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at State of Hawaii

Posted: 10/3/2019
Job Reference #: 2544504

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 219455

$4,968 to $7,354 per month (SR 24, Step C to M)

$5,373 to $7,953 per month (SR 26, Step C to M).

$6,044 to $8,947 per month (SR 28, Step C to M)

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 State of Hawaii's Civil Service Job Opportunities Listing page of our website.

Duties Summary

This position is located in the Department of Taxation, Information Technology Services Office (ITSO), Application Development Branch.  The main function of this organizational unit is to enhance the Department's program effectiveness and efficiency by automating major program functions deemed feasible.  It advises the Department on all matters pertaining to computerization and automation, and in formulating associated policies and procedures. The Office also provides timely information to make decisions and to take effective action in planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling the resources used in the general conduct of the organization.  Activities and deliverables include:  system requirements, system design alternatives, user specifications, technical specifications, program development, testing conversion, implementation, post implementation support and documentation.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Applications Development Supervisor, but also performs systems analysis, computer programming, and miscellaneous duties. This position assists the Department in effectively applying information technology within a statewide framework of automated data processing systems, procedures, methods and services.  Depending on the complexity and familiarity of the project being undertaken, this position may be assigned to a project team as an analyst or team leader under a project manager.  This position leads other data information technology specialists in the performance of their computer applications development and miscellaneous duties.

Specialty/Functional Area:


Under general supervision, maintains and modifies operating systems.  Typically works on utility programs, macros, and other general purpose operating programs.  Responsibilities include program design, coding, testing, debugging and documentation.  May work with new operating programs of moderate complexity and scope, and provides continuing technical support to applications programmers.

Uses a thorough knowledge of current software and hardware capabilities to develop or modify operating systems programs of a high degree of complexity and scope; usually responsible for formulating specifications for applications dealing with the entire operating system.  Responsibilities include program design, coding, testing, debugging and documentation.  May oversee work of lower level Systems Programmers; carry out feasibility studies and evaluate and recommend new hardware or software systems.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

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

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

Excess Information Technology Experience as described below or any other responsible administrative, professional or analytical work experience which provided knowledge, skills and abilities comparable to those acquired in four years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level and quality as to assure the possession of comparable knowledge, skills and abilities.

Specialized Experience: Four (4) to six (6) years of professional Information Technology (IT) work experience which includes at least one (1) year of professional IT work experience comparable to the Journey worker Band B level in one of the IT specialty areas; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Journeyworker: Performs complex professional work and exercises independent judgment, discretion and adaptation in determining an approach and applying broad concepts, subject matter knowledge, professional skills and techniques in order to successfully complete assignments and fulfill the full scope of responsibilities. Assignments require considerable knowledge of applicable laws, rules, policies, regulations and procedures in a subject matter area or field of expertise; and typically requires the analysis and understanding of various factors, conditions, processes, functions etc., in order to formulate a feasible solution/work product. Controlling precedents, policies, procedures and decisions are not immediately apparent to problems being analyzed. Positions may be assigned work as a generalist, performing the full range of professional work from simple to highly complex assignments, but spends the majority of work time performing complex professional work. Positions may be assigned work as a specialist performing the full range of work in a specialized area encompassing a range of complexity from simple to highly complex work, but spends a majority of work time performing complex work in the specialized area.

Applicants must also possess one or a combination of the following:

A) Supervisory Aptitude:  Supervisory aptitude is the demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects of supervision (e.g., by serving as a group or team leader); or in similar work which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory capabilities exist; or by the completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; and/or by favorable  appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.

B) Supervisory Experience:  Supervisory work experience which includes:  1) planning, organizing, scheduling, and directing the work of others; 2) assigning and reviewing their work; 3) advising them on difficult work problems; 4) training and developing subordinates; and 5) evaluating their work performance.

Job Related Competencies Required: Depending upon the level you are interested in and being considered for, applicants must possess experience and/or training which demonstrates a basic understanding of at least some of the following competencies: Understand and apply knowledge of information technology principles, concepts, standards, policies and procedures; computer hardware, software, languages and procedures; personal computers (PCs), servers, mini and/or mainframe operating systems; basic mathematics; problems solving methods and techniques; and report writing.

Special Requirements:

Occasional lifting or exerting a force of a maximum of 20 pounds with frequent lifting and carrying of objects up to 10 pounds may be required.

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.