OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Employment Opportunities

Employment Benefits

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is an equal opportunity employer. To apply for any of the posted positions in the jobs listing below, download, complete and submit an application. Submit your completed application and resume to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or submit via email: ohahr@oha.org

In addition to the opportunity to work toward the betterment of the Native Hawaiian community, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs offers competitive compensation and excellent employee benefits. As a quasi-state agency, OHA provides the following state benefits:

  • Holidays: OHA observes 13 paid holidays per year and 14 during an election year
  • Vacation: You may earn 14 hours/month for a total of 21 days/year and may accumulate up to a maximum of 90 days.
  • Sick Leave: You may earn 14 hours/month for a total of 21 days/year with unlimited accumulation. Unused sick leave may increase your retirement benefits.
  • Other Leaves: Time off with pay may be provided for jury or witness duty, death in the family, military duty, and Blood Bank donation.
  • Health Care Insurance: A wide range of health care plans is offered to eligible employees and their families. The State pays for part of the premiums for these plans, which include Medical, Prescription Drug, Vision, and Dental. There is no waiting period for your initial enrollment which means immediate coverage.
  • Premium Conversion Plan: Participating employees can increase their take-home pay by having the State deduct the cost of health care premiums before payroll taxes are withheld.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan: Participating employees may decrease their taxable income by deferring an amount from their gross salary into this plan before payroll taxes are withheld.
  • Retirement Plan: Generally, all employees hired after June 30, 2012 are required to enroll in the Hybrid Plan. Employees with at least 10 years of service and who have reached 65 years of age, or have 30 years of service and are 60 years old, may retire and receive benefits.
  • Life Insurance: Term life insurance coverage is available to eligible employees at no cost. The State pays the full monthly premium for this benefit.

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MANAGER

The Commercial Property Manager is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Commercial Property Program .  Commercial Property is responsible for managing OHA’s corporate and investment lands and real estate, and for overseeing the acquisition of such property.

The Commercial Property Manager reports to the Land Assets Division Director and provides assistance with corporate and investment lands and real estate holdings.  The Commercial Property Manager is responsible for planning and coordinating the acquisition, development, management and sale of corporate and investment lands.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Direction and Management

  1. Ensures that Program activities are aligned with advocacy initiatives, strategic priorities, and directives of the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), the Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) and the Director.
  2. Communicates with the Director and, on request, briefs the COO and/or CEO and/or the Trustees regarding internal and external issues, trends, and ongoing professional observations which may bear on strategic and operational decision making.

Operations

  1. Develops and/or ensures development of policies, procedures, guidelines, standards, templates and tools related to Commercial Property programs.
  2. Ensures work performed is aligned to organizational priorities. Monitors and manages expenditures within budget allocations. Prepares and submits program work plan and budget reports by established deadlines.
  3. Ensures work performed by Program is aligned to organizational priorities. Monitors and manages expenditures within budget allocations. Prepares and submits performance reports.

Commercial Property Management

  1. Works closely with the Director, and, upon request, the COO and CEO, in the development of investment and commercial real estate acquisition and management policies for consideration by the Board of Trustees. Ensures Program Work Plans and activities are consistent with Board policies regarding the acquisition, development and management of programmatic and investment lands and real estate holdings.
  2. Manages the review and analysis of investment and commercial real estate and property transactions. Works closely with the Director, CFO, COO, legal counsel, consultants and other OHA staff to perform due diligence on proposed land and property acquisitions.  Prepares reports analyzing proposed acquisitions and sales, and evaluating proposals in relation to OHA’s land policies and strategic objectives.  Under the direction of the CEO, COO and/or Director, oversees implementation of any decisions regarding the acquisition or sale of real estate and property.
  3. Manages the development of investment and commercial real estate. Works closely with COO, CFO, Director, other OHA staff, consultants, regulators and community groups with regard to master planning, development and financing.  Prepares reports analyzing proposed transactions and plans in relation to OHA’s land polices and strategic direction.  Under the direction of the CEO, COO and/or Director, oversees implementation of any decisions regarding the acquisition or sale of commercial real estate and property.
  4. Oversees the ongoing management of investment and corporate real estate holdings. Ensures Program staff regularly evaluates operation of OHA properties, identifies and minimizes risk, addresses issues and implements remedial actions when appropriate.  Ensures that OHA commercial properties are properly managed and producing maximum returns on OHA’s investment.
  5. Works closely with the COO, CFO, Director, legal counsel, consultants and other OHA staff in negotiating, preparing and executing leases, licenses and other agreements involving OHA commercial real estate. Ensures that Program staff properly administers and enforces leases, licenses and other agreements, including timely collection of any income or proceeds from such lands.
  6. Ensures Program activities are coordinated with the appropriate federal, state, and county agencies and private organizations. Upon request, serves as OHA liaison to government agencies and private organizations   on commercial land and property management issues.
  7. Works with Division Directors, COO and CEO to disseminate information regarding OHA commercial land and property management activities to government agencies, beneficiaries and the general public.
  8. Supervises the Facilities Coordinator, who oversees the acquisition and maintenance of furniture, machinery and equipment (excluding computer equipment and devices) for all of OHA’s corporate offices.

Management

  1. Makes hiring and other personnel recommendations for the Program to the Director.
  2. Ensures that employees within the Program share information and insights, use collaboration as needed to explore issues and/or solve problems, and demonstrate shared responsibility for program performance. Takes whatever actions are required to positively replace behaviors and/or persons when necessary.
  3. Ensures and engages in employee performance planning, feedback, and performance evaluations at scheduled intervals. Engages in ongoing coaching and performance improvement planning to close performance gaps.
  4. Ensures without exception the proper handling and maintenance of confidential, sensitive and/or proprietary information.
  5. Performs supervisory tasks, such as leave time approvals, performance reviews, training and related employment decisions for the Program. Disseminates needed information to staff in a timely manner.
  6. Performs job duties in accordance with OHA’s policies and procedures. Considers OHA’s mission and core values when making decisions.

Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and directives of the Director, COO and/or the CEO.

Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

Occasional travel is required for this position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Training and/or Experience

  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in architecture, land use planning, business administration or related field. A master’s degree is preferred.
  2. Five (5) years of progressively responsible work experience in development and construction, real estate transactions (acquisitions, sales, and leases) and property or land management. Experience must have involved the acquisition, master planning, development of investment and commercial real estate and/or management of land.
  3. Three (3) years of administrative experience that involved management of professional staff; the ability to develop solutions to complex and unprecedented situations; the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others and major responsibility for the development, management, execution and coordination of program policies and activities

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCATE III

The Public Policy Advocate III participates in the planning and implementation of OHA’s statewide public policy advocacy program. Activities include interaction with government agencies at the state and county, and to a limited extent, federal, levels; promoting the participation of Hawaiians in governmental processes; and coordinating OHA’s legislative efforts.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  1. Reviews, analyzes and monitors legislation, reports, plans, submittals and other actions considered by state and county, and to a limited extent, federal, legislatures and administrations, including boards and commissions, that have the potential of impacting OHA and/or its beneficiaries. Prepares testimonies and testifies on state and county legislative and administrative issues, and to a limited extent federal issues, as necessary.
  2. Promotes advocacy efforts to include the protection of traditional and customary rights of Hawaiians, as well as assuring that state and county resources, and to a limited extent federal resources, are proportionately directed to Hawaiian needs.
  3. Serves as a technical resource person providing professional research and technical support on data and analysis required for OHA on policy-related issues of importance to the Hawaiian community.
  4. Attends legislative, government and community hearings and meetings in relation to issues of importance to Hawaiians.
  5. Develops and implements plans and strategies regarding new or proposed legislation, policies, programs and liaison activities to improve or increase advocacy efforts. Encourages and supports new programs, activities and services that address the needs of Hawaiians.
  6. Coordinates and attends meetings with government officials, including legislators, and beneficiary groups as required. Maintains good relationships with legislators, state and county officials and staff, subject matter experts, and to a more limited extent, Hawai’i’s congressional delegation staff and the community, for the purposes of informing OHA positions, as well as, providing or obtaining information or support for OHA’s positions on issues.
  7. Recognizes protocols and deals effectively with sensitive and confidential issues.
  8. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and directives of the Senior Public Policy Advocate, Public Policy Manager, Chief Advocate, Chief Operating Officer and/or Chief Executive Officer.
  9. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Public Policy Advocate and/or the Public Policy Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and/or Experience

  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in political science, communications, business administration, social sciences, sciences, Hawaiian studies or language, indigenous studies or language, or related field.
  2. Three (3) years of progressively responsible work experience in social or political advocacy; policy review, research, analysis or writing; community organizing or activism; governmental legislative, administrative or legal affairs community.
    • A law degree from an accredited school of law may be substituted for three years of work experience.
    • A Ph.D. degree from an accredited college or university in business, administration, communications, public policy, political science, sciences, planning, social sciences, Hawaiian studies or language, indigenous studies or language, or any field with a significant policy component may be substituted for three years of work experience.
    • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, communications, public policy, political science, sciences, planning, social sciences, Hawaiian studies or language, indigenous studies or language, or any field with a significant policy component may be substituted for two years of work experience.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SPECIAL PROJECTS RESEARCH ANALYST

The Special Projects Research Analyst (“SP Research Analyst”) is expected to
independently recommend, conduct and present quality research projects within their
assigned topical area, collaboratively share their expertise as needed, and maintain
leadership roles in multiple related projects to meet research and or programmatic
initiatives.

The SP Research Analyst will support all program efforts, and may be required, from
time to time, to assist in training or supporting the completion of priority departmental or
organizational projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Conducts research on education, economic self-sufficiency, housing, human services, beneficiary advocacy issues, programs and/or related fields as directed.
  2. Plans, designs and conducts fact-finding and analysis.
  3. Prepares, compiles, extracts and completes independent statistical and qualitative analysis and provides reports on research findings as directed.
  4. Provides research and data support to program staff in conducting program feasibility and evaluation studies.
  5. Assists program staff in the development and design of programs to advocate for and provide services to beneficiaries.
  6. Develops and maintains statistics and databases needed for the efficient operation of OHA programs and activities.
  7. Reviews Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Professional Service applications to secure research and data management resources under the direction of the Research Director and/or SP Research Manager.
  8. Participates in the design and implementation of OHA’s Strategic Plan, program work plans, operational budgets, programs and policies as directed.
  9. Under the direction of the Research Division Director and/or SP Research Manager, prepares program documents, statistical publications, and reports.
  10. Prepares presentations for the SP Research Manager, Research Division Director, Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) and/or the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) as directed.
  11. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with OHA staff, individuals, agency representatives, and community groups in research and contract or grant monitoring matters.
  12. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and directives of the SP Research Manager, Research Division Director, COO and/or the CEO.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned by the SP Research Manager, and/or the Research Division Director.

Minimum Qualifications

Education, Training and/or Experience

  1.  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in, planning, public policy, economics, statistics, health, education, or another human services related field.
  2. Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in conducting research in such areas as culture and history, demographics, education, housing, human services, and/or other related fields.
  • A Master’s degree in planning, public policy, economics, statistics, health, education, or another human services related field may be substituted for two years of experience if deemed equivalent in research quality to work experience.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

STUDENT HELPER

At the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), the Student Helper Program provides an opportunity for students to gain insight into the mission and programs of the agency and to become involved with our efforts towards bettering the conditions of native Hawaiians.

Learning Objectives

  • To teach the student current business practices and office procedures.
  • To expose the student to a real-life work environment.
  • To develop the student’s professional skills.
  • To allow the student to network with business professionals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Student must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Student must be in good academic standing in an accredited educational institution and be carrying a full-time course load.
    • An “educational institution” is defined as an organization or institution which is established for the purpose of educating individuals.
    • “Full-time course load” is defined as the number of credit hours which the educational institution requires as a minimum of its full-time students.
    • “Good academic standing” is defined as carrying a full-time course load and maintaining at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

RECORDS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
The Records Management Specialist is responsible for arranging, describing, preserving and
providing access to OHA records with long-term, historical value; recommends and performs
records reformatting, indexing, and delivery solutions for permanent and inactive records; and
maintains record keeping systems, including a database catalog, as well as provides reference
services to OHA Divisions / Programs and the general public.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

Records Management
a. Manages the OHA physical archives at on-site and off-site locations and the OHA
library. Assists the Legal Counsel’s office with the coordination of electronic
records management.

b. Manages sensitive information, the content of which frequently pertains to public
information. In addition to physical documentation, this also includes, but is not
limited to:
* BOT minutes, including the timely acquisition of original documentation
and submission of copies to the OHA Community Relations
Communications Program for posting to the OHA Web site.
* Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) requests, tracking and
responses, reporting record retention information to the OIP via web site,
and other administrative actions.
* Hawaiʻi State Act 10 statute compliance, monitoring, reporting and
assisting management in the event of a security breach, and other
administrative actions.

c. Applies appropriate judgment, discretion and adherence to a professional code of
ethics e.g., Society of American Archivists (SAA) and Association of Records
Managers and Administrators (ARMA) in all information managed. It also
requires an understanding of Hawaiʻi state statutes such as HRS Section 92F,
HRS Chapter 487J, 487N and 487R.

d. Assists the Legal Counsel’s office with designing, researching, documenting,
updating, maintaining and ensuring compliance with OHA’s general records
retention schedule. This includes, but is not limited to, audit compliance, state
compliance, federal compliance and other managerial and administrative actions.
Cross references records and their associated retention period with state and
federal statutes, and managerial and administrative actions.

e. Coordinates the implementation of records storage and indexing solutions.
Participates in the developing of system work sites, electronic libraries or other
information access systems.

f. Performs, documents, updates, and maintains inventories of active and inactive
record storage areas in a physical and electronic environment. This includes, but
is not limited to working with the Legal Counsel’s office and the Information
Systems Specialist on the definition or record types, metadata, listing of catalogs
and other components required to efficiently store, retrieve and dispose / destroy
records, both physically and electronically.

g. Ensures pertinent records are prepped, scanned, indexed and electronically stored,
submitted to other parties for posting e.g., OHA Web site and backed-up in a
current format.

h. Researches exceptions related to the scanning process.

i. Assists Legal Counsel’s office and the Information Systems Specialist in
implementing, maintaining and performing periodic reviews to ensure records are
reformatted and backed-up when appropriate e.g., microfilm, copy photography,
digital imaging; may also prepare records for reformatting, including creation of
targets, in accordance with Records Management Unit, International Standards
Organization (ISO) and Association for Information and Image Management
(AIIM) guidelines.

j. Regularly works with records custodians. Performs quality control and
compliance reviews and provides formal findings, recommendations or workaround
solutions to the Information Systems Specialist.

k. Works with Legal Counsel’s office and the Information Systems Specialist to
coordinate the scheduling of physical and electronic records disposition;
recommends active and inactive records storage periods in accordance with state,
local and other statutes, including collaborating with appropriate internal or
external parties.

l. Processes records according to archival principles and standards e.g., Dublin Core
Metadata Initiative, Society of American Archivists (SAA) and creates finding
aids and indexes for internal and external use.

m. Preserves records by identifying endangered materials and level of conservation
work needed; provides basic repair and preventive preservation for paper records.
Collaborates with internal and external parties to define the historical significance
of records and other materials.

n. Assists the Legal Counsel’s office and the Information Systems Specialist in
designing and presenting training material for OHA Trustees and staff.

o. Coordinates participation in Library of Congress’ National Union Catalog of
Manuscript Collections (NUCMUC), National Inventory of Documentary Sources
(NIDS) and other shared national/international systems, as they become available.

p. Maintains archival collections management information, including up-to-date
shelf list inventory, transfer and disposal/destruction records. Maintains data in
MARC-based database or equivalent, utilizing data for production of electronic
finding aids.

q. Assists with researching, planning, developing, and implementing short and longrange
goals for the archives and records center in coordination with the
Information Systems Specialists and other internal and/or external parties. This
includes compliance with OHA business and work plans.

r. Drafts policies and procedures related to records management for review by Legal
Counsel and approval by the Chief Executive Officer.

s. Assists the Legal Counsel’s office and the Information Systems Specialist with
contributing data for the program budget, researches new purchases and other
costs; including involvement with procurement, purchasing and payment
processes.

2. Other Technical Duties
a. Provides reference services to internal and external audiences by providing
access, interpreting finding aids, and providing instruction on the proper handling
of materials appropriate to the individual researcher’s needs. This position may
be required to respond in person, by phone, e-mail or fax, and may also refer
researchers to other resources.

b. Recruits, trains and supervises interns, and volunteers, as needed.

c. Researches new technologies, automation and new software and hardware for
physical archives and records center, as needed.

d. Exercises judgment and initiative in planning, organizing, directing and
performing the work of assigned areas of responsibility and must work in a
structured, team environment.

e. Authors and generates a variety of letters, memoranda, reports, and other
documents; answers the telephone and assists the general public as well as
internal customers.

3. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions,
and directives of the CEO, COO and the Chief Advocate.

4. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

5. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university in archives management, library
science, or a related field. Master of Arts in Library or Information Science is preferred.

2. Three (3) years of progressively responsible work experience in archives or records
management programs or projects and/or information settings and computer technology.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

COMMUNITY OUTREACH ADVOCATE
The Community Outreach Advocate works under the direction of the Community Outreach
Manager as the primary liaison between Community Outreach and Advocacy staff. This position
is responsible for coordinating, developing, initiating, implementing and executing strategies as
they relate to mobilizing community, and addressing community concerns, in collaboration and
coordination with Community Engagement Division leadership facets of Public Policy and
Compliance matters.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

Community Advocacy
a. Serves as the coordinator for the creation, development, implementation and
execution of strategies for Hawaiian advocacy issues to internally aggregate,
organize, synthesize, analyze, and share information that should be disseminated to
Community Outreach staff and Native Hawaiian communities, relative to OHA
advocacy efforts. Such sharing of information will involve drafting language to
translate in layman’s terms appropriate advocacy-related content.

b. Plans for and develops key messaging to the community regarding OHA’s “bigpicture,”
long-term OHA advocacy efforts.

c. Establishes and maintains community and other networks for disseminating
information and encourages support and participation in community coalition
building and advocacy.

d. Advocates on behalf of Native Hawaiians on State and Federal legislation, as
directed.

e. Attends and represents OHA at Community and County Council Meetings.

f. Builds and maintains professional relationships between OHA key leadership and
the Hawaiian community to promote and support community coalition building and
advocacy.

g. Organizes and facilitates community events and other meetings on Hawaiian issues,
community coalition building and specific OHA goals relative to new or ongoing
OHA advocacy efforts, as directed.

h. Evaluates and analyzes data gathered or received from community groups and other
sources to develop effective recommendations to Community Outreach Manager
on community outreach plans, projects, resources, opportunities and related
activities, relative to OHA advocacy efforts.

i. Assists the Community Outreach Manager and/or Community Outreach Assistant
Manager on matters of planning or policy-making as related to community outreach
and advocacy issues, in consultation with Public Policy and Compliance.

2. Administrative Support
a. Disseminates information regarding a wide variety of social, cultural, historical and
community issues directed toward the formation, recognition and sustenance of a
sovereign Hawaiian governing entity.

b. Drafts and finalizes, upon approval by the Community Outreach Manager,
substantive material to educate and engage Hawaiians, non-Hawaiians, elected
representatives, and government officials on Hawaiian advocacy issues.

c. Assists in the preparation of contracts, plans, reports, and other administrative
activities necessary to achieve the goals and objectives of the Community Outreach
Program.

d. Tracks, monitors, and analyzes legislative activity impacting Native Hawaiians.
Serves as the resource person for the Community Outreach staff regarding policyrelated
issues and legislative activities.

e. Prepares plans, reports, and conducts other administrative activities necessary to
achieve the goals and objectives of the Community Outreach Program, especially
as it relates to OHA advocacy efforts.

3. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and
directives of the Community Outreach Manager, Community Engagement Director, Chief
Operating Officer and/or Chief Executive Officer.

4. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs other duties as assigned by the Community Outreach Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in political
science, communications, government, social sciences or related field.

2. Three and one-half (3 ½) years progressively responsible work experience in community
development or advocacy projects related to social improvements. Experience in social or
political advocacy and/or community activism, and/or public planning is preferred.

3. Experience and knowledge of laws affecting Native Hawaiians as well as expertise in
governmental processes, policy making, judicial matters, private and public-sector
advocacy efforts, specific topics of advocacy interest (e.g., water issues, ceded lands,
traditional and customary rights, burial matters, etc.), and the roles and individuals
involved in such endeavors.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST III
The Compliance Specialist III is responsible for conducting research and investigations under the direction of the Lead Compliance Specialist and/or the Compliance Enforcement Manager.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

1. Analyzes and assesses the policies and practices of other governmental agencies and
private entities, and evaluates the impact of those policies and practices on Native
Hawaiians.

2. Promotes advocacy efforts to include the protection of traditional and customary rights of
Native Hawaiians, as well as assuring that federal, state, and county resources are
proportionately directed to Native Hawaiian needs.

3. Serves as a technical resource person, providing analytical support for the agency on
compliance issues as they affect the Native Hawaiian community.

4. Conducts appropriate research and investigations to secure important and relevant data and
materials as directed. Coordinates and prepares reports on findings and recommendations.

5. Recognizes protocols and deals effectively with sensitive and confidential issues.

6. Coordinates meetings with government officials, beneficiary groups, and stakeholders, as
required. Maintains effective working relationships with legislators, executive branch
officials and stakeholders.

7. Works to develop and grow relationships with Native Hawaiian beneficiaries, and
organizations to build a network for acquiring information helpful in addressing emergent
issues in the Native Hawaiian community.

8. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and
directives of the Lead Compliance Specialist, Compliance Enforcement Manager, Chief
Advocate, Chief Operating Officer and/or the Chief Executive Officer.

9. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

10. Performs other duties as assigned by the Lead Compliance Specialist and/or the
Compliance Enforcement Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business
administration, law, public policy, or in any social sciences field such as economics, health,
education, political science or social work.

2. Three (3) years of specialized work experience which involved the conduct of governmental
and/or legislative research, planning and analysis, and activities relating to government
affairs. In addition, the work experience must have included a working knowledge of
Federal, State and local governments, and their functions and structures; issues and problems
relating to Native Hawaiians; programs and services for Native Hawaiians; and related areas.
*A master’s or other advanced degree from an accredited college or university in
business administration, public policy or any related field may be substituted for two
years of work experience.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

WEB DEVELOPER

The Web Developer is responsible for developing and maintaining web and mobile technologies
across multiple platforms. This position provides support to staff in the use of these technologies.
The Web Developer also makes recommendations to the Information Technology (IT) Manager
regarding design issues, upgrades and security relating to Internet and Intranet presence.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

1. Web Development
a. Designs, creates and modifies OHA Internet and Intranet sites. Analyzes user needs
to implement site content, graphics, performance and capacity.

b. Provides website maintenance and enhancements. Maintains graphic standards and
branding throughout the product’s interface.

c. Develops functional and appealing web- and mobile-based applications based on
usability.

2. Internet-based Multimedia & Applications
a. Develops OHA’s internet media. Works with OHA employees to coordinate the
compilation of information, layout (in regards to user interface and user experience)
and functionality necessary for internet access and viewing.

b. Ensures that the content is free of grammatical, typographical and/or compositional
errors prior to submission, and that any pre-produced or pre-recorded images,
audio, and video files are relevant and appropriate prior to posting to the internet.

c. Assists staff in the usage of OHA’s internet media applications developed by the
IT Program.

d. Administers user accounts, manages access levels, and troubleshoots issues related
to the Content Management Systems that run OHA’s internet media.

3. Mobile-based Multimedia & Applications
a. Develops OHA’s mobile media. Works with OHA employees to coordinate the
compilation of information, layout (in regards to user interface and user experience)
and functionality necessary for mobile access and viewing.

b. Ensures that the content is free of grammatical, typographical and/or compositional
errors and that any pre-produced or pre-recorded images, audio, and video files are
relevant and appropriate prior to posting to the public.

c. Assists staff in the usage of mobile applications that are developed by the IT
Program.

4. Assists the IT Manager with procurement, direction and monitoring of contract vendors in
the area of website and mobile application development and maintenance.

5. Manages projects and vendors associated in creating Internet-based multimedia and
applications for OHA.

6. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and
directives of the IT Manager, CTO, COO and/or CEO.

7. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

8. Performs other duties as assigned by the Information Technology Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in
communications, web/application design and/or development or related field. Master’s
degree preferred.

2. Five (5) years of responsible work experience in the web/application design &
development industry, computer science, or related field.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

HLID PROJECT ASSISTANT (LIMITED TERM)
The HLID Project Assistant works under the direction of the HLID Project Coordinator and assists
with project, contract and construction management for the Halawa-Luluku Interpretive
Development Project (the “Project”). The Project’s purpose is to mitigate the adverse impacts to
the natural and cultural resources caused in association with the construction of Interstate H-3.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

1. Project Management
a. Effectively records, communicates, and exchanges information with community members
and other stakeholders through discussions, interviews and meetings that may occur in
public, semi-public and private forums.

b. Provides administrative and logistics support required for the successful
implementation of project activities.

c. Assists with preparation of Project work plans, budget work sheets, project
schedule, and related operational planning and administrative documents in
conformance with Federal, State and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (“OHA”)
policies, procedures, regulations and compliance related issues.

d. Assists with the development of a Stewardship Management Plan(s) for individual
project sites and collaboration with the State of Hawaii Department of
Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, selected Stewards, the OHA and
other stakeholders.

e. Assists with the overall development of Preservation Plans, Site Assessments and
any other project deliverable due to the Hawai’i Department of Transportation
(“HDOT”) pursuant to the HDOT Cooperative Agreement.

f. Assists staff in complying with the HLID Safety & Health Plan, and completion of
required safety trainings and protocols for any fieldwork performed. Report job
hazards and update safety protocols as needed.

g. Assists with planning and conducting meetings with a wide variety of public,
private, government, and stakeholder groups or individuals which include a diverse
Hawaiian community constituency.

h. Formally communicates with stakeholders, community members, other agencies,
and private entities when needed to facilitate Project tasks and Project related
issues.

i. Builds and maintains effective working relationships between OHA key leadership,
Project stakeholders and the Hawaiian community.

j. Assists in ensuring that information and business workflow moves effectively
through the Project once priorities and decisions are communicated.

k. Assists with oral and written presentations and briefings as needed.

l. Assists OHA Compliance division with historic and environmental compliance
issues related to the Project.

m. Assists with the strategic, financial, and operational aspects of Project, ensuring
projects are completed on time, to specification and within budget through effective
plan implementation.

n. Familiarity with the process for preserving, protecting, rehabilitating, and
reconstructing significant archaeological and/or cultural sites.

o. Assists with the management of the budget and accounting for all funds received
through the Cooperative Agreement with the HDOT.

p. Assist with and manage payments for consultant services by reviewing work for
satisfactory completion and processing invoices.

q. Assists with providing project updates to OHA managers, directors, and
administration.

2. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and
directives of the HLID Project Coordinator, Land and Property Manager, Resource
Management Land Assets Division Director, Chief Operating Officer (“COO”), and/or
Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”).

3. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and
directives of the HLID Project Coordinator, Land and Property Manager, Resource
Management Land Assets Division Director, Chief Operating Officer (“COO”), and/or
Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”).

4. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

5. Performs other duties as assigned by the HLID Project Coordinator or the Legacy Land
Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree, technical degree, or certification in Project Management, Architecture,
Business, Environmental Science, Urban and Regional Planning, Civil Engineering or any
other field or discipline related to the job tasks to be performed.

2. Two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in project management
including writing of project plans, progress reports and the creation of necessary instruments
and contracts.

3. Combined Education and Experience: An equivalent combination of education and
experience may be accepted by OHA as a substitute for Education, Training and/or
Experience requirements.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

GRANTS SPECIALIST IV
The Grants Specialist IV is responsible for developing and administering the OHA Grants Program
under the direction of the Grants Manager.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

1. Grants Administration

a. Drafts and prepares Requests for Information, Solicitations and/or Requests for
Proposals. Develops project service specifications and performance measures to
align with OHA strategic plan. Conducts workshops, and develops application
and review processes.

b. Leads application review process. Prepares grant recommendations for award.
Presents information to Administration and the Board of Trustees, as directed, and
issues notices of awards.

c. Negotiates, drafts, and executes grant agreements/contracts.

d. Conducts desktop and on-site monitoring for program performance and grant
compliance. Processes fiscal payments, maintains standard grant files,
comprehends and writes related reports, identifies problems and initiates
corrective actions as needed, and finalizes the closeout of grant agreements and
contracts as required.

e. Identifies effective methods to simplify, improve and streamline OHNs internal
processes to receive, process, review and award grants and contracts.

f. Establishes, coordinates, and maintains effective working relationships with
Trustees, OHA staff, public/private agencies, community groups, individuals and
other state departments. Represents the program in a variety of interdepartmental
coordination activities in regards to granting and contracting.

g. Communicates information on the Grants Program to the public and organizations
through meetings, presentations, and direct communication via phone, email, and
in-person.

h. Advertises and promotes the Community Grants Program in collaboration with
Community Engagement (OHA website, Ka Wai Ola o OHA, social media, etc.).

i. Performs data entry into the grants tracking system.

2. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and
directives of the Grants Manager, CFO, Chief Operating Officer and/or the Chief Executive
Officer.

3. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Perform other duties as assigned by the Grants Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree preferably
in a social science, business administration, public administration, Hawaiian Studies or
related field.

2. Three (3) years of professional work experience in support services for individuals,
families and/or community organizations and in effective collaboration with co-workers
and public/private organizations. Experience must include grant management which
involved gathering and analyzing facts, report writing and recordkeeping.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCATE IV
The Public Policy Advocate IV provides technical review for Public Policy Program work product
and participates in the planning and implementation of OHA’s statewide public policy advocacy
program. Activities include interaction with government agencies at the federal, state and county
levels; promoting the participation of Hawaiians in governmental processes; and coordinating
OHA’s legislative efforts.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

1. Reviews, analyzes and monitors legislation, reports, plans, submittals and other actions
considered by federal, state and county legislatures and administrations, including boards
and commissions, that have the potential of impacting OHA and/or its beneficiaries.
Prepares testimonies and testifies on federal, state and county legislative and
administrative issues as necessary.

2. Promotes advocacy efforts to include the protection of traditional and customary rights of
Hawaiians, as well as assuring that federal, state and county resources are proportionately
directed to Hawaiian needs.

3. Serves as a technical resource person providing professional research and technical
support on data and analysis required for OHA on policy-related issues of importance to
the Hawaiian community.

4. Attends legislative, government and community hearings and meetings in relation to
issues of importance to Hawaiians.

5. Develops and implements plans and strategies regarding new or proposed legislation,
policies, programs and liaison activities to improve or increase advocacy efforts.
Encourages and supports new programs, activities and services that address the needs of
Hawaiians.

6. Conducts a technical review, including editing, proofreading and an accuracy review, of
all work product developed by Public Policy Program staff, including legislation,
administrative rules, testimony, letters and memos.

7. Provides technical and strategic advice to the Public Policy Program on the legislative
and administrative rule-making processes as well as on other issues.

8. Coordinates and attends meetings with government officials, including legislators, and
beneficiary groups as required. Maintains good relationships with legislators, Hawaiʻi’s
congressional delegation staff, state and county officials and staff, and the community for
the purposes of providing or obtaining information or support for OHA’s positions on
issues.

9. Recognizes protocols and deals effectively with sensitive and confidential issues.

10. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions,
and directives of the Senior Public Policy Advocate, Public Policy Manager, Chief
Advocate, Chief Operating Officer and/or Chief Executive Officer.

11. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

12. Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Public Policy Advocate and/or the Public
Policy Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in political
science, communications, business administration, social sciences, sciences, Hawaiian
studies or language, indigenous studies or language, or related field.

2. Four (4) years of progressively responsible work experience in social or political
advocacy; policy review, research, analysis or writing; community organizing or
activism; governmental legislative, administrative or legal affairs community.

 A law degree from an accredited school of law may be substituted for three years
of work experience.

 A Ph.D. degree from an accredited college or university in business
administration, communications, public policy, political science, sciences,
planning, social sciences, Hawaiian studies or language, indigenous studies or
language, or any field with a significant policy component may be substituted for
three years of work experience.

 A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in business
administration, communications, public policy, political science, sciences,
planning, social sciences, Hawaiian studies or language, indigenous studies or
language, or any field with a significant policy component may be substituted for
two years of work experience.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

LEGAL COUNSEL
The Legal Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice, guidance and assistance on a wide variety of issues and concerns to the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), the Senior Legal Counsel, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

1. Legal Services

a. Renders legal interpretations and drafts internal advisory memoranda and legal opinions as assigned;

b. Conducts legal research on issues arising under trust and fiduciary law, standards of conduct and ethics laws, administrative law, legal compliance, legislation, collections, personnel and employment law, intellectual property, business and law of non-profit organizations, contract law, state and federal procurement codes, and other relevant areas as assigned. Recommends appropriate courses of actions to the Senior Legal Counsel and/or CEO as warranted;

c. Reviews proposed policies, procedures, rules and regulations, court decisions and legal documents affecting OHA to ascertain legal impact and legal ramifications as assigned. Recommends appropriate courses of action to the Senior Legal Counsel and/or CEO as warranted;

d. Reviews procurement actions for purchases of goods, services, and capital improvements for legal acceptability consistent with Chapters 103D and 103F, Hawai‘i Revised Statutes, companion Hawai‘i Administrative Rules, and OHA procurement policies established by the Chief Procurement Officer to safeguard the agency’s interest;

e. Drafts pleadings and other legal documents and instruments for arbitration, administrative hearings, and court proceedings as necessary and makes appearances on behalf of OHA as assigned;

f. Reviews proposed legislation to determine the potential legal impact and implications on the agency and drafts testimony as assigned; and

g. Participates in the review and approval of OHA’s contracts, leases, and other transactional documents and instruments which impose obligations, responsibilities, encumbrances, liens, or releases upon OHA.

2. Fully supports in action, language, behavior, and performance the priorities, decisions, and directives of the Senior Legal Counsel, the COO, and/or the CEO.

3. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs confidential legal tasks, duties, activities, and special projects, as assigned by the Senior
Legal Counsel.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Graduation from an accredited American law school.

2. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Hawai‘i and a member in good standing with the Hawai‘i State Bar Association.

3. Six (6) years in the practice of law, which must have included at least three years of practice in the State of Hawai‘i involving the following experience:

a. At least one (1) year of experience in applying Hawaiʻi procurement laws as set forth in Chapters 103D and 103F, Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes and Title 3, Subtitle 11, Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules; and

b. At least three (3) years of experience of drafting and reviewing (government) contracts, leases, agreements, other legal documents and instruments and amendments to these documents.

4. Desired work experience shall also include the following: trust and fiduciary law; State of Hawaiʻi government budget and legislative processes; State of Hawaiʻi Ethics Code; public agency meetings and records; employment law, civil litigation experience before the courts of the State of Hawaiʻi and in the United States; administrative litigation before local boards and hearing officials; legal research and opinion writing.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
The Human Resources Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the
Human Resources Program (the “Program”), including recruiting, developing and retaining a high
performing workforce. The Human Resources Manager is also responsible for the development
and maintenance of enterprise-wide systems and solutions that address organizational workforce
issues, and comply with applicable laws and regulations.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

1. Strategic Management
a. Ensures that Program activities and strategies are aligned with advocacy initiatives,
strategic priorities, and directives of the CEO, COO, and the Senior Legal Counsel.

b. Communicates with the Senior Legal Counsel, the COO and/or CEO, regarding
internal and external human resource issues and trends which may bear on strategic
and operational decision making.

c. Provides assistance in organizational design and staffing to the Senior Legal
Counsel, COO and/or CEO in order to support implementation of the Strategic and
Operational Plans. Ensures that talent management, performance management and
rewards systems are consistent with organizational priorities and facilitate
achievement of strategic objectives.

d. Ensures that employees share information and insights, use collaboration as needed
to explore issues and/or solve problems, and demonstrate shared responsibility
program performance. Takes whatever actions are required to positively replace
behaviors and/or persons when necessary.

e. Manages all professional and administrative staff within the Program and manages
all day-to-day operations.

2. Talent Management
a. Designs, implements and maintains recruitment, selection, and hiring systems for
OHA. Assists Management in developing job descriptions and evaluating
candidates. Works with Management in designing, implementing and maintaining
employee retention programs.

b. Oversees training programs for employees. Works with Management to design,
implement and maintain staff development and training programs which include,
but are not limited to: new employee orientation; supervisor and management
training; EEO training; safety training; and any other training that may be necessary
or appropriate. Monitors and reports on training requirements and outcomes.
Maintains employee training records.

c. Designs, implements and maintains programs for in-processing and out-processing
employees. Responsible for coordinating employment activities and programs with
the Department of Accounting and General Services (“DAGS”), the Employee
Retirement System, and other relevant state agencies.

d. Works with CFO and Controller to identify, select, retain and oversee outside
consultants, temporary service workers and other independent contractors to
supplement OHA’s workforce on an as needed basis. Ensures that procured
resources meet requirements and complete deliverables as specified by OHA.

3. Performance Management
a. Responsible for development, implementation and maintenance of human resource
policies and procedures that comply with applicable laws. Ensures distribution of
policies and procedures. Oversees training of Management and staff on current
policies and procedures. Develops program for ensuring timely updates of policies,
procedures, and training.

b. Works with Management to develop performance standards that comply with
applicable federal and state laws, and support overall organizational priorities and
direction as set forth by the CEO.

c. Works with Senior Legal Counsel to develop, implement and maintain an
Employee Performance Management System. Works with Management to ensure
proper administration of system. Monitors implementation of Employee
Performance Management system.

d. Works with Management to develop and administer Work Plans and Individual
Performance Plans to ensure consistency and alignment to organizational direction.
Provides consultation support to program teams.

e. Works with Management to develop, implement and maintain employee
performance planning, performance evaluation and feedback systems. Assists
Management with performance improvement planning and ongoing coaching for
their teams and team members.

f. Tracks, analyzes, and provides recommendations regarding overall performance of
workforce.

g. Provides specific recommendations to the Senior Legal Counsel on remedial
actions to address skill gaps and/or performance deficiencies.

4. Compensation and Benefits
a. Assists the CEO and Senior Legal Counsel in developing compensation and
benefits program that enables OHA to attract and retain qualified staff, and
promotes employee behaviors that are consistent with OHA’s priorities and
strategic objectives. Ensures job analyses, and compensation and benefit surveys,
are conducted on a regular basis. Works with Management to develop
compensation and benefit programs that ensure OHA’s competitive position.

b. Oversees benefits enrollments and ensures ongoing communications and
consultations with OHA staff about compensation and benefits. Ensures accurate
processing of compensation and benefits changes and adjustments.

c. Monitors compensation and benefits practices and trends. Provides information on
trends and analysis of future impact to the COO and CEO.

d. Provides, monitors and/or coordinates processing of electronic timesheets and
related activities. Provides payroll authorizations to Payroll.

e. Oversees administration of leaves of absence. Ensures reconciliation of leave
balances on regular basis. Provides information on leave balances to employees.
Provides regular reports to Management on leave utilization and trends, and their
impact on operations and finances.

f. Works with Management to develop employee recognition programs that promote
and sustain positive workplace culture, ethics, and values.

5. Employee Relations
a. Ensures that communications, briefings, and other workplace services are designed
and delivered to enhance a positive work atmosphere. Provides encouragement and
support for Management efforts to promote positive interactions between
supervisors and employees, and between peers.

b. Oversees the design, implementation and administration of systems for ensuring
equal employment opportunity.

c. Oversees the design, implementation and administration of systems for receiving,
investigating, and resolving workplace conflicts.

d. Oversees the design, implementation and maintenance of employee counseling and
discipline systems. Works with Management in administering the systems. In
consultation with Senior Legal Counsel, assists supervisors and managers in
administering disciplinary actions.

e. Oversees Employee Assistance Program and other related services.

f. Ensures compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

6. Safety & Health Compliance
a. Works with Senior Legal Counsel and Management to develop and implement
safety and health policies, programs and risk management procedures. Assists
Management in administering policies, programs and procedures.

b. Works closely with Senior Legal Counsel and outside consultants to investigate and
monitor disability claims. Completes and files required reports. Provides regular
reports to Senior Legal Counsel on incidents and claims. Makes recommendations
for remedial actions.

c. Ensures compliance with federal and state laws and regulations relating to
workplace safety and employee health.

7. Human Resources Records & Information Management
a. Develops and maintains systems for creation, retention and destruction of Human
Resource records and employee personnel files.

b. Works with Legal Counsel to ensure that human resource related information and
files maintained on OHA’s electronic communication and information systems are
created, retained, accessed, and deleted in accordance with applicable federal and
state laws and regulations.

c. Develops and implements training programs for Management and staff to ensure
proper completion and submission of human resources forms and reports, and
proper use of communication and information systems.

8. Management
a. Makes hiring and other personnel recommendations for the Program to Senior
Legal Counsel.

b. Ensures that employees within the Program share information and insights, use
collaboration as needed to explore issues and/or solve problems, and demonstrate
shared responsibility for program performance. Takes whatever actions are
required to positively replace behaviors and/or persons when necessary.

c. Ensures and engages in employee performance planning, feedback, and
performance evaluations at scheduled intervals. Engages in ongoing coaching and
performance improvement planning to close performance gaps.

d. Ensures without exception the proper handling and maintenance of confidential,
sensitive and/or proprietary information.

e. Ensures integration of Strategic Plan elements and performance measures into
management, employee performance reviews and improvement plans.

f. Performs job duties in accordance with OHA’s policies and procedures.
Considers OHA’s mission and core values when making decisions.

8. Works closely with Senior Legal Counsel and outside consultants, if applicable, in
responding to requests for information on employees.

9. Ensures compliance with federal and state laws and regulations relating to files and
systems maintenance.

10. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance, the priorities, decisions,
and directives of the Senior Legal Counsel, the COO, and the CEO.

11. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Legal Counsel.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a bachelor’s degree
in business administration, human resources management or related field. An advanced
degree in human resources management or certification as a PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or
SHRM-SCP is highly desirable.

2. Five (5) years of work experience in personnel management and/or labor relations
performing work regularly encompassing difficult and complex situations and problems
with responsibility for furnishing advisory services to management in the overall aspects
of program development and evaluation, development of new and revised procedures,
review of working situations to assure that departments are following guidelines for sound
personnel practices and conduct of research aimed towards improving the human resources
management system.

 A master’s degree in business administration, personnel & industrial relations,
human resources management, public administration or related fields can be
substituted for one year of experience.

 A doctorate degree in business administration, personnel & industrial relations,
human resources management, public administration or related field can be
substituted for two years of experience.

3. Three (3) years of administrative experience in the field of personnel management or labor
relations that involved management of professional staff; the ability to develop solutions
to complex and unprecedented situations; the ability to develop and maintain effective
working relationships with others and major responsibility for the development,
management, execution and coordination of policies, activities and programs.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

LEAD PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST

The Lead Procurement Specialist is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day work of the
Program staff and providing administrative and technical support in the planning and
implementation of OHA’s Procurement Services Program.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

1. Program Administration
a. Serves as a team leader on projects of a difficult and sensitive nature. Coordinates
and monitors the work of the Procurement Program staff including reviewing all
purchase requisitions, purchase orders and pCard submissions for accuracy in
accordance with the requested purchase, account codes, organization goals and
strategies.

b. Participates in the development and execution of OHA procurement policies and
procedures. Assures compliance with the public procurement code, including
travel services.

c. Serves as a technical resource person providing professional research and
technical support to ensure accuracy and compliance with the methods of source
selection and the public procurement code.

d. Coordinates and provides training to OHA staff to ensure purchasing complies
with the public procurement code and OHA’s procurement policies and
procedures. Assists with training and development for program staff.

e. Identifies effective methods to simplify, improve and streamline OHA’s internal
processes to receive, process, review and procure contracts.

f. Establishes, coordinates, and maintains effective working relationships with
Trustees, OHA staff, public/private agencies, individuals and other state
departments. Represents the program in a variety of interdepartmental
coordination activities in regards to procurement.

2. Internal Support
a. Assists the Procurement Manager by facilitating workflow among other OHA
programs including, but not limited to, Financial Services, Advocacy, Community
Engagement, Program Improvement, and Research.

b. Advises the Procurement Manager and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) on a
variety of subjects, including budgetary and personnel issues, technical areas, and
confidential matters.

c. Participates in the design and implementation of the OHA strategic plan, program
work plans, operational budget, programs and policies, as directed.

d. Assists with training and development for program staff.

e. Coordinates and prepares periodic and special reports and maintains current data
for reporting. Assists with proper record and file maintenance, such as closing of
a file, storage and archiving requirements for procurement and contract
documents.

3. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions,
and directives of the Procurement Manager, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating
Officer and/or Chief Executive Officer.

4. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

5. Ensures without exception the proper handling and maintenance of confidential sensitive
and/or proprietary information.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs other duties as assigned by Procurement Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a degree.

2. Four (4) years of progressive work experience in purchasing and procurement which
involved working with users and vendor to identify, clarify and specify requirement for
purchase products, materials, equipment or services. Experience with governmental
procurement practices is preferred.

3. One (1) year of supervisory experience which included planning and directing the work of
others, assigning and reviewing their work, advising them on difficult problem areas,
timing and scheduling their work, and training and developing new employees.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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