CRB SURVEY DATA SUPERVISOR – ID# 19355 job Honolulu Hawaii
CRB SURVEY DATA SUPERVISOR – ID# 19355 job Honolulu Hawaii
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Employer Name: The Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii SpiderID: 8852458
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii Date Posted: 8/2/2019
Wage: Category: Surveyor
Job Code:

Job Description:

College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences (PEPS), located on Oahu, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.


DUTIES: Manages all Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) survey data and resource allocation records and inventories. Collaborates to create more effective databases and data management systems. Performs quantitative analysis of biological and geographical data utilizing statistical and Geographic Information System (GIS) software. Oversees the creation of summary reports, such as annual and quarterly reports. Provides periodic status reports and completes a weekly Situation Report and disseminates to all related personnel. Supervises, evaluates, and trains three (3) CRB Survey Data Technicians. Uses ArcView 3x or ArcInfo GIS software to generate map products to facilitate and evaluate fieldwork, in conjunction with project leader. Provides technical support to field team on Global Positioning System (GPS) issues and data collection. Works closely with CRB Survey Incident Commander (IC) to produce and implement CRB Strategic Action Plans. Maintains oversight and assists with maintenance on all vehicles for the project. Oversees Data Technicians, field staff, and new employees on administrative tasks, database entry, and other miscellaneous office duties. Assists CRB Survey Field Supervisor with training and leading new staff members in survey work. Occasionally works in the field, possibly in remote areas with adverse weather and rough terrain, to eradicate or control CRB.

Job Requirements:
PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Geography, Natural Sciences, or a related field with at least two (2) years of coursework in GIS applications. (At least two (2) years of professional experience performing related duties may substitute for coursework in GIS applications). EXPERIENCE: At least two (2) years of experience in database and GIS management. Experience needs to be documented and acquired under the employment of an academic institution, governmental agency, private company, or non-profit organization in the appropriate field and can include internships and accredited volunteer work. Must have prior experience supervising paid staff and attendance in supervisory training programs. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge and expertise in utilizing tabular and spatial databases and GPS units for program management. Knowledge of Hawaiian biota and threats from incipient alien plant and animal invasions in Hawai‘i. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, ArcMap, ArcPro, ArcGIS file geodatabase structure, ArcGIS Online, and Collector for GIS. Knowledge of management principles including, but not limited to, supervising/developing employees, EEO, workplace safety, corrective/disciplinary actions, and administration of policies and procedures. Demonstrated ability to efficiently and independently produce quality work. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. Ability to interpret maps and aerial photographs. Demonstrated ability to create and update maps for repeated field collection in Collector. Ability to work with and manage geodatabase domains, subtypes, and coded value domains. Demonstrated ability to summarize, analyze, and develop written reports on results of research. 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. Ability to establish work standards/expectations and clear direction to meet goals and objectives of on-going work for direct reports. Ability to provide guidance, motivate, and engage direct reports through effective communication and leadership. Ability to assign work and to establish work rules and acceptable levels of quality and quantity of work. Ability to review work and evaluate performance, and develop required job competencies of direct reports. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must possess a RAPID Gate pass (or be able to obtain a RAPID Gate pass within three (3) months from data of hire) and maintain throughout the duration of employment. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to backpack, lift, and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted, and not suffer from acrophobia (fear of heights). Ability to occasionally conduct fieldwork in remote areas with adverse weather and rough terrain. Must be in good general physical condition and have good coordination. 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.).

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of spatial analysis, GIS programming, graphic representation, computer modeling, and use of relational databases. Botanical skills and experience in invasive species management. Experience in scientific writing and statistical analysis. Experience in supervising GIS and database management personnel and the management of program finances.

INQUIRIES: Dr. Michael Melzer 956-7887 (Oahu).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) 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 If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.

CLOSING DATE: August 11, 2019.

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.

Contact Information:
Contact Name: RCUH Human Resources Company Type:
City: Honolulu
State: Hawaii

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