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at State of Hawaii

Posted: 9/25/2019
Job Reference #: 2293141
Keywords: engineer, electronic

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 218598 

The immediate vacancies are located in Ewa and Downtown.

Salary:  Effective July 16, 2019 - $9945 to $14,078 per month (EM-07 - Salary includes Related Shortage Category Differential)

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

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

The Engineering Program Manager manages a major engineering branch or district office and performs other duties as assigned. An engineer at this level typically exercises technical and administrative control, through subordinate professional supervisors, over major engineering programs involving large monetary expenditures, or he/she may direct several small groups of engineers engaged in extremely complex projects. The work directed is characterized by unique and complex problems, and a departure from accepted standards or guides; consequently, an engineer at this level is guided essentially by general overall directives, his/her own analysis and interpretation of broad policies and regulations of higher authority, his knowledge of technological advances, and a broad technical background and experience in an area or areas of specialization.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

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

Professional License: Applicants must possess a valid State of Hawaii Professional Engineer license at the time of application.

For information on obtaining a State of Hawaii Professional Engineer license, please visit the following website:

Education Requirement: A bachelor's degree from a school of engineering from an accredited college or university.

Engineering Experience: 
Four (4) years of progressively responsible professional engineering which required the knowledge and application of the basic physical and mathematical sciences and the engineering sciences to the solution of theoretical or practical engineering problems.

Supervisory or Staff Advisory Experience:
A. Supervisory Experience: 
Two (2) years of professional engineering experience which included training coordinates, coordinating and assigning workloads, evaluating performance, assisting in difficult and problem areas, and maintaining high standards of work and timely accomplishment of work objectives; 


B. Staff Advisory Experience: 
Two (2) years of professional engineering experience as technical expert in a specialized area or program function performing staff advisory, consultative and/or reviewing the work of a staff of specialists assigned to such activities as long-range planning, research and/or development of specific projects, programs, etc.

Administrative Aptitude: 
Administrative aptitude rather than actual administrative experience may be accepted. This requirement will be considered to have been met when there is strong affirmative evidence of the necessary administrative abilities.

Driver's License: A valid driver's license is required for some positions. For those positions, a driver's license is required at the time of appointment.

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.