[MARMAM] Closing date extended to December 14: Recruitment: Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program 2021 Seasonal Field Camp Positions -

Lizabeth Kashinsky lsk at hawaii.edu
Tue Dec 8 12:22:18 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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>> *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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>> http://www.conservationcompass.org/index.php/career-guidance/fantastic-field-camps-seals-turtles-talk-story
>>
>> https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/hawaiian-monk-seal#science
>>
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>> 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
>> 12/14/2020 (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
>>
>>
>> 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 *
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>> NOAA Fisheries  |  U.S. Department of Commerce
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>> 1845 Wasp Blvd, Building 176
>> Honolulu, Hawaii 96818
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>> Office: (808) 725-5719
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>> Mobile: (808) 285-4578
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>> www.fisheries.noaa.gov
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