Position: Legislative Support Staff
Vacancies: One (1)
Locations: Oahu
Minimum Starting Pay: DOE
Job Reference Number: LSS1119
Application Deadline: November 29, 2019

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct general direction of the Legislative Officer, this position provides administrative and professional support to HGEA/AFSCME’s legislative and political action department and is responsible for providing professional and clerical support to other departments and special projects within the organization.


  1. Provides administrative and clerical support to the Legislative Officer in preparing legislation, testimony and other recommendations for the State Legislature. 
  2. Monitors and maintains files on legislative bills pertinent to the union, political activities and incumbents, and other related union information.
  3. Attends legislative hearings, as needed, and periodically provides updates to the Legislative Officer on the status of applicable legislation.
  4. Assists with producing accurate reports by preparing and compiling data surrounding applicable legislation, incumbent legislators, council members and other related union matters.
  5. Assists the Legislative Officer in preparing and carrying-out political action activities and participates in events as requested.


  1. Assisting other internal departments with special projects and events, as assigned by the Legislative Officer.
  2. Provides general clerical support by duplicating materials, sorting and maintaining files, receives and responds to email requests and phone calls, and other clerical duties as needed.
  3. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor degree from an accredited university or college and functional knowledge of the legislative process.  Prior legislative experience and/or campaign experience is beneficial, but not required.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office – Outlook, Word and Excel

Demonstrated ability to be organized and effectively prioritize work assignments to meet strict deadlines.

Demonstrated ability to review and produce accurate and reliable data and maintain records, files and data in an easily retrievable and systematic manner.

Demonstrated ability to retain confidential information in a professional and appropriate manner.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a positive working relationship with staff, media representatives, the HGEA membership, vendors and the general public.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively and cohesively in a teamwork environment.

Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service to staff, members, community leaders and customers.

Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in writing and verbally, and presenting ideas with clarity.

Ability to independently travel to and from business activities off property and have a reliable personal vehicle to transport company property.

Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends; and travel off island as required.

Job Type: Full-time

Position: Union Agent
Vacancies: Two (2)
Locations: Oahu and Kauai
Minimum Starting Pay: $4,522 / month (Actual compensation depends on applicable experience.)
Job Reference Number: UAOA1119 (Oahu) & UAK1119 (Kauai)
Application Deadline: December 6, 2019

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Field Services Officer (FSO), Division Chief (DC), or Manager, this position performs assignments as a trainee, to independently perform a limited scope of member services. The position is responsible for developing and nurturing interpersonal contacts with members and staff relative to contract enforcement and membership services, advocating for members in various meeting settings, participating in bargaining unit governance activities, assisting with member/steward recruitment and education, and contributing to meeting HGEA goals and objectives. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 
  • Experience and Training:  1 to 3 years labor relations experience, preferably in a union setting, union agent experience, or 1 to 3 years employment in a government agency involving handling complaints and resolving problems directly with customers/clients, or 1 to 3 years handling complaints.
  • Knowledge of:  Microsoft Office programs preferred.  Government operations and basic union principles and practices. 
  • Ability to:  Operate a computer to generate letters, reports and other documents; work after hours and travel as needed.
  • License: Valid Hawaii Drivers’ License and reliable personal vehicle to use for work.

Job Type: Full-time

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please read the duties and responsibilities and minimum qualifications stated above and submit a completed application form with job reference number to the Human Resources Office. Please download the application form and email to

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