Job Detail

Organization: Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
Location: Kihei, HI USA

Posted: 2022-05-12
Application Deadline: 2022-05-25

Position Description:


Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), located on Maui and Oahu. Telework (from employee’s residence city and state) may be permissible subject to review and approval by Principal Investigator and RCUH. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.


DUTIES: Supports the development and distribution of PDC analytical and situational awareness products, reports, and templates. Monitors and assesses hazards and events, including the integration of hazards, situational awareness products and information into PDC’s all-hazard warning and decision support platform, DisasterAWARE. Supports Disaster Services Team (DST) exercises and response activities, including providing surge capacity for major disaster events. Supports the Disaster Services Team in the development and implementation of DisasterAWARE testing and training to include supporting training courses for PDC clients. Supports client specific projects related to comprehensive disaster management and risk and vulnerability assessments and disaster response.

EDUCATION/TRAINING Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Disaster Management, Public Administration, Geography, or related field.
EXPERIENCE Up to one (0-1) year of disaster management experience.
KNOWLEDGE Strong, working understanding of mapping and publishing tools. Understanding of Disaster Management principles. Understanding of Government Agencies and Departments, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), and other disaster management stakeholders.
ABILITIES & SKILLS Excellent written and verbal skills. Skilled in Geographic Information System (GIS)/mapping and publishing software. Microsoft Office skills. Ability to oversee and manage multiple tasks and priorities. Ability to effectively conduct work remotely (e.g., telework) as applicable.
POLICY/REGULATORY REQUIREMENT As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i’s and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).

Strong understanding and experience with applying PDC’s DisasterAWARE platform in support of disaster management activities. Experience working with national and international disaster management organizations. Experience with providing support to training, as well as disaster response and exercises. Experience with ESRI ArcGIS. Experience with Microsoft Publisher.

INQUIRIES: Scott Okada 891-0525 (Maui).

Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to [email protected] If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-0872.

CLOSING DATE: May 25, 2022.

RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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