Jobs Posted on the Whova Community Board of 2022 Hawai‘i Agriculture Conference
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Senior Scientist - Tropical Crop Diversity
National Tropical Botanical Garden The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) manages the world’s largest living collection of breadfruit, which is located at NTBG’s Kahanu Garden, Maui, and the McBryde Garden, Kauaʻi. The Breadfruit Collection consists of more than 300 accessioned trees representing more than 150 varieties from more than 30 islands in the Pacific, the Seychelles, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Honduras. Some of the varieties are rare or extinct in their native habitat. We seek to fill a senior scientist position to take a leadership role in integrating research, conservation, and extension programs to support and improve the conservation and use of breadfruit in the Pacific Islands and beyond for sustainable agriculture and food security. This position will leverage the research and conservation potential of NTBG’s breadfruit collection in alignment with the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. A primary focus is the continued strategic development and conservation of the breadfruit collection as a globally significant plant genetic resource for food and agriculture following international best practices for ex situ crop conservation collections. The position will further advance the institute’s strategic participation in local and international breadfruit research and conservation networks and oversee extension and outreach programs supporting the conservation and use of breadfruit. Closing date for application: 10/31/2022 Applications must include: a cover letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the advertised position; curriculum vitae/ résumé; 1-3 relevant publications/extension materials; and three (3) references.
Collections Manager - Breadfruit at Kahanu Garden
National Tropical Botanical Garden The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) manages the world’s largest living collection of breadfruit, which is located at NTBG’s Kahanu Garden, Maui, and the McBryde Garden, Kauaʻi. The Breadfruit Collection consists of more than 300 accessioned trees representing more than 150 varieties from more than 30 islands in the Pacific, the Seychelles, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Honduras. Some of the varieties are rare or extinct in their native habitat. The National Tropical Botanical Garden is seeking candidates for the position of Collection Manager. This position will be responsible for management and supporting research and interpretation of an internationally pre-eminent breadfruit conservation collection to the highest curatorial standards. This position is based at Kahanu Garden, Hāna, Maui, with periodic travel to NTBG Headquarters on Kauaʻi to support the Regenerative Organic Breadfruit Agroforestry Demonstration Project and breadfruit collection there.
Closing date for application: 10/15/2022
Food Safety Specialist
North Shore Economic Vitality Partnership North Shore EVP is searching for a full-time Food Safety Specialist to join our team.
The Food Safety Specialist (FSS) will support the dissemination of food safety regulations, policies, and procedures for North Shore EVP’s USDA GroupGAP program, primarily through in person, on farm interactions with group farmers. The FSS will be responsible for providing technical expertise
and outreach for GroupGAP and be knowledgeable of other regulations that pertain to USDA Harmonized GAP and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Through visits to group farms, facilitating training classes, and coordinating internal and USDA audits, the FSS will ensure
that our producer farms are committed to the highest standards of food safety, social responsibilityand environmental stewardship.The Food Safety Specialist will advocate for advancing the interests of GroupGAP at the farm,community, and regulatory levels. They will be responsible for developing and maintaining positive
community and business relationships and must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders. The FSS will also engage with relevant councils, roundtables and committees as needed and will spend significant time in the field. The FSS reports to the Food Safety Director. Desired Qualifications: Knowledge and understanding of the Hawaii’s agriculture community; USDA HGAP/ HGAP+ Auditor certification; Knowledge of USDA GroupGAP; Knowledge of or proficiency in Southeast Asian
languages (Thai, Ilocano, Vietnamese) and or Mandarin; Proficiency with data collection and organization, use of Google Drive, Microsoft, and expertise with various social media platforms.
Familiarity with HeavyConnect food safety data collection app.
Paid Farm Internship: Farm Expansion Experience (FEʻE) Program
MAʻO Organic Farms Join this USDA NRCS supported, hands-on, part-time internship in organic vegetable farm management and food production designed to elevate participants’ experience in farm operations through Climate-Smart Agriculture (C-SA), cultural revitalization and community building.
Interns choose to work at one of our partnering farms across O‘ahu: MA‘ O Organic Farms, Kuilima Farms, Hawaiʻi Banana Source, Ho‘okua‘ āina, Kualoa Ranch, Kāko‘o ‘Ōiwi.
Internships are paid ($15/hr) and hours can range from about 18 to 30 hours per week. Timing of work hours will depend on the specific farm and academic schedules.
Positions will be available for maximum 7 months between October 2022 and May 2023.
**To learn more and apply**: https://www.maoorganicfarms.org/fee-hooilo
WCRC - MA'O Organic Farms The Harvest Manager, working in collaboration with the Managing Director and Management Team, is responsible for day-to-day management, supervision and leadership of vegetable and fruit harvest and transportation to our wash-pack facility. This position plans, trains and assigns work, implements policies and procedures and recommends improvements in harvest methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions.
WCRC - MA'O Organic Farms The Mahiʻai Waena role is a full-time intermediate staff role in organic fruit and vegetable farm management. Through the training model of ma ka hana ka ʻike (learning through doing), Mahiʻai will be immersed in a fast-paced learning environment. Working alongside a team of Managers and Youth Interns, the Mahiʻai Waena must apply into one of three tracks: (1) Production; (2) Harvest; OR (3) Processing and Quality Control.
WCRC - MA'O Organic Farms The Agroforestry Manager will work in partnership with the Managing Director and the Farm Manager to develop and manage profitably the agroforestry areas within the existing organic agroforestry systems, and develop new orchards on the recently acquired lands.
1. Co-design/develop a detailed agroforestry plan for the farm. 2. Implement and manage all agroforestry activities, new biocultural development and existing orchards, to include land and soil preparation, tree nursery preparation, irrigation and water resource management, planting, maintenance and upkeep. 3. Lead the evolution/increase in organic fruit production and subsequent increase in overall farm income. 4. Design and implement agroforestry training sessions, schedule sessions and activities for staff, for youth and for the community. 5. Weave the management of agroforestry systems into the recruitment, teaching/mentorship, and college matriculation of interns in MA`O’s educational ʻauwai (edu-preneurial programming). 6. Support the farm’s core entrepreneurial operations including vegetable production sales. 7. Develop, write up proposals and grants to obtain project funding and then ensure there are monitoring, documentation and reporting activities to present to funders and community. 8. Collaborate with diverse array of partners (e.g. Leeward Community College, UH West Oahu, Kamehameha Schools, UH CTAHR, various co-producers) to fulfill MA`O’s mission. 9. Support the development of new related ventures including - agritourism, value-added production.
USDA NRCS (Natural Resource Conservation Service) This position provides assistance in the development, planning, contracting and application of land conservation practices and programs consistent with NRCS policy and procedures. There is one opening in Kealakekua Hawaii and another opening for the Oahu field office.
Arizona State University The Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems is seeking a Hawai’i based Food Systems Research Specialist to join our team to support our research and education efforts to meet the challenges facing our food system and particularly those that affect indigenous populations. In this position, the selected candidate will take on various duties in research, education and outreach to build on our Center priorities and objectives and dedicating time to our work with Indigenous communities across the country with specific attention to the needs of Hawai’i and Arizona.
Currently the Center has several focus areas — strengthening the knowledge and understanding of organic and regenerative agriculture in meeting the challenges of climate change, innovations in agriculture and food to sustainably feed the planet, advancing methodologies such as true cost accounting of food production that help decisionmakers across the food system make better policy decisions and elevating positive voices of resilience and wisdom in indigenous communities. This position will have several objectives and the successful candidate will divide time to focus on: increasing the number of indigenous students in ASU’s food systems education programs to create the next generation of food policy leaders, outreach to indigenous communities to develop relationships that will improve our policy research policy which supports their goals and objectives and conducting and supporting ongoing food related research priorities in Hawai’i.
$45,021.60 - $62,530 per year; DOE Close Date 03-October-2022
Essential Duties Under general supervision, provides expertise in agriculture and food policy, food systems, indigenous culture and/or service-related activities of the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems in accordance with its established goals and assignments. Develops, maintains, and executes a strong recruitment strategy for Indigenous students.
Hawaii Farm Trails Join our workers co-op. Help develop our market garden for a share in the sales/harvest. Opportunity to spend paid hours supporting our country market and cafe.
Master Culinary Gardener
Ouli Farms Searching for a self-motivated individual with experience growing farm to table vegetables, herbs, crops, etc. and managing multiple gardens, greenhouses, & harvesting. Understanding and knowledge of food production guidelines, propagation, organic farming, IPM, soil science & composting, and vermiculture a plus. Works closely with Farm Manager and Executive Chef. Excellent Benefits package. Please provide resume.
Assistant Farm Manager
Ouli Farms Searching for a motivated individual to assist in managing new farm operation of 150+ Acres consisting of fruit orchards, multiple gardens, crop production, greenhouse production, native restoration, etc. Knowledge of organic farm practices, grafting, propagation, agroforestry, nursery production, composting, vermiculture, IPM, soil science a plus. Experience building a team, managing with Aloha, mentoring, and being a team player. College Degree a plus or we are willing to support online programs for continued learning opportunities. Excellent benefits package and company culture. Please provide a resume.
Hawaii Produce Safety Program Manager
RCUH c/o Hawaii Department of Agriculture JOB SUMMARY Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture’s (HDOA) Produce Safety Program, located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.
MONTHLY SALARY RANGE: $4,295 - $8,122
DUTIES: Develops a statewide produce safety compliance program that meets Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements and supports public health. Acts as the State’s subject matter expert on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and other agricultural food safety measures. Develops and implements a program that includes inspection and compliance activities, technical assistance and industry support, producer and regulator training opportunities, and a robust evaluation process. Develops rules and/or legislation regarding agricultural food safety practices and prepares testimony on amendments. Manages the Hawai‘i Food Safety budget. Develops and implements a comprehensive outreach and technical regulatory program that ensures producers are educated and supported with tools to achieve compliance with FDA’s Produce Safety Rule. Develops a farm inventory and explores the concept of a registration of farms that grow fruits, tree nuts, and vegetables covered by FDA’s Produce Safety Rule. Prepares and presents reports of the Hawai‘i Produce Safety Program’s progress to government officials and stakeholders.
INQUIRIES: Leo Obaldo (808) 832-0705 (Oahu).
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com 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).
CLOSING DATE: September 30, 2022 or until filled.
Farm to School Specialist
Department of Education The primary role of this coordinator is to facilitate increased local food procurement for school meals (to strengthen community food systems and meet the goals of 30% local school food by 2030, and 50% by 2050, see also Act 144, 2022).
Waimānalo Farm Site Assistant
GoFarm Hawaiʻi Part-time (20 hours) site assistant position available at the GoFarm Hawaiʻi site in Waimānalo. Assist with site and equipment maintenance. Looking for someone with landscaping / farming / construction / mechanical skills and some agricultural knowledge who is hard-working, self-directed, and wanting to learn. Physical labor required (must be able to lift up to 50 lbs).
County Executive Director in Training
USDA Farm Service Agency This is a twelve-month training program that may require travel throughout the state of Hawaii. Depending upon agency needs, candidates will be expected to relocate within the state when the training program is complete.
See the USAjobs announcement for more information. Deadline to apply is Friday, September 30, 2022.
Program Technician - Temporary, Full-time
USDA Farm Service Agency Performs administrative tasks related to FSA Farm Loan Programs as required. Uses a high degree of judgment and initiative in planning and carrying out assigned tasks and resolving problems encountered. Valid driver’s license to operate 4-wheel drive vehicles. Deadline to apply is Friday, September 30, 2022.
Order Fulfillment / Kitchen Assistant
Forage Hawaii This part time job has a variety of duties in our kitchen/warehouse including: -Packing and organizing orders (pulling product from our walk in freezer) -Cutting, mixing, and vacuum sealing meat -Packing value added products -Clean up/dishwashing
10am-5pm Thursday & Friday primarily. Other option for more hours during the week or at our weekend farmer’s markets. $15-20/hr depending on experience
Farm Assistance Kona
Adaptations Inc Help growing micros flowers medicinal herbs Mon Thur pt time if interested in packing and driving full time may be available Email for more details and an application
Upcoming Cohort for Farm Viability Training - Seeking Applicants!
O’ahu Resource Conservation and Development Council The Women Farmers Network (WFN) is seeking applicants for our 12-week farmer cohort training program. Through this cohort, farm business owners will develop competency in bookkeeping consistency, financial analysis, opportunity assessment, budgeting, and be able to evaluate progress that improves risk management decision making and economic viability.
While the curriculum will be delivered primarily virtually, there is one in-person training session. Virtual trainings include reviewing real-life case studies and one-on-one consultations with Kitchen Table Consultants and other local farm business professionals. A $500 stipend is available for those who are selected to participate.
Farm business owners from all islands are welcome to apply. Applications are due by October 7th. Learn more and apply online at the link below!
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Bird and Bee Hawaii Apiary assistant to help with all aspects of running an apiary and support an agroforestry project to support pollinators.
Flexible time availability.
Must be able to work outside in different types of weather.
Willing to learn about beekeeping.
Willing to support community networking and training.
Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
10-15 hours a week with a possibility for increase in pay and hours within the next 6 months.
Preferred candidate lives within 30 minutes of Honoka’a.
$15 per hour
Farm assistance - South Kona Big Island Hawaii
Milolii Plantation Help with installing irrigation on 10 acre orchard - paid. Looking for motivated individual to help, no experience needed
Farm Apprentice/Internship, South Kona, Big Island
Milolii Plantation, South Kona, Big Island, Hawaii Apprentice and Internship available part time (20 hours). Join this evolving sustainable regenerative poison free farm with established Avocado, Mac Nuts and coffee trees. We are adding veggies and have flexibility to work in the area of your interest to help increase your hands on farming knowledge. Housing accommodations are available. All aspects of farming, construction, mechanical experience appreciated however motivated and hard working individual is invited to learn by doing. Kindly email resume and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soil Health Farmer Cohort Program Assistant
Oahu RCD Support ORCD in developing and delivering farmer soil health cohorts on Maui and Hawaii Island. This includes working as part of a field staff to collect soil samples to submit for the UH Crow Lab, develop Soil Health Management Plans and assist farmers design soil health practices and cost-benefit analysis of specific practices. This project also provides an opportunity to develop farmer-to-farmer soil health training materials.
Holomua ʻĀina Alakaʻi Program
Mālama Loko Ea Foundation Land & community centered entry level leadership program focused on training participants in education and ʻāina skills both through restoration and data focused projects at Loko Ea Fishpond