[Coral-List] Job posting - Honolulu, Hawaii

Kevin Wong kevin.wong at noaa.gov
Wed May 14 22:38:26 EDT 2008

Please post the following job announcement. Interested persons should 
contact RCUH directly or submit an application to the RCUH website. See 

RCUH Website: 04/25/08
Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research. (6) Regular, 
Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service positions with the School of Ocean and 
Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Joint Institute for Marine and 
Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), located at the National Marine Fisheries 
Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) in 
Honolulu, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon 
program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and 
availability of funds. *Minimum Monthly Salary: *$2,868.00. *Duties: 
*Works with the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division’s (CRED’s) multi-agency, 
multi-disciplinary program to support marine ecosystem research and 
conservation efforts, including surveys of fishes, corals, algae, 
invertebrates, marine debris, oceanographic conditions, and benthic 
habitats. Works with the Principal Investigators to process, analyze, 
and summarize data from various coral reef research surveys and 
conservation projects. Prepares and analyzes summary statistics, 
presentation graphics, and reports of coral reef research and monitoring 
efforts. Participates in research cruises and marine ecosystem surveys 
to assess, monitor and mitigate threats to the coral reef ecosystems of 
the U.S. Pacific Islands. Assists with all operational phases of the 
program to support this research, including planning, implementation, 
analyzing and reporting. Prepares scientific reports for publication and 
presentation. Prepares and delivers presentations as part of the 
program’s education and outreach efforts. “Type A” incumbents will have 
SCUBA Diving responsibilities. “Type B” incumbents will not have SCUBA 
Diving responsibilities. Assignment to “Type A” or “Type B” will be 
based on the ability to pass post-offer National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA) Dive Certification requirements. *Minimum 
Qualifications: Education: *Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four 
(4) year college or university in Marine Biology, Zoology, Biology, 
Botany, Ecosystem Science, Oceanography, GIS, Computer Sciences, Ocean 
Engineering, or related field involving studies of marine science or 
coral reef ecosystems. *Experience: *One to three (1-3) years of 
experience with marine research projects which included data analysis, 
report writing, and marine underwater survey techniques or ocean 
engineering and development. Previous experience at sea for extended 
periods of time (two (2) weeks or more) aboard research or fisheries 
vessels. *Abil/Know/Skills: *Working knowledge of at least one (1) of 
the following areas: oceanographic processes, reef fish taxonomy, coral 
taxonomy, algal taxonomy, coral reef ecology, GIS applications, acoustic 
mapping, marine underwater survey techniques, or ocean engineering. 
Knowledge of statistical procedures to perform data analyses, including 
interpretation of results pertaining to ecosystem processes. Must 
possess good written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work 
independently and make decisions, on matters including repetitive tasks 
involving the use of computers and dissecting microscopes. Ability to 
maintain a high degree of accuracy and precision. Ability to use 
statistical, analytical and presentation (including GIS) software. 
Proficiency with basic office productivity software tools, including 
word processors, spreadsheets, and MS PowerPoint. Must possess a valid 
driver’s license to assist with transporting equipment and gear. Must be 
able to pass all training requirements, including but not limited to 
advanced coxswain training, the Standards of Training, Certification and 
Watchkeeping (STCW), advanced first aid, CPR, oxygen assistance, and 
forklift training. Additional Requirements for “Type A” Positions: Must 
be SCUBA certified (NAUI, PADI, etc.) to meet the standards established 
by the program’s diver certification process (which meets the standards 
set by the American Academy of Underwater Science). Must be able to 
complete UH/NOAA diving certification, which includes meeting the 
physical, watermanship, academic, and experience requirements. Must be 
able to complete SCUBA diving advanced open water certification with a 
minimum of 40 dives and possess good free diving skills. Must meet US 
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration security requirements for working in a federal facility 
which includes being fingerprinted and having a federal background check 
performed. *Physical/Medical Requirements: *Must be able to obtain NOAA 
Medical Clearance for NOAA diving requirements (for “Type A” position) 
as well as for embarking/working on NOAA research vessels or other 
appropriate vessels which includes providing proof of required 
immunizations and/or obtaining the necessary immunizations as required 
by NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations. Ability to work long hours 
outdoors at various captive facilities and remote locations with high 
exposure to sunlight, aboard research vessels and aboard small boats 
(15-20’) in coastal and oceanic waters. Ability to lift up to fifty (50) 
pounds of scuba gear and equipment. *Desirable Qualifications: *Master’s 
Degree from an accredited college or university in a Biological Science, 
Marine Science, or Ecosystem Science field. Experience with underwater 
digital videography and photography. Ability and experience with 
identifying coral reef ecosystem organisms, particularly Indo-Pacific 
species, and quantifying abundances. Working knowledge of ArcView GIS, 
Matlab, AutoCAD, ACDSee, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Paint 
Shop Pro. Ability to develop computer programs and scripts. Experience 
with Global Positioning System receivers and data. Previous experience 
in small boat handling and maintenance. Experience with outboard motors, 
SCUBA compressors, and repair of each. *Inquiries: Nicole Wakazuru 
956-9465 (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: May 23, 2008. *EEO/AA Employer.

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