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State of Hawaii Executive Branch
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Land & Natural Resources
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Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 219490


III Level - $4,079 to $4,968 per month (SR-20, Step C to H).

IV Level - $4,243 to $5,167 per month (SR-22, Step C to H).

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

Duties Summary

Positions in this series perform and/or supervise the performance of work in developing and/or conducting informational and educational programs and activities for preserving and enhancing aquatic resources in accordance with U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service guidelines and requirements. Aquatic resources include native and other resident marine and seaweed; and other sea life.

III Level: This class reflects the independent worker level in this series. Work assignments encompass problems of average difficulty and complexity requiring the application of fundamental principles, techniques, standards and guides of the aquatic resources educational and informational specialty. The work involves conducting aquatic resources informational and educational activities and includes preparing and presenting information to various sport fishing and community groups, and individuals, of all ages about: 1) aquatic life forms in Hawaii, how to identify them, and their biological requirements and habitat characteristics; 2) Hawaii's fishing rules and regulations; 3) conservation ethics and responsible use of aquatic resources and habitats; 4) effective recreational fishing methods; and 5) fishing safety practices. Positions in this class also assist Aquatic Biologists in the conduct of aquatic resource surveys, and serve as liaison between the State's aquatic resources programs and the public; and perform other related duties as assigned.

IV Level: This class reflects responsibility for the aquatic resources informational and educational program activities for an island district.  The work involves identifying educational needs, consulting with school, community groups and organizations on problems and concerns involving aquatic resources; gathering and compiling data on aquatic resources and fishing, analyzing information, and developing informational and educational activities; developing and testing informational and educational strategies and materials for statewide use; and selecting, training and evaluating volunteers to assist with informational and educational activities.  Positions in this class also accompany Aquatic Biologist in conducting aquatic resource surveys, and serve as liaison between the State's aquatic resources informational and educational program and federal and State agencies, community leaders, the fishing public and other aquatic resource users; and perform other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualification Requirements

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

Basic Education:

III and IV Level 
A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Education/Training Experience:
III Level One year; and 
IV Level - One and One-Half years 
Progressively responsible professional work experience in program of training or education as an instructor, or other comparable professional position. Such experience must have involved and demonstrated knowledge of basic education or training methods and techniques, and the ability to identify education/training needs and provide instruction to students or groups, and communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including speaking before groups.

Specialized Experience:
III Level - Six months; and 
IV Level - One year
Progressively responsible professional work experience in an aquatic resource program which provided knowledge of aquatic resources conservation and protection issues, concerns and practices in Hawaii; and laws, rules, regulations and functions of federal, State and local government agencies involved with aquatic resources management and/or conservation. Work experience must demonstrate knowledge of aquatic resources management and conservation principles and practices. Such experience may have been acquired while serving in a position on a paid or voluntary basis, and may have been gained concurrently or separately in meeting the Education/Training Experience requirement.

Special Requirements: Applicants must demonstrate knowledge of important recreational and commercial fish species of the State of Hawaii and the Pacific area, fishing methods and types of fishing gear, and Hawaii State fishing rules and regulations.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements, will apply.

License: Applicants must possess a valid driver's license to drive in the State of Hawaii.

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



Other Information


The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

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:

The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) 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.  In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.

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. It 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 application.

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State of Hawai'i


DHRD - Employee Staffing Division

235 S. Beretania Street, 11th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813-2437


808-587-0936 or 1-877-447-5990 (TTY)

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