Wildlife Technician Job at Pulama Lanai, Lanai City, HI

  • Pulama Lanai
  • Lanai City, HI

Job Description

Job Description

As part of the Wildlife Program crew, assists with executing the Department's wildlife and invasive species programs. Assists with field work and monitoring for native and non-native wildlife species, including seabird colonies; coastal marine wildlife (e.g., monk seals and turtles); invertebrates; bats; non-native predators; and game mammals. Assists with control of non-native predators and invasive plants to protect native wildlife. Supports overall Conservation programs to protect L?na'i's natural resources, including habitat protection and improvement; use of remote monitoring equipment; and monitoring and surveying activities in remote areas and steep (but beautiful) terrain.


$19.67-$22.77/hour (non-exempt)

Reporting Relationship:

Reports to: Wildlife Biologist Assistant, Senior Conservation Project Manager

Supervises: n/a

Quality Standards:

  • Conduct individual and business affairs in highest ethical and legal fashion.
  • Establish and contribute to a supportive, creative, enthusiastic, and cooperative working environment for all.
  • Build strong communication links with supervisors, peers, and employees.
  • Continuously strive for excellence in the workplace, the Company environment, and as a Company representative.
  • Comply with all Company policies and standards.
  • Conducts business in alignment with the Mission, Vision, and Values of P?lama L?na'i.


Essential Duties

  1. Meets basic qualification with minimal training and can perform basic job duties to expectations with consistent supervision and quality control. Needs to complete essential trainings and certifications to fully perform in this position.
  2. Supports and executes wildlife programs.
  3. Conducts management assessments and control actions per direction and protocols.
  4. Conducts surveys and monitoring for wildlife populations, including seabirds; marine mammals; sea turtles; invertebrates; bats; non-native birds; and game mammals.
  5. Conducts control activities to protect native wildlife, including hunting; trapping; and other removal efforts for invasive animals such as feral cats, rats, and barn owls.
  6. Assists with other habitat protection and improvement efforts in sensitive wildlife areas, including but not limited to, fence maintenance; trail construction and maintenance; vegetation clearing; planting of desirable species; and elimination and control of invasive plants.
  7. Prepares, maintains, and deploys various types of traps and electronic monitoring devices.
  8. Operates equipment such as mobile data collection apps, GPS units, firearms, drills, weed whackers, UTVs, ATVs, and other power tools.
  9. Performs minor repair and maintenance of firearms and other program tools and equipment.
  10. Records and enters data for reporting and project tracking.
  11. Monitors and tracks program actions and results. May generate status reports.
  12. Applies pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and amendments as directed.
  13. May support outreach and education programs for internal and external audiences on wildlife issues.
  14. May participate in wildfire suppression and control.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Must have a high school diploma. One year of work experience in natural resource management and/or some college coursework is preferred. An internship in natural resource work can be substituted for work experience.
  • Must be able to legally acquire, possess, and use firearms.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and email.
  • Experience with GIS is preferred.
  • Must have a strong safety ethic.
  • Must be able to drive 4-wheel drive, ATV, and UTV vehicles on off-road conditions.
  • Must be able to effectively, efficiently, and safely execute instructions and direction.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of Hawaiian native flora, fauna, resource issues, and related field methods.
  • Must be able to identify key wildlife species, and research appropriate courses of action.
  • Must be willing to work irregular hours, and serve on-call to assist in other program areas.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to work successfully as a productive team member with people of diverse cultures, ages, and educational backgrounds.
  • Knowledge and experience with Hawaiian language, culture, and/or natural resources, preferred; knowledge and experience with L?na'i natural resources and people, preferred.
  • Must be willing to work in remote field conditions and in inclement weather.
  • Must be willing to fly in and work around helicopters.
  • Must be able to participate in other company-required trainings.

Required Work Cards/Certifications:

  • Must pass a criminal background check to indicate ability to acquire, possess, and use firearms.
  • Must possess (or be able to obtain) a current State of Hawai'i Hunting License.
  • Must possess (or be able to obtain) current Wilderness First Responder and Red Cross First Aid Certifications.
  • Must possess (or be able to obtain) HAZWOPER certification.
  • Must be able to successfully complete Basic Wildland Firefighter Training.
  • Valid Hawai'i Driver's License and successful review of Motor Vehicle Record.
Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, and color vision.
  • The employee is required to operate objects, tools, or controls.
  • Standing, moving, and carrying up to 50 pounds over uneven terrain in inclement weather.
  • Ability to hike over uneven terrain for 5-8 miles.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this classification. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory, of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete information in this description. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

About Us

At P?lama L?na'i, we honor our island's history and celebrate its future every day. Our employees on Lanai and Oahu work with residents and businesses to achieve our bright vision together.

If you are passionate about culture, collaboration, sustainability, economic diversity, community engagement and land stewardship on Lanai, we invite you to consider our open positions.

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