Avian Biologists: Hawaii

Hamer Environmental
Hawaii (Maui or Oahu preferred)
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Full time Positions
$45,500 to $55,000, DOE
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Hamer Environmental is urgently hiring two motivated avian biologists to join our growing team in Hawaii. Ready to take your knowledge of Hawaiian seabirds and project management to the next level? Apply today! We are immediately hiring for this position and will review applications as they are received. At Hamer, diversity is part of who we are, not just lip service. We shatter industry norms with our majority female workforce and family-focused culture. We believe healthcare access and gender-affirming care are vital for every person’s well-being. So if you believe that you would thrive in a diverse and inclusive environment, and if you are looking to join a team that is committed to breaking industry norms, we would love to hear from you. The Position: This is a full-time position with both office and fieldwork. You must reside in Hawaii - preferably Oahu or Maui. Fieldwork typically takes place from late spring to late fall, but can occur year round. Fieldwork may occur over a varying number of days, ranging from a single day to multiple days, and may include overnight stays. Duties may include: • Conducting surveys to monitor and identify Hawaiian seabirds by sight and sound. • Serving as Project Manager, Assistant Project Manager, and/or Lead monitor on projects. • Performing surveys for various flora and fauna. • Performing high-quality, precise work using scientific protocols. • Performing other environmental surveys. • Working together with staff and project stakeholders. • Preparing technical reports, proposals, and budgets. • Traveling for field projects, meetings, and/or training. • Working odd hours, including early mornings and late evenings in the field, as needed.
Who You Are: You should have excellent communication, scientific writing, and field research skills. You must be comfortable working alone and as part of a team. You must have: • B.S. or M.S. degree in the following fields: o Wildlife Biology, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resources Management, or a similar course of study. • Two + seasons of Hawaiian wildlife survey experience, preferably with sea and water birds. • Previous field crew leadership experience. • Familiarity with state/federal environmental laws and regulations. • Proficiency with Microsoft apps, data analysis, software, and tools. • Strong technical writing and organizational skills. • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel to remote, rugged field locations. • Must be able to pass a federal background check and be authorized to work in the U.S. Our ideal match also has: • One+ years project management experience. • Experience writing proposals, budgets, and technical reports. • Experience with Hawaiian fauna and flora species. • Familiarity with Hawaiian culture, language, and environmental issues. • First Aid and CPR certification. Salary: $45,500 to $55,000, depending on experience. Probationary Period: This position has a six (6) month probationary period. What We Offer: Our benefits and support help you rest easy and focus on the things that matter most. • 100% Employer Paid Health, Dental, and Vision Premiums • An outstanding work-life balance and a history to back it up • Vacation/Sick/Holiday Pay • Quarterly Wellness Days • Retirement Plan with 3% Employer Contributions (regardless of your contributions) once vested • Performance-based Bonuses • Flexible Workspaces Who We Are: We are a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting firm founded in 1992, with expertise in: • Biological surveys and assessments • Environmental planning and compliance • NEPA and ESA • Threatened & endangered species • Fish and wildlife management • Wetlands and streams • Habitat restoration design • Permitting and mitigation plans. To learn more about us, please visit www.HamerEnvironmental.com. If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to our team at careers@hamerenvironmental.com. We are immediately hiring for this position and will review applications as they are received. We look forward to your ideas being part of our next great solution. Hamer Environmental is an equal opportunity employer. Like in our environment, a healthy ecosystem is diverse. Success is an abundance of perspectives, backgrounds, geographies, and experiences. We encourage applications from people of color, all races, all genders, gender identities, all sexual orientations, LGBTQ+ individuals, all national origins, all religions, creeds, people with disabilities, people of all marital statuses, veterans, and people of all ages.
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