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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. 


APPELLATE LAW CLERK, $5,712 per month, Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawai`i, Honolulu, Hawai`i.

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How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, at least two letters of recommendation and law school transcript to the attention of the Honorable Clyde J. Wadsworth by email to: tammy.n.kainadecenzo@courts.hawaii.gov

Or by mail to:

Hawai`i State Judiciary, Intermediate Court of Appeals 
426 Queen Street, Room 201 
Honolulu, HI 96813 
Attention: Honorable Clyde J. Wadsworth

Note: Your law school transcript does not have to be an original transcript. A copy will be acceptable.

Recruitment will be conducted until the position is filled.


Secretary, Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR)

Exempt Appointment (Non-Civil Service), $3,552 monthly, SR-14, Honolulu, Hawai`i

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How to Apply:
If you are interested in this position, please submit a 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) names and contact information for three professional references (personal references not accepted).

Mail or deliver application packets to:

Attn: Administration
Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution
417 South King St., Room 207
Honolulu, HI 96813

If you have any questions, please call the CADR General Line at 808-539-4237.

Recruitment will be conducted until the position is filled

 



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.


 

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.

 


 

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


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.

 


 

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

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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.