Employment Opportunities

Posted on May 10, 2019 in Main

Hawaii Community Development Authority

Employment Opportunity

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 Program Specialist IV – Planner

The primary function of this position is to assist the HCDA Director of Planning and Development with HCDA’s planning, zoning, and plan enforcement activities for the Community Development Districts in accordance with the respective Community Development District Plans and Rules, and any amendments thereto.

Minimum Qualifications Requirements

Knowledge:  Purposes, principles, and practices of public planning; the planning process; general research sources and sources of socio-economic information; research and statistical methods and techniques used in public planning; report writing; governmental organization, programs, and functions; public relations; and trends in public planning.

Skills/Abilities:  Organize, direct, coordinate and conduct the planning, zoning and plan enforcement activities for a major community development district project affecting broad areas of community life and development; organize, direct, coordinate and conduct special planning projects related to any aspect of community development, such as housing or recreation; establish and maintain effective relationships with public and private groups and individuals including the formulation of cooperative agreements; assign, review and evaluate the work of others; speak and write effectively; and speak effectively before groups.  Make project presentations, argue planning and rules issues.

Education:  Graduation from a college or university with a baccalaureate degree in planning, engineering, architecture, economics or public or business administration, or other related field.

Experience:  Four 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

Send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]