Field Biologist

The Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii

Oahu , Hawaii

DUTIES:  Performs office and field work as part of the JBPH-H Natural Resources team.  Assists in adaptive management planning by providing regular updates on: monitoring results and trends in protected species population status and identification of emergent needs. Conducts regular field monitoring for protected species (waterbirds, shorebirds, raptors and marine species).  Participates in a variety of projects to support Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) execution including: targeted surveys of protected species on base; wetland restoration efforts (to include organizing and running volunteer effort for restoration work); invasive species monitoring and trapping (specifically Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) eradication efforts and Brown Tree Snake (BTS) trapping and monitoring); conduct insect surveys and stream assessments; track and monitor JBPHH for conservation law enforcement issues and violations; assist in writing and consolidation standard operating procedures and protocols for surveys, monitoring and response efforts.  Functions as a subject matter expert for the Natural Resources (NR) program to assist with environmental project reviews and general questions about the NR program.  Responds to reports of injured wildlife. Maintains NR database and ensure that all data collected is incorporated in a timely manner.  Produces reports, spreadsheets, tables, and graphs with collected data to support the NR Program.


EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Biological Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Biology, or a related field. 

EXPERIENCE:  At least one (1) year of work experience in or related to managing natural resources.  Experience needs to be documented well and acquired under the employment of an academic institution, governmental agency, private company, or non-profit organization in the appropriate field.  

ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Basic knowledge of the natural history of the native Hawaiian wildlife.  Basic familiarity with native Hawaiian ecosystems, native Hawaiian plants and wildlife. Familiarity with techniques used to inventory and monitor wildlife and other natural resource assets. Must be able to work well in a team setting, as well as work independently on tasks. Must be able to maintain a positive professional attitude in support of a productive work environment.  Must have good oral and written communicate on skills. Able to take good field notes, and record biological data with a global positioning system (GPS).  Able to collect, organize, and manage a variety of field data.  Able to analyze data and present findings and recommendations in written report format.  Able to use word-processing, database and spreadsheet programs. 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. 

Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a DoD security check for employment as a Navy contractor. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to unclassified information. Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment. 

PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Able and willing to conduct work under strenuous outdoor conditions (e.g. extreme weather, thick brush, steep terrain) on a secured military base. 

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:  Education and experience in programs managing protected species and ecosystems on Navy lands in Hawai‘i, especially JBPH-H. Knowledge of the life history of protected species at JBPH-H. Ability to use a Global Information System (GIS).  Knowledge of Department of the Navy natural resources programs in general, and the policy, organizational contexts within which they are managed.  Familiarity with data analysis and presentation. 


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