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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. 



Criminal Administration Law Clerk (Lautenberg),
$5,493 per month, First Circuit Court, Criminal Administration Division, Honolulu, Hawaii`i.

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Resumes are being accepted for future exempt Law Clerk position(s) located in the First Circuit Court, Criminal Administration Division, Honolulu, Hawai`i.

How to Apply: Email your cover letter, resume, transcript(s), and a writing sample to the “Attention of the Criminal Administration Division” at ExemptJobs.1C@courts.hawaii.gov.


(Salary Updated)

Law Clerk (Lautenberg), $5,493 per month, Second Circuit Court, 3rd Division, Wailuku, Hawai`i.

Anticipated Start Date: Immediate

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How to Apply: Please email your resume, list of references, and a writing sample to: 
joella.n.jones-saito@courts.hawaii.gov or

By mail to:

Second Circuit Court
2145 Main Street
Wailuku, Hawai`i 96793
Attention: Judge of the 3rd Division

Should you have any questions, please contact the Judicial Assistant at (808) 244-2862.

Recruitment will be conducted until the position is filled.


 

 

(Salary Updated)

DUI Adjudicator

Exempt Appointment (Non-Civil Service), $5,712 per month*, SR-26, Honolulu, Hawaii

*The 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 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.


(Salary Updated)

Attorney (Program) I,

Salary: The starting salary may be between the minimum salary rate of $5,282 monthly / $63,384 annually and maximum salary rate of $7,519 monthly / $90,228 annually, as determined by the hiring authority based on qualifications.

Location: Third Circuit Court, Office of the Chief Court Administrator, Hilo/Kona*, Hawai`i.

*As the Third Circuit includes major courthouses and operations in both Hilo and Kona, this position may be located in either location with occasional travel between sites, as determined by the Chief Court Administrator of the Third Circuit.

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How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and copy of your Hawai`i Bar License to the attention of the Chief Court Administrator Dawn West, by email to: Recruitment.3JC@courts.hawaii.gov

Or by mail:

Third Circuit Court 
Keahuolu Courthouse 
74-5451 Kamakaeha Avenue 
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 
Attention: Chief Court Administrator Dawn West

Recruitment will be conducted until the position is filled.


(Salary Updated)

CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (CADR), DIRECTOR

Exempt Appointment (Non-Civil Service), EM-03, $7,500 to $10,416 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.

Recruitment will be conducted until the position is filled.

 


(Salary Updated)

Law Clerk (Lautenberg), $5,493 per month, Fifth Circuit Court, 1st Division, Lihue, Hawai`i (Island of Kaua`i).

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

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How to Apply: Submit a resume to the attention of the Chief Judge of the 1st Division by email: recruitment.5jc@courts.hawaii.gov

Or by mail to:
Fifth Circuit Court 
3970 Kaana Street, Suite 306 
Lihue, Hawai`i 96766 
Attention: Chief Judge of the 1st Division

Recruitment will be conducted until the position is filled


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

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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.


(Salary Updated)

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Clerk

Exempt Appointment (Non-Civil Service), *$3,042 per month, SR-10, Honolulu, Hawai`i

*Salary rate effective October 1, 2022. The immediate vacancy is a temporary position with the possibility of extension on a year-to-year basis.

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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.

 


Salary Updated

Law Clerk (Lautenberg), $5,493 per month, First Circuit Court, Honolulu

Click here to view job duties and requirements.

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

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



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.