Looking for a job? The state is hiring!

(Via HawaiiNewsNow) –

Looking for a job? The Hawaii Department of Health and Department of Human Services will be hosting a joint job fair on Friday.

The job fair – which takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the state Capitol chamber level – will include representatives from several branches of both the DOH and DHS featuring a variety of jobs.

Here are the jobs recruiters are looking to fill:


•           Accountant III
•           Clinical Psychologist
•           Epidemiological Specialist IV
•           Hospital Billing Clerk
•           Human Resources Assistant III & IV
•           Human Services Professional III, IV and V
•           Information Technology Band A
•           Janitor II
•           Licensed Practical Nurse I and II, Hospital & Mental Health
•           Mental Health Supervisor II
•           Occupational Therapist III
•           Office Assistant II & III
•           Para-Medical Assistant (Entry Level)
•           Planner V
•           Program Specialist IV-VI
•           Psychiatrist III, Inpatient, Outpatient
•           Public Health Administrative Officer
•           Registered Nurse III and IV
•           Research Statistician
•           Secretary II and III
•           Social Worker IV


•           Assistant Chief Financial Officer (exempt)
•           Chief Housing Planner (exempt)
•           Eligibility Worker I, IV and V
•           Housing Contract Specialist (exempt)
•           Housing Compliance and Evaluation Specialist (exempt)
•           Human Resources Assistant IV
•           Human Services Professional II and III (Human Services/CWSB-Intake Unit, Shiftwork)
•           Human Services Professional III and IV (Health and Human Services)
•           Human Services Professional IV (Intake and Crisis Response Team)
•           Office Assistant III
•           Plumber I
•           Project Engineer (exempt)
•           Property Management and Maintenance Services Branch Chief (exempt)
•           Property Management Specialist (exempt)
•           Public Housing Specialist I
•           Public Housing Supervisor III, IV and V
•           Social Service Aid III and Social Service Assistant IV
•           Social Worker III (Human Services/CWSB-Intake Unit, Shiftwork)
•           Social Worker III and IV (Health and Human Services)
•           Social Worker IV (Intake and Crisis Response Team)
•           Stores Clerk II (89-day hire)

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New schools superintendent to start job with BOE meeting

(Via Star Advertiser)


    Christina Kishimoto

Christina Kishimoto begins her new job leading Hawaii public schools today, ahead of Monday’s start of the 2017-18 school year.

Her first day coincides with the board’s monthly meeting. Following the general business meeting, which starts at 1:30 p.m., the agenda says there will be “a short meet-and-greet” session with BOE members and Kishimoto. It’ll be held in Room 404 of the Queen Liliuokalani Building at 1390 Miller St.

Before accepting the Hawaii superintendent post, Kishimoto had been superintendent and chief executive officer since 2014 of Gilbert Public Schools, a Phoenix-area school district made up of 40 schools with 38,000 students. She previously served as superintendent of Hartford Public Schools, a district of about 22,000 students in Connecticut, from 2011 to 2014.

By comparison, Hawaii’s statewide school district is made up of 256 schools and 34 charters with 180,000 students.

Kishimoto has said she wants to raise student achievement in the islands above the rest of the country’s public schools, and that her top priority will be crafting an implementation plan for the DOE’s 2017-20 strategic plan. The goal-­oriented plan sets out benchmarks for graduating more students, enrolling more graduates in college, retaining more teachers, improving test scores and closing the so-called achievement gap between high-needs students and their peers.

The Board of Education, which is charged with appointing the superintendent of education, executed a three-year contract with an annual $240,000 salary for Kishimoto. She replaces Kathryn Matayoshi, whose $200,000-­a-year contract ended June 30.

The BOE, made up of appointees of Gov. David Ige, came under fire for its decision late last year to not renew Matayoshi’s contract despite positive evaluations. The search for her successor got off to a bumpy start after a former board member submitted his name for consideration but then withdrew.

Waipahu High School Principal Keith Hayashi, who was tapped to serve as interim superintendent during the transition, has returned to his school.

Source: Star Advertiser

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HART Lane and Sidewalk Closure

Kam Hwy Closure Flyer

Please find linked above a copy of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s (HART) Lane and Sidewalk Closure Notice for Dillingham Boulevard.  HART’s public outreach team will be canvassing area residents and businesses this week for the upcoming construction work, which is scheduled to begin Monday, July 17 and continue through Friday, August 11.  Please refer to the attached flyer for further details.
If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact our 24-hour project hotline at 566-2299

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It is now official! Fil-Am Courier has just confirmed the venue to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. No other hotel can captivate the ambience of the celebration than the iconic Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Elegant, majestic, and historic. Details and formal invitations to follow. Please RSVP early. November 12, 2017, Sunday 10:30 am. Seats are limited…Only 320 maximum capacity in the Monarch Room. Hope you can join us!

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