[Coral-List] Position Announcement: Coordinator for Hawaii's Land-based Pollution Threats to Coral Reefs Local Action Strategy

Kathy.Chaston at noaa.gov Kathy.Chaston at noaa.gov
Tue Mar 4 20:27:56 EST 2008

Position Announcement: Coordinator for Hawaii's Local Action Strategy to Address Land-
based Pollution Threats to Coral Reefs 

RCUH Website:  03/03/08
LBP-LAS coordinator – ID# 28150.  College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.  
Regular, Part-Time to Full-Time (50-100% FTE), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the 
University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Land-Based 
Pollution Threats To Coral Reefs Local Action Strategy (LBP-LAS) project located in Honolulu, 
Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, 
satisfactory work performance, and availability of funds. 

Minimum Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.  

Duties:  Coordinate the revisions to and the implementation of Hawai`i’s local action strategy 
to address land based pollution threats to coral reefs. Provide technical assistance and 
project oversight for front line implementers of the LBP-LAS activities. The strategy identifies 
projects to protect coral reefs in four priority ahupua’a (Honolua, Maui; Hanalei, Kaua’i; 
Kawela to Kapualei, Moloka’i; Maunalua Bay, Oahu), and State-wide projects to be 
implemented in the next two to five (2-5) years. Coordinate with community groups, 
landowners, business, and state and federal agencies to implement projects identified in the 

Minimum Qualifications: Education:  Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university 
in Resource Management, Coastal Management, Natural and Environmental Sciences, 
Geography, Planning, Marine Sciences and/or related field.  Experience:  Two to four (2-4) 
years of project management experience to include working effectively with other agencies 
and diverse stakeholder groups; project oversight and coordination of multiple projects 
among diverse groups; developing recommendations, preparing clear and concise reports; 
and coordinating meetings, events or workshops for stakeholders and inter-agency 
committees. Experience in advising and assisting agencies on environmental management 
concepts and methods. Experience related to public speaking, presentation and 
communication techniques.  

Abil/Know/Skills:  Knowledge of Natural or Environmental Science, Coastal Management, 
Resource Management, and Geography related concepts. Knowledge of general research 
methods, statistical methods and techniques used in resource management, development of 
resource management plans, report writing, programs and functions.  Knowledge of basic 
watershed management planning and associated impacts to coastal systems. Some 
knowledge of tropical island systems.   Ability to comprehend a broad range of subjects, 
collect, correlate, evaluate and analyze facts and develop sound conclusions. Excellent 
interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, including the ability to facilitate 
meetings among diverse constituents, and to develop presentations to a wide variety of 
audiences. Ability to develop outreach materials to the general public such as newsletters, 
summary reports and handouts.  Computer applications/software skills.  Must possess a 
valid driver’s license.  

Desirable Qualifications:  Two (2) years of progressively responsible work experience related 
to natural resource management.  PhD from an accredited college or university in one of the 
following fields may substitute for work experience: Natural or Environmental Science, 
Coastal Management, Resource Management, Geography.  Knowledge of marine and 
terrestrial resource management principles.  Knowledge of coral reef biology.  Experience 
working in a Pacific Island setting.  

Inquiries:  Dr. Carl Evensen 808-956-8825 (Oahu).  

Application Requirements:  The preferred method of applying for a job is through our on-
line application process.  Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment” and navigate to 
“Job Announcements/Apply for a Job.” However, if you do not have access to the Internet, 
you may apply by submitting resume; cover letter including Recruitment ID#, referral source, 
narrative of your qualifications for position and salary history; names, phone numbers and 
addresses of three supervisory references and copy of degree(s)/transcripts/certificate(s) to 
qualify for position by fax (808) 956-5022 or mail to Director of Human Resources, Research 
Corporation of the University of Hawaii, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall D-100, Honolulu, HI 
96822 before the closing date.  Closing Date:  March 14, 2008.  EEO/AA Employer.

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