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Job Announcements (updated 12/21/2016)

OahuMPO has openings for a Senior Transportation Planner, Clerk, and Executive Director

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Belt Collins Hawaii is seeking a Senior Planner

For information and how to apply click here.

DOBOR Property Management Legal Research Specialist

Researches current boating and ocean recreation regulations from other jurisdictions and evaluates their application to Hawai'i. Systematically reviews and analyzes current DOBOR rules, regulations, laws and policies in Hawai'i and makes recommendations. Evaluates procedures for issuance of leases, easements, permits, licenses, and disposal of DOBOR properties. Tracks proposed state and federal legislation related to boating and ocean recreation and provides status updates to DOBOR staff. Supports DOBOR contract review process. Researches challenges to or requests for amendments to DOBOR rules. Provides legal training for scientists.

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Land Use and Environmental Planner

WCP Inc. is seeking a planner with a background in land use and environmental planning. Responsible for project management and preparing land use and environmental permits, EAs and EISs, and various planning studies. Position requires collecting and analyzing data, regularly interfacing with clients and government agencies, participating in public/community outreach, and collaborating with and supporting other planning and environmental staff on a variety of projects. For more information:

The City and County of Honolulu is currently looking to fill multiple Full-Time Permanent Planner positions

For more information about our current vacancies and to submit your application online, please see the links below.

Planner IV (General City/ Urban Planning) - Dept of Planning and Permitting - Continuous Recruitment

Planner IV (Grants Management) - Dept of Budget and Fiscal Services - Continuous Recruitment

Planner V (Social Planning) - Dept of Community Services - Continuous Recruitment

Planner IV (Social Planning) - Dept of Community Services - Continuous Recruitment

Planner VII (Transportation, General) - Dept of Transportation Services - Continuous Recruitment

An Equal Opportunity Employer

OP is recruiting for two positions in its Coastal Zone Management Program

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 also gathers, analyzes and provides information to assist in the overall analysis and formulation of state policies and strategies to provide central direction and cohesion in allocation of resources.

Coastal Zone Management Project Analyst (Position No. 102932)

This position is responsible to provide project analyst services to the Coastal Zone Management Section 309 Strategy (2016-2020) Project (Project), lead and oversee the implementation of Project tasks to develop comprehensive high resolution probabilistic tsunami design zone maps for the State of Hawaii to further the program’s initiatives in climate change adaptation, act as a Project liaison between governmental agencies and private or non-profit organizations, and perform policy analysis in the areas of climate adaptation, coastal hazards, and shoreline access.

Coastal Zone Management Project Analyst (Position No. 102933)

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.

These positions are 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.

For more information on these positions, please visit and search for "Planning and Development" under Categories.

Submit resumes to:
Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Office of Planning
235 S. Beretania Street Room #600
Honolulu, HI 96813

Direct all inquires regarding this position to:
Justine Nihipali
Phone: (808) 587-2875
(Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (HST))

The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, Office of Planning, is an equal employment opportunity employer and complies with applicable State and Federal laws relating to employment practices.

Hawaii County is seeking a Senior Planner (Planner V)

For information and how to apply click here.

The newly formed Maui MPO is looking for an Executive Director

The Maui MPO is seeking an Executive Director who shall be responsible for the conducting and administration of the multimodal 3‐C (cooperative, continuing, and comprehensive) Planning Process. The Executive Director shall be appointed, and may be terminated, by the Maui MPO Policy Board. The Executive Director may be supported by staff known as the Maui MPO staff and shall be responsible for the management of said staff. The Executive Director, through contractual agreements, may utilize staff resources of other local agencies, State agencies, and other quasi‐public or private organizations to assist the Maui MPO in its functions.

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State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism is seeking a Planner VI

Position Summary: Supervises and participates in a variety of major planning projects, or serves as planner-in-charge for a major planning study or project of the State's principal planning department and/or as overall coordinator of a major inter-agency planning activity.

This position is responsible for major planning projects affecting private and/or public activity throughout the State. Such responsibility includes planning, coordinating, and conducting such projects in accordance with general supervision, and basic administrative and policy guidelines. Public contact in obtaining cooperation and support is evident. May supervise a small staff of subordinate planners on a continuing basis and exercises significant administrative responsibility in work activity management and/or coordination.

How to Apply: Interested applicants please visit the following State of Hawaii website below. Type 'Planner VI' in search box to view job posting.

The State of Hawaii does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex (including gender identity or expression), religion, race, color, ancestry, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, arrest or court record, citizenship, genetic information or any other protected characteristics. The State of Hawaii is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable State and Federal laws relating to employment practices.

Kamehameha Schools has a job opening for a Senior Capital Program Manager

The Senior Capital Program Manager will be responsible for the planning, management and implementation of a portfolio of Kamehameha Schools’ (KS) redevelopment and/or major repairs/capital improvement projects each year, including the development of portfolio strategies to leverage resources and create economies of scale, as well as individual project management plans/strategies, budgets, scopes of work, business cases, schedules and spending projections.

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HHF Planners is seeking a Facilities and Land Use Planner

Position Summary: Project Planner for DOD facilities and land planning assignments, responsible for: the preparation of installation development plans, area development plans, and other facility and design studies. Land use design position requires skills in research, report writing, interaction with clients and technical experts, and land use design. Some travel is required.

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HHF Planners is seeking an Intern

Position Summary: The intern will support professional planning staff in a wide variety of planning projects. Duties may include general research; data compilation and analysis; preparation of presentation materials and reports; participation in client and sub-consultant meetings; preparation of meeting records and other correspondence; and other duties as assigned.

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