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Exempt Employment Opportunities

Exempt (non-civil service) appointments are made outside the civil service process. Civil service recruitment procedures do not apply, however, public employment and Judiciary employment requirements must be met. All positions and persons in the exempt service are excluded from the requirements of selection by merit competition and from civil service status. Exempt (non-civil service) appointments are considered “at-will,” which means that the hiring authority may terminate the employment relationship at any time.

If you are currently a regular (permanent) civil service employee with the Hawai´i State Judiciary and accept a temporary exempt (non-civil service) appointment, you may be required to relinquish your civil service status and all employment rights and privileges of a regular civil service employee.


DUI Adjudicator

Exempt Appointment (Non-Civil Service), SR-26, $5,255 per month*, Honolulu, Hawaii

*Starting salary may be based on the availability of funds, applicant’s qualifications, and other relevant factors.

View job duties and requirements 

How to Apply: If you are interested in this position, please submit a current resume and cover letter to:

Email: recruitment@courts.hawaii.gov

Or mail to:   

Hawaii State Judiciary
Human Resources Department-Staffing Services Division
426 Queen Street, First Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Attention: Chief DUI Adjudicator 

Recruitment will be conducted until the position is filled


Law Clerk (Lautenberg), SR-20, $5,053 per month, Third Circuit Court, 2nd Division, Hilo, Hawai`i.

How to Apply:  Submit resume, references and writing samples to:  Recruitment.3JC@courts.hawaii.gov  or  Third Circuit Court, 777 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo, Hawai ̀i  96720, Attention: Judge of the 2nd Division. 

First consideration will be given to resumes received by Monday, March 5, 2018. Recruitment will be conducted until the position is filled.


Judicial Assistant I (Lautenberg), SR-21, $4,209* per month

Law Clerk (Lautenberg), SR-20, $5,053 per month

First Circuit Court, O`ahu

Resumes are being accepted for possible referral to any current and future exempt position(s) located in the First Circuit Court, O`ahu.  Submit your resume** to: ExemptJobs.1C@courts.hawaii.govby January 31, 2018.   

* Salary effective January 1, 2018
** For Law Clerk applicants, submit your resume and writing sample.


Law Clerks

Law clerks work directly with a judge or justice and are exempt from civil service. Each judge or justice personally hires his or her law clerk(s). Generally, law clerk applicants should submit a cover letter along with a resume. However, the judge or justice may have additional application requirements, such as writing samples, law school transcripts or recommendation letters. Therefore, applicants should contact the respective judge or justice’s office directly.