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The Office of Planning (OP) is responsible for maintaining an overall framework to guide the development of the State through a continuous process of comprehensive, long-range, and strategic planning to meet the physical, economic and social needs of Hawaii's people.  OP is also involved in gathering, analyzing and providing information to assist in the overall analysis and formulation of state policies and strategies to provide central direction and cohesion in allocation of resources.

This position provides planning and policy analyst services to the Office of Planning's Coastal Zone Management Program (CZM Program).  Specifically, this position will be performing tasks for the CZM Program's Section 309 Strategy (2016-2020) Project (Project), by leading and overseeing the implementation of the Ocean Resources Management Plan for the State of Hawaii.  The position will also act as a Project liaison between governmental agencies and private or non-profit organizations, and perform policy analysis in the area of coastal and ocean resource management.

Knowledge: General research sources and sources of socio-economic, land use, coastal management, and environmental information; research methods; report writing; government organization, programs, and functions; working knowledge of the state and county planning and land use regulatory systems; general knowledge of the state procurement process and federal grant rules and regulations.
Skills/Abilities: Plan, organize, and conduct complex planning projects; research, analyze and write clear and detailed reports, correspondence, and other documents; establish and maintain effective relationships with personnel of public agencies and citizen groups; make effective presentations before groups; speak effectively in public; read and comprehend a broad range of subjects; collect, compile, correlate, and analyze facts and draw sound conclusions from them; learn and apply public planning methods, techniques, and functions; collect, compile, and analyze budgetary information
Education: Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree program.  A master's degree or graduate degree is preferred.
Experience:  At least three and one-half years of specialized experience is required.  Specialize experience means progressively responsible professional experience which may include the collection and evaluation of an extensive variety of physical, social, economic, and environmental data, determination of public opinion, general community objectives and policies to obtain a comprehensive perspective of conditions and identify problems and opportunities in areas of concern.  A master's degree may be substituted for two and one-half years of the required specialized experience.
Other:  N/A

Citizenship Requirement: The State of Hawaii requires that all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.

This position is exempt from the civil service and considered temporary in nature. Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be "at will," which means that you may be discharged from your employment at the prerogative of your department head or designee at any time.

Submit resumes to:
Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Office of Planning
235 S. Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI  96813  
Direct all inquiries regarding this position to:
Justine Nihipali
Phone: (808) 587-2875
(Monday –Friday8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (HST)


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