Salary: $3250/month
Position Title: Mosquito Research/Control Field Associate
Position ID: #222829
Deadline to apply: 12/29/2022

This is an exciting opportunity to conduct fieldwork on the deployment of landscape-level mosquito control (setting, checking, and monitoring traps, and collecting data) and assist with other management activities on Maui to benefit the recovery of native Hawaiian forest birds.

(2) Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service positions with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project (MFBRP), on the Island of Maui, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

Job Description
Conducts all operations according to accepted safety standards and established protocols. Drives project vehicles, both on and off road, for fieldwork, and works in and around helicopters. Hikes, camps, and carries a backpack and other heavy gear in forest conditions. Assists with maintenance of field equipment, trails, and field stations. Assists with base yard and office maintenance and maintaining project vehicles and equipment (including repair of essential tools used in the field). Assists with preparations and logistics for field operations. Assists with the entry of field data into computer databases for analysis. Most work will be performed in remote areas and will require the ability to hike long distances. Employees will be expected to camp in remote areas for four to ten (4-10) days at a time on a regular basis.

Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college. One to three (1-3) years of paid or unpaid experience working in natural resource protection, conservation, or related field biology. (Volunteer experience must be documented and verifiable). Knowledge of natural history and threats from incipient alien plant and animal invasions. Knowledge of field activities relating to natural resources management.

Abilities & Skills
Ability to take detailed field notes and follow a prescribed data collection system and perform data entry into spreadsheets and databases. Basic computer skills. Demonstrated ability to work in remote and challenging field conditions. Ability to work independently and as part of a small team.

Physical Demands
Ability to conduct fieldwork in high elevation forest under cold, wet, and extremely rugged field conditions. Ability to hike on poor footing conditions for ten to fifteen (10-15) miles carrying loads of up to forty (40) pounds unassisted. Expected to live and work in remote field camps under primitive conditions in close quarters with other individuals for up to four to ten (4-10) consecutive days. Ability to conduct strenuous fieldwork under extremely difficult conditions. Ability to work around and fly in approved helicopters.

Dr. Hanna Mounce 808-573-0280,

Application Requirements
You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) a Cover Letter, 2) a Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) a Copy of your 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)956-7262 or (808)956-0872.

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