Energy Equity Coordinator

HSEO has an exciting opportunity to help HSEO prioritize equity in all its activities. The position provides leadership and strategic vision for an energy equity program; develops and coordinates implementation of an energy equity program including identification of equity opportunities in all HSEO plans and related programs; participates in dockets related to energy equity and justice, coordinates energy equity staff including Energy Equity VISTA team members; and coordinates cross-cutting outreach programs such as the Hawaii Energy Equity Hui and its workstreams. The position facilitates community benefits discussions and processes as directed and leads development and integration of an equity framework and goals into HSEO focus areas, programs, projects, and public policy recommendations. The equity program should align with the Justice40 Initiative established by Presidential Executive Order 14008 and Hawaiʻi-specific equity frameworks, combining national and local perspectives to best guide all our work.

Job Responsibilities: Developing and implementing the HSEO energy equity program and facilitating community benefits discussions, processes, and agreements. Conducting energy equity policy analysis and advocacy. Coordinate public energy equity outreach. Coordinating HSEO energy equity staff.


Knowledge: The ideal candidate will have knowledge of, and commitment to, social justice and environmental justice principles and strategies; understanding of Federal, State and County government functions, organization and governing laws; program management; working with coalitions; public relations; State government operations; and Federal grant and reporting requirements.

Skills/Abilities: This position requires the ability to carry out the functions of the position; read and comprehend laws, rules, regulations, and technical reports; develop detailed implementation plans and well-researched recommendations; analyze facts and develop sound conclusions; monitor and administer projects, grants, and contracts; draft testimony; communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a variety of technical and non-technical audiences; develop and maintain effective working relationships with others; coordinate the work of project team members; write clear and concise reports and correspondence; use computers for word processing, numerical analysis, research, communication, presentations, and information dissemination; and manage projects, information and expenses in an organized fashion and with a high degree of accuracy.

Education: The minimum level of education needed for the position is graduation from an accredited 4-year college with bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

General Experience: The minimum level of experience is five years of professional experience in a related field and/or program management and two years of professional experience in any of the following: energy, transportation, sustainability, engineering, law, public policy, economics, or research.

Citizenship Requirement: The State of Hawai‘i requires that all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.


This position is exempt from the civil service and considered temporary in nature. Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be “at will,” which means that you may be discharged from your employment at the prerogative of your department head or designee at any time.

Direct all inquiries and submit resumes to: [email protected]

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