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Employer Name: SpiderID: 9036813
Location: Schofield Barracks, Hawaii Date Posted: 10/15/2019
Wage: Category: Business/Management
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Job Description:

Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) performing project tasks under the applicable cooperative agreement for the U.S. Army Garrison (USAG), Directorate of Public Works (DPW), Environmental Office, Natural Resources Section, located on the island of Oahu. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MONTHLY SALARY: Salary commensurate with qualifications.

• The primary goal is to ensure that the military mission is accomplished and that training opportunities are realized to the fullest extent possible in a manner consistent with Federal, State, and Army environmental quality policies.
• Work must be done in accordance with applicable Army, Federal, and State regulations and laws, especially regarding endangered species, safety and health, and pesticides. Majority of tasks take place on Army lands.
• Works independently to direct and manage the OVPRI/Oahu Army Natural Resources Program (OANRP) Conservation Program. Ensures programs meet goals for the Makua Implementation Plan (MIP) and Oahu Implementation Plan (OIP), and keeps the Army in compliance with Biological Opinions.
• Oversees the development of conservation practices through research, trials, and observations to guide OANRP management strategies.
• Directs OVPRI/OANRP database oversight.
• Collaborates with OVPRI/OANRP Natural Resource Field Manager to plan stabilization actions, identify project needs, and develop reports on efforts. Works with Coordinators to ensure production of the year-end report.
• Contributes to Section 7 Consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).
• Works with partner agencies to plan conservation strategies that further the cooperative agreement.
• Organizes OANRP staff committees to develop experimental design for research projects.
• Reports on progress in published reports and via oral presentations to groups, including the USFWS, the Army Biologist and Natural Resource Manager, other partners, and OVPRI/OANRP managers.
• Plans educational trainings for crew and leads staff meetings.
• Requires riding in helicopters and driving off-road.
• Works in areas with Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) with professional Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) supervision.

Job Requirements:

• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in biological science, natural resource management, environmental science with basic or related biology courses, or a related field.

• Five to seven (5-7) years of experience supervising a team conducting natural resource management in Hawai‘i.
• At least one (1) year of experience with contract management.
• Attendance in supervisory training programs.
• Experience needs to be well documented and acquired under the employment of an academic institution, governmental agency, private company, or non-profit organization in the appropriate field.

• Substantial knowledge of rare taxa (e.g., plants, snails, birds, insects), native ecosystems, and natural resources in Hawai‘i.
• Substantial knowledge of natural resource conservation management, strategy, ecosystem threats (e.g., vertebrate, invertebrate, alien plants), and management techniques, including monitoring, collection, propagation, threat control, and ecosystem restoration. Proficient knowledge of the Endangered Species Act.
• Knowledge of plant taxa from the island of Oahu.
• Knowledge of computer programs that aid in the organization and implementation of projects.
• 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 solve problems related to natural resource management.
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with supervisor, co-workers, subordinates, and partners.
• Must have excellent organization and project management skills.
• Strong proficiency in conducting biological research and ability to lead a team as well as work as a team member.
• Strong ability to organize biological data and present findings in written and oral reports.
• Familiarity with biological database application and maintenance.
• Ability to use computer programs, including but not limited to: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, or other presentation software; software for statistical analysis and graphing; and ArcGIS or other geospatial database software.
• Ability to use maps, compasses, and GPS units to navigate in the field.
• 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.
• 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. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission.
Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to pass a Department of Defense (DoD) security check for employment as an Army contractor. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to unclassified information. Must be able to complete helicopter safety courses within six (6) months from date of hire. Must be able to obtain State of Hawai‘i Certification for Application of Restricted Use Pesticides within six (6) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment. Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals. Must possess 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 complete Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Training within six (6) months of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment. If selected for chainsaw work, must be able to complete chainsaw training within twelve (12) months from date of hire. If selected for rope work, must complete rope work training course within twelve (12) months from date of hire and maintain throughout employment.

• Must be able and willing to conduct work under dirty, muddy, rainy or sunny, hot or cold, and strenuous outdoor conditions (e.g., extreme weather, mosquitoes, steep terrain).
• Ability to hike up to six (6) miles per day with a backpack weighing up to thirty-five (35) pounds unassisted, and camp in remote areas and rugged terrain for up to four (4) days at a time.

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.).

• Education and experience in programs managing rare and endangered species and ecosystems on Army lands in Hawai‘i.
• Knowledge of Department of the Army natural resources programs, in general, and the policies and organizational contexts within which they are managed, especially safety and logistical requirements necessary to plan field operations around Army training schedules.
• Knowledge of Federal, State, and local environmental laws.
• Familiarity with integrative techniques used to inventory, assess, and monitor natural resource assets, environmental impacts, and their interrelationships.
• Familiarity with biological database application and maintenance.
• Experience publishing scientific studies, such as a thesis or peer-reviewed article. Experience obtaining State or Federal permits.
• Knowledge of occupational safety and health regulations and programs (e.g., HIOSH, OSHA).

INQUIRIES: Jobriath Rohrer 295-2556 (Oahu).

Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com 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 rcuh_employment@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.

CLOSING DATE: November 5, 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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