Hydrologic Program Manager

State of Hawaii

Oahu, Hawaii, USA 🇺🇸

Recruitment Information

This posting is for the State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Commission on Water Resources Management.
The position is located in Downtown, Oahu.
Salary:  Commensurate with education & experience
If you have any questions regarding this non-civil service exempt position, please contact Ms. Susan Danbara at (808) 587-0216 and via email at [email protected] (Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.) (HST).
The State Recruiting Office will refer all inquiries regarding this exempt position to the Department of Land and Natural Resources.Duties Summary

This position serves as the Head of the Ground-Water Regulation Branch and is responsible for the overall operations of the Branch, including supervising the four sections heads and their staff, regulation of all ground water use through well, pump, and ground water use permits.   The position oversees the protection of the water resources through its enforcement of the code and through regulation of source water infrastructure and end use.  Performs other duties as assigned.Minimum Qualification Requirements

LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT: The State of Hawaii requires 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.

Recommended Qualifications:

Knowledge of:     Principles and practices of the hydrological and geological sciences and their related engineering application to the State of Hawai’i; analytical procedures; letter and report writing; survey and date collection principles and practices; mathematical and statistical computations and analyses principles and practices; use of computers in  mathematical ground-water and surface-water models, spreadsheet calculations, database development and management, Geographic Information System (GIS) development and management, and word processing; principles and practices in the use of geophysical logging tools, subsurface mapping techniques based volcanic geology and hydrology; and a clear understanding of the protection and management of water as a public trust resources, including public trust protected uses.  

Ability to: Analyze materials and arrive at sound conclusions and recommendations; gather necessary information and identify the problem accurately; plan and work effectively; understand the intent of guidelines; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; participate in and conduct meetings; develop and maintain effective working relationships with peers, public, subordinates, and supervisors; assign and coordinate work; and train and evaluate performance of subordinates; read comprehend and interpret complex written materials such as laws, rules and regulations; communicate effectively with individuals at various levels in government and the general public; up hold high ethical standards; prepare clear and concise reports; deal tactfully with the public and other officials; utilize computer based work processing, spreadsheet, scientific/hydrologic, and database programs; coordinate, plan, direct, conduct and supervise hydrological studies and prepare technical reports; plan, assign, coordinate, organize, staff, formulate policies and implement program planning measures; collect analyze, evaluate and interpret surface water and hydro-geological data and arrive at sound conclusions and recommendations; conduct investigations; solve problems in which data may be missing or no precedents exist; enforce rules and procedures; perform mathematical and statistical computations and analyses; and use and care for stand hydrological instruments and equipment.

Recommended Education:  Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in engineering or physical science.
Recommended Specialized Experience:  Six (6) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the hydrological sciences with emphasis on ground-water hydrology as related to the State of Hawaii. 
Substitution for Experience: A master’s degree in the field of hydrology, geology, or water resource management may be substituted for two (2) years of specialized experience.  
Recommended Supervisory Experience:  Two (2) years of supervisory experience overseeing administrative and professional subordinates.

License Requirement:  Applicants must possess a valid license, type 3 or higher, to drive in the State of Hawaii.
Quality of Experience:  Possession of the required number of years of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for a position.  The applicant’s overall experience must have been of such scope and level of responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that he/she has the ability to perform the duties of the position for which he/she is being considered.
Physical/Mental Requirements:  Applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position effectively and safely, with or without reasonable accommodation.  Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the advertised position are encouraged to apply.   The State of Hawaii is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis.  Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation should be ready to discuss the accommodation sought so that a determination can be made that such accommodation is reasonable and would not cause the employer undue hardship.Other Information

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.

Please submit a completed Non-Civil Service Application (HRD 278) to:
Department of Land and Natural Resources
Human Resources Office
Attn: Ms. Michele Lee
1151 Punchbowl Street, Rm. 231
Honolulu, HI 96813
Click here (Download PDF reader) for the Non-Civil Service Application (HRD 278). Recruitment number is EX111508.

Direct all inquiries regarding this position to:
Mr. Susan Danbara
Phone: (808) 587-0216
Email: [email protected]
Monday – Friday 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (HST)
NOTE: The State Recruiting Office will refer you to the Department of Land and Natural Resources regarding this exempt position.

Apply By: ASAP