Job posting: marine debris specialists

Kevin Wong Kevin.Wong at
Tue Nov 26 14:59:24 EST 2002

Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
Hawaii - Oahu - (Honolulu)
Close Date: 12/27/02

Job Summary:

School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Joint
Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR). Twelve (12)
Regular, Full-Time, limited term of approximately eight (8) months to
start approximately March 1, 2003, RCUH Non-Civil Service positions,
located at the National Marine Fisheries Service Honolulu Laboratory
(NMFS-HL) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent
upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and
availability of funds. Minimum Monthly Salary: $2,425.00. Duties:
Coordinates and plans logistics for field research and marine debris
removal activities of the Honolulu Laboratory's multi-agency program to
assess, monitor, restore and protect coral reef ecosystems of the U.S.
Pacific Islands. Prepares, maintains, and troubleshoots research
equipment including scuba diving gear, digital video cameras, small
boats and motors, and other scientific equipment needed for field
operations including oceanographic moorings. Conducts underwater surveys
of reef fish, benthic habitat, and marine debris using snorkeling and
SCUBA and towed diving sleds. Processes, scores and analyzes digital
video footage of underwater urveys and prepares summary reports. Assists
with marine debris removal activities and prepares and delivers
presentations for educational outreach.

Qualifications Required:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university
in Marine Science, Marine Biology, Zoology, Biology, Botany,
Oceanography, Geography (GIS), Computer Sciences, or related field
involving studies of marine science or coral reef ecosystems. At least
one (1) year of experience in marine research which included utilizing
marine underwater survey techniques. Previous experience at
sea for extended periods of time (2 weeks or more) aboard oceanographic
research or fisheries vessels. Working knowledge of and ability to
identify marine organisms and quantify abundances using underwater
survey techniques. Knowledge of routine statistical procedures to
perform data analyses. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and
graphics programs. Must complete NOAA diver and NOAA working diver
certification which includes meeting the physical, watermanship,
academic, and experience requirements. Ability to work independently and
make decisions ensuring that dive operations are conducted safely.
Possess a valid driver's license. Must possess strong interpersonal
skills to work with research crews consisting of government and
non-government multi-agency employees and protocol. Must be able to pass
forklift and small boat operator training. Able to work long hours
outdoors at various captive facilities and remote locations, aboard
research vessels and aboard small boats (15-20') in coastal and oceanic
waters. Able to lift up to 50 pounds of scuba gear and equipment. Must
be able to obtain medical clearance for working on NOAA research vessels
or other appropriate vessels and for NOAA diving requirements.

Qualifications Desired:

Previous experience in small boat handling, maintenance, and repair.
Experience with outboard motors, SCUBA compressors, and repair of each.
Experience with underwater videography. Ability to assist in esigning
underwater biological and habitat surveys. Experience with identifying
marine reef fish underwater, particularly Indo-Pacific species. Working
knowledge of ArcView geographic information system (GIS), MS Word or
WordPerfect, Excel, and Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Experience with
Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers and data.

College Degree.
$2,425.00  Month
Position Type:


Kevin Higaki, 956-7729 (Oahu). Application Requirements:

Send cover letter (note ID#22596) and referral source with narrative on
your qualifications for the position, resume with salary history, the
names, phone numbers, and addresses of three supervisory references, and
copy(ies) of degree(s)/transcripts/certificate(s) used to qualify for
position via: 1) email: rcuhhrapply at 2) fax: (808) 956-5022 or
3) mail: Director of Human Resources, Research Corporation of the
University of Hawaii, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall D-100, Honolulu,
HI 96822. See for additional information on employment.
Closing Date: December 27, 2002. EEO/AA

Contact Information:

Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii2530 Dole Street,
Sakamaki Hall, D-100, Honolulu, Hawaii  96822, Phone: 808-956-3100, Fax:
808-956-5022, E-mail:  rcuhhrapply at
Web Site:

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Job ID = 3888
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