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Position: DIVISION CHIEF - MAUI ISLAND DIVISION
Vacancies: One (1)
Location: Maui
Minimum Starting Pay: DOE
Job Reference Number: DCMI0120
Application Deadline: January 17, 2020

Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the general direction of the Deputy Executive Director for Field Services for functions related to field activities and the Deputy Executive Director for Administration for functions related to non-field programs, the Division Chief is accountable for the day-to-day operations of the neighbor island division including overall responsibility for all island division programs, fiscal operations, and building management.  This position also plans, develops and recommends new programs for the division and implements such programs upon approval.  As the overall manager of the island division, this position must be available to work flexible hours, respond appropriately to member complaints, ensure that contract and program deadlines are met, and handle all unforeseen operational matters requiring effective decision-making and communication skills in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university. Experience and Training:  Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of labor relations; Two (2) years of supervisory or administrative experience. Substitution of education for experience or experience for education will be considered. Valid Hawaii driver’s license and personal vehicle required.

Knowledge of goals and objectives, operations, programs, and philosophy of unionism; laws, rules and regulations, and collective bargaining contracts covering public employees; principles and practices of supervision; budget preparation; and landlord-tenant laws, as appropriate.

Ability to administer HGEA programs for the specific island division; understand and utilize the structure of government operations; communicate and work effectively with others; supervise staff; apply laws, rules and regulations, and contracts appropriately; speak before groups; effectively resolve sensitive issues stemming from member complaints; travel off island as required for union business; and work flexible hours.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please read the duties and responsibilities and minimum qualifications stated above and submit a completed application form with job reference number to the Human Resources Office. Please download the application form and email to jobs@hgea.org.

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Position: LEGISLATIVE SUPPORT STAFF
Vacancies: One (1)
Locations: Oahu
Minimum Starting Pay: DOE
Job Reference Number: LSS1119

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct general direction of the Legislative Officer, this position provides administrative and professional support to HGEA/AFSCME’s legislative and political action department and is responsible for providing professional and clerical support to other departments and special projects within the organization.

LEGISLATIVE AND POLITICAL ACTION

  1. Provides administrative and clerical support to the Legislative Officer in preparing legislation, testimony and other recommendations for the State Legislature. 
  2. Monitors and maintains files on legislative bills pertinent to the union, political activities and incumbents, and other related union information.
  3. Attends legislative hearings, as needed, and periodically provides updates to the Legislative Officer on the status of applicable legislation.
  4. Assists with producing accurate reports by preparing and compiling data surrounding applicable legislation, incumbent legislators, council members and other related union matters.
  5. Assists the Legislative Officer in preparing and carrying-out political action activities and participates in events as requested.

SPECIAL PROJECTS AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

  1. Assisting other internal departments with special projects and events, as assigned by the Legislative Officer.
  2. Provides general clerical support by duplicating materials, sorting and maintaining files, receives and responds to email requests and phone calls, and other clerical duties as needed.
  3. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor degree from an accredited university or college and functional knowledge of the legislative process.  Prior legislative experience and/or campaign experience is beneficial, but not required.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office – Outlook, Word and Excel

Demonstrated ability to be organized and effectively prioritize work assignments to meet strict deadlines.

Demonstrated ability to review and produce accurate and reliable data and maintain records, files and data in an easily retrievable and systematic manner.

Demonstrated ability to retain confidential information in a professional and appropriate manner.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a positive working relationship with staff, media representatives, the HGEA membership, vendors and the general public.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively and cohesively in a teamwork environment.

Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service to staff, members, community leaders and customers.

Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in writing and verbally, and presenting ideas with clarity.

Ability to independently travel to and from business activities off property and have a reliable personal vehicle to transport company property.

Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends; and travel off island as required.

Job Type: Full-time

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please read the duties and responsibilities and minimum qualifications stated above and submit a completed application form with job reference number to the Human Resources Office. Please download the application form and email to jobs@hgea.org.

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Position: UNION AGENT
Vacancies: Two (2)
Locations: Oahu and Kauai
Minimum Starting Pay: $4,522 / month (Actual compensation depends on applicable experience.)
Job Reference Number: UAOA1119 (Oahu) & UAK1119 (Kauai)

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Field Services Officer (FSO), Division Chief (DC), or Manager, this position performs assignments as a trainee, to independently perform a limited scope of member services. The position is responsible for developing and nurturing interpersonal contacts with members and staff relative to contract enforcement and membership services, advocating for members in various meeting settings, participating in bargaining unit governance activities, assisting with member/steward recruitment and education, and contributing to meeting HGEA goals and objectives. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 
  • Experience and Training:  1 to 3 years labor relations experience, preferably in a union setting, union agent experience, or 1 to 3 years employment in a government agency involving handling complaints and resolving problems directly with customers/clients, or 1 to 3 years handling complaints.
  • Knowledge of:  Microsoft Office programs preferred.  Government operations and basic union principles and practices. 
  • Ability to:  Operate a computer to generate letters, reports and other documents; work after hours and travel as needed.
  • License: Valid Hawaii Drivers’ License and reliable personal vehicle to use for work.

Job Type: Full-time

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please read the duties and responsibilities and minimum qualifications stated above and submit a completed application form with job reference number to the Human Resources Office. Please download the application form and email to jobs@hgea.org.

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