Kilauea, HI: Records Management Facilitator Intern, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Job Opening Title: Records Management Facilitator

Employer Name: US Fish & Wildlife Service

Job Location: Kilauea, Kauai

Application Deadline: 11/22/19

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Records Management Facilitator Internship
This application is for the Kaua‘i position.
The deadline for applications will close on November 22nd, 2019.

SUMMARY:
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Kaua‘i National Wildlife Refuge Complex located in Kīlauea, Hawai‘i is looking for a Records Management Facilitator to assist in organizing our holdings. Our offices have extensive historical files spanning decades, which document the management, political history, and scientific research surrounding the three national wildlife refuges on Kaua‘i. The collections consist of analog and digital records, maps, photographs, and other mixed media.

We are looking for conscientious, resourceful, and motivated information professionals to assess, review, digitize, upload, and organize the KNWRC records. The records management facilitators will be responsible for following a records schedule, organizing and digitizing files, keeping a records inventory, and disposing of files accordingly. You will gain hands-on experience with electronic records, preservation, digitization, metadata, records management, and content management systems. You will also gain experience prioritizing tasks, collaborating with others, establishing guidelines, and training other staff in records management tasks.

Interns will prioritize the continued management of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service records. For example, they will continue the goal of creating a sustainable filing system, digitize and purge records, as well as maintain the online catalog of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service references. Other tasks include digitizing maps, downloading content from CDs and DVDs, and generally working to decrease the volume of mixed media accumulated. The intern should be flexible and able to work independently. A person who enjoys nature, independence, and the rustic side of life will excel in this location.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
· Enrolled or recently graduated from an ALA accredited MLIS program or related graduate program.
· Ability to work independently and make well-researched decisions with limited supervision.
· Superb organizational and planning skills.
· Ability to recognize inefficiencies and recommend practical solutions.
· Ability to balance theory and idealism with fiscal and logistical limitations in a non-traditional
information setting.
· Ability to use excel and Microsoft suite programs.
· Experience with archival content management platforms.
· Adhere to established guidelines and policies both professional and organizational.
· Work experience in archival science or records management.

Preferred:
· Experience with scanning equipment and Adobe Acrobat.
· Experience with records retention and disposition schedules.
· An interest in environmental issues, biology, or conservation.
· Experience cataloging or working with metadata.
· Experience working with born-digital references in an archival or records management capacity.

SCHEDULE:
A 6-month, full-time (40 hrs./week) schedule is preferred. The start date for this position would be between January 27th to February 1st, 2020.

COMPENSATION:
The internship is unpaid. Depending on your school’s program requirements, you may be able to receive credit for this internship. Alternatively, a performance award of up to $1,500 can be earned.

TRAVEL AND LODGING:
The Service will provide roundtrip airfare to and from Kaua‘i, including reimbursement for luggage, if necessary. A monthly food stipend of up to $300 is also provided (upon submittal of receipts).

Housing is provided at a communal agency bunkhouse, if needed. The bunkhouse can accommodate up to thirteen people and applicants should be able to adapt to shared quarters and living space in a rural setting. Applicants must provide their own transportation to and from the bunkhouse and the worksite (~15 minute drive). Use of a government vehicle is allowed for official purposes, however, personal transportation allows the applicant to explore the island on your own during days off and holidays.

SURROUNDINGS:
The office is located at Kīlauea Point NWR and is one of the most visited NWR’s in the country, with approximately 500,000 visitors annually. A rustic bunkhouse is situated in Hanalei NWR and offers an unrivaled view of native Hawaiian wildlife and majestic landscape. There are nearby hiking trails, local shops, eateries, and a public library. Limited public transport is available.

Weekends, holidays, and off hours can be spent exploring Hawaii. Opportunities abound to kayak, surf, fish, stand-up paddleboard, swim, snorkel, and enjoy the many beaches, parks, hiking trails, historical landmarks, and gardens.

BACKGROUND:
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the Service, is the world’s premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants. The Records Management Facilitators will make a difference for some of the world’s most remarkable and unique natural resources as our office continues to accomplish great things in the Pacific.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
• To apply for the Kaua‘i position, send an attached resume, brief cover letter and two to three references to Jennifer Waipa at jennifer_waipa@fws.gov.
o Please have the subject of the email state “RMF Kauai Application”
• The deadline for applications will close on November 22nd, 2019.