State of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii

State of Hawai'i Career Opportunity

State of Hawaii Executive Branch
Salary: See Position Description

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Opening Date:  
Closing Date: Continuous

Recruitment Number 217030 - Downtown, Oahu Employment Only - $4,859 to $5,683 per month (SR-24, Step C to G).

Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.

A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of our website.

This position is located in the Sex Offender Treatment Services Staff Office, Corrections Program Services Division, Department of Public Safety. It serves as the department's representative to the State of Hawaii's Sex Offender Management Team (SOMT), an interagency committee established by the Legislature to oversee the development and implementation of sex offender programs in the State.

The duties and responsibilities of this position include conducting research and analyses of sex offender treatment and management issues; developing policies, procedures and standards for the assessment, treatment and management of sex offenders; developing and coordinating training; and implementing, monitoring, and evaluating program plans and standards.

Positions at the Program Specialist V level are typically reflective of three general types:

A: A program specialist that supervises a staff of program specialists performing program planning and development work, and in addition, may participate in the performance of various program planning and development activities in support of an agency's program;

B: A program specialist located at the departmental or division level, with responsibility for all of the program planning, development, and implementation activities for one or more major components of the agency's overall program. Such responsibility has a major impact on the program's operations and services and includes, but is not limited to, being cognizant of changes to State and federal laws, legislation, policies, etc.; evaluating their impact on program goals and priorities, and resolving any issues or problems; anticipating and determining the need and making recommendations for review and development of new or revised plans, goals and objectives; ensuring that the coordination and implementation of new or revised program plans, policies, functions, work processes, etc., are properly and efficiently executed; and providing advice and consultation to managers, supervisors and others. Technical determinations are not normally questioned and the specialist is given considerable authority to coordinate work activities with federal and other State and private agencies in the planning and · development of new or improved plans, policies, standards, operations, etc.;

C: A program specialist located at the departmental or division level, performing the most complex, extensive, and intensive program development, implementation, and evaluation assignments. The intensity of the agency's program is such that it requires the constant development of new or revised programs and plans, policies and standards, etc., to meet constantly changing federal requirements, legislative mandates, or consumer needs. The assignments are highly developmental, and involve solving unprecedented issues or controversial problems, or developing new concepts or methodologies that impact the entire agency's operations, goals and objectives, or provision of services. Considerable resourcefulness and creativity are required in the development of new programs and services, and recommendations carry considerable weight.

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

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

General Experience: One and one-half years of progressively responsible professional work experience which required a high degree of analytical skill. Such experience must have involved gathering, evaluating and analyzing facts and other pertinent information required to resolve problems and/or to determine and recommend appropriate courses of action.

Specialized Experience: Two years of progressively responsible professional experience in one or a combination of the following:

A.Type 1: Professional work experience in any field which involved work such as monitoring, evaluating, or conducting studies and analyses of programs or projects to make recommendations for the development or revision of standards, policies, procedures, or techniques; gathering and analyzing data to determine conformance with standards and requirements and recommending improvements or developing training materials; and giving technical advice and direction pertaining to program standards, requirements, or techniques.

B.Type 2: Professional experience in a pertinent field/program area related to the agency's/program's role, function, operations, and/or program activities which provided knowledge of principles and practices, current issues and concerns of the identified field/program area and State and federal agencies, community, resources and services that interact with and have an impact on the agency's programs and activities.

Selective  Certification   Requirement  (Sex  Offender  Treatment  Program  Experience): In order to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities of this position, applicants must possess demonstrated  knowledge of principles, concept trends, and practices in the effective management of sex offenders, including assessment, treatment, and supervision;  criminal justice system policies and procedures relating to the supervision and management of sex offenders; public and private agencies and community organizations that provide sex offender assessment and treatment services or are assigned sex offender oversight responsibility; and the ability to conduct research, coordinate training, develop and implement standards for the assessment and treatment of sex offenders; and work effectively with public and private sector organizations, groups, and individuals.

Therefore, certification of eligibles for this position shall be limited to those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements for the class Program Specialist V.   n addition, the two

(2) years of Specialized Experience above MUST have involved work experience in the assessment, treatment, or supervision of sex offenders. At least ONE year of this experience must have been comparable in scope and complexity to the class Program Specialist V in State service and must have provided the applicant with the knowledge and abilities described above.

The Sex Offender Treatment Program Experience may have been gained concurrently as part of the Specialized Experience, or in a separate capacity.

Supervisory Aptitude: Supervisory aptitude rather than actual supervisory experience may be accepted. This requirement will be considered to have been met when there is strong affirmative evidence of the necessary supervisory abilities and/or potential.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.
This does not apply for the Sex Offender Treatment Program Experience.

Driver's License: A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.


The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans. To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.  For more information, please click:  https: l/studentaid .ed .gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness¬≠ cancellation/public-service

The Department of Human Resources Development will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner.

The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience.  t is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency.  If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of the application.

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Recruitment # 217030

Posting Expiration Date: 
Wed, 2018-04-18 (All day)