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Job Category:
Business Development
Economic Development Specialist IV - Oahu
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State of Hawaii | Honolulu, HI
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Job Description

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 219299


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

Duties Summary

Participates in the development of programs promoting Hawaii's products and the identification and development of programs to encourage the expansion of business and the attraction of new business to Hawaii; conducts research and analyses on a wide variety of topics associated with economic development; prepares reports of findings and recommendations and performs other related duties as assigned.

This class reflects responsibility for participating in the development of specific projects and programs to promote Hawaii's products on the mainland and in foreign countries, conducting research and performing analyses associated with the development of such programs and for the purpose of identifying opportunities for new businesses or the expansion of existing businesses in Hawaii, and participating in developing promotional programs for business expansion purposes.

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: Two 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.

License: Applicants must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment. The immediate vacancies have this requirement.

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.