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Conservation Field Crew Member

Honolulu HI

Pono Pacific Land Management, LLC was founded with a vision of helping Hawai‘i’s conservation agencies and landowners in an effective and culturally sensitive manner. Since 2000, we have been providing specialized services to a variety of clients in almost every ecosystem in Hawaiʻi.

We are 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 statewide under close supervision by a Crew Leader and/or Project Manager. Projects may include (but are not limited to) installing ungulate-proof fence along a ridgeline to removing invasive mangrove from a coastal wetland, and numerous other critical environmental services in between.



Passion for preserving Hawaiʻi’s native plants, animals, and ecosystems

Positive attitude and willingness to learn, giving 100% effort each day

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

Effective communication among fellow Crew Members, Crew Leader, and/or Project Manager

Ability to perform physically challenging work in remote and/or potentially harsh conditions for 8-10 hours a day

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

Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds

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



Prior knowledge/experience maintaining and safely operating gas-powered tools (chainsaw, weed trimmer, etc.)

Prior knowledge/experience working with pesticides/herbicides (basic safety, calculating simple mixtures, etc.)

Prior knowledge/experience constructing ungulate-proof/predator-proof fence in remote areas

Prior knowledge/experience operating heavy machinery (excavator, skid steer)

Prior knowledge/experience constructing and maintaining trails

Familiarity identifying/distinguishing between native and non-native species


EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Full-time hourly (30-40 hours per week) or part-time hourly (up to 20 hours per week) Actual hours may vary depending on project/conditions.


COMPENSATION: Minimum starting pay is $13 per 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 mentnion how you learned of this opening.

Posted November 4, 2019

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