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at State of Hawaii

Posted: 10/13/2019
Job Reference #: 2406660

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 219164 

Immediate vacancies are located in Halawa to Kalihi, and Downtown.

Salary:  $6,044 to $7,354 per month (SR-28, Step C to H)

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

Directs and coordinates a major subdivision of the State's program of public planning, or several major concurrent planning projects and studies affecting a large and/or significant segment of the program of the State's principal planning department; and performs other related duties as assigned. This class represents the work of a supervisory position which may or may not be at the branch chief level but with functions in accordance with broad policy guides.

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.

Specialized Experience: Four and one-half years of progressively responsible professional planning experience which included the collection and evaluation of an extensive variety of physical, social, economic and environmental data, determination of public opinion and general community objectives and policies to obtain a comprehensive prospective of conditions and identify problems and opportunities in the area(s) of concern.

The experience MUST also show actual involvement in and responsibility for:
A. The integration of such information including: the consideration of relationships among resources, facilities, services, needs and values for the development of policy options, alternatives for action, programs and priorities to meet goals and objectives for a given geographic area of concern;
B. Advising and assisting agencies and administrators on planning concepts and methods, providing technical information and analyses for the formation of plans and programming of plans; and
C. Formulation and presentation of plans and policy recommendations including alternatives and consequences of alternative actions to decision makers and at public hearings.

Such experience should demonstrate possession of the knowledge and general research sources and sources of environmental socioeconomic information, practices of public planning, and the ability to analyze facts and develop sound conclusions therefrom.

At least one year of the experience must have been comparable to the fully independent Planner V level in State service.
The Planner V in State service conducts studies and prepares plans for the development of a geographic area, a major area of concern, public facility or activity; establishes and promotes effective relationships with other agencies and jurisdictions; and performs other related duties as assigned. The Planner V class involves the full range of professional planning work required in the conduct of major planning projects.

Supervisory Experience: One year of professional planning experience which included:
A. Planning and directing the work of others (including professional planners);
B. Assigning and reviewing their work;
C. Advising them on difficult problem or potential problem areas;
D. Training and developing subordinates; and
E. Evaluating their work performance.

Administrative Experience/Aptitude: Experience in the field of planning which involved active participation in and major responsibility for the development, management, evaluation, execution and coordination of planning policies, activities and programs. For the Planner VII level, 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 and/or potential. 

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

Driver's License: 
A valid driver's license is required for some positions at the time of appointment. One of the immediate vacancies has this requirement. 

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.