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Natural Resource Data Management & GIS Specialist

18 Mar 2015 11:24 PM | HIGICC Administrator

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Natural Resource Data Management & GIS Specialist

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Pacific Coop Studies Unit

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


DUTIES: Coordinates geo-databases in support of DOFAW programs including: Forestry, Wildlife & Hunting, Native Ecosystem Protection and Management, Na Ala Hele Trails and Access, Watershed Partnership and Protection, Invasive Species, Forest Health, Threatened and Endangered Species (invertebrates, animals and plants) and Wildfire & Natural Disaster response teams. Ensures that database frameworks are updated and aligned with other DOFAW project databases. Works toward automating databases where possible. Coordinates with partnering and cooperating natural resource agencies or programs to produce maps, geo-databases, and performs complex Geographic Information System (GIS) analyses for a variety of programs and projects state-wide. Supports database development for private and public landowner programs by working with program managers, researchers and other unique stakeholder communities. Supports ongoing management of geo-databases state-wide by trouble shooting and training for software and hardware information technology systems as needed.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university with relevant coursework in information science, computer science, GIS focused programs and/or related field. EXPERIENCE: Three to five (3-5) years of working experience with Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) software products including but not limited to ArcGIS mapping software, Arc Info (UNIX based systems) and/or ERDAS Imagine (version 8.1 or later). Two to three (2-3) years of experience in managing and programming geo-database systems with Microsoft Access or other spreadsheet software used to manage specific databases such as threatened and endangered species, invasive species and other relevant large and complex databases. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Extensive knowledge of word processing, database software and computer hardware products. Extensive knowledge GIS databases and applications. Working knowledge of developing reports based on various environmental data. Possess excellent problem solving, critical thinking and detailed organizational skills. Ability to manage time and priorities for multiple programs and projects across the State. Ability to write and comprehend planning documents and prepare maps. Excellent communication. Able to create detailed maps and visually displaying spatial and tabular data. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain throughout the duration of employment. May be required to provide a clean driver’s abstract as deemed necessary by the job requirements and/or the project. If personal vehicle will be used for business purpose: Must possess proof of personal vehicle insurance and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Must also provide the RCUH Human Resources Department with driver’s license information and keep current throughout the duration of employment. Failure to meet this requirement or falsification of documents may result in disciplinary action including and up to termination of employment. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike in remote areas and over rugged terrain under inclement weather conditions. Must be able to lift and carry up to twenty (20) pounds unassisted. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawaii's and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Working knowledge of Hawaiian natural history, ecosystems, flora and fauna. Experience with interpreting remote imagery. Experience managing natural resources in Hawaii. Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in related field.

INQUIRIES: Lynnette Kinoshita 956-3932 (Oahu).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuhhr@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.

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