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Director of Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry – Hilo, HI

Organization: US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station

Job Title: Director of Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry (functions as Program Manager within the PSW Station)

Location: Hilo, HI

Hours and Compensation: Full-time, permanent GS-14/15

Position Dates: Start ASAP

Application Deadline: July 13th, 2012

Posted On: July 10th, 2012

Organization Overview

The Pacific Islands are recognized as outstanding native and cultural ecosystems with high biodiversity, environmental vulnerability, and cultural significance. Pacific Island landscapes considered part of PSW and addressed directly by the Institute include Hawaii, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the Marshall Islands. The geographic area served by the Institute is a culturally rich environment, and the Institute places a high priority on science delivery and capacity building in a manner that is culturally appropriate and useful.


The position will function as a Program Manager within the PSW Station, which encompasses California, Hawaii, and the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands. The IPIF Director will be assigned to lead the IPIF research portfolio and coordinate with the four PSW research program areas and associated Program Managers: Fire & Fuels; Forest Ecosystem Function & Health; Conservation of Biodiversity; and Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics. The position is located at the PSW facility on the University Hawaii campus in Hilo, HI.


The Institute Director plans and supervises the execution of multidisciplinary research conducted primarily in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. The Director Leads the integration of research and development into practice, and serves as primary spokesperson for IPIF research and for the Station, serves as primary Station liaison for international, national, and regional efforts related to IPIF, and engages with partners, collaborators and stakeholders on behalf of the Station and the agency.

The Institute Director serves as part of the Station’s leadership team in developing research programs and strategies, including budget and workforce planning, to meet Station and agency goals and objectives. The incumbent provides administrative and technical leadership and oversight for a staff of 15-20 permanent employees and three major facilities. For more information contact Dr. Jane Hayes:

How to Apply

  • Federal employees with competitive status: TA12-2754-0362G-EB:

  • All other US citizens: TA12-2754-0362DP-EB:

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