Oahu-based Waterbird Monitor (Part Time) ASAP!)

Hamer Environmental
Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii
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$43,860 - $46,800 depending on experience
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Hamer Environmental is urgently hiring a part-time motivated Oahu waterbird monitor to join our growing team in Hawaii. Ready to take your knowledge of Hawaiian seabirds and project management to the next level? Apply today! 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 part-time, position tied to a particular two-year construction project near Kaneohe, with fieldwork and a minor amount of remote office work. You must reside in Hawaii on Oahu. Fieldwork will be monitoring two days a week, year round, with full time monitoring (Mon-Fri) expected mid-May to early July if an active waterbird nest is found near the project site. Fieldwork may occur over a varying number of days, but typically will be two days per week, Mon and Thur. For this position you will need to provide your own transportation to the job site and lodging. Duties include: • Conducting transect and point count surveys to identify Hawaiian waterbirds and migratory birds by sight and sound two (2) days per week, usually Mon & Thu. • Conducting nest monitoring five (5) days per week, Mon-Fri, if a waterbird nest is discovered (usually May - early July only). • Serving as Lead monitor on the project. • Performing high-quality, precise work using scientific protocols. • Performing other environmental surveys, as needed. • Working together with federal government and construction staff. • Collecting field data and compiling findings into an excel database. • Working on additional field projects, as needed.
Who You Are: You should have excellent communication and field research skills. You must be comfortable working alone with regular communication with the project supervisor and project staff. 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. • One (1)+ year minimum of Hawaiian waterbird survey experience. • Previous field leadership experience. • Ability to navigate difficult terrain and work in adverse weather conditions. • Familiarity with state/federal environmental laws and regulations. • Proficiency with Microsoft apps, software, and tools. • Strong organizational skills. • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel to field location. • 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. • Two+ years of Hawaiian waterbird experience. • Experience writing proposals and technical reports and following project budgets. • Experience with Hawaiian fauna and flora species. • Familiarity with Hawaiian culture, language, and environmental issues. • First Aid and CPR certification.
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