Salary: $3600/Month
Position Title: Mosquito Research/Control Field Technician
Position ID: #222821
Deadline to apply: 12/27/2022

This is an exciting opportunity to conduct research and management projects for the recovery of Maui’s endangered forest bird species and deployment of landscape level mosquito control.

(1)Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project (MFBRP), located in Makawao, Maui. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

Job Description
Captures and surveys for mosquitos for avian disease studies in native, restored, and non-native forest habitats. Conducts all operations according to accepted safety standards and established protocols. Drives project vehicles both on and off road and works in and around helicopters. Maintains field equipment and field stations, including base yard landscaping and yard care. Maintains project equipment and small machines and assists with vehicle management and maintenance. Organizes all professional maintenance and repair of field equipment. Completes preparations and assists with logistics for field operations. Enters field and Geographic Information System (GIS) data into computer files for information summary and reporting. Writes trip summaries from field work completed. Helps maintain and manage electronic records of program operations. Helps maintain databases. Participates in conscientious adherence to all safety and research protocols, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Assists with public outreach and education activities. Helps develop and present materials for outreach and environmental education.

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university. One to three (1-3) years of experience in biological fieldwork, including experience entering data and working in remote areas. Knowledge of Hawaiian biota/natural history and threats from incipient alien plant and animal invasions in Hawai’i. 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 mechanical and electrical skills for maintaining project equipment, field camps, and vehicles. Basic computer skills. Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft programs. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to navigate in remote areas with and without a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit.

Physical Demands
Ability to conduct fieldwork in high elevation forest (up to 6,500 feet) under cold, wet, and extremely rugged field conditions. Ability to hike on poor footing conditions for ten to fifteen (10- 15) miles, carrying loads up to forty (40) pounds unassisted. Ability to live and work in remote field camps under primitive conditions in close quarters with other individuals for up to eight (8) consecutive days.

Dr. Hanna Mounce 808-573-0280,

Application Requirements
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You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) a Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) a Copy of your Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s).

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