DCA Employment Opportunities

Work for the State of Hawaii, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Division of Consumer Advocacy

The State of Hawaii is one of Hawaii’s largest employers and offers a competitive compensation package.

The following is a non-Civil Service (Exempt) position available at DCA. For more information, or to apply, please see each posting’s complete position details. Interested applicants also need to submit Form 278 to the hiring office.

 

Education Specialist

Position Number 110990

Duties Summary:

The position is responsible for providing administrative services in relation to public utility regulatory issues including the establishment and oversight of public utility education programs. Due to increasing regulatory changes occurring in the public utility industry, the position is necessary to help the Division in carrying out its statutory obligations. The position will be responsible for producing specific information generated within the Division for presentation to the public, gathering data regarding public opinion on various regulatory issues, and following current developments in the regulated public utility industry for dissemination to the public. The position will also assist the Executive Director and Public Utilities/Transportation Officer with research, development, and presentation of legislation and testimony on various public utility issues.


Administrative Specialist
Position Number 123136

Duties Summary:

The position provides administrative support to the Public Utilities/Transportation Officer and Executive Director in the administration of the daily operations of the Division. This position will also assist with the planning, coordination, budgeting, execution, and oversight of Division administrative and support needs.


Program Specialist
Position Number 123244

Duties Summary:

The position provides complex analytical work in support of the Consumer Advocate’s duties and responsibilities. The position primarily examines and recommends action on matters pertaining to, but not limited to, the following utilities and transportation matters: service quality, reliability, and resiliency; certification; operations; earnings; property evaluation; rates of return; operating ratio; emerging issues; relevant State and Federal laws and County ordinances; Public Utilities Commission rules and Decisions and Orders. The incumbent will analyze assigned projects, issues, and areas in order to provide technical advice and recommendations and also provides expert testimony before State and Federal agencies, as well as before the legislature, regarding regulated utilities and transportation matters, if necessary; plans directs, coordinates and organizes presentations and filings to be made before the aforementioned bodies.


Supervising Public Utilities Attorney (DCCA)
Position Number EX110962

Duties Summary:

This position is located in the Legal Branch, which is responsible for providing legal services to the Division, its employees, officers, and consultants in carrying out its functions and responsibilities to represent, protect, defend, and advance the interests of consumers of utility and transportation services on a statewide basis.

The incumbent in this supervisory position will be responsible for assisting with the review and analysis of matters pending before regulatory bodies (e.g. the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, etc.) and recommends appropriate action for the Division’s consideration; review of existing rules and regulations, as well as any proposed rules and regulations that may affect regulated utilities and transportation companies.