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at State of Hawaii

Posted: 10/11/2019
Job Reference #: 2537301
Keywords: security

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 219441


$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.

Duties Summary

Independently performs complex professional work which involves considerable research and analysis of a variety of issues, identification of various options and recommendation of the most viable solution.

This position is located in the Department of Transportation, Harbors Division, Maui District, and is responsible for serving as the district's Facility Security Officer. The duties and responsibilities of this position include maintaining and implementing the port facility security plan; evaluating security operations and initiating amendments to the plan; evaluating, monitoring and auditing the training and qualifications of contract security personnel; ensuring compliance with federal maritime security law; and performing other related duties as assigned.

This position is also responsible for assisting the Harbor District Manager with controlling the placement and movement of all incoming/outgoing inter-island and trans-shipment cargoes utilizing State-owned facilities located within the county district. Duties and responsibilities include conducting pier utilization meetings with district staff to discuss operational problems, dock assignments, pier space allocations, etc., for incoming and outgoing vessels; determining, assigning, and re-assigning dock and wharf space to shipping agents due to cancellation or delay of arrivals/departures; conducting frequent inspections of port facilities to ensure compliance with maintenance and safety standards; reviewing damage reports, determining responsibility, and initiating corrective action; proposing changes to rules and regulations to minimize or eliminate operational problems; and exercising operations control of the harbor in the absence of the Harbor District Manager.

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: One year of responsible professional work experience which required a high degree of analytical skill. Such experience must have involved gathering, evaluating and analyzing facts and other pertinent information required to resolve problems and/or to determine and recommend appropriate courses of action; demonstrated the ability to elicit information orally and in writing; reading, comprehending, interpreting and evaluating technical subjects, analysis or proposals; and applying problem solving methods and techniques, such as defining and analyzing problems, identifying alternative courses of action, using judgment in determining appropriate alternatives; and preparing clear and concise written reports and recommendations for action.

The experience must have been comparable to the General Professional III in the State service and must have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position to be filled.
The General Professional III independently performs moderately complex professional work which involves performing research and analysis in order to identify problems and recommend appropriate solutions in accordance with established policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, techniques and methods.

Selective Certification Requirement (Security Experience): In order to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities of this position, applicants must possess professional experience which demonstrated the knowledge and abilities in one or a combination of the areas described below:

A. Knowledge of security principles, practices, and recognized standards; security assessment, control, and monitoring methods and techniques; standard emergency preparedness and response procedures; and the ability to implement security plans, analyze and solve security program issues, and take corrective action; AND/OR

B. Knowledge of operations, practices, and standards relating to cargo movement and storage; and the ability to utilize cargo areas efficiently, analyze and resolve operational problems, and apply pertinent rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Therefore, certification of eligibles for this position shall be restricted to those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements for the class General Professional IV and whose professional work experience demonstrated the knowledge and abilities in one or a combination of the areas described above.

Such security experience may have been gained concurrently with, or in a separate capacity from, the aforementioned General Experience.

Supervisory Aptitude: Supervisory aptitude rather than actual supervisory experience may be accepted. This requirement will be considered to have been met when there is strong affirmative evidence of the necessary supervisory abilities and/or potential.

Substitution Allowed: Relevant substitution as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.
This does not apply for the professional Security Experience.

Driver's License:
A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment. 

Special Requirement - Federal Criminal History Records Check: 
In accordance with Federal regulations, persons who are being considered for employment in positions which require unescorted access to secured areas at the harbors with the Department of Transportation, must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint-based criminal history record check. In order to be granted the Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) clearance, prospective employees must not have been convicted, or found "not guilty by reason of insanity," of a disqualifying criminal offense within 10 years from the date of the application. Upon recommendation for hire, prospective employees will be required to successfully undergo the fingerprint-based criminal history record check and be found free of disqualifying convictions during the preceding ten years. The cost for the records check will be the applicant's responsibility.

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.