Exciting employment opportunity in electrified transportation


This position provides project management support for the design and implementation of the Hawaii State Energy Office’s (HSEO) portfolio of electrified transportation program activities and projects in support of achieving the state’s energy goals and policies in conjunction with the administration of Beneficiary Mitigation Trust Fund allocations to the State of Hawaii from the Volkswagen Settlement.

This position interfaces with State departments, County agencies, industry, public, and other stakeholder groups, ensuring alignment of Hawaii’s electrified transportation programs and projects with state energy goals; participates in regular communications with members of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, national laboratories, and contractors; ensures follow-up communication with businesses, technology developers, vehicle manufacturers, researchers, and the public; ensures accuracy, clarity and timeliness of information, data, and updates provided in presentations, publications, and HSEO’s website; answers questions about Hawaii’s electrified transportation objectives, opportunities, program requirements, laws, incentives, organizations and information resources; coordinates updates to energy databases, web pages, and monthly and quarterly data reports.


Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge and interest of conventional and renewable vehicles, refueling/charging infrastructure, and medium- and heavy-duty vehicles; understanding of Federal, State and County government functions; emissions calculations; program management, Federal grant and contract management, organization; and energy and environmental policies.

Skills/Abilities: 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, analysis, research, communication, presentations, and information dissemination; and manage projects, information, budgets, 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 or university with a bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: economics, business, public administration, sociology, mathematics, engineering, environmental science, statistics, data science, public planning, or equivalent.

Experience: One year of professional experience in electrified transportation and/or alternative fuel vehicles and two years of professional experience in any of the following: program management, grants and contracts management, energy, transportation, sustainability, engineering, law, public policy, economics, or research.

Other: Full-time equivalent graduate-level study of business, law or engineering may be substituted for the work experience requirement. Other combinations of education and/or experience may be allowed, subject to review and acceptance by the Chief Energy Officer and/or designee.

Citizenship Requirement: The State of Hawaii 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.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Submit resume to:

Donna Mau
 [email protected]

Include cover letter and comprehensive resume.

Application Deadline: August 07, 2020