[Coral-List] JOB OPENING - Kaneohe Bay Coral Reef Monitoring Research Technician - Oahu, Hawaii

Frank Mancini fmancini at hawaii.edu
Thu May 17 06:32:07 EDT 2012

Aloha all,

The State of Hawaii's Division of Aquatic Resources is looking to add a
field technician/diver to its Aquatic Invasive Species Team.  Please pass
this along to anyone that might be interested.

To apply and for more information, please go to the RCUH webpage and search
for Job Opening ID: 12236

Closes 1 June

Job Description

Job Title: Kaneohe Bay Coral Reef Monitoring Research Technician
Job ID: 12236
Project Name: Pacific Coop Studies Unit
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific
Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), University of Hawaii, and Division of
Aquatic Resources (DAR), Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR),
located in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon
program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of
funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.


DUTIES:  Conducts multi-disciplinary coral reef monitoring surveys in
Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii, associated with habitat restoration activities.
Works with Kaneohe Bay Coral Reef Monitoring Coordinator, Aquatic Invasive
Species (AIS) program staff, DAR personnel, various partner agency
personnel, researchers and volunteers.  Assists with all operational phases
of the program to support field research and monitoring activities,
including planning, implementation, analysis and reporting.  Prepares,
maintains, operates, and troubleshoots research equipment including small
boats and motors, scuba diving gear, handheld Global Positioning System
(GPS) units, digital still and video cameras, and other scientific
equipment needed for field operations. Performs multi-disciplinary
underwater SCUBA and snorkel coral reef monitoring surveys using
established methods.  Collects, enters into databases and quality controls
research and monitoring data.  Assists the Kaneohe Bay Coral Reef
Monitoring Coordinator with analyzing and summarizing multi-disciplinary
coral reef monitoring data, preparing summary figures, reports, and

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS:  EDUCATION:  Associate’s Degree from an accredited
community college in Marine Science, Biological Science, Environmental
Science, Oceanography, or related field involving studies of coral reef
ecosystems.  (Two to three (2-3) years of college level coursework,
including coursework in the Marine, Biological, Environmental, or
Oceanographic sciences or related field may substitute for an Associate’s
Degree).  EXPERIENCE:  One to three (1-3) years of scientific research,
marine fieldwork, and diving experience. One to three (1-3) years of
experience trailering, launching, recovering, maintaining, and operating
small vessels with outboard motors.  One to three (1-3) years of computer
experience using database and GIS software.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Working
knowledge of Hawaiian and Indo-Pacific marine life and aquatic invasive
species.  Working knowledge of commonly used underwater scientific survey
techniques such as belt transect, line point intercept, quad point
intercept, digital photoquadrat, rugosity measurement, and other
established survey methodologies.  Working knowledge of small boat
operation. Basic knowledge of small boat and outboard motor maintenance and
repair.  Must be able to identify underwater in the field Hawaiian and
Indo-Pacific reef fish, corals, algae, and invertebrates to species and
quantify abundances.  Proficient with basic office productivity software
tools, including word processors, spreadsheets, photo-editing, and graphics
programs.  Ability to use statistical, database, analytical and
presentation (including GIS) software.  Ability to maintain a high degree
of accuracy and precision. Proficient with handling and operating small
vessels, including trailering, launching, recovering, and maintaining.
Must possess good written and verbal communication skills. Must be SCUBA
certified (NAUI, PADI, etc.) and meet the standards established by DAR's
diver certification process (which meets the standards set by the
Occupational Safety & Health Administration) and hold current
certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen Administration.
Must possess good snorkeling and freediving skills.  Must possess a valid
driver’s license to assist with transporting equipment and gear.
PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to qualify as a DAR Scientific
Diver.  Must be capable of handling all necessary diving equipment and
procedures required in conducting underwater research from shore or small
boats. Ability to work long hours outdoors with high exposure to sunlight,
aboard small boats in coastal and oceanic waters.  Ability to lift and
carry up to fifty (50) pounds of scuba gear and equipment.

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4)
year college or university in Marine Science, Biological Science,
Environmental Science, Oceanography, or related field involving studies of
coral reef ecosystems. Completion of Quantitative Underwater Ecological
Survey Techniques (QUEST) and/or other specific underwater monitoring
training program.  SCUBA certification above basic entry level with a
minimum certification of Rescue diver from a nationally, or internationally
recognized diver training agency (PADI, NAUI, etc.) and have a minimum of
40 logged dives or have DAR Scientific Diver Certification, NOAA Scientific
or Working Diver Certification or previous authorization as a scientific
diver from an American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) accredited
organization.  Experience with Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers
and data. Experience with underwater digital videography and photography,
digital image and non-linear editing.  Experience analyzing
multi-disciplinary ecosystem data using Minitab, SAS, JMP, Matlab or
similar statistical software.  Experience using ACDSee, Adobe Photoshop,
Adobe Illustrator or other similar photo-editing/graphics software.
Working knowledge of relational and geo-database design.  Advanced skills
in MS Access, such as form and macro design.  Advanced skills in ArcGIS
such as automating tasks using ModelBuilder and scripts.  Ability to
develop computer programs and scripts using VBA, Python, R, Matlab or
similar language.  Experience with outboard motors, SCUBA compressors, and
repair of each.  Ability to assist in designing underwater biological and
habitat surveys.

INQUIRIES:  Frank Mancini 808-286-7830 (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
certificate(s) to qualify for position by fax (808) 956-5022, mail, or
hand-deliver 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. Online applications and faxed documents must
be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard
Time/RCUH receipt time). Mailed documents must be postmarked by the closing
date.  Hand-delivered documents must be received by our HR office by 4 P.M.
Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time. If you have questions on the
application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-3100.

EEO/AA Employer.

Please apply before


Frank Mancini
Kaneohe Bay Monitoring Coordinator
DLNR-Division of Aquatic Resources
Anuenue Fisheries Research Center
1039 Sand Island Parkway
Honolulu, HI 96819-4347
fmancini at hawaii.edu

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