Independently conducts complete investigations of a confidential nature derived from complaints against the Police Department and its members; interviews witnesses and complainants; determines facts and develops and evaluates evidence; secures information to substantiate findings; prepares comprehensive reports on findings with recommendations; and performs other related duties as required.
There is one (1) vacancy with the Honolulu Police Commission. Work may require entering highly dangerous neighborhoods and being subjected to verbal and physical confrontations with complainants, witnesses, and other individuals. Work schedule varies according to availability of witnesses (may be required to work overtime, including nights, weekends, and holidays). In addition, position requires use of a personal vehicle (will be reimbursed for mileage).
If you qualify for the position, your name will be established to an eligible list. This list may be used to fill current and/or future vacancies in this and/or other departments.
Additional Job Information
Applications must be submitted online by DECEMBER 3, 2022, 11:59 p.m., Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to be accepted.
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Minimum Qualification Requirements
At time of application, you must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident alien of the United States or a non-citizen eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment.
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major work in social work, sociology, psychology, public administration, or a related field.
Verification Requirement: You must submit evidence of your education in order to be given credit. Please attach an electronic copy of your diploma and/or official transcript which shows the embossed seal to your application. Or mail a photocopy of your diploma and/or official transcript to the following address within 7 days of filing this application: Department of Human Resources, 650 South King Street, 10th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813
All information on your diploma and/or transcript must be legible in order to receive credit. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted. Copies will not be returned.
Work experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis. Such experience must have provided the knowledge, skills, and analytical ability normally gained from attainment of a bachelor’s degree.
Three (3) years of responsible investigative work experience.
Such experience must have demonstrated knowledge of investigational methods and techniques; rules of legal evidence; interviewing and interrogating methods and techniques; and report writing. Additionally, such experience must have demonstrated the ability to interpret laws, rules, and regulations; and obtain and analyze data. Investigative experience should include the areas of fraud, malfeasance, or other areas of criminal investigation.
Examples of Qualifying Experience: Detectives (criminal investigation), military officers in criminal investigation, insurance investigators, Federal law enforcement officers, or other investigative experience at the independent, responsible level.
1. Possession of a valid appropriate driver’s license (automobile/Type 3), prior to appointment.
(The current vacancy requires a Type 3/automobile license, prior to appointment, and a Notary Public Commission from the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General, prior to completion of probation.)
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION: In addition to meeting the above minimum qualifications, your application will be further evaluated. Your score will be based on the quality, quantity, and/or recency of your education and experience. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being rejected or your receiving a lower score.
Education and Experience Evaluation………………………………..100%