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at State of Hawaii

Posted: 10/4/2019
Job Reference #: 2279025

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 218572

Salary: $4,413 to $5,373 per month (SR-22, Step C to H).

Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications and other relevant factors.

Employees appointed to temporary positions may also gain membership in the civil service upon satisfactory completion of an initial probation period of at least six months. Once you become a member of the civil service, you become eligible to apply for promotion and transfer opportunities to permanent as well as other temporary positions. You may also enjoy other rights and benefits afforded to an employee in a permanent position with the exception of return rights and placement rights associated with a reduction-in-force.

This continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of our website.

Duties Summary


These positions provide administrative support services to the administrator of a statewide program; participate in and coordinate program planning and evaluation; conduct special studies of operational and administrative problems; and perform other related duties as assigned.

A position in this class relieves the administrator of administrative details by overseeing budget preparation and expenditure control, fiscal recordkeeping and reporting, and personnel services. The work also includes coordinating all program planning and evaluation, and drafting proposed legislation, policies, procedures, rules or regulations. A major activity is the conduct of special studies or investigations of operational and administrative problems or needs and the development of alternative solutions and courses of action.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Basic Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

General Experience: Two and one-half (2 1/2) years of progressively responsible professional work experience which demonstrated the ability to perform administrative assignments such as budget formulation and justification, fiscal operations and/or personnel administration, or experience which involves the analysis of programs and services to determine their effectiveness, achievement of program objectives, staffing, cost factors, and to participate in planning for future needs or for related management purposes.

The experience must have demonstrated the ability to identify information needs, collect and analyze data, identify alternatives and their advantages and disadvantages, develop logical recommendations for a course of action, read and comprehend complex material such as statutes and/or federal regulations, exercise a high degree of judgment in applying and interpreting rules, regulations, policies and procedures and draft comprehensive reports of findings and recommendations.

At least one (1) year of the experience must have been at the fully competent, independent professional worker in a position involving budget/program evaluation, planning, management/organizational analysis or personnel administration.

Experience as an independent worker in such programs is characterized by the performance of a variety of moderately difficult work assignments involving extensive analysis and the application of management principles in one or more areas of administration. Experience in direct services programs may be accepted if there is evidence of continuing responsibility for analytical work as described above (viz., as a staff assistant responsible for analyzing the assigned program area and recommending improvements in operations or as a supervisor whose work included evaluating and monitoring the progress of the assigned program area or function and preparing reports of progress and plans for the assigned work or function).

Non-Qualifying Experience: Clerical or paraprofessional work (technical work performed in support of professional practitioners), although such work may have been done in budget or program evaluation area, is not qualifying.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.


Other Information

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.  To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.  For more information, please click:

The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner.  In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.

The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of application.

CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.