Job Description

WE ARE:

Timbers Resorts is a developer and operator of exceptional boutique hotels, residence clubs and resort communities located in some of the most sought-after destinations in the world. Timbers Resorts is always looking for dynamic, driven people to join our team. We are passionate about exposing our Owners and guests to some of the most sought-after places on earth, and creating unparalleled experiences for families to make memories

YOU ARE:

An inspired, driven individual who believes in providing outstanding customer experiences and comes to work energized and ready to carry that spirit throughout the day.  You truly appreciate the opportunity to work with people who encourage, challenge, and support one another to be their best.

SUMMARY:

This position is primarily responsible for conducting on-ground biological monitoring, predator control, response to injured/dead bird incidents and coordination between the project Biologist, management and State of Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), Kauai Branch, in accordance with the terms and conditions detailed in the State of Hawaii ITL and the federal ITP, as well as activities conducted under the State of Hawaii Wildlife Depredation permit and the USFWS Office of Migratory Birds Cattle Egret depredation permit. Assistive to Program Manager, Program Biologist & Bio-Tech II with some administrative duties, coordinating schedules, trainings and internal communications directed by HCP Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Essential functions as defined are ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents within this classification.  Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conducts Nene and water bird surveys as detailed in the aforementioned permits and those directed by the Program Biologist.
  • Conduct predator trapping and removal as needed or directed by the Program Biologist, assistive to Biotech II.
  • Document and recover injured protected species and transport to the Kauai Humane Society.
  • Document and retrieve any dead protected species, prepare incident report, notify DOFAW Kauai, Program Biologist and Bio-Tech II and store in project refrigerator until retrieved by DOFAW.
  • Determine if any ongoing activities pose a threat to protected species, report any such situations and coordinate with the Wildlife Biologist and the Program Biologist, program manager and other onsite managers as required to develop a remedial prescription for the situation.
  • Assist Wildlife Biologist, and/or Avian Bio-Tech II build, install and maintain any fencing, barriers etc. that may be needed to protect protected species as needed.
  • Monitor golf, grounds keeping and construction activity to ensure that those activities do not threaten protected species, and are conducted in accordance with Company policy - report any such situations to the project Biologist and the program manager for remedial actions.
  • Assist Wildlife Biologist, and/or Avian Bio-Tech II Interpret company policies to workers and construction personnel enforce all such policies.
  • Assistive to Program manager & Bio-Tech II with conducting Endangered Birds Species or other HCP related trainings as needed for staff, new hires, etc., including developing & facilitating power point presentations.
  • Coordinate schedules and some administrative duties assistive to Program Manager, Program Biologist and Bio-Tech II.
  • Ensures safety standards, policies and procedures are followed and advises management of any safety concerns or violations that are not in compliance with local, state and federal laws and advise Wildlife Biologist, and/or Avian Bio-Tech II of any such situations.
  • Safely operate golf cart, power tools, air guns and predator traps and any other equipment required to fulfill job requirements.
  • Enter and maintain program data in Excel.
  • Ability to come to work regularly and on time, to follow directions, to take criticism, to get along with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Assist with other projects or assignments as requested.
  • Attends trainings and meetings as requested or required.
  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a team.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and/or skill required.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in biology or related field experience conducting similar wildlife monitoring, trapping and predator control activities or similar combination of education and experience.

Certifications and/or Licenses

Preferred but not required DLNR hunter safety training card, current Hawaii hunting license. Required valid driver’s license with MVR that meets with requirements of Company’s insurance carrier.

Required Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices and techniques of a Bio-Tech.
  • Applicable laws, codes and regulations associated with assigned work.
  • Computer applications related to the work.
  • Records management principles and practices.
  • Principles and techniques of preparing effective written informational material and/or notes.
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, occasionally where relations may be confrontational or strained.

Skill in:

  • Carrying assigned projects through, from data gathering to completion.
  • Interpreting, applying and explaining federal, state and local laws/regulations.
  • Communicating effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
  • Using tact, discretion and prudence in dealing with those contacted in the course of the work.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to hear and see.  The employee frequently is required to walk, speak, stand, stoop, kneel, use hands to fingers, handle or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 – 75 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and distance vision.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with occasional loud noise.

 

Timbers Resorts International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Timbers Resorts International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.