Career Opportunities

The State Procurement Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions:


Honolulu, Hawai‘i (Downtown)

Duties Summary: The Administrator of the State Procurement Office (SPO) also serves as the Chief Procurement Officer for the State’s Executive Branch.  This leadership position plans, directs, and exercises authority of all state procurement operations, and oversees staff in the SPO.  The SPO touches all facets of state government and provides the strategic resources necessary for success. In a constantly evolving procurement environment, the SPO leverages buying power and economies of scale, offers guidance, effects compliance, assists in capitalizing on emerging trends and technology, as well as helping to meet the challenges of procurement.

Minimum Qualification Requirements
Education:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree. Excess work experience as described below under Experience or any other progressively responsible administrative, professional, or other analytical work experience that provided knowledge, skills, and abilities comparable to those acquired in four (4) years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree with the course work previously cited may be substituted for the required education on a year-to-year basis.

Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience which involved public procurement and two (2) years of administrative experience which involved planning, directing, staffing, budgeting, and formulating and implementing policies. In addition, the experience must have been gained within the last twelve years. Such experience must demonstrate knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, and programs in governmental purchasing and contracting, and executive and organizational abilities.

Legal Authorization to Work Requirement:  The State of Hawaii requires 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.

Maximum annual salary of $148,572 based on experience and qualifications.

Submit cover letter and Non-Civil Service Application (HRD 278) to:
c/o DAGS Personnel
Department of Accounting and General Services
P.O. Box 119
Honolulu, Hawaii 96810

Cover letter and application may also be submitted via email to:   [email protected]

Application deadline:  Postmarked no later than Monday, June 5, 2023.  Emailed no later than 11:59 pm, on Monday, June 5, 2023.

Direct all inquiries regarding this position to:
DAGS Personnel Office via email [email protected]


Management Analyst III/IV (Recruitment No. 22-0443) 
Honolulu, Hawai‘i (Downtown)
The Management Analyst manages the administrative activities of the State Procurement Office, with assignments that regularly include complex agency concerns and issues, and is responsible for serving as the chief agency analyst in advising the SPO Administrator and recommending solutions.  Benefits include professional development opportunities.

  • Level III  – $4,252 to $5,178 per month (SR-20, Step C to H)
  • Level IV – $4,600 to $5,600 per month (SR-22, Step C to H)

For more information, visit Minimum Qualifications.

Apply online at Management Analyst III and IV


Account Clerk III, Surplus Property Office (Recruitment No. 22-0200)
Honolulu, Hawai‘i (Mapunapuna)
The Account Clerk will perform accounting, inventory management, and clerical functions to support Surplus Property Branch, keep financial records updated, prepare reports and reconcile bank statements, process business transactions, like account payable and receivable, disbursements, expense vouchers and receipts, collect and sort invoices and checks, record business transactions and key daily worksheets to the general ledger system.

For more information, visit Minimum Qualifications.

Apply online at Account Clerk III – Oahu



Purchasing Specialist  III, IV, V, and VI
Honolulu, Hawai‘i (Downtown)

  • Level III  – $4,252 to $5,178 per month (SR-20, Step C to H)
  • Level IV – $4,600 to $5,600 per month (SR-22, Step C to H)
  • Level V – $5,282 to to $6,425 per month (SR-24, Step C to to H)
  • Level VI – $5,712 to to $6,948 per month (SR-26, Step C to to H)

Join our high performing team and enjoy challenging and interesting procurement and contract work that covers all state agencies and counties across Hawai‘i. We are seeking people who are interested in building a professional career with various opportunities to be part of a very special team. Benefits include professional development opportunities and paid membership in professional procurement organizations included after six months of employment.

For more information, visit Minimum Qualifications.


Small Business Coordinator
Honolulu, Hawai‘i (Downtown)
This position is an exempt position with a not-to-exceed date of June 30, 2027.  More information will be posted soon.  Candidates will be asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and Form HRD278.


Paid Vacation (Up to 21 days a year)
Paid Sick Leave (Up to 21 days a year)
Paid Holidays (Up to 14 days a year)
Health Insurance
Group Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Promotions and Transfers
Training and Continuing Education
Incentive and Service Awards
Union and Collective Bargaining


89-Day Non-Civil Service Appointments
89-Day Non-Civil Positions are also available for various positions.  To request additional information, please email [email protected] with “89-Day Hire” in the subject line.  Applicants will be asked to complete a Form HRD278An employee in a non-civil service appointment is not eligible for membership in the civil service.  Service that is acquired in a non-civil service appointment is not creditable toward meeting the requirements of an initial probation period.