The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001206655-01
State/City & County Jobs

County of Kaua’i
Department of Human Resources


Annual Salary Up to: $123,318
Effective July 1, 2019

This position provides health benefits, retirement, vacation and sick leave

The Kaua’i County Civil Service Commission invites highly qualified, service-oriented, and motivated individuals of the highest integrity and ethics to submit a comprehensive resume of their educational and professional qualifications for the position of Director of Human Resources for the County of Kaua’i Department of Human Resources.

Candidates must possess a minimum of five (5) years of training and experience in personnel administration either in public service or private business, or both, at least three (3) years of which shall have been in a responsible administrative capacity; possess knowledge of the principles and methods of personnel administration and belief in applying merit principles and scientific administrative methods to public personnel administration.

Additionally, general knowledge of Hawai’i employment laws, strategic management, public personnel, administration policies, practices and techniques, recruitment and placement, position classification, workforce planning, employee and labor relations/collective bargaining, occupational health and safety, and compensation and benefits is desired. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, business administration or public personnel administration, industrial relations or a related field is desirable.

The Director of Human Resources shall administer, supervise, direct and manage all daily operations of the Department of Human Resources, shall have excellent verbal and written communication skills to be able communicate effectively with county leaders, department managers and staff, union leaders, and the public, demonstrate skills in leadership and goal achievement, have strong program and organizational skills, possess the ability to develop and maintain strong interpersonal relationships, supervise and train staff, be computer literate with proficiency with Microsoft office and human resources information systems.

In addition to managing the day-to-day operations, the Director of Human Resources will be expected to work with the Civil Service Commission and assist the Commission in the execution of its duties as prescribed by the Charter of the County of Kaua’i.

The Director of Human Resources must be a citizen of the United States and possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

Resumes should be no longer than 5 pages including a 1-page cover letter. A listing of trainings or classes no longer than 1 page may be provided; personal or professional references, certificates or diplomas, letters of recommendation or photographs will not be considered. To apply for this exceptional career opportunity, proof of a motor vehicle operator’s license and resume must be received no later than Friday July 19, 2019 at:

County of Kaua’i
Office of Boards and Commissions
4444 Rice Street, Suite 150
Lihu’e, HI 96766
or at

An Equal Opportunity Employer
(TGI/KMW 1206655 6/16, 6/19/19)