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Economic Development Specialist V - Downtown, Oahu
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State of Hawaii | Honolulu, HI
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Job Description

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 218585

Salary: $4,968 to $6,044 per month (SR-24, Step C to Step H)

Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.

A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of our website.

Duties Summary

This is the senior, fully independent worker in the series. He/she conducts research and analysis and develops promotional and industrial expansion programs for industries and commodities; makes recommendations on mainland and foreign marketing of assigned commodities or industries; identifies opportunities for the expansion of existing businesses; assists in the development of marketing organizations and participates in the promotion of effective relationships with retailers, wholesalers and others; and performs other related duties as assigned.

This class reflects responsibility for the performance of varied, complex economic development activities. The scope of work includes the independent development of promotional programs and campaigns for the promotion of local products; the identification of opportunities for the establishment of new business or industry, the expansion of existing businesses and the attraction of business and industry to Hawaii and the conduct of research in support of such activities.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

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

Basic Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in marketing, business administration, business or commercial law, economics, finance, foreign trade, or a closely related field, which included completion of three semester credit hours in statistics.

The education MUST have included knowledge of the general principles of economics, business statistical methodology and business management and administration.

Specialized Experience: Three and one-half years of professional work experience demonstrating the possession and application of knowledge of marketing and business feasibility research and analysis; various phases of marketing including product development, pricing, sales, advertising and promotion, distribution and marketing controls; business practices pertaining to wholesale, retail, manufacturers' distribution, distribution costs, finance and tax structure, planning and management; and familiarity with governmental organizations and programs as they relate to business and economics.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements will apply.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.


Other Information

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.


The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans. To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer. For more information, please click: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service


The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner. In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.


The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of application.

CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.