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Conservation Field Crew Member

Honolulu HI

Pono Pacific provides cost-effective natural resource management services to aid conservation agencies and landowners in their efforts to preserve, protect, and restore Hawai’iʻs precious ecosystems.

Pono Pacific is currently seeking applicants for the Conservation Field Crew Member position. The ideal candidate will exhibit the values that steer our organization: character, humility, ʻohana (family/community-mindedness), service, excellence, and nobility. A Conservation Field Crew Member will act in the best interest of the company, act in the best interest of other employees, and act in a fair, safe, effective, and legal manner.


A Conservation Field Crew Member will carry out general conservation field work at various locations under close supervision by a Crew Leader and/or Project Manager. Experience is highly preferred in the following areas:

• Intense hiking and/or hunting

• Ungulate-proof fence construction

• Invasive species removal to protect/enhance native species populations

• Field data collection/recording and operating GPS devices

• Native/non-native species identification

• Maintenance of trails

• Other general field work using hand and power tools


Required Qualifications

Hold an interest in preserving Hawaiʻi’s native plants, animals, and ecosystems

Possess a positive attitude and willingness to learn

Give 100% effort each day

Be responsible and follow directions while working in small teams or independently

Be experienced, willing, and able to perform physically challenging work in harsh conditions for 8-10 hours a day

Be able to pass a background check and/or gain military base access clearance

Be able to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds

Be able to camp in remote areas for multiple days at a time and/or travel occasionally

Openly communicate observations/questions to fellow Crew Members, Crew Leader, and/or Project Manager

Be familiar with and able to identify native and invasive species to Hawaiʻi (preferred)

Have experience utilizing topographic maps and GPS/GIS systems (preferred)

Some travel among the islands will be necessary



Starting pay is $13/hour (varies by project)


Although our work can be demanding, it is both very unique and very rewarding. To apply, please submit your current cover letter and resume to

Please mention how you learned of this opening.

Posted January 11, 2019

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