If you’re passionate about protecting Hawaiʻi’s natural, cultural, and historical resources, we would love to work with you! We are nearly 900 employees working across the state in a wide range of job and career types across divisions including Aquatic Resources
, Boating and Ocean Recreation
, Bureau of Conveyances, Conservation and Coastal Lands
, Conservation and Resources Enforcement
, Forestry & Wildlife
, Historic Preservation
, Land Division
, and State Parks
. If you’d like to hear directly from some of the people who work here and why this work is important to them, our division of Forestry and Wildlife has an About Us
page with staff video profiles.
There are multiple ways to work with us: as an employee of the department, as an employee or service member through a partner organization like those described below, or as a volunteer. Below you’ll find information on jobs with the Department, and at the bottom of this page you’ll find links for finding jobs with partner organizations and volunteer opportunities.
DLNR Division of Aquatic Resourcesʻ team places native urchins on reefs in Kāneʻohe Bay A DLNR wildlife biologist helps protect nēnē in a sanctuary managed by Forestry & Wildlife. Nā Pali Coast, managed by DLNR Division of State Parks. PC: SergiyN/stock.adobe.com Officers with Division of Conservation Resources & Enforcement patrol the coastal zone Kaʻena Point, Oʻahu is managed by both Division of State Parks and Division of Forestry & Wildlife. An officer with Division of Conservation Resources & Enforcement patrols the sea DLNR staff provide emergency response services, including wildland fire response.
Applying for State Jobs with the Department of Land and Natural Resources
||Abstracting Assistant V, Oahu
||Abstracting Assistant IV, Oahu
||Abstracting Assistant III, Oahu
||Account Clerk II – Kauai – (DOBOR)
||Account Clerk II – Oahu – (DOBOR)
||Administrative Specialist III and IV – Oahu (DOBOR)
||Boating – Harbor Agent – IV – Maui
||Boating Safety Education Specialist (Sand Island) – Kalihi, Oahu
||Civil Rights – Specialist V
||Education Specialist (Hunter & Conservation Resources) III – Pearl City, Oahu
||Environmental Health Specialist IV – Oahu – (DOBOR)
||Forestry and Wildlife Technician III – Lihue, Kauai
||Forestry & Wildlife Technician IV – Kaunakakai, Molokai
||General Construction & Maintenance Supervisor I – Lihue, Kauai
||General Professional IV (Harbor, Inspections & Audits) – Maui
||Information Specialist III (Communications Specialist) – Downtown, Oahu
||Land Agent II, III and IV – Maui
||Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority, Executive Director – Hawaii
||Mineral Resources Specialist
||Natural Resources Management Specialist II, III And IV – Lihue, Kauai
||Natural Resources Management Specialist II, III and IV – Wailuku / Kahului, Maui
||Planner IV – Oahu
||Planner V – Oahu
||Program Specialist IV (Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Areas)
||Program Specialist V (Boating Safety Specialist) – Sand Island, Oahu
||Royal Mausoleum Curator
||Special Projects and Development Specialist – Oahu
||Wildlife Biologist V – Lihue, Kauai
||Wildlife Management Program Specialist – Downtown, Oahu
Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission is hiring!
Cultural Resources Program Coordinator
Please check the website regularly for updates. For more information, please visit dhrd.hawaii.gov. DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife is an equal-opportunity employer. For more information see our Civil Rights statement.
More ways to mālama Hawaiʻi
Caring for Hawaiʻi’s natural, cultural, and historic resources is a big task, and many partners and volunteers are engaged in this work. In addition to the state jobs above, consider exploring positions with some of our partners, or inquiring about volunteer opportunities.
Hawaiʻi Youth Conservation Corps & Kupu
We administer a Hawaiʻi Youth Conservation Corps for workforce development, training, and service opportunities, including the Green Jobs Youth Corps. Our current partner for providing these opportunities is Kupu, a Hawaiʻi-based non-profit. Visit Kupuhawaii.org to learn more
Volunteering is a great way to get outside and give back. If you’re considering a career in conservation, it’s also a great way to try out different tasks and gain skills. Learn more on our DLNR Volunteer page, or find opportunities with one of our partners via Conservation Connections.