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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE KIRC

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Public Informational Specialist Position Description

Submittals will be accepted until vacancy is filled.

The Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) is seeking a creative, tech-capable, self-starter that wants to join our team and help restore Kaho`olawe through their strong communications skills. We are seeking a Public Information Specialist candidate that can help the KIRC create and manage content for our multiple traditional media (print, television, radio) and social media outlets.

Strong oral and written communication skills and analytical thinking are necessary, ability to organize, plan, coordinate and execute projects are key skill sets. A keen eye for design and technical ability to layout publications, provide and coordinate content update on social media platforms and engage in multi-media outreach are desired capabilities.

The position is located at the KIRC office in Maui, but occasionally may require trips to Kaho`olawe to help assist the team. An undergraduate degree in communications, anthropology, Hawaiian studies, pollical science or related field and at least five years of experience in communication work, including writing, teaching, interpretation, public information, media relations or other demonstrable professional activities including at least two-years supervisory experience.

A unique opportunity with a team of dedicated professionals working to heal and protect a valuable part of our Hawaiian heritage. KIRC is government employer with employment benefits consistent with state employment. Click on the full position description above for more information on qualifications and requirement.

Qualified candidates may submit a resume with a cover letter stating goal, interest and salary history via e-mail to recruitment@kirc.hawaii.gov or mail to:

Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission
Attn: Ka‘ōnohi Lee – CONFIDENTIAL
811 Kolu Street, Suite 201
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793

Ocean Resources Specialist II Position Description

Submittals will be accepted until vacancy is filled.

The Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) is seeking a motivated, self-starter that wants to join our team and assists the KIRC in managing the Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve marine resources through monitoring, research, education and enforcement.

We are seeking an Ocean Resources Specialist II candidate that is able to manage multiple projects concurrently; be self-motivated, works well independently as well as part of a team; and work closely with various community volunteers and cultural stewardship organizations. The ideal candidate must have a familiarity with Native Hawaiian and contemporary marine resource management concepts, be a strong swimmer, have SCUBA and Scientific Diving certifications, able to work on KIRC boats as crew and operate small power boats including Zodiac and Jet Ski.

KIRC is an agency of the State of Hawaii with employment benefits consistent with state employment. Click on the full position description above for more information on qualifications and requirements.

Qualified candidates may submit a resume with a cover letter stating goal, interest and salary history via e-mail to recruitment@kirc.hawaii.gov or mail to:

Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission
Attn: Ka‘ōnohi Lee – CONFIDENTIAL
811 Kolu Street, Suite 201
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: HUI KĀPEHE PROGRAM

The Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) is proud to announce that its Hui Kāpehe Program has been selected as one of seven national grant program recipients through the Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (NHCTEP), in partnership with Alu Like Inc.

The KIRC's Hui Kāpehe college internship program offers work-related experience, community service learning, and job shadowing opportunities related to career and technical education (CTE) focusing on sustainability and Hawaiian culture. 50 students of Native Hawaiian descent will be accepted for intensive internships in one of KIRC's core program areas: Operations, Ocean, Restoration, Culture and Administration.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS

  1. Fifty (50) applicants will be accepted into Hui Kāpehe each program year.
  2. Paid certification training and/or educational assistance for Native Hawaiian students who fulfill all program requirements
  3. 100 hours paid internship for Native Hawaiian students with the Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission in one of five (5) program areas:
  1. Operations. Approved Programs: Auto Body Repair & Painting, Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Sustainable Construction Technology, Liberal Arts, Hospitality & Tourism
  2. Ocean. Approved Programs: Natural Science, Marine Option Program, Hawaiian Studies, Liberal Arts
  3. Restoration. Approved Programs: Natural Science, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Hawaiian Studies, Liberal Arts
  4. Culture. Approved Programs: Agriculture & Natural Resources, Hawaiian Studies, Liberal Arts, Hospitality & Tourism
  5. Administration. Approved Programs: Accounting, Administration of Justice, Business Careers, Business Technology, Liberal Arts, Hospitality & Tourism

HUI KĀPEHE PROGRAM INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

Click to download the Hui Kāpehe Program Information and Application.

ALU LIKE, Inc.

The KIRC's Hui Kāpehe program is a Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Project sponsored by ALU LIKE, Inc. and funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.






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