Marine Monitoring Technician

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The Nature Conservancy

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Honolulu, HI, United States

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5 days ago


Honolulu, Hawaii, USA



The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Head to YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and experience that go beyond the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment. If you’re interested in working with us, please apply—we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “You’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”


The Marine Monitoring Technician (MMT) performs and participates in marine monitoring operations, including the development, coordination and management of monitoring projects and data, and the maintenance of supplies and equipment. This position will be located on Oʻahu, Hawai‘i but will often travel to other islands.

The MMT is responsible for organizing the Hawai‘i Program’s Marine Science Team activities to ensure we meet the science and monitoring goals of our program. The MMT supports the science team by participating in and coordinating the implementation of marine and coastal monitoring plans, projects, and programs. The MMT creates and maintains an up-to-date monitoring schedule for the team, tracking the survey schedule, data analysis timelines, and grant report deadlines. The MMT works with TNC colleagues and partners to schedule field survey trips and is responsible for arranging team travel and logistics. The MMT helps manage and maintain supplies and equipment for the marine science team, including boats, trucks, dive and safety gear, and other research equipment and supplies as needed. The MMT works with the marine science team to manage datasets from several science and monitoring projects, analyze data for conservation needs, and develop reports from monitoring data.


Want to help save the planet? Through the efforts of The Nature Conservancy more than 200,000 acres in Hawai‘i and Palmyra Atoll have been preserved for nature and people. We manage 40,000 acres in 13 nature preserves and work in over 50 coastal communities to help protect and restore the nearshore reefs and fisheries of the main Hawaiian Islands. We forge partnerships with government, private parties, and communities to protect the forests and coral reefs that make our islands unique for their ecological values and for the many benefits they provide to people. This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated, capable individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization!


  • BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 1-year related experience in environmental monitoring in Hawai‘i or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with Hawai‘i’s coastal marine ecosystems, including experience monitoring fish and benthic systems, coastal systems, and/or water quality in Hawai‘i.
  • Experience with coastal and ocean management conservation practices and science in Hawaiʻi.
  • Ability to communicate clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means, including demonstrated experience with scientific writing.
  • Ability to complete tasks and meet deadlines effectively and independently on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers).
  • Scuba certified and ability to meet the standards of American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) scientific diver certification.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with TNC’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." To learn more about the Auto Safety Program, visit under the FAQ section.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.


To apply for job ID 51949, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on August 24, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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