Conservation Field Crew Member

Pono Pacific Land Management, LLC Published: November 6, 2019
Location
Honolulu, Hawaii
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Natural Resources/ Restoration /

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Description

~ Pono Pacific Land Management, LLC was founded with a vision of helping Hawai‘i’s conservation agencies and landowners in an effective and culturally sensitive manner. Since 2000, we have been providing specialized services to a variety of clients in almost every ecosystem in Hawaiʻi. ~

Position Overview

We are currently seeking applicants for the Conservation Field Crew Member position. The ideal candidate will exhibit the values that steer our organization: character, humility, ʻohana (family/community-mindedness), service, excellence, and nobility. A Conservation Field Crew Member will act in the best interest of the company, act in the best interest of other employees, and act in a fair, safe, effective, and legal manner.

Work Schedule: Full-time hourly (30-40 hours per week) or part-time hourly (up to 20 hours per week) Actual hours may vary depending on project/conditions.

Responsibilities

  • A Conservation Field Crew Member will carry out general conservation field work at various locations statewide under close supervision by a Crew Leader and/or Project Manager.
  • Projects may include (but are not limited to) installing ungulate-proof fence along a ridgeline to removing invasive mangrove from a coastal wetland, and numerous other critical environmental services in between.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Passion for preserving Hawaiʻi’s native plants, animals, and ecosystems
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn, giving 100% effort each day
  • Be responsible and follow directions while working in small teams or independently
  • Effective communication among fellow Crew Members, Crew Leader, and/or Project Manager
  • Ability to perform physically challenging work in remote and/or potentially harsh conditions for 8-10 hours a day
  • Ability to pass a background check and/or gain military base access clearance
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Ability to camp in remote areas for multiple days at a time and/or travel occasionally

Preferred:

  • Prior knowledge/experience maintaining and safely operating gas-powered tools (chainsaw, weed trimmer, etc.)
  • Prior knowledge/experience working with pesticides/herbicides (basic safety, calculating simple mixtures, etc.)
  • Prior knowledge/experience constructing ungulate-proof/predator-proof fence in remote areas
  • Prior knowledge/experience operating heavy machinery (excavator, skid steer)
  • Prior knowledge/experience constructing and maintaining trails
  • Familiarity identifying/distinguishing between native and non-native species

Compensation

  • Starting pay is $13/hour (varies by project)
  • Although our work can be demanding, it is both very unique and very rewarding

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