FILLED: Biocultural Resource Specialist: Hilo, HI – Institute of Pacific Island Forestry

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Hilo, Hawaii at Institute of Pacific Island Forestry


Biocultural Resource Specialist: The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest region (R5) serves California, Hawaii and the US Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI). In Hawaii and the USAPI the R5 State and Private Forestry Program share a program of work with the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry which is part of the Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW).  Engaging and empowering youth in natural and cultural resource management is part of this shared program.

The focus of this position is to develop, implement, oversee and report on relevant and place-based outreach and education programs for this region.

Responsibilities & Duties:
·       Develope materials for education and outreach activities, writing reports and entering data.
·       Participate in developing new or improved education and outreach programs.
·       Coordinate partnership opportunities associated with local government and NGOs.
·       Support communication and outreach activities through partners, in print, online and other media.
·       Plan and implement Hawaii portion of Hawaii/California youth exchange program.

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·       Undergraduate degree in the ecological, botanical or agroforestry sciences.
·       A strong background in Native Hawaiian knowledge systems.
·       Ability to work well with others and also independently.
·       Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and ArcGIS.
·       Basic knowledge of Hawaiian plants, animals, geology, culture, and history.

Housing stipend provided. Pays $14.06 hr. Direct hire authority granted upon completion of 960 hours (12 mos. PT).

DEADLINE TO APPLY – July 29, 2020.

Interested applicants, please call Joshua Rosenau at 406-275-4056.