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Notice #: 05529613
State/City & County Jobs


Honolulu, Oahu $98,838/year

The State of Hawaii seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as the Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR). This is a non-civil service executive level position requiring an experienced and proven leader with vision, effective communication skills, knowledge of the current state labor and employment laws, and demonstrated abilities to plan, direct, and manage an organization with a large diverse workforce and complex functions. The DLIR, which consists of sixteen divisions and agencies, promotes access to employment and strives to alleviate the economic hardships of workers during periods of disability and unemployment. The DLIR Director is responsible to effectively administer and enforce state labor laws pertaining to occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, mandated healthcare insurance, hours and wages, family leave, prevailing wages on government projects, and illegal employment discrimination and harassment. The DLIR also administers federal programs intended to assist unemployed workers and coordinates with other governmental agencies and educational institutions to enhance the skills of our state’s workforce.

View for more information on the DLIR.

If you possess the desire to make a difference in public service, we welcome your letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, and references reflecting your educational background and experience to effectively lead the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

Submit to: Bob Awana, Chief of Staff
Office of the Governor
Executive Chambers
State Capitol
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Applicants must be citizens, permanent resident aliens, or nationals of the United States.

Annual Salary: $98,838 plus comprehensive health benefit plans, retirement, vacation and sick leave.

The State of Hawaii is an equal opportunity employer.