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Work with us to protect Hawaiʻi. Join the HISC team. 


The State of Hawaiʻi Department of Land & Natural Resources is hiring a Natural Resource Management Specialist (Invasive Species Coordinator). 

If you are passionate about protecting Hawaiʻi's natural and cultural resources, we would like you to join the team at HISC.  Please help us by sharing this job recruitment announcement widely with your networks. 

This leadership position based on Oʻahu is now in open recruitment until 30 applications are received. The purpose of the Natural Resource Management Specialist position is to coordinate the Division of Forestry and Wildlife invasive species program including the administration of the Hawaii Invasive Species Council. This position is located in the DLNR DOFAW Watershed Protection & Management Section with responsibilities to organize and implement statewide programs to protect Hawaiʻi’s forests and terrestrial ecosystems from alien species of plants, animals, and microorganisms.

This Natural Resource Management Specialist supports the Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Council (HISC), a cabinet-level, multi-agency body that addresses invasive species issues affecting natural resources, agriculture, human health, tourism and economy, and way of life in Hawaiʻi. The HISC program is administered by DOFAW which coordinates meetings, develops strategic plans, and manages a budget of over $5,000,000. In addition, the Invasive Species Coordinator develops testimony and legislation relating to invasive species for the DLNR. The position also works closely with the other State, Federal, and private organizations, and individuals to coordinate invasive species programs and improve biosecurity for the State of Hawaiʻi. Finally, the position provides technical expertise on invasive species and biosecurity to the DLNR, partners, and the public.
 

To learn more:
- Download the position description 
- View the posting and apply at the Department of Human Resources Development website 
 

Thank you,
HISC Support Team
 Your HISC Support Team:

Chelsea Arnott, HISC Planner: chelsea.l.arnott.researcher [at] hawaii.gov
Leyla Kaufman, Mamalu Poepoe Coordinator: leyla.v.kaufman [at] hawaii.gov
Elizabeth Speith, 643pest.org Facilitator: speith [at] hawaii.edu
Chuck Chimera, Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment: chimera [at] hawaii.edu

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