State Historic Preservation seeking IT Systems Manager

Posted on Sep 14, 2017 in Announcements, Main

Historic Preservation Systems Manager


This posting is for the State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Information Technology Services Division.

The position is located in Kapolei, Oahu.

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience. 

If you have any questions regarding this non-civil service exempt position, please contact Ms. Lila Loos at (808) 587-0338 (Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. HST).

The State Recruiting Office will refer all inquiries regarding this exempt position to the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Duties Summary

This position is responsible for developing an information systems strategic plan for the State Historic Preservation Division, assessing the current system and workflows, defining system requirements, identifying alternatives, defining the system design, conducting requests for proposal processes as necessary, overseeing consultants and vendors to ensure successful development and implementation of the system, providing training and user materials to staff on the system and troubleshooting problems identified by staff. This position is also responsible for the development and maintenance of the SHPD’s network, intranet, internet and website. Provides planning, systems analysis, design, development, enhancement, maintenance, guidance and other technical support services for departmental WAN-based database application systems. Works closely with the Historic Preservation GIS Specialist and performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT:  The State of Hawaii requires all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.

KnowledgeBasic principles and practices of historic preservation; process relating to historic preservation research and consultation; project management; computer systems development, including the integration of multiple data systems; data processing technology and techniques, including database management and GIS.

Skills/Abilities toManage large and complex projects; apply problem solving techniques to difficult and complex situations and problems; identify alternatives; evaluate project operations to recommend, improve, and install methods and procedures; possess good written and oral communication skills; develop and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of personnel from non-technical users to highly technical information technology specialists.
Education RequirementsGraduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in computer science or in a related major. Excess work experience as described below, or any other progressively responsible professional or analytical work experience which provided knowledge, skills and abilities comparable to those acquired in four (4) years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level and quality as to assure the possession of comparable knowledge, skills and abilities. The education or experience must also demonstrate the ability to write clear and comprehensive reports, procedures and other documents; read and interpret complex written material; and solve complex problems logically and systematically.

Experience: Three and one-half (3-½) years of progressively responsible professional work experience which involved the development and implementation of a large and complex computer system. Such experience must have demonstrated the ability to elicit information orally and in writing, to apply problem solving methods and techniques to difficult and complex situations and problems, to identify alternatives and to prepare clear and concise written reports and recommendations for action.
Specialized ExperienceOne and one-half (1-½) years of progressively responsible professional work experience which involved designing, adapting and implementing a computerized resource management or related information system, including managing multiple databases with different levels and types of information. Such work experience generally involves responsibility for conducting studies, working with affected parties and making recommendations to management for the development or revision of standards, policies or procedures, providing technical advice and direction to management, conducting research for the purpose of implementing or improving historic preservation in the State.
License Requirement:  Applicants must possess a valid license, type 3 or higher, to drive in the State of Hawaii.
Quality of ExperiencePossession of the required number of years of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for a position.  The applicant’s overall experience must have been of such scope and level of responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that he/she has the ability to perform the duties of the position for which he/she is being considered
Physical and Medical Requirements:  Applicants must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position effectively and safely, with or without reasonable accommodation.  Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the advertised position are encouraged to apply.  The State of Hawaii is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis.  Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation should be ready to discuss the accommodation sought so that a determination can be made that such accommodation is reasonable and would not cause the employer undue hardship.

Other Information

This position is exempt from the civil service and considered temporary in nature. Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be “at will,” which means that you may be discharged from your employment at the prerogative of your department head or designee at any time.

Submit applications to:
Department of Land and Natural Resources
Personnel Office
Attn:  Ms. Myrna Agustin
1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 231
Honolulu, HI 96813
Click here (Download PDF reader) for the Non-Civil Service Application (HRD 278). Recruitment number is EX102283.

Direct all inquiries regarding this position to:
Ms. Lila Loos (Information Technology Manager)
Phone: (808) 587-0338
Monday – Friday, 7:45 am – 4:30 pm (HST)

NOTE: The State Recruiting Office will refer you to the Department of Land and Natural Resources regarding this exempt position.


This is a non-civil service position. Benefit information will be provided at time of offer by the Department Personnel Officer or Director of the hiring department.

Listed below is a summary of the benefits the State offers to exempt employees, which is based on full-time employment.

Paid Holidays

Eligible for 13 paid holidays each year; 14 holidays during an election year.

Paid Vacation

Eligible for 21 days per year.

Paid Sick Leave

Eligible for 21 days per year.

Other Leaves

Reasonable time off with pay may be provided for jury or witness duty, a death in the family, some military duty, and donation to the Blood Bank. Leave sharing donations may be granted to eligible employees who have serious personal illnesses or injuries or need to care for a seriously ill or injured family member. Various leaves without pay may also be granted with full re-employment rights.

Health Insurance

The State pays a part of the premiums for each employee’s enrollment in a State sponsored Medical, Drug, Vision, and Dental Plan. For more information, visit the Employer Union Trust Fund website for coverage and options.

Group Life Insurance

The State provides a free life insurance policy for eligible exempt employees.

Retirement Plan

The State contributes to a retirement plan for eligible employees. Generally, employees under the Hybrid Plan with 10 years of credited service and who have reached 65 years of age or have 30 years of credited service and have reached 60 years of age may retire and receive benefits. To find out more about the options you have, go to

Premium Conversion Plan

Participating exempt employees may increase their take-home pay by having the State deduct the cost of health care premiums before payroll taxes are withheld.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Eligible exempt employees can reduce their federal and state income taxes and social security taxes by setting aside money from their paychecks to pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care expenses and eligible dependent care expenses on a BEFORE-TAX basis.

Transportation Benefits

Participating employees may increase their take-home pay by having the State deduct qualified transportation expenses (i.e. eligible parking fees, monthly bus passes for TheBus, fare coupons for The Handi-Van, Vanpool Hawaii participation fee, etc.) through pre-tax payroll deductions.

Deferred Compensation

The State offers exempt employees a tax-deferred retirement savings program. This program allows employees to build a retirement nest egg through voluntary, pre-tax payroll deductions. A broad range of investment options are available to select from.

Temporary Disability Insurance

Qualified exempt employees may be eligible to receive partial wage replacement, at no cost to the employee, for a disability caused by a non-work related injury or illness under this program.

Social Security

As an employer, the State also contributes to an exempt employee’s social security account.

Training & Continuing Education

The State supports developmental activities related to an exempt employee’s work. In many departments there are numerous in-service training opportunities available. Sabbatical leaves with pay are available for qualified employees.

Travel Expenses

The State may pay for certain business related travel expenses including mileage reimbursement for use of a personal car during work, airfare, meals and lodging expenses for trips to neighbor islands or out of state.

Union & Collective Bargaining

Exempt employees may have the right to join the union for collective bargaining with the State and employee representation depending on the status of the exempt position.

The above information is solely intended as a summary of the benefits available to State of Hawaii employees and is subject to change. Whether or not you are entitled to a particular benefit will depend on your specific appointment and employment status (included, excluded, exempt, non-exempt). Please refer to the appropriate collective bargaining agreement or executive order and all applicable laws, rules, policies, or plan documents for further details. Nothing herein shall be deemed as creating an employment contract, promise of employment, promise of continued employment, or obligation of any kind on the part of the State of Hawaii.

CLICK HERE for more information on the State of Hawaii’s Benefits At-A-Glance.

The State of Hawaii is an Equal Opportunity Employer