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State of Hawaii Career Opportunity

Department of Human Resources Development? State Recruiting Office? 235 S. Beretania St., Rm. 1100? Honolulu, HI 96813-2437

Opening Date:? November 14, 2004



Shift Work ? Islands of Hawaii & Kauai

Recruitment No. 204213

$2,403 per month (SR-16)

$2,523 per month (SR-16) effective 1/1/05

Positions in this class of work receive classroom and on-the-job training in the laws, rules, regulations, principles, practices, procedures and techniques of law enforcement; the operation of firearms and other equipment; as well as physical conditioning. As a trainee, perform selected duties under close supervision, usually as an assistant to a higher level position who provides detailed instructions. Assignments are designed to provide incumbents with experience and training leading to the independent performance of duties characteristic of the next higher level. Incumbents of positions at this level must have the ability to learn and apply pertinent laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, court writs and processing, and law enforcement principles, practices, methods and techniques; the ability to operate a motor vehicle and to learn to operate firearms and other equipment used on the job; the ability to follow oral and written instructions, deal courteously but firmly with people, prepare clear and concise reports; assist and participate in patrol work, and perform other related duties as assigned.

Applicants must meet all the requirements for the position they are seeking as of the date of the application, unless otherwise specified. Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience may not be gained concurrently. Your possession of the required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for the position. Overall paid or unpaid experience must be of such scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that you have the ability to perform the duties of the position. Note: Your calculation of experience must be based on full-time, 40-hour work weeks. Part-time experience must be pro-rated. Example: Twelve months of experience at 20 hours/week is equivalent to six months of experience, not one year. Also, hours worked in excess of 40 hours/week will not be credited. Example: Twelve months of experience at 60 hours/week is equivalent to one year of experience, not one and a half years.

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Education: Graduation from high school, or equivalent, with satisfactory completion of courses demonstrating knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation; and the ability to read and comprehend complex written material, and write clear, factual reports.

Desirable / Preferred Education:? A bachelor?s degree from an accredited university, which demonstrated the ability to write clear and comprehensive reports, read and interpret complex written material; and solve complex problems logically and systematically.

General Experience: Two years of progressively responsible work experience which demonstrated the following abilities: ?(1)? reading and comprehending complex material, such as rules and regulations; (2) ?writing clear, factual reports; and (3) ?meeting and dealing effectively with people. Such experience must demonstrate the ability to read, write, understand and communicate effectively with others in English.

Substitutions Allowed:

a. ?One year of excess General Experience as described above, may be substituted for the required high school education.

b. ?Successful completion of an academic year at an accredited college or university above the high school level may be substituted for General Experience on a year-for-year basis.

c. ?Successful completion of an associate degree in police science from an accredited college or university or completion of two academic years from an accredited college or university which included 24 semester credit hours in law enforcement providing knowledge of the techniques of patrol and surveillance, inspection and investigation, rules of arrest and evidence, search and seizure, and report writing may be substituted for all of the required General Experience.

d. ?Successful completion of police recruit training, or other related law enforcement training, which included classroom and field training, may be substituted for all of the required General Experience.

License: A valid driver's license is required. You must submit a copy of your valid driver's license with your application.

Other Requirements:

a. These positions are authorized to carry and use firearms and ammunition in the course of duty. Therefore, applicants must meet current Federal and State law regulations applicable to the carrying, use and possession of firearms and ammunition; and possess demonstrated knowledge of and ability to properly use firearms. Under the requirements of the Federal Gun Control Act, applicants for these positions may not possess a conviction of domestic violence. This law applies to all governmental employees and agents. It applies regardless of when the conviction occurred.

Any individual who knowingly violates the provisions of this law is subject to a fine of $250,000 or Federal imprisonment of up to 10 years or both.

A crime of domestic violence is any offense committed, whether or not specifically identified by law as a crime of domestic violence, which involved the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, if you were the victim's current or former spouse, parent or guardian; or if you were living or lived with the victim.

You may indicate that you have not been convicted of any acts of domestic violence, if all your convictions have been expunged or set aside, or if you have been pardoned for all of your convictions. However, if any pardon, expungement, or restoration of civil rights provided that you may not ship, transport, or receive firearms, you may NOT indicate that you have not been convicted of any acts of domestic violence. Under this law, a domestic violence conviction received from a military court (court martial) or a non-judicial punishment from military authorities would also mean that an individual has been convicted of an act of domestic violence.

b. All applicants who are conditionally offered or conditionally approved for movement into any of these positions shall be subject to drug screening, as required by Federal, State or local laws or departmental policy; and will be subject to an intensive background check.

c. All applicants must be available to work rotating shifts, including evenings, weekends, holidays and on-call. By applying for this recruitment, applicants are indicating their willingness to work a rotating shift schedule.

Suitability Investigations: An investigation of an applicant's suitability for employment will be conducted for all applicants selected for hire. If selected for hire, applicants will be required to complete and submit two forms:

a.? The Applicant's Consent, Authorization and Request to Release Information and Waiver Form; and

b.? The Applicant's Personal History Questionnaire Form.

Direct Hire: Direct Hire is the hiring process in which you may be considered for Deputy Sheriff positions with the Department of Public Safety (PSD). If you qualify for this recruitment, your application will be sent directly to the PSD Personnel Office. They will then determine whom to interview based on your score and/or experience and will contact you directly to schedule an interview.

The examination for this recruitment involves "successive hurdles." Applicants must successfully complete EACH test phase before proceeding to the next.

The test phases are:

1. Evaluation of your application to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualifications and public employee requirements.

2. Multiple Choice Written Test which is designed to measure your knowledge and skills which are necessary for satisfactory performance of the duties and responsibilities of this class of work. Your examination grade will be based 100% on the written test score. If you meet the minimum qualifications and public employee requirements for the Deputy Sheriff I, you will be scheduled for the written test.

You will be notified by mail of the date, time and place of the written test. Due to budget restrictions, applicants living on Lanai may be scheduled for testing on the island of Maui. To be admitted to the test, you must present a pictured driver's license, Hawaii State driver's permit card, State I.D., State department issued I.D., or military I.D. card. If you are unable to present any one of these forms of identification, you will be turned away from the test site. U.S. Passports, Permanent Resident Alien cards, credit cards, etc., are not acceptable forms of identification. If you have any questions, call our office PRIOR to the test date.


3. Physical Ability Test (PAT) which is a continuous, timed run consisting of events that are designed to simulate job-related tasks a Deputy Sheriff must perform in providing security and in responding to emergency situations. (Further details will be provided to applicants as they are scheduled to take the PAT). If you pass the written test, you will be scheduled to take the PAT on Oahu. THE PAT MUST BE TAKEN ON OAHU. Applicants will be responsible for all transportation costs. You will be notified of the date, time and place to report 7 to 10 days prior to the test date.

BEGIN TODAY! If you are not already involved in a regular exercise program, start one now. Maintaining and/or improving your fitness level will increase your chances for success in the PAT. Remember that the job of a Deputy Sheriff is physically demanding, stressful, and may be dangerous from time to time. If however, you have been sedentary, check with your physician or health care provider prior to engaging in any strenuous physical training.

4. Attitude Questionnaire which is designed to measure applicant qualities essential for success in public safety (law enforcement) jobs. If you pass the PAT, you will be scheduled to complete the Attitude Questionnaire.

You must successfully complete the Attitude Questionnaire in order to proceed to the next phases of the recruitment. If our records show that you have already taken the Attitude Questionnaire within the past 12 months with unsuccessful results, please note that you will not be permitted to proceed any further in the hiring process.

5. Interview conducted by the Department of Public Safety (PSD). If you successfully complete the Attitude Questionnaire, you may be scheduled for an interview with PSD.

6. Criminal History Check and Comprehensive Background Investigation.

7. Pre-Employment Drug Test.

8. Medical/Physical Examination.

9. Probationary Period: If selected for employment, you must pass all phases of the Law Enforcement Recruit Class (LERC) program and additional drug test during your nine-month probationary period.

The Pre-Employment Drug Test and Medical/Physical Examination costs will be paid by the applicant.

Please be sure you carefully read and understand these Notices.

a. Accuracy of the Information Provided in the Application:

The information you provide in your application, resume, and other required forms and documents will be used to evaluate your qualifications for these positions. Therefore, you should be accurate and truthful in the information you submit. The information you submit may be verified. Misstatements, exaggerations, or any attempt to conceal or falsify information may be cause for your disqualification from employment consideration, termination from State employment, removal from the list of eligibles, and/or other corrective action.

b. Certificate by the Applicant:

I have read and agree with the following statement:

By applying for this recruitment, I am certifying that all statements on my application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge, and agree and understand that any misstatements of material facts herein may cause forfeiture of all rights to any employment in the service of the State of Hawaii.

Your complete application consists of two components. If either of the two components is missing, your application will be considered incomplete.

You must submit:

1. The online or paper application for civil service positions.

2. "Other" application materials or supporting documents. Examples of "other" materials include your college transcripts and documentation of veteran status (if applicable). Instructions on completing and submitting these items follow.

Note: Your application materials will not be returned. DO NOT submit original documents that you may need in the future.

Complete and submit the online or paper application.
We highly encourage you to submit your application using the online method. If you are unable to submit your application online, our paper application is available for pick-up in person or by mail.


To submit your application online, write down the recruitment number and click on the following link:


The paper application consists of the following documents:

1. State of Hawaii Application for Civil Service Positions - HRD 315, Rev. 6/04

2. Employment Availability Information form ? HRD 315/390, Rev. 9/04

3. Applicant Data Survey form ? HRD 330 (optional)

You may pick up an application at the following locations: The State Recruiting Office, or Kaneohe and Waipahu Workforce Development Offices on Oahu; and at all Hawaii State Workforce Development Offices on the Neighbor Islands. The State Recruiting Office is open to the public Monday to Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All other locations are open to the public Monday to Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All offices are closed on State holidays.

To receive an application by mail, submit a written request to the State Recruiting Office. Include the title and location of the job you are applying for and a self-addressed 9? x 12? manila envelope with 83? postage. Enclose a separate self-addressed manila envelope (with postage) for each job application you are requesting.

Employment Availability

Whether submitting an online or paper application, be sure to indicate your availability for full-time, part-time, and temporary employment, as well as jobs involving shift work, jobs at a hospital, correctional facility or at a lower rate of pay.? All applicants must mark availability for Shift Work and one or more of the following locations:

For positions on the island of HAWAII, you must mark availability for Hilo.

For positions on the island of KAUAI, you must mark availability for Lihue.

Your application may be rejected if you do not make yourself available for these employment conditions.



Our new online application system is still under construction. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (e.g., driver?s license, transcripts, etc.) OR SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS (if any) SPECIFIED BELOW, please submit a detailed resume or Application for Civil Service Positions (HRD 315) which can be downloaded from our State Recruiting Office website. Your resume or downloaded application should include all of the information requested below.

We will not withhold the referral of names of eligibles for employment consideration because of your failure to provide accurate and complete information concerning your qualifications. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may result in your application being delayed or rejected.

Job Information: Recruitment Number and Title of Job for which you are applying.

Personal Information: Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code). Social Security Number. Giving your Social Security Number is voluntary. However, we cannot process your application without it.

Education: High school name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED. Colleges and/or universities attended, city, state and zip code. Major field(s) of study. Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.

Work Experience: Provide the following information for each paid or non-paid position held that you would like us to consider: Job title, duties and responsibilities, average number of hours worked per week, employer's name and address, name and title of supervisor, starting and ending dates of employment (month and year), starting and ending salary, and reason(s) for leaving. Note: Your calculation of experience must be based on full-time, 40-hour work weeks. Part-time experience must be pro-rated. Example: Twelve months of experience at 20 hours/week is equivalent to six months of experience, not one year. Also, hours worked may not exceed 40 hours/week.

Submit a copy of your official transcripts and/or diploma. Note:? If utilizing an allowable substitution of Education for Experience, include a copy of your transcripts so we may verify the required coursework.

Transcripts obtained from and submitted through the internet will not be accepted. Please note that education obtained outside of the United States must be comparable to a degree earned at an accredited school in the United States. The State Recruiting Office reserves the right to request evidence of comparability or an original official transcript.

Submit a legible copy of your valid driver?s license.

If you are applying for Veteran's Preference, submit evidence of eligibility, such as your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214), and for 10-point preference, the proof required therein.

Complete and submit the Applicant Data Survey form (HRD 330). This form is available on the State Recruiting Office website at:

When you have completed your State of Hawaii Application for Civil Service Positions (HRD 315, Rev. 6/04) as requested in STEP ONE, and assembled the materials requested in STEP TWO, submit these documents in person or by mail to the Department of Human Resources Development - State Recruiting Office, 235 S. Beretania St., Room 1100,

Honolulu, HI 96813-2437. File applications immediately. Mailed applications and supporting documents must be postmarked by the last day to file applications. For recruitments indicating Continuous Recruitment Until Needs Are Met, the last day to file applications will be posted in our office and on our ?statejobs? website. Applications and documents submitted by e-mail or fax will not be accepted.

Your application may be rejected if the required documentation as identified above does not accompany each application at the time of submittal.


The information you provide will be used to determine whether you meet public employment requirements and the minimum qualification requirements specified in the Career Opportunity announcement. Federal laws (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and the Americans with Disabilities Act) prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of age with respect to individuals who are at least 40 years of age. Chapter 378, H.R.S., prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, color, ancestry, disability, marital status, or arrest and court record except where it is a bona fide occupational qualification. The Federal and State laws apply to all forms of employment decisions and actions, including pre-employment inquiries. The State of Hawaii is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable State and Federal laws relating to employment practices.

MERIT OR CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM:? You must meet the minimum qualification requirements, including education, experience, and other public employment requirements for State Civil Service employment. The names of applicants will be referred based on their examination grade and availability for employment. The employing agency may select any one of the eligibles referred. The names of those not selected will be kept on an eligible list for no less than the period indicated on the eligible's Notice of Examination Results and Eligibility.

CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENT: ?You must be a citizen, permanent resident alien, or national of the United States. However, if you are a non-citizen with employment authorization from the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service, you may also apply.

RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT:? You must be a legal resident of the State of Hawaii at the time of application. Former legal residents may also apply. If there is a question regarding your residence status, it is your responsibility to provide documentary evidence of abandonment of your previous residence and/or establishment of Hawaii residence, or evidence of former legal residency in the State of Hawaii (i.e., filing State income tax returns as a resident of Hawaii, registering to vote in Hawaii's elections, and so on.) A Hawaii State Residence Questionnaire (HRD 319) is available on the State Recruiting Office website:?

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:? Applicants must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties of the position efficiently. 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 accommodations 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.

EXAMINATION:? Unless otherwise specified in this announcement, you must qualify on an appropriate examination designed to measure applicants' knowledge and skills necessary for satisfactory performance of the duties and responsibilities of this class of work. If you are required to report for a written, oral and/or performance test, you will be

notified at a later date of the time and place of the examination. If you must take an examination but require special accommodation, please call the Examination Branch at 587-0994 as soon as possible. You should be prepared to provide medical proof of your need for accommodation by a professional who is qualified to make a diagnosis.

Five points veterans preference may be awarded to honorably separated veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces:

a. during the period December 7, 1941 to July 1, 1955;

b. For more than 180 consecutive days from January 31, 1955 through October 14, 1976 (not including initial active duty for training under Reserve or National Guard programs);

c. In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge or service medal was authorized.

Ten points veterans preference may be awarded to:

a. Honorably separated veterans with service-connected disability, including those awarded the Purple Heart;

b. The spouse of an honorably separated veteran with a service-connected disability which disqualifies the veteran for State positions in his/her usual occupation;

c. An unremarried, surviving spouse of a person who died while on active duty, or of an honorably separated veteran who served during the periods cited above.

To receive 5 points, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing dates of honorable service with this application. To receive 10 points, you must submit an official statement from the Veterans Administration or armed service dated within the past 12 months which confirms your qualification to receive 10 points preference. Spouses or widows must also submit evidence of marriage, and, as applicable, veteran's death.

NOTIFICATION:? You will be notified, in writing, of your employment eligibility.


If you do not agree with an action taken on your application, you must FIRST file an internal complaint (i.e., request a review) with the Department of Human Resources Development. Your internal complaint must be postmarked within seven (7) working days from the date of your notice and must be made, in writing, to the Department of Human Resources Development. The letter must include: 1) the job title(s), recruitment number(s), and the specific reason(s) for the review, and 2) any additional information you want to submit to substantiate your request for a review. If you do not submit your complaint within the seven work-day limit, no review will be conducted and you will have no further review or appeal rights.

APPEAL:? If you do not agree with the internal complaint decision rendered by the Department of Human Resources Development, you may appeal to the State Merit Appeals Board within 20 days after the date of the action on the internal complaint. Appeals to the Board must be in writing and sent to the following address:? Merit Appeals Board,

235 S. Beretania Street, Room 1303, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-2437. A change in rating will not affect the employment consideration of referred applicants or an applicant's appointment. AN INTERNAL COMPLAINT MUST HAVE BEEN COMPLETED BEFORE REQUESTING AN APPEAL.

EMPLOYMENT INTERVIEW RESUME: ?Please take a copy of your State application and/or resume to employment interviews. We suggest you make a copy of your application before turning in the original.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT:? Offers of employment will be conditioned on the results of a complete physical examination. For certain job categories, applicants may be referred to a State-designated physician, rather than the applicant's personal physician of choice. The cost for all physical examinations shall be borne by the applicant and not the State of Hawaii.
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