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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 Hawaii 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. 


Judicial Assistant I (Lautenberg), $4,509 per month, First Circuit Court, 18th Division, Honolulu, Hawaii.    

Click here to view job duties and requirements.

How to Apply:  Submit a cover letter, resume and references to the attention of the Honorable Ronald G. Johnson by email:  17thDivision.1CC@courts.hawaii.gov

Or by mail:
First Circuit Court
777 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 9681
Attention:  Honorable Ronald G. Johnson

If you have additional questions about this position, please contact the 17th Division at (808) 538-5170.

Recruitment will be conducted until the position is filled.


Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Clerk

Exempt Appointment (Non-Civil Service), $2,933 monthly, SR-10, Honolulu, Hawai`i

*The immediate vacancy is a full-time, temporary position, not-to-exceed June 30, 2022.

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

Email:  respondents.adlro@courts.hawaii.gov
Or
Mail to: Hawai`i State Judiciary
Administrative Driver’s License Revocation Office
American Savings Bank Tower
1001 Bishop Street, Suite 500
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Recruitment will be conducted until the position is filled.


Secretary, Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR)

Exempt Appointment (Non-Civil Service), $3,425 monthly, SR-14, Honolulu, Hawai`i

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How to Apply:
If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references.

Mail or deliver application packets to:
Attention: Administration
Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution
417 South King Street, Room 207
Honolulu, HI 96813

First consideration will be given to resumes received by Friday, August 6, 2021. Recruitment will be conducted until the position is filled.


Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR), Director

Exempt Appointment (Non-Civil Service), EM-03, $7,281 to $10,112 per month*, Honolulu, Hawaii

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

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How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please email a cover letter, current resume, and references to:

Recruitment@courts.hawaii.gov or by mail to Hawaii State Judiciary, Human Resources Department, 426 Queen Street, Honolulu, HI 96813.

First consideration will be given to resumes received by Friday, July 23, 2021.

Recruitment will be conducted until the position is filled.


DUI Adjudicator

Exempt Appointment (Non-Civil Service), SR-26, $5,600 per month, Honolulu, Hawaii

Click here to 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: respondents.adlro@courts.hawaii.gov
Or
Mail to:

Hawaii State Judiciary
Administrative Driver’s License Revocation Office
American Savings Bank Tower
1001 Bishop Street, Suite 500
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Recruitment will be conducted until the position is filled.


The CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE is recruiting for the following full-time, exempt (non-civil service) positions:

1) RESEARCH ANALYST; $5,178 monthly / $62,136 annually*, Honolulu, Hawaii

Click here to view the Research Analyst job duties, requirements, and how to apply.

2) SECRETARY, $3,425 monthly / $41,100 annually*, Honolulu, Hawaii

Click here to view the Secretary job duties, requirements, and how to apply.

*Starting salary will be determined by the hiring authority based on qualifications and available funding.

First consideration will be given to resumes received by Friday, June 11, 2021.

Recruitment will be conducted until the position is filled.


Law Clerk (Lautenberg), $5,385 per month, First Circuit Court, Honolulu

How to Apply:  Submit your resume and writing sample by email to ExemptJobs.1C@courts.hawaii.gov.  

Resumes are being accepted for possible referral to current and future exempt Law Clerk position(s) located in the First Circuit Court, Honolulu. 



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.