Hydrologic Planning 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 or via email [email protected]
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 Planning Branch and is responsible for the overall operations of the Branch, coordinates and directs the development of plans, studies and scientific investigations involving assessments of water supplies and demand, instream uses of water, including biological, ecological, aesthetic, recreational and hydrological aspects of Hawaiian stream systems; establishes and maintains interagency coordination between federal, state, and county governments and the private sector; and provides planning-related oversight in processing permits and the setting of instream flow standards and to protect beneficial instream uses of water as provided by law.  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 Qualification:

Knowledge of:     Principles and practices of general planning and natural resources planning including design and conduct of environmental research studies; hydrological  or hydro-geological principles and practices; survey and data collection principles and practices; water balance and water budget principles and practices; principles and practices of mathematical and statistical  computations and analyses; Hawaiian natural history; clear understanding of the protection and management of water as a public trust resource, including public trust protected uses; personal computers; computer based word processing, spreadsheet and data base programs; and supervisory principles and practices.

Ability to: Analyze material 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, 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; uphold high ethical standards; prepare clear and concise reports; deal tactfully with the public and other officials; utilize computer word processing, spreadsheet and data base programs; coordinate, plan, direct, conduct and supervise hydrological studies and prepare technical reports; plan, organize, staff, formulate policies and implement program planning measures; collect, analyze, evaluate and interpret surface water and hydrogeological 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 standard hydrological instruments and equipment.

Education:  Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major work in planning, geography, physical or natural science, Hawaiian studies or a related field.
Specialized Experience:  Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in water resource planning, policy, and management.
License Requirement:  Applicants must possess a valid license, type 3 or higher, to drive in the State of Hawaii.
Supervisory Experience:  Two (2) years of supervisory experience overseeing administrative and professional subordinates.
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 EX118214.

Direct all inquiries regarding this position to: 
Ms. Susan Danbara
Phone: (808) 587-0216 or 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