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NATURAL AREA RESERVES SPECIALIST III AND IV - HILO, HAWAII ISLAND

at State of Hawaii

Posted: 9/22/2019
Job Reference #: 2426268
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: temporary

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 219248 

One of the immediate vacancies is for temporary employment.

Level III - $4,079 to $4,968 per month (SR-20, Step C to H)
Level IV - $4,413 to $5,373 per month (SR-22, Step C to H)

Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.

Note:   Employees appointed to temporary positions may also gain membership in the civil service upon satisfactory completion of an initial probation period of at least six months. Once you become a member of the civil service, you become eligible to apply for promotion and transfer opportunities to permanent as well as other temporary positions. You may also enjoy other rights and benefits afforded to an employee in a permanent position with the exception of return rights and placement rights associated with a reduction-in-force.

A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of our website.

Duties Summary

The objective of the State's Natural Area Reserves Management program is to preserve the State's unique and representative samples of natural ecosystems and geologic formations.  The reserves encompass such diverse ecosystems as bogs, grasslands, marine coastal reefs, forests, lava flows, coastal dunes and snowy ice age terrain.  Positions in the series are responsible for the development and implementation of operational management plans which involve a variety of activities to prevent disruption of pristine areas or the degradation of sites from plant, animal, and human intrusion and to recover critically imperiled areas and selected native species. 

NARS III: Positions at this level Independently plans and implements natural area management projects of moderate complexity which follows standard program guidelines and conforms to the program goals and operating procedures; and performs other related duties as assigned.

NARS IV: Positions at this level Independently plans, coordinates and implements the full range of natural area reserve management activities in developing and maintaining assigned reserve areas. Typical activities include monitoring and managing natural area reserves, providing education and information to groups, individuals, and others regarding reserve management activities, goals and objectives, and providing consultation to other professionals regarding natural resources management and planning activities; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in one of the following:
A. Natural resources management, forestry, wildlife management, or other related resource management majors;
B. Botany, zoology, wildlife biology, entomology, or other related natural resource science majors;
C. Environmental studies with an area of concentration related to natural resource management.

Specialized Experience:
NARS III One year and NARS IV Two years of progressively responsible professional experience in natural resource management work involving one or a combination of any of the following:
A. Management and conservation of natural areas -- forests, water, wildlife, soils, land, etc.;
B. Protection of natural resources against fire, disease, insects, weeds, animals, or other depredations;
C. Applied research and analysis directly applicable to the development and management of natural areas; and/or
D. Resource planning for the development and management of natural areas.

Physical Ability:  Some positions require the ability to lift and carry items of various weights with or without reasonable accommodation.

Special Requirement - Lautenberg:  Some vacancies require the handling of firearms and ammunition. Applicants must meet all Federal and State regulations pertaining to the carrying, use and possession of firearms and ammunition. Under the requirements of the Federal Gun Control Act, applicants may not possess a conviction of domestic violence.  The immediate vacancy has this requirement.

Physical Ability:  
Some positions require the ability to lift and carry items of various weights with or without reasonable accommodation. The immediate vacancy has this requirement. 

Driver's License:  Applicants must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements (click link below), will apply.

The information provided above represents a summary of the Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.
 

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Other Information

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS (PSLF) PROGRAM
The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.  To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.  For more information, please click:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION TO APPLICANTS
The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner.  In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.

TESTING INFORMATION
The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of application.

CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.