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at State of Hawaii

Posted: 10/5/2019
Job Reference #: 2583599

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 219532


Level I - $2,945 per month (SR-12, Step C)

Level II - $3,185 per month (SR-14, Step C)

Note: The starting monthly salary for vacancies in Step C, is at the minimum rate of pay.     

Duties Summary

These positions perform secretarial services as a primary work assignment, along with minor administrative, clerical and related services for program manager, or administrator of a substantial organizational entity who is not necessarily a program manager.

A Secretary speaks and acts for the manager or administrator served in those matters delegated in order to facilitate work flow, coordination and management controls, and relationships with others both within and outside the organization.

The Secretary I serves as secretary to the manager of a program and organization of modest complexity; may supervise and participate in performing complex clerical work; and performs other duties as required. The program is typically more coordinative in nature or a principal but not major subprogram of a larger statewide program.

The Secretary II serves as secretary to the manager of a program and an organization of considerable scope and complexity; may supervise and participate in performing highly complex clerical work; and performs other duties as required. The program is typically authoritative but more coordinative in nature, or a major subprogram of a larger state wide program.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

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

General Clerical Experience: Six (6) months of work experience which involved performing tasks which demonstrated knowledge of English grammar, spelling and arithmetic; and the ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and speak and write simply and directly.

Specialized Clerical Experience: One (1) year for Level I, two (2) years for Level II of progressively responsible typing, and/or substantive clerical work which demonstrated possession of, in addition to the knowledge and abilities noted under General Experience, knowledge of common office appliances and equipment and the ability to carry out procedures in clerical work systems and to perform secretarial tasks including, but not limited to, several of the following: serving as telephone and walk-in receptionist; maintaining a system of files; making travel arrangements; composing correspondence; obtaining and presenting information from files; routing correspondence; reviewing outgoing correspondence for format, grammar, spelling punctuation and typographical errors; maintaining a log of pending work; etc., and use computers and software applications (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, databases, etc.).

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

Keyboarding/Computer Skill: Some positions require keyboarding proficiency and/or the ability to use computers and word processing and/or other software applications. These positions require the ability to keyboard/type 40 net words per minute, with or without reasonable accommodation. Some of the immediate vacancies have this requirement.

Shorthand/Dictation Skill: Some positions require the ability to take and transcribe dictation accurately at 80 net words per minute, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Your proficiency may be tested by the appointing authority. Failure to demonstrate at least the minimum keyboarding/computer shorthand and/or dictation skill as noted above may result in corrective action, including the removal of your name from the list of eligibles for employment consideration.

Other Requirements: Applicants who are conditionally offered employment or conditionally approved for movement into positions with the Department of Public Safety shall be subject to drug screening, as required by Federal, State or local laws or departmental policy; and will be subject to an intensive background check. Applicants will be responsible for any costs involved.

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 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.