Employment Opportunities

Posted on May 10, 2019 in Main

Hawaii Community Development Authority

Employment Opportunities

The Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) is a public entity created by the Hawaii State Legislature to establish community development plans in community development districts; determine community development programs; and cooperate with private enterprise and various components of federal, state, and county governments to bring community development plans to fruition.  The HCDA’s work should result in economic and social opportunities and aim to meet the highest needs and aspirations of Hawaii’s people.


HCDA Director of Planning and Development

The Director of Planning and Development provides executive level assistance to the Executive Director in the management and coordination of planning and development related issues.   This position oversees HCDA’s planning, development, project management, and engineering activities performed by professional staff and contractors.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree in public or business administration, real estate management, law, engineering, planning, land development, architecture, or related field.
  • Six years of progressively responsible experience in project development and management, construction, real estate development, professional planning, property management, or other related experiences.
  • Three years of professional supervisory work experience which included planning the work of other professional workers

HCDA Program Specialist V

This senior professional planner position is responsible for organizing, directing, coordinating, and conducting HCDA’s planning, zoning and plan enforcement activities for HCDA in accordance with its District Plans and Rules, and the Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 206E.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from a college or university with a baccalaureate degree in planning, engineering, architecture, economics or public or business administration.
  • Six years of progressively responsible professional planning experience that required the application of planning principles to the solution of planning problems related to land use, urban design, public facilities or private development planning, of which at least two years must have been related to urban community development or redevelopment planning.

To apply for these positions:

Send a resume and cover letter to dbedt.hcda.contact@hawaii.gov or send via postal mail to:

Hawaii Community Development Authority
547 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813