Position Openings

  • Mosquito Research & Control Field Associate: Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project (MFBRP), on the Island of Maui, Hawai‘i. Conducts fieldwork on the deployment of landscape-level mosquito control (setting, checking, and monitoring traps, and collecting data) and conducting other management activities on Maui to benefit the recovery of native Hawaiian forest birds. Conducts all operations according to accepted safety standards and established protocols. Drives project vehicles, both on and off road, for fieldwork, and works in and around helicopters. Hikes, camps, and carries a backpack and other heavy gear in forest conditions. Assists with maintenance of field equipment, trails, and field stations. Assists with base yard and office maintenance and maintaining project vehicles and equipment (including repair of essential tools used in the field). Assists with preparations and logistics for field operations. Assists with the entry of field data into computer databases for analysis. Most work will be performed in remote areas and will require the ability to hike long distances. Employee will be expected to camp in remote areas for four to ten (4-10) days at a time on a regular basis. Primary qualifications: Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college. One to three (1-3) years of paid or unpaid experience working in natural resource protection, conservation, or related field biology. (Volunteer experience must be documented and verifiable). Knowledge of natural history and threats from incipient alien plant and animal invasions. Knowledge of field activities relating to natural resources management. Monthly salary: $3,250/Mon. For more information and to apply click here. Application Deadline: 9/29/23
  • Experienced Bird Banders: MFBRP is looking to hire individuals who have experience with mist netting and bird banding to help with capturing kiwikiu. Ideally, the experience would include being a BBL sub-permittee. Starting date for positions is flexible but capture trips are being planned for Sept-Dec 2023. MFBRP office is located in Olinda, Maui. Housing and gear will be provided. Salary is commensurate upon experience. For more information or to apply email mounce@mauiforestbirds.org. 
  • 2023 Kupu ʻĀina Corps Member: This position will support ʻalalā translocation and participate in monitoring ʻalalā diet, weight, and the collection and viewing of game camera footage, for long-term survival and productivity monitoring. Assists in surveys of breeding birds and mapping territories. Assists in endangered species recovery and habitat management techniques; including small mammal monitoring and control, weed and native plant censuses, seed collection and out-planting, erosion control, and trail maintenance. Assists with outreach about native birds and Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project.

    There will also be opportunities to work with the forest bird team on point count surveys to estimate other native bird populations, forest restoration to provide more habitat for birds. Duties include (in no particular order): Assisting with putting up mist-nets and taking data on birds. Re-sighting color-banded honeycreepers, making observations of birds, setting up and checking mosquito traps, collecting samples, entering data, planting native seedlings and collecting seeds for propagation, predator control using traps, and trail and site maintenance. Candidates should be able to camp, hike, and carry gear weighing up to 60 lbs. For more information and to apply visit www.kupuhawaii.org/aina/ Deadline to apply: June 23, 2023

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