14 de junio de 2007


Two temporary (4-5 month) positions with the Botany Department, located at
the University of University of Hawaii at Hilo in Hilo, Hawaii.
Incumbants will assist in the development of a permanent, mapped forest
plot network across striking natural gradients in elevation,
precipitation, and soil age. Work as part of a team to set up, tag, and
map trees on the permanent forest plots as directed by HIPPNET

Positions will be largely field work, and may involve staying in field
cabins or camping up to 16 to 20 days/month; working long hours in cold,
hot, wet, windy, or dry weather; driving on rough, poorly marked, rocky,
dusty, and muddy roads; navigating with GPS units, compasses, and maps;
staying safe in remote areas by using caution and good judgment;
accurately collecting and recording large amounts of data, accurately
identifying tropical plants, and maintaining good work relations with
other members of the field team.

These jobs will also involve working in some of the most beautiful and
pristine forests of Hawaii, spending evenings under the stars,
experiencing cultural and biological diversity, seeing striking elevation
and climatic gradients on Hawaii's youngest island, hearing tropical birds
sing, and working with a great bunch of ecologists who are committed to
conservation and preservation of Hawaii's native ecosystems.

Work hours will vary during employment. The incumbents may work long hours,
beginning early in the morning and ending late at night. Schedule may be
altered due to inclement weather, plant phenology, vehicle maintenance, or
logistic reasons. The work will involve long hours spent standing,
bending, walking, and a great amount of physical exertion. The incumbent
may be required to lift containers weighing up to 35 pounds. Work may
include travel to and/or extended stay on Oahu and/or Kauai.

Possibility of continued employment is dependent upon program/operational
needs, satisfactory work performance, and availability of funds. Initial
hourly wage will be up to $10/hour depending on qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications: Coursework should include classes in the
biological sciences which could include Biology, Botany, Ecology,
Environmental Science, or other Biological discipline. Previous field
and/or laboratory experience collecting biological data. Basic knowledge
of the principles of plant ecology. Basic computer skills, including
experience with Microsoft Excel. Valid driver's license. Ability to work
effectively and positively as a member of a larger team. Willingness and
ability to work long field hours in rugged terrain under inclement weather

Desirable Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in progress or completed from
an accredited college or university in a biological field. Knowledge of
botany and/or Hawaiian ecosystems. Experience using field geographic
information systems (GIS) and ArcMap software. Experience driving on
forest roads and using a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Demonstrated commitment
to the preservation of biological diversity. Inquiries: Lisa Ellsworth
(808) 933-8121 ext 156 or lisaells@hawaii.edu.

Application Requirements: Send cover letter, resume, and names, phone
numbers and addresses of three supervisory references and copy of degree
(s)/transcripts to qualify for position by email (lisaells@hawaii.edu) or
postal mail to Lisa Ellsworth, Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry, 60
Nowelo Street, Hilo, HI 96720 before application closing date.
Application review will begin immediately. Closing Date: June 22, 2007
Preferred Start Date: July 2, 2007 (may be negotiable) EEO/AA Employer.

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