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Government and Government Relations Attorney in Honolulu, HI

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Company name

Hawaii State Department of Education

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


USA Honolulu, HI

Date Last Verified

Jun 19,2018

Posted on

Jun 13,2018

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Personnel Specialist II - Investigator The candidate will independently conducts administrative investigations involving allegations of employee misconduct, discrimination, violations of DOE policies and procedures, or other workplace rules and/or laws; multiple allegations, harms, or adverse actions and voluminous amounts of information and/or large numbers of witnesses; and travel off-site and/or to neighbor islands. Identifies issues to develop an investigation plan, interviews witnesses and reviews documents to obtain relevant information. Prepares investigation reports including factual findings of investigation, analysis of the information gathered, and reasonable conclusions (based on the factual findings) as to whether or not there is sufficient information to substantiate the allegations and determine whether there are violations of DOE policies, procedures, rules, or laws. Guides and assists districts, schools and offices in investigations related to allegations of employee misconduct and/or violations of DOE policies and procedures. Develops, executes and coordinates relevant training. Conducts proactive audits of systems, records, and procedures to understand current state of the workforce; uses incident trend data to identify where targeted as well as broad-based intervention and training is required. Develops, coordinates and executes, or may participate in the process of conducting, relevant training. Develops and recommends administrative polices, standard practices, guidelines, instructions and proposed legislation to achieve compliance with various state and federal laws and consistent with the Department's goals and initiatives. May be asked to advise the Board of Education, Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, Assistant Superintendents, Complex Area Superintendents, Principals and Directors, Legislators and other government officials regarding this program area, section operations and activities. Performs other related duties as required or assigned. Must have Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in business administration with specialization in human resource management, or with specialization in management which included course work in personnel administration and industrial relations. Possession of a Juris Doctorate or Master's degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in Human Resources or related field desired. Should have 4+ years of responsible professional work experience in one or more specialized areas of human resource management of which 1 year shall have been in an education program, agency, or system. Professional work experience focused on conducting administrative employee misconduct investigations and resolving employee relations issues; preference will be given to work experience as an administrator or manager of an employee relations program. Investigations experience desired, including 3-5 years of demonstrated expertise and skill in exercising independent judgment in the assessment and investigations of employee misconduct, discrimination and harassment, and potential violations of policy or procedure concerns desired. Deadline: 30 June 2018.

Additional info

Position Number: 602207.

Company info

Cynthia A. Covell
Assistant Superintendent
Hawaii State Department of Education
1390 Miller St
P.O. Box 2360
Honolulu, HI 96804