U.S. Department of Commerce
>
> 1845 Wasp Blvd, Building 176
> Honolulu, Hawaii 96818
>
> Office: (808) 725-5719
>
> Mobile: (808) 285-4578
>
> www.fisheries.noaa.gov
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Lizabeth Kashinsky (she/her)
*JIMAR Program Supervisor*
Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program

*Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center *

NOAA Fisheries  |  U.S. Department of Commerce

1845 Wasp Blvd, Building 176
Honolulu, Hawaii 96818

Office: (808) 725-5719

Mobile: (808) 285-4578

www.fisheries.noaa.gov
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