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Kualapuu, Molokai, Hawaii



The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Grounded in science, we develop innovative 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; respect for people, communities, and cultures; and a collaborative, bipartisan approach. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world.

Established in 1980, TNC’s Hawai‘i program has forged partnerships to manage over 2 million acres of natural lands and has grown to include Palmyra Atoll. We currently manage 14 preserves and other sites in Hawai‘i and Palmyra Atoll. In Hawai‘i, we work with government agencies, private landowners, businesses, community partners and local stakeholders to protect and restore Hawai‘i’s native watershed forests, coral reefs, and nearshore fisheries for both their ecological value and the many benefits they provide to people. At Palmyra Atoll, a National Wildlife Refuge 1,000 miles south of Hawai‘i, we facilitate research in this living laboratory to better understand and address global questions around sustainable fisheries and resilience to climate change.

This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated, capable individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization!


The Molokai Terrestrial Program manages over 55,000 acres of lands within the East Molokai Watershed Partnership that include the best remaining native forest on the island on both public and private lands. Approximately 900 acres of coastal dune strand are managed at Mo‘omomi on the island’s northwest coast. We have a dedicated and enthusiastic team based out of our office just outside of Kaunakakai. Some remote office work may be required.

The Field Technician will assist the Molokai team and partners with all aspects of field operations and office support that may include fence construction/surveys/repairs, feral ungulate control, predator control, trail maintenance, alien plant removal, baseyard, vehicle and equipment maintenance, and also may include dog and kennel care. The Field Technician must be willing and able to camp in remote mountainous areas for up to four nights at a time and operate in extremely rugged terrain and adverse weather conditions. Work environment involves exposure to job hazards where there is a high possibility of injury, as well as helicopter operations and handling firearms, so a commitment to safety is essential. The Field Technician will regularly use GPS and/or mobile field data collection apps in the field and download data to produce GIS summary maps using a database or PC. The Field Technician will also help conduct outreach activities which include assisting with interpretive hikes, special events and educational field trips. The Field Technician will assist with leading volunteers and volunteer groups in the operations mentioned above. Compliance with field safety protocol, preserve use policies, baseyard rules, and alien species cleanliness protocols is essential. The Field Technician must be able to communicate with hike participants and colleagues on field conditions and project status. With a heavy workload, the Field Technician is expected to manage his/ her time well and effectively prioritize day-to-day operations. Occasional night work and weekend work may be required. This position is supervised by a Molokai Field Coordinator. This is a full-time position funded for 2 years.


We’re looking for an individual who loves working outdoors in very remote areas doing natural resource management field operations to join the Hawaii Chapter’s Moloka‘i Terrestrial Program.


  • 1 year experience working in natural resource management and a bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, natural resource management or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with Hawai‘i’s natural systems as they relate to land management and Native Hawaiian and alien plant and animal identification skills.
  • Experience with various communities and partners on Moloka‘i and knowledge of how to navigate and work with sensitivity to cultural norms for successful results.
  • Experience using various equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g., machete, weed eater, chainsaw, two-way radio, GPS, etc.)
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and perform physical work in remote rugged landscape, adverse conditions, during inclement weather, and at night.
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR, Hawaii State Hunting License, Youth Safety and others as appropriate to the job).
  • Must have a valid driver's license.


Each person who works at TNC contributes to our goal of protecting nature for future generations. Another one of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe feel that their unique contributions are valued. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “You’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.” To learn more, head to YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

We’re proud to support the health and wellbeing of the people we employ. We offer a competitive, comprehensive benefits package that includes healthcare coverage, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, and other benefits that support work-life balance.

If you’re interested in working with us, please apply—we’d love to hear from you.


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.


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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 with diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures. 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 orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law. The Nature Conservancy is also a “big tent” organization. We believe that all people benefit from conservation and that the cause should be inclusive of everyone regardless of their political persuasion. We work hard to make conservation a non-partisan issue through partnerships with stakeholders, elected officials, and industries that span the political spectrum.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.