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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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST

The Information Technology Specialist is responsible for assisting with the management, maintenance and development of the organization’s local and statewide computer information network.

1. Technical Responsibilities

    1. Responds to internal and external customer technical support helpdesk requests for computer workstation hardware and software, telephone, network, operating system, printing, and Internet access problems. Logs, monitors and tracks end-user requests, suspected policy and security violations and/or other issues identified by end-users.
    2. Investigates user problems and identifies their source; determines possible solutions; tests and implements solutions. Closes requests after the solution is resolved or implemented and it is determined that requestor is satisfied.
    3. Performs installations, upgrades, moves, and changes for computer workstation hardware and software, printers and other peripheral devices.
    4. Monitors server conditions to ensure that servers are operating at optimum levels, and to ensure the integrity of OHA information systems.
    5. Plans, evaluates and implements changes and improvements to the information network to ensure reliable and consistent service.
    6. Works with vendor representatives/engineers to determine causes of system failures, resolves performance issues, and arranges for preventative maintenance and other required services.
    7. Assists the Information Systems Specialist (“ISS”) with back-ups and recoveries. Performs regularly scheduled restorations of media back-ups to test the capability of the restoration process. Restoration testing will be performed with live production back-up data on the test systems in the test environment.
    8. Assists the ISS in evaluating applicable products and projects. Researches and evaluates new technologies, methods, products and performance tools.
    9. Collaborates with user departments and teams to develop and implement automated operations, security and communication; network design and management; custom application analysis, design and development; and network integration and connectivity to other LAN and mainframe systems. Maintains the list of applications and information owners.
    10. Trains and oversees program student helpers as assigned.

2. Network Administration

    1. Serves as back-up System Administrator for OHA’s general ledger system including set-up and management of user accounts and application hierarchies.
    2. Resets passwords in the event that they are forgotten by the user.
    3. Diagnoses and resolves communication and networking problems. This includes the monitoring, tracking and documentation of this process.
    4. Manages and maintains network resource, which includes switches, firewalls and web filters. This includes the maintenance of logs and other appropriate documents.
    5. Plans and coordinates installation and maintenance tasks. This includes the maintenance of logs and other appropriate documents.
    6. Installs and maintains communications related software products.
    7. Assists in removing viruses from the network.

3. Administrative and Operations

a.   Assists in the maintenance, repair, relocation and acquisition of computer related equipment, software, development tools and third party-purchased IT equipment inventory.

b.  Works with Financial Services to add, transfer or dispose hardware, software and other IT-related assets. This includes the preparation of appropriate forms and re-confirmation of                                results per internally or externally-generated inventory reports.

c.    Maintains logs that indicate IT equipment that is borrowed and returned. Tracks unreturned items to ensure they are returned in a timely manner.

d.  Procures and reviews all computer related purchases. Serves as a Purchase Requisition representative for the Program.

e. Wipes data contained on portable media that is no longer required, prior to removal from site.

f.  Assists Program Manager with developing and reviewing proposals relating to information technology.

g.  Assists Program Manager with reports and other appropriate documents, which include but are not limited to:

    1. Risk management reports
    2. Incident reports
    3. Change management forms
    4. Represents the agency at information technology meetings, as assigned.
  1. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and directives of the Information Technology Manager, Chief Technology Officer (“CTO”), Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) and/or Chief Executive Officer.
  2. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs other duties as assigned by the Information Technology Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and/or Experience

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.
2. Two (2) years of specialized experience in computer systems analysis which involved the analysis and design of systems of electronic processing of data; stored computer programming experience which included participation in systems analysis; or project management experience which involved systems design and project implementation of PC LAN system, which included responsibility for LAN systems installation, operation, maintenance, problem resolution and troubleshooting support in a PC environment, and analyzing situations and other pertinent information required to solve problems and/or to determine and recommend appropriate courses of action. CompTIA Security+ or CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Certificate may be substituted for work experience.

3. Experience must also have involved an attention to detail, strict adherence to procedures, prudent judgment in the face of unforeseen problems, and the timely execution of tasks when deadlines are present.

4. 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.

 

PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST SR-22

The Procurement Specialist is responsible for procurement and purchasing activities of OHA. This position works to ensure compliance with the Public Procurement Code, while assisting in promoting improvement and documentation of procurement policies, practices, processes and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Purchasing and Procurement Services

a. Coordinates OHA purchasing activities including purchasing on a pre- and/or post-audit basis. Recommends appropriate method of procurement, soliciting bids/quotes/proposals from potential vendors and assist with the selection process. Responsible for the development of specifications, scope of services and other requirements of contractual documents. Receives, reviews and processes procurement/purchasing requests to ensure completeness and accuracy, and compliance with Public Procurement Code.

b. Manages the Professional Services solicitation for OHA.

c. Evaluates bids/proposals based on the Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes (HRS) and the Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules (HAR). Conducts technical and cost reviews of bids/proposal. Prepares, drafts, reviews, and modifies contracts, agreements, reports, correspondence, and any other written material relating to procurement/purchasing as assigned. Assists Procurement Manager and OHA Legal Counsel with the preparation and review of proposed contracts.
d. Develops and maintains contract files and other appropriate contractual records. Performs closing, termination, storage and archiving requirements of contract documents.

e. Conducts pertinent research and serves as a technical resource. Advises vendors on OHA’s purchasing procedures. Provides consultation and advice to program managers and administrators at all levels regarding a wide range of purchasing issues ranging from the purchase of supplies and equipment to purchases for professional and research services.
f. Assists with assessing OHA training needs and provides training and assistance to others for any purchasing/procurement activity, including to ensure the proper use of OHA’s electronic purchasing process as well as ensuring all purchases are made in compliance with the Public Procurement Code.
g. Keeps abreast and ensures compliance with all laws, rules, regulations, directives and policies relating to the procurement of goods and services. Implements any changes to the Public Procurement code, including usage of both the OHA and State electronic procurement websites.
h. Assists with identifying any procurement operational deficiencies, periodic evaluation of OHA’s electronic purchasing functionality including planning, developing, analyzing and implementing new procedures designed to streamline purchasing processes by working with and understanding other OHA operational programs.
2. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and directives of the Procurement Manager, CFO, COO and/or the CEO.
3. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs other duties as assigned by the Procurement Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and/or Experience

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field.
2. Three (3) years of progressive work experience in purchasing and procurement which involved working with users and vendors to identify, clarify and specify requirements for purchasing products, materials, equipment or services. Experience with governmental procurement practices is preferred.

PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST SR-24

The Procurement Specialist is responsible for complex procurement and purchasing activities and acts as the lead for all procurement programs. This position works to ensure compliance with the Public Procurement Code, while assisting in promoting improvement and documentation of procurement policies, practices, processes and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Purchasing and Procurement Services

a. Coordinates complex purchasing activities including purchasing on a pre- and/or post-audit basis. Determines the appropriate method of procurement, soliciting bids/quotes/proposals from potential vendors and assist with the selection process. Responsible for the development of specifications, scope of services and other requirements of contractual documents. Receives, reviews and processes procurement/purchasing requests to ensure completeness and accuracy, and compliance with Public Procurement Code.

b. Evaluates bids/proposals based on the Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes (HRS) and the Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules (HAR). Conducts technical and cost reviews of bids/proposal. Prepares, drafts, reviews, and modifies contracts, agreements, reports, correspondence, and any other written material relating to procurement/purchasing as assigned. Assists Procurement Manager and OHA Legal Counsel with the preparation and review of proposed contracts.
c. Develops and maintains contract files and other appropriate contractual records. Performs closing, termination, storage and archiving requirements of contract documents.
d. Conducts pertinent research and serves as a technical resource. Advises vendors on OHA’s purchasing procedures. Provides consultation and advice to program managers and administrators at all levels regarding a wide range of purchasing issues ranging from the purchase of supplies and equipment to purchases for professional and research services.
e. Assists with assessing OHA training needs and provides training and assistance to others for any purchasing/procurement activity, including to ensure the proper use of OHA’s electronic purchasing process as well as ensuring all purchases are made in compliance with the Public Procurement Code.
f. Keeps abreast and ensures compliance with all laws, rules, regulations, directives and policies relating to the procurement of goods and services. Implements any changes to the Public Procurement code, including usage of both the OHA and State electronic procurement websites.
g. Assists with drafting, developing and maintaining agency-wide procedures for purchasing and inventory management, in standard OHA format as required.
h. Assists with reviewing, assessing and amending the current procurement processes.
i. Assists with identifying any procurement operational deficiencies, periodic evaluation of OHA’s electronic purchasing functionality including planning, developing, analyzing and implementing new procedures designed to streamline purchasing and payable processes by working with and understanding other OHA operational programs.
j. Manages the procurement forms on the contract management system including electronic and paper documents.

3. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and directives of the Procurement Manager, CFO, COO and/or the CEO.
4. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs other duties as assigned by the Procurement Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and/or Experience

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field.

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

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST III

The Communications Specialist III is responsible for and assists with the production of all products and broadcasts produced, developed, and/or distributed by the Digital and Print Media Program including but not limited to: OHA reports, Ka Wai Ola (KWO), OHA promotional and collateral material, television broadcasts, radio productions, and advertising.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. OHA Publications & Productions

  1. Provides design and art direction for OHA’s creative needs including annual reports, calendars, event programs, logos print and broadcast advertisements, and promotional and collateral materials. Creates custom illustrations and other graphic elements.
  2. Negotiates with printers and estimators to determine what services will be performed.
  3. Serves as the lead staff in the production of radio productions, conceptualizing content, scheduling programming and guests, creating radio commercial scripts, monitoring the contract, and providing direction to the vendor.
  4. Manages and organizes OHA’s external media projects including but not limited to the OHA calendar; print, TV, and radio advertising; and audio/visual productions/broadcasts while working within budget and scheduling requirements.
  5. Prepares the draft layout of publication for KWO and OHA printed reports and publications, as directed. Coordinates the compilation of information and layout necessary for timely publication. Ensures that the content is free of grammatical, typographical and/or compositional errors prior to submission.
  6. Formats, proofs, revises and finalizes all publications and layouts as directed.
  7. Assists in the writing, editing, and formatting of the production of OHA- sponsored or produced radio programs and television broadcasts. Assists with coordinating and compiling information, scripts, talent, set design, promotional advertising, and other production related activities.
  8. Assists with audiovisual/broadcasts media products and advertising created by OHA staff or contract vendors, as necessary.
  9. Assists in the conceptualization, scripting and storyboarding of audiovisual/broadcast products and advertising.
  10. Conduct photo shoots, acting as photographer and/or coordinating professional photographers, talent, appropriate props and location, to ensure that OHA’s photography needs are met.
  11. Researches, interviews, and writes news and feature articles and other content for KWO newspaper.
  12. Operates video cameras and other essential video/broadcast equipment. Assists other staff in the operation of video cameras and other essential video/broadcast equipment and software.

2. Program Administration

  1. Assists in the management of a sales and marketing program for advertising space in KWO and other relevant OHA publication or production.
  2. Assists Digital and Print Media Manager in ensuring consistency and collaboration among all program efforts within Community Engagement and across the agency.
  3. Assists with preparing vendor solicitations, coordinating procurement, and overseeing the implementation of contracts related to work and functions of the program.
  4. Contributes relevant contacts to internal contact lists to ensure completeness, consistency and accuracy of information.
  5. Interacts with other OHA managers and staff in coordinating the production and dissemination of print products and publications.
  1. Assists the Digital and Print Media Manager in preparing reports and recommendations related to public issues, information, program operations, supplies, equipment needs and program expenditures.
  2. Evaluates and presents recommendations regarding improved print production and publications to the Digital and Print Media Manager.
  3. 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 print communications.
  4. Assists with the coordination, logistics, production and implementation of OHA-led or OHA-sponsored events.
  5. Assists with the coordination, logistics, production and implementation of OHA-led or OHA-sponsored events.
  6. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and directives of the Digital and Print Media Manager, Community Engagement Director, Chief Operating Officer, and/or Chief Executive Officer.
  7. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs other duties as assigned by the Digital and Print Media Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education, Training and/or Experience

  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field.
  2. Four (4) years of progressively responsible full-time experience in communications and/ or graphic design.

• A master’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field may be substituted for two years of experience.

Send a resume and cover letter with salary history and requirements to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 North Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96817
Attention: Human Resources
Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

The Manager reports to the Land Assets Division Director (“Director”) and provides assistance with corporate and investment lands and real estate holdings. The Manager is responsible for planning and coordinating the acquisition, development, management and sale of corporate and investment lands.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Program Direction and Management
a. 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.

b. 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.

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

3. Commercial Property Management
a. 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.
b. 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.
c. 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.
d. 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.
e. 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.
f. 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.
g. 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.
h. 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.
4. Management
a. Makes hiring and other personnel recommendations for the Program to the Director.
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. 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.
f. Performs job duties in accordance with OHA’s policies and procedures. Considers OHA’s mission and core values when making decisions.
5. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and directives of the Director, COO and/or the CEO.
6. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.
7. Occasional travel is required for this position.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director.

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. Four (4) years of progressively responsible work experience in development and construction, commercial real estate transactions (acquisitions, sales, and leases) and/or property
management. Experience preferred in acquisition, master planning, development of investment and commercial real estate.

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.

4. A law degree can substitute for three (3) years of relevant work and adminisrative experience. Employment at OHA can also be considered toward the minimum qualifications.

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

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

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

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