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at State of Hawaii

Posted: 9/22/2019
Job Reference #: 2436367
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 219257 

The immediate vacancy is located in Kapolei, Oahu.


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.

Duties Summary

This position performs the full range of professional land management work involving acquisition and disposition of all public lands of the State including complex and difficult assignments; conduct lands management activities; maintenance, enforcement, water resources, community centers and management of income-generating and other lands and properties, as well as other Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) lands, in accordance with applicable provisions of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended, DHHL Administrative Rules, and HRS Chapter 171; and perform other duties as assigned.

The class is characterized by the independent conduct of studies of all land transactions for preparation of recommendations on requests for use of State land or for the acquisition of lands for State use. Transactions include leases, easements fee sales and acquisition through condemnations and negotiated purchases.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

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

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

Specialized Experience: Two and one-half years of progressively responsible professional experience which demonstrated knowledge of Hawaii Land laws, real estate laws and terminology, the real property appraisal process, various types of land titles and legal instruments affecting land transactions; and the ability to gather and analyze land transaction data; prepare reports of findings, including conclusions and recommendations, and meet and deal effectively with others.

At least one year of experience must have been comparable to that of a Land Agent III. Land Agent III independently performs selected assignments in transaction preparation of land acquisitions and dispositions, and routine land inspection and enforcement activities. 

Examples  of Qualifying Experiences for Land Agent IV:
1) Progressively responsible experience in land management, including activities such as preparing transactions for the acquisition and disposition of land; inspecting public lands for violations of contractual agreements, statutes, land laws, rules, regulations, and enforcing compliance with the foregoing;

2) Progressively responsible experience in property management, including the efficient utilization and maintenance of real property which involved such activities as the acquisition/disposition of real property, property valuation, preparation and solicitation of bids, establishment of rental rates, selection of tenants, and the protection/maintenance of property;

3) Progressively responsible experience in the appraisal of real property, including the estimation of property values based on factors that affect the value of the property (location/environment, highest and best uses for which property is suitable/capable, age of property, physical/functional condition of improvements, potential for future development, availability of adequate utilities, probabilities of community growth/decline, and value increase/decrease due to economic conditions);

4) Progressively responsible experience in developing/maintaining real property classification/valuation systems such as developing construction and depreciation indexes, valuation tables, methods for gauging the values of different classes of real property, and procedures for uniform and equitable appraisal of real property.

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

Driver's License: Applicants must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment.  

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements (MQRs). To view the complete MQRs in their entirety, 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 the 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.