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Notice #: 03512998
State/City & County Jobs



Immediate Vacancy in Hilo

$5,476.00 – $7,488.00 monthly

The County of Hawai`i, on behalf of its residents, is seeking an individual who will maintain and grow its Civil Defense Agency.

Necessary abilities and skills:

be proactive and visionary

be energetic and committed to the County’s mission

able to lead a diverse island community

work collaboratively with agencies and organizations in planning for and responding to times of civil defense and emergencies

understand or quickly learn the diverse culture and geography of the island and its residents

be empathetic to the concerns and issues of residents and visitors

be able to work for 24-hour periods for varying durations

must be on-call 24/7 basis

be able to respond quickly in engaging the emergency command center and assume the leadership role in coordinating emergency services and required aftermath activities

possess good communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and succinctly

possess critical thinking skills so as to exercise sound judgment difficult times

be thorough in analysis and decision-making

This position directs and coordinates the development and administration of the County’s total emergency preparedness and response program to ensure prompt and effective action when disasters threaten or occur; organizes, directs and coordinates all County Civil Defense operations which are required to meet the public need; exercises direction and control through the County’s Civil Defense Disaster Response Organization; maintains warning procedures, emergency call lists, and initiates alerting and warning actions on notification of impending natural and man-made disasters; initiates and coordinates civil defense public education and community action programs.

Minimum qualification requirements: A combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in public or business administration, accounting, economics or a related field, and 5 years of responsible experience in administering the activities of a large organization or groups of organizations. Must possess a valid driver’s license (please submit a copy of your college transcript and driver’s license with the application).

Closing deadline:
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Call our job-hotline at #(808)961-8618 or visit for an application packet.

Text telephone users (for persons with hearing/speech impairments) call the Department of Human Resources at #(808)961-8619.